Show some evidence of this god and then you’ll have a leg to stand on. But as it stands, you have no more than those religions that came before you. I don't know what triggerred your conversion from Christianity to atheism and it's none of my business. However, you know just as well as anyone what the evidence consists of so stop asking for it. It's a loaded pseudo-rhetorical question coming from you.
Oh, if you want to know I’ll tell you. In fact, I will so you don’t try to make believe that it was because I was “angry” or because I wanted to “rebel”, etc.
It’s pretty much the lack of evidence for this god. And no, BS, I shall never stop asking for evidence no matter how hard you want me to stop. I shall ask for evidence every time you or someone like you claims your god is real. It’s just as I would do to someone who claimed that Vishnu, fairies, bigfoot, reptiloids, Voodoun loa, big eyed aliens, etc existed. Or that coffee enemas for pancreatic cancer worked, etc. You make a claim, back it up. where’s the evidence?
You claim you looked for God and didn't find Him but that is not true for everyone.
Nice lie there. No, I can say with absolute honesty that I did once believe in god and then prayed humbly and earnestly for this god to help me keep my faith. Why no help for me, BS? Why nothing for this doubting thomas? If other peole have found him and are faithful followers of JC, why no god-give abilities as promised? Why no empty VA hospitals by the good gifts from faithful Christians? There is no way to know if anyone has found this god at all, only personal claims which Christians regularly dispute, fussing about who really knows what God “really” meant.
I cannot explain why some people can hold the Bible as the ultimate Truth and "experience' God and look at the same scientific data you do and see Him rather soup-to-humans.....but that doesn't make us all idiots or brainwashed fools.
Actually, it does. I was one too and I can explain why people think that the bible is more than a bunch of primitive nonsense. I mistakenly trusted that people who told me god was real knew what they were telling me was true. They were ignorant and so was I. Then I read the bible and saw how nonsensical it was when compared with reality. I saw that the creation story and flood were idiotic so questioned: why believe the rest? Why believe in something that has no evidence supporting it? Why not believe in Judaism or Islam, Wicca or Santeria? None of them have any evidence supporting them, just like Christianity. I do believe it is misplaced trust, greed, and fear that motivate most, if not all theists. Not much of a basis for something claiming to have eternal truth. Especially without evidence and all religions, all of those who are sure that the others are going to some “hell”, having the same dearth.
I have been reading and participating in these threads for some time now and despite everything thrown at me, I still see God....and, trust me, some of the arguments can be strong. You can call it fear or brainwashing or whatever else you feel it may be but to me it is VERY real.
I’m sure it seems very real. It did for me too. So does the belief in Vishnu or in the loa for those who believe in them. So? Are they as real a beings as your god?
I'm sorry that you cannot satisfy your desire to locate Him and shake hands with Him and interact with Him in the same way we, as humans, do. But, please, use caution and be responsible when introducing your beliefs as the only 'logical' explanation. When you don't, you are doing the very thing us theists are often criticized for and that is trying to jam our high and mighty belief system down your throat. I am not suggesting that you lack any foundation to hold up your beliefs but it is no more irrefutable than the theist claims.
No, sorry, not buying the old concerned Christian with crocodile (or is it crocoduck?) tears and the baseless accusations of how I’m supposedly just like Christians. No, I’m not trying to jam any “belief system” (really, that’s all you have, claiming atheism is a religion again? tsk, depending on another lie, how sad) down anyone’s throat. And I do love how you insist that the foundation for science is “no more irrefutable” than the theist’s nonsense. If you think that’s the case, BS, refute it! But you won’t because you can’t. You attack science and you run away when called on the carpet to show how you can show that biology so very very wrong as you wish everyone to believe. The theory of evolution, quite robust, no matter what you try to claim, is responsible for modern medicine, modern agriculture, etc. It *works*, no matter what lies creationists try to tell. If it didn’t work, we’d not use it and horrors, maybe we’d be back to sacrificing doves for a good harvest and keeping our child from dying from dysentery to your bloody god.
I've looked through my children's school biology books and, frankly, I find it disturbing and so very irresponsible to see the level of alleged 'proof' behind what should be presented as a highly unfinished evolutionary model.
I’m sure you do find it disturbing, being shown that you are wrong. No one likes to be wrong, it makes people stupid and angry, doing ridiculous things like telling blatant lies in attempts to save face. But again, all of these claims of how “irresponsible” it is to show the evidence for evolutionary theory but you can’t refute it one bit. If it is “a highly unfinished evolutionary model”, then show us what’s wrong with it, oh wise one. But again, you wont’ because you can’t. You, and so many creationists, make vague claims and tell outright lies, unable to show how something is “wrong”. Why is it that despite the promises of evidence of god in creation to be presented ‘any time now” in peer reviewed journal for the last 10 years and more, we still have nothing? Again, why the lack of evidence for any of this mythical nonsense?