Well Monkeyball I have several reasons to believe in God, one of those is this:
Jeremiah 31: (Bringing the remnant of Israel from all corners of the earth to be a nation again)
7 For thus saith the LORD; Sing with gladness for Jacob, and shout among the chief of the nations: publish ye, praise ye, and say, O LORD, save thy people, the remnant of Israel.
8 Behold, I will bring them from the north country, and gather them from the coasts of the earth, and with them the blind and the lame, the woman with child and her that travaileth with child together: a great company shall return thither.
9 They shall come with weeping, and with supplications will I lead them: I will cause them to walk by the rivers of waters in a straight way, wherein they shall not stumble: for I am a father to Israel, and Ephraim is my firstborn.
10 Hear the word of the LORD, O ye nations, and declare it in the isles afar off, and say, He that scattered Israel will gather him, and keep him, as a shepherd doth his flock.
Ezekiel 36 (Why this is done)
22 Therefore say unto the house of Israel, thus saith the Lord GOD; I do not this for your sakes, O house of Israel, but for mine holy name's sake, which ye have profaned among the heathen, whither ye went.
23 And I will sanctify my great name, which was profaned among the heathen, which ye have profaned in the midst of them; and the heathen shall know that I am the LORD, saith the Lord GOD, when I shall be sanctified in you before their eyes.
31 Then shall ye remember your own evil ways, and your doings that were not good, and shall lothe yourselves in your own sight for your iniquities and for your abominations.
This is said after the announcement of several different torments Israel was going to suffer, all of them already happened, I would recommend anyone who wants to discuss Ezekiel to take 20 minutes to read this book, so, Israel was going to be without home and be disseminated around the earth and He would bring them back home, which happened after WWII.
Then I wonder why this people would have this kind of text, in which they're accused of being a “whore”, just imagine this kind of thing in any other country imagine this being part of the proclamation of liberty in your country so you get an idea of the bizarre of it, which is UNIQUE, and because of this, I believe it was truly inspired by God.
Because of Ezekiel, I understood the story of the Tower of Babel as God's way to show us His existence, basically he did not wanted us to be together because he knew we would eventually deny of Him, he blessed Israel, not because they were good or better than any other people, but because he wanted people to see how they were blessed by God and use this as a testimony to the nations (this even before Jesus arrival, therefore pointing at the incredible idea that EVERYONE on earth could become part of the people of God = citizens of Israel). Israel is the testimony of God to humanity, and yes, I know it is not enough, that is why we are free to BELIEVE or not, to be good or evil, and at the end we will meet his judgment. This also fits the profile of the last days, see, the Bible says Islam is going to wage war against Israel to destroy it, Jesus will say to those who seek for him at the judgment claiming to follow him “I never knew you”.
Basically, the story that prophecies are telling is not about Israel but about humanity, which is also unique. I do believe in God, and I have several reasons, maybe you all should read the books of prophecies and decide, maybe if you follow Him in TRUTH and not as religious fanatics you’ll get to listen to His voice, as I did.
Quesi: While you are pretty much right, you are not entirely right. History researches can offer some light in what we can believe and what we cannot, as well as the Holy Spirit. Without the Bible, you couldn't know what God is this and what he wants from you, so I invite you to read it (specially the New Testament). I can tell you the Bible still contains what God wants you to know, and what you need to know.
You are right since we can discuss of God's existence without the Bible, so let's say: there are two options, one... with something bigger than us, something with intelligence that have created existence. The other option is, there is nothing bigger, there is no something bigger than us that have created existence, and existence exists by chance. Since none of these claims can be demonstrated, I invite you all to offer your arguments, so we can decide what is more LIKELY.
Question, is it more likely that God exist or that God doesn't exist?