If you woke up one morning and every amputee on earth was completely restored would everyone believe there is a God. Of course not! So how could this be?
Eh... that would be a hard one to explain. Let's say that I would be more open to the idea that a god or gods existed because that would be some hard evidence of them actually being real. Are you waiting for a mass amputee healing?
Because disbelief in God doesn't come from his seemingly absence of power, or lack of his knowledge, or the fact that no one has ever physically seen him.
No? Yet those are some good reasons not to believe! Because if you follow the evidence that’s what you find.
These are all excuses for the real problem. Let me quickly explain.
I can't wait.
God places his word above his very name. The word of God cuts to the bone convicting of sin, through our God-given conscience. Here's the problem:
The problem is (according to you) that god created your mind to convince you that you are a piece of shit. God doesn’t live in my mind so I have no need to hate myself for being a mere human. Yes I fall short of my own expectations from time to time but I am sure no Christian can claim the same thing. Right?
God, through his word is contrary to our lifestyle. If we accept God, we must change that rotten lifestyle.
Yes because a murder in prison who happens to have been Christian his whole life is a better person than an atheist scientist who actually tries to heal amputees. You judge people by their faith rather than their works. And that makes no since to me. Who are you to claim that a Muslim who runs a homeless shelter or an atheist who volunteers in soup kitchens lives a rotten lifestyle because they don’t think jesus is awesome and the greatest thing that ever was?
Do you feel they are incapable of being a good person just because they don’t share your world view? Or do you just worry that your omni benevolent god will smite them just because they didn’t drink his Kool-Aid regardless of their great works here on earth?
Some of us refuse to change and begin to silence our conscience by saying there is no God. So if we can say "God is imaginary" enough times, we can kill the conscience that declares God to all mankind.
I suppose I am one of those who silences my conscience? Actually shouldn’t we thank Adam, Eve, and the Serpent for our conciseness? Genesis makes it quite clear that your god wanted you to be a stupid hairless ape with no knowledge of good and evil. Your god wasn’t happy at all when Adam and Eve ate the fruit and learned the difference of good and evil. When they obtained the consciousness you speak of. God cursed all of mankind for their consciousness so why would you attribute consciousness to Yahweh?
Hail Satan, thanks for giving me a conscience against Charlies gods will!
I'm an atheist and that’s my opinion.