I'm disappointed. You started out rather promising, but now you're backpedaling into the same tired old grade-school apologetics we've seen countless times before.
Just because you don't have the science to prove something doesn't mean that it is imaginary.
Anything that doesn't have measurable effects is imaginary.
In your opinion it may be. Such as gravity. You can see the affects of it but it is a force that is not visually seen. You can only see the affects of it.
You can not measure the effects of "god", either, since there are none. Anything you attribute to "god" can be explained by something else that makes more sense.
Just because the planets have an order around the sun doesn't give them meaning either.
My point is they don't need meaning. They do what they do. That's good enough. Something is better than nothing. Something more
is still just something. You want everything
, but you know you're going to die and not get it, so you invent "god" as a shortcut from something to everything. Nobody wants to go the long way around, but it's the only way. Just as the universe wasn't created in 6000 years and life didn't evolve in a few days, neither will we learn everything and experience everything and determine how to live forever in just a few thousand years. In reality, there is no easy way out, and only some people grow up enough to face that fact.
Most of the world's population believes in a hire power of some sort.
Argument from popularity. That doesn't make it true.
But yet humans have made it this far.
In spite of religion and superstition. Read your science history and you will see that religion has impeded progress significantly.
If it wasn't for the belief in a god, there would be more violence in the world. Morals would fade away like they are starting to now.
There is no evidence for this and plenty of evidence against it. Provide me with yours and I'll provide you with mine.
The reason why most people even have morals is because it was taught to them by a person who believed in god.
Non-sequitor. Most people are religious, so of course most people are raised and taught by someone who believes in god.
If that child grew to become atheist most of the time they kept the same morals just because that is how they where raised.
Believing in a god doesn't hurt the population, it helps it.
"With or without religion you would have good people doing good things and evil people doing evil things. But for good people to do evil things, that takes religion." - Stephen Weinberg
Yes, there are wars over different religions. But there are wars for many other things to. That is human nature.
It makes more sense to me to remove as many causes of war as possible.
What it comes down to is if you believe there is a purpose for life, your not atheist, your ling to yourself.
"Atheist" only means lack of belief in god(s). It has nothing to do with purpose. You are confused, and equivocating "purpose" with "god".
I grow tired of this back and forth stuff. There is no reason for anyone to reply to this message because I will not be back. So if you do, it will only be for self gratification. You might as well be talking to a wall because I will not be here.
You're not tired, you're frustrated because you have a conflict stirring within yourself and there are only two ways to resolve it: give in to rationality or avoid it. So rather than do the work to resolve it, you're going to run away. You don't want me to respond, because you know you'll be back to see what I've written, because some part of you wants to know more. You know you'll be back to read this, and you're afraid of the 1% chance that I might say something convincing.
I hope all of you live a blessed life. If you think about it though, which is more reasonable. Life being created after billions of years of chance and dumb luck or... there is more to it.
The mere fact that you think cosmic and organic evolution is "dumb luck" reveals the common sad fact that you know nothing about it. Your willful ignorance of how things are the way they are is how you shield yourself from facing reality. It's your loss, because if you can face reality, you will get a lot more growth and love out of it than you would otherwise. You're only cheating yourself, because the shortcut you want to take is a dead-end.
I rather live the rest of my life keeping my faith and believing to die and find out there is nothing than to live my life not believing and come out wrong.
You're using Pascal's Wager. It's a common catch-all for people who have no other reason to believe. As an argument for belief, it fails, because it only works if the probability of The True Christian God(tm) existing is greater than zero. Fortunately, it's zero.
May god send out a light through the dark for you. God bless all of you, I'm out.
No thanks, I have a torch. Maybe someday you'll find one, too.