I think it's silly for you to pick apart the word "practice", you know what I meant from the beginning. I was Atheist for 8/9 years. I absolutely did not believe in God. I changed my mind and I'm so glad I did.
I did not mean to be disingenuous. I genuinely, truly, did not understand
what you meant by 'practice'. What you just described to me is that you did not believe god existed for 8/9 years. Fine. We can just leave it at that then.
Let's see, let's compare the evidence. The planet is beautiful, we have all that we need to survive and our bodies are mostly comfortable.
God Is Love or else things could be a lot worse. He could have put our face where our butt is, that would be hateful.
Denial of human rightsComplete lack of god either address these issues or clearly explaining why they happen
People drowning their children
in the name of god
People shoving planes into buildings in the name of god
People beheading witches in the name of god
People jailing bloggers in the name of god