“And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him” (Hebrews 11:6)
I believe that with this verse is where the first of many reasons to follow for those who “cry foul about the existence of God begins”. Hebrews 11:6 states that someone has to have faith in God in order to please him or believe in him. Without first having faith in someone or something, it’s difficult to even allow one’s self to believe in anything. However, the statement rings true, “if you don’t stand for something you will fall for anything”. People who are atheists, have numerous amounts of reasons as to why they believe that God does not exist.
From a BBC article, “Reasons people choose atheism”; written on October 22nd, 2009; the author lists some of the reasons that people believe that God does NOT exist are the following:
• Law of probabilities
• The presumption of Atheism
• Science explains everything
• The argument from design position is considered weak
• The Problem of Evil
According to this sample of reasons, these are some of the reasons why people choose to not believe there is God.
From the position of a non-intellectual point of view as to why there is no God, this reason states that it’s because of the culture and upbringing of people who are not taught about God or educated about Him, that’s why they choose atheism. Another reason is that people just choose to be atheist because it seems like the right for them. The law of probabilities describes the reason why God does not exist by stating that there is no existence of God not even any hard proof or evidence. This understanding comes wi...
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...to believe He exists and those who choose to not believe that God exists. I think of it in terms as the such: Not figuring out or deciding whether to believe that God exists or not, is like being in a small room with a bunch of people and there is a huge purple polka-dotted and yellow elephant in the middle of the room and no one decides to ask or even bring up the fact that a random huge, purple polka-dotted and yellow elephant is just sitting in the middle of the room. Not figuring out whether or not you believe that God exists is just like being in that room and not discussing the elephant, it just doesn’t make any sense. In the end being able to decide in the beginning of the journey as to whether or not the belief of God’s existence stands or not, is key and vital on how someone will discover other answers about their own worldview as time continues to pass on.
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