Mostly it's which one? Everyone seems to have there own version of the truth and they all swear theirs is right and everyone else's is wrong. Add to that all of them took theirs stories from previous religions and then called the old ones myths. Also the information in their holy books, which were written before we had any concept of how the world worked, have been proven wrong on so many details. Why would an all knowing god have made such mistakes or plagiarized others stories? Wouldn't a god know we'd find out the stories were false, wouldn't it want to show its awesomeness by saying "hey, the world is round and you're going to go to other planets in the future. Oh, and you evolved over a long period of time."?
A few reasons, one is a lack of education (most educated people actually believe that all of this is impossible to have been all random) and the other is that people have a hard time believing in what they can't see.
Some people want proof. Can you really not understand that? I am not saying either way is right or wrong but everyone is entitled to choose what they want to believe. Even the bible says there is free will.
Hmmm, could be there is no evidence to support a theory of deities. Maybe it's because you can go to college and learn explicitly how to deceive people into believing unbelievable things and they use this tactic for god. Maybe it's that when we ask for evidence we are given a slurry of logical fallacies, dishonest thinking, persuasive arguments and after we refute, successfully all of the semantic wordplay and the rest of this BS dumped on us as if it were a script read from "how to lie and make people believe stupid erroneous claims for dummies" the people who asserted all of that as 100% truth and fact just act like the conversation never took place.
I think most people where just taught to believe since they were little, so it seems natural. But others begin to question religion and God and may find that there is a lot in the Bible that really could not have been true. If you had not been raised to believe in God and later in life were handed a bible with people telling you it was true, you'd most likely think it was a bad fiction story.. So I think it's just the fact that they begin to question everything. Also, it's just human nature. They don't know how the world started so religion explains what science hasn't been able to yet.
Because it's very unlikely and people make the idea sound even more ridiculous and the bible is contradicting, fallacious, sick, and laughable. However, the biggest reason why is that there is no proof at all.
I did believe in god and lived a life of prayer and fellowship with god but I also had a keen interest in truth and sought to prove my faith. So here is a synopsis of my religious journey to no religion. I grew up attending a Lutheran church; even as a child I loved the church atmosphere; through high school I taught Sunday school classes; I was then introduced to pentecostal and evangelical and other mainline Protestant denominations with a four-year association with Mennonites. I read the entire New Testament every month for many years (about eight chapters a day will do it) along with other reading, I even bought a set of the ante-Nicene fathers so I could read the writings of early christians myself. I eventually was fifteen years in Orthodox Christianity I spent a year in a monastery as a "guest" and served on parish councils; all the while, with a keen interest in church history and the "early church". This led to years of study of church fathers secular Roman historians philosophers, writers of all types, even travel diaries from the second through fourth century BC. This led to intimate knowledge of how Christianity came into existence. I saw the evolution of societies, cultures and neighborhoods evolve from ancient so-called pagan religions to Christianity over a period of centuries. with this knowledge I could no longer believe and have faith that Christ and Christianity was God's revelation for the salvation of mankind. I finally had to admit to myself that without divine revelation there is no divinity among other reasons. I remember feeling the disappointment in what I could no longer deny, but I valued truth too much to hang on to the delusion of religion and that began my redefinition of, what I am, who I am, and where I am, to find my place in the universe as an atheist.
maybe because God's people are not living up to Parr. im a child of god it's hard not to believe in god for me, because, he will not leave me be. god keeps revealing himself to me and his spirit draws me. if god himself does not draw you you will not come to him thus remaining blid. free will is there,but why would anyone want that other choice....HELL.. no one in there right mind would choose HELL....but the world does not know what they are doing. MY HEART GOES OUT TO THE LOST..I'M PRAYING
In 2 Corinthians 4:4 the apostle Paul wrote: "Among whom the god of this system of things has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, that the illumination of the glorious news about the Christ, who is the image of God, might not shine through." What the apostle Paul what letting us know was that "the god of this system of things", Satan, is blinding people so that they cannot learn or understand the truth and good news that Jesus brought while on Earth. Why? Because if people understand what Jesus taught while on Earth then they will come to realize that he is Son of God and that what he taught is the truth.
We must remember that Satan is God's enemy, and he is doing all in his power to stray those that want to get close to God. In Revelation 12:12 we read: "Woe for the earth and for the sea, because the Devil has come down to you, having great anger, knowing he has a short period of time." Clearly we see, as mentioned by "Jerusalem07, that Satan knows that "he has a short period of time" to stray as many as he can from God, corrupting them and confusing the truth about God and Jesus, before he is eliminated.
Which god would that be? Mankind has worshiped thousands.
I do not believe in gods because there is no good evidence any gods exist. In addition, a study of history shows exactly how the idea of gods first started and how all existing religions merely evolved from older mythologies, borrowing from their stories and putting their own cultural spin on them. And the specific claims of most religions can be outright proven wrong or have no historical, archaeological, or scientific support.
I was wondering, why it's so hard for people to believe in Santa Clause, the Easter Bunny or the Tooth Fairy, all have the same substance and evidence as any god has. Every culture and society in history has had different gods.
Some as in christianity and the jewish beliefs borrowed from other cultures to come up with the god they worship, others originated from scratch. So since there are gods much older then the god of the bible, what makes people think any one of them is any more viable then the other?
Your question makes it sound like non believers are failing at a task. Most atheists completely understand why you believe in god. What's difficult to grasp is why people continue to believe after being provided with overwhelming evidence that proves otherwise. We attempt to liberate you with obvious truths, so the world can move beyond things like "holy wars", and religious zealots who promote linear thinking in order to control you. Do christians (example) stop to think that atheists are actually attempting to save them (ironic, no?)? Instead, we receive hatred and derogatory labels. Any wonder why we're perceived as jaded, stubborn, and defensive. You give us no choice.