Why do atheists ask for so much proof to believe in God?

It almost seems like atheists don't want to believe in God. Do you just simply not want to believe in God because you don't want to give up your own free will?

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    Dear Mercedes,

    No, sweet girl. As a non-believer in ALL gods, I have routinely asked my overly religious friends for proof that their god does indeed exist. To date, no one has been able to provide me with any evidence whatsoever. We'll often go around and around, but it almost always ends with me being told something like this...."You're stubborn and it makes me sad that you'll burn in hell for eternity while I'm living with Jesus in heaven." Nice, huh? My advice to you is to step outside the box. Forget everything you've been taught about your god and your prophet. Open your mind and think for yourself. You'll be a much more happier and content person if you can find the strength within yourself to do that, I promise. Peace to you. 

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      I don't believe in god, because it does not make logical sense to me. The same reason I don't believe in unicorns.

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        Tom Sarbeck

        Hm-mm, unicycles, bicycles, tricycles, ...

        Unicorns, bicorns, tricorns, ...

        Ain't English fun to play with?