I think that because of the lack of evidence to the contrary, unicorns don't exist and either do gods. that is not saying my assumption could not be changed in light of impeding evidence.
The concept of god is an extraordinary one. Therefore the evidence that would prove beyond a reasonable doubt would also have to be extraordinary. But to really be accepted it also would have to be repeatable.
There is nothing special about a person who believes in a god. They can not do anything more than a non believer who is equally capable.
God cannot be shown to exist at this time; i get no benefit from blind faith.
Therefore i have adopted the null hypothesis in the absence of sufficient evidence to the contrary.
"I have something to say to the religionist who feels atheists never say anything positive:
You are an intelligent human being. Your life is valuable for its own sake. You are not second-class in the universe, deriving meaning and purpose from some other mind. You are not inherently evil—you are inherently human, possessing the positive rational potential to help make this a world of morality, peace and joy. Trust yourself."
Dan Barker, from his book, Losing Faith in Faith
Truth: a verified or indisputable fact
Faith: belief that is not based on proof
Delusion: a fixed false belief that is resistant to reason or confrontation with actual fact
How can any one with a brain believe in god?
"Generally, it's because they were told early and often that God was real, by people whom they trusted and whose approval they craved.
There are some pretty smart theists out there -- which only goes to prove how the power of conditioning can trump rational thought."
by The Reverend Soleil
Why are you here?
because im awesome!
The religion you left
Why you left your religion.
I read the bible.
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