5 reasons why you don’t believe in God
1. You were taught since you were in elementary school that evolution is true. They have all been telling you about the millions of kajillions of years ago, and you’ve gotten the memo. You’ve been told that your ancesters were primates, and your ancient relatives are just various prehistoric animals. You’ve read the latest Dawkins’ masterpiece of literature, and are well aware that you are a cosmic accident, and have zero purpose. Then why do you have a deep sense that there is more to you than that?
2. You found out pretty quickly, that there were actions and behaviors that you enjoyed performing. Sin is fun. It was ok that people around you were questioning faith and hating religion because it was easier to justify your actions. Lying to your folks, or other adults…Who cares? Sleeping around…Why not? Taking something that doesn’t belong to you…well nobody’s perfect!
3. What other people say about God’s non-existence makes sense, sort of. As you grew older, you heard a number of philosophical and scientific arguments that justify allowing the behavior that you have become accustomed. Someone found a fossil from an age of prehistory? See, God couldn’t have made the world! It might be the missing link? Good, because something has to explain why there are no people in a phase of still evolving, and shut up those Bible believing fundamentalists!
4. The extremes. Life either became so comfortable that you took all credit, or became so uncomfortable that you believe if there was a God He couldn’t possibly exist. You thought, ‘I have made all this money, and I’ve made a life for myself. I’ve attained wealth, and relationships, and contacts. I’ve become someone on my own. If anyone needs a crutch, it’s certainly not me! Furthermore, if there is a God, why do so many bad things happen in the world?!’
5. Truth has been misrepresented as relative, and now its become subjective and unreal. If there is a God, He’s not your truth because what’s true for one person is not true for another. Truth, in your mind, and at least according to “experts”, has become changeable and superfluous, like a bank account, or your relationship status on Facebook.
Check back in for a rebuttal on all five points. I’d like to respectfully, and graciously challenge these reasons, and ask you to do a little digging. Perhaps scientists say more than their science does. Perhaps the great minds of today have more philosophical arguments that don’t prove any more than their own atheistic world-views. Perhaps to know truth, you have to throw out the lies.
Praying for you,