Xavier92 saidAnd what makes you think your god is the right one? And if it is faith based then doesn't that mean that it's just an opinion?
I don't believe in god because:
There is no evidence.
The concept of god and afterlife defies logic.
There are too many religions. Approx. 5,000 gods have been worshipped throughout history.
Religions are essentially the same thing. Abrahamic religions are influenced by Greek, Norse and Mesopotamian mythology.
Prayers are never answered.
If god knows everything, he is perfect and created everything, why did he create Lucifer?
I'm more agnostic than anything else, so I'm not a good apologist for God.
However, I believe it's very possible there is a God.
I have a high IQ, so I don't believe it because I'm stupid.
I also don't believe it because I'm too scared of my own mortality.
You said yourself, there are many religions. Most people believe in a God.
Why would evolution, a supposedly unthinking process, develop a creature so susceptible to believing in both a higher power and a plan/narrative to life?
The human brain is the most complex object in the known universe. It's a little bit arrogant to believe that we, the most complex things in the universe, came out of an accidental process.
I liken life to a type of advanced video game/artificial intelligence.
Say we one day create an artificial intelligence that becomes self aware. What if we stored it within a system that offered it absolutely no ability to perceive the world outside of the system we stored it in?
The being is only going to know whatever world we created it within, having little idea of how it got there in the first place.
Similarly, we only have a rough idea of how our universe started, but beyond that we don't really know where the matter/material came from.
Evolution to me, seems like a type of programming, designed to different things in order to sustain life.
Hell, if you've ever watched the miniseries "Life", you know that male bowerbirds build decorative nests using various materials, and their prospective female mate picks her mate based on which she finds most appealing.
That just seems like a lot of random, complicated shit for an unthinking, inanimate process to create.
I don't blame anyone for doubting the existence of God, but I just think it's far too closed minded to say there's no God.