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What are your reasons for not believing in a God or religion?!

This is a really short message but I'd like to see what people say first then I'll contribute
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Common sense
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The same reasons that you don't believe in Islam/Hinduism/Christianity etc - minus the one you do believe in, obviously.
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What are your reasons for not believing in a God or religion?!

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Theres no proof he/she exists.
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No evidence. At all.
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Theres no proof he/she exists.
Holy spirit? Bible stories?
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No evidence. At all.
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I'm doing fine without either of them.
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I'm doing fine without either of them.
You dont know that until you've tried it....
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Because God is just an elaborate version of an imaginary friend that 90% of the world's population seem to share.
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Holy spirit? Bible stories?
In the same way Harry Potter is evidence that an underground wizarding community exists?

And if you're arguing that it's a "holy text," what about the myriad of other "holy texts" you don't believe in?
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Holy spirit? Bible stories?
Holy Spirit? Expand.
You're calling ancient 'stories' (as you put it) evidence?
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No FAITH............... in the word of the bible and all other evidence.
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Logic and rationalism. Everybody on this planet practices some form of selective atheism anyway.
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There's no evidence.
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Same as above. No evidence and it seems a bit ridiculous to believe in a 'god' who made us and the world. I know people who do believe say that it is a sad existance if you have nothing to believe in but that's all it is, a belief, no way of knowing you're right or that there is another world waiting for us depending on how we behave in this life... Sorry, I'm just very cynical-minded about how this all came about and how intelligent people can have totally blind belief. Seems like a game to me - do well in level 1 and you'll get extra bonuses in the next round!

And the bible as proof? Er, that was written by the supposed jesus' friends, 30 years or so after he'd died (I think so anyway). It's only their word that's followed for 1000's of years!
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Holy spirit? Bible stories?
Seriously? Well then little red riding hood must exist as well, and goldylocks and the three bears.
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No reason to believe in. It seems much more natural for me to not believe in any supernatural power/person/object than the other way around. Why don't you believe in Dionysos or unobservable flying teapots? Or maybe you do?:confused:
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Because rationalism dictates you don't place favour on unjustified notions. It's inherently unjustifiable, as it claims to know things that are wholly beyond the realm of possible experience, hence by definition one can not know such things. It's very much mirrored in Bertrand Russel's Teapot analogy, highlighting the nature of believing in unfalisifiable notions.
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Because the whole idea of people talking to an invisible guy in the sky, who has some influence over what happens on earth, seems completely bizarre and illogical to me
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