Why are you an Atheist?Watch
Please tell me why...
Secondly I am in mind and action quite science based and consider the scientific argument (big bang, evolution) to be entirely more plausible and believing and therefore believe this in favour of the existance of an omnipotent being.
It seems to me that there is no convincing evidence for any religion. Therefore I shall assume they are all wrong. Obviously I can't 'prove' that there is no God- even if I debunked every religion on earth, if there is a God there would be an infinite number of possibilities of what he would be like. But I feel the burden of proof is on the theists- they are the ones making a positive claim. Google 'Russells teapot'.
Are you religious OP?
I don't think I need to explain it any further really.
I'll use an old and popular analogy:
The two are very interested in their dispute, and as such, wait for the whole day to see if a gardener will ever arrive. No gardener does, however. Man A says, 'I suppose there is no gardener then?', but Man B is unsatisfied, suggesting that 'Perhaps the gardener comes at night'.
As such, the two wait for the next night, but nothing ever happens. Man B, anticipating Man A's arrogant and rash assumption, stops him from speech saying 'It is clear, I accept, that the gardener does not arrive as I envisaged. There is no need, however, to draw any hasty conclusions. It seems quite obvious to me that the gardener doesn't just come at night - he conceals himself somehow'.
At this point, Man A has become very invested in the whole problem, and as such decides to buy a sniffer dog to confirm the hypothesis. However, another night comes and goes, and the sniffer dog finds nothing. As one might expect though, this does not satisfy Man B. He questions 'how we can expect the gardener to be so stupid as to not disguise his odour also!'.
Man A, tired and frustrated, but nonetheless valiantly committed to the investigation of the truth, sells his house to buy a top-of-the range electric fence 100 feet high, which he erects around the garden.
The two wait and, after another week goes by, and neither in night nor in the day is the fence triggered, Man A tires with Man B's bull****. 'Look' he says, 'isn't it patently obvious that he gardener doesn't exist? How many times need I disprove your claims before you accept that this is wrong?'
But Man B, quite predictably of course, merely shakes his head in disappointment at Man A's ignorance. Of course, he says, 'the gardener is intangible too!'.
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How do religious people know with 100% certainty that their religion is the right one and they are guaranteed heaven?
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B) I wouldn't put any trust in a book that proclaims to have the answers to the universe, yet nobody has an author for it except that it magically appeared and was again, written by some bearded bloke who lives in the sky.
C) I have no understanding of how anybody could take religion to be serious. It's a ridiculous concept that's done little but harm our society for centuries.