So what I want to know from you guys and especially those people here who are Atheists is why you guys are Atheists. Is it because other religions aren't precise enough when it comes to what they're saying? Is it because you outright believe other religions are wrong?.....and so on.
Disclaimer: Any people here who follow another religion will not be allowed to quote any other users who are stating why they are Atheists and telling them they are wrong. This is only here so that I and other people can learn more about Atheism and why people who are Atheists choose this "path" instead of "paths" offered by other religions.
God lies within the mystery of existence. God does not necessarily exist with a religion, God exist no matter what. There is no good, no bad, just the power of a God that has created what we perceive to be the universe.
Labels like Christianity, or Buddism or even Atheism mean nothing as there is a version of a God, the meaning, the definition of the word. God, is like Wind, that it may not be seen, but there is evidence of it's existence as grass and leaves sway. There is no tangible evidence that God exist, but as with the Wind blowing in the breeze, there is God changing and shifting the universe as only God can. God exists within the mystery of existence. Mic drop!
Wind is not mystical. People know how wind works as science has proven the functions of wind.
People do not freak out whenever wind passes them by and think "oh that must be GEERRRD", "oh and da grass moves cos of wind, also GEEERD".
This is one of the most pathetic attempts I have ever seen someone try to make at legitimising a deity.
The OP explicitly said that this was an atheist only topic. We have been civil about our thoughts, but when such a post is made when it was unneeded and shares no merit, warrents such a reaction.
Saying God exists because of mystery writes off every question which leads to stagnation. I swear, it is like religious people do not want the actual answers of existence and want to live in a life of fantasy and pixie dust. This is just stagnation and leads to no real answers, no progress, just the beliefs of nobles and peasants from centuries ago.
Let me explain myself. First off, I think this has a lot to do with the topic. Why are you an atheist? I'm not, but I sorta am. I know, confusing. I don't believe in the religion aspect of it, not crazy snakes or parting of seas or pregnant virgins, etc. What I do believe, is that there is a God, by definition. An all mighty being, capable of any thing and everything all the time since forever in the past and into the future. By believing in this ultimate power, that is the God I speak of. Not the good being, not bad being, simply the being that is capable of all. That's the God I believe in. An almighty being capable of it all, yet does not regard the tiny ants that exist within God's realm(us and everything else that exist).
This is my thought process of the matter. I exist because of my mother. My mother exist because of the past. The past exist because of the present and the future, therefore the past exists forever as the future. If the Past has always existed, that means that the future will always exist as well. So, if the past and future are eternal, this is God's work. A long line forever in both directions forever. Let's take a look at that word: forever. Like a magic word in terms of existing, like pixie dust, but unlike pixie dust, it's real, not tangeble but as real as Time. Forever in the past and forever in the future, and it's real. And since those two concepts exists, how can one deny the existence of a being that created it. Perhaps God is just a continuation of the past to the future and all in between is God's(the all powerful being) actions based this universe's course of action. Don't even get me started on string theory and God's role in it.
Ouroboros has been talked with.