Why do you have faith in religion and god(s)?
I’ll attempt to pre-empt your answer by saying what I actually think the reason is…
Because someone taught you when you were young, and were indoctrinated into a religion. But I would like to hear the reasons as to why you continue to believe.
I find it incredibly difficult to believe, and have recently come to take the jump from agnostic to atheist.
Despite there being absolutely no physical evidence to support a belief in god, allah, or whomever. I have seen enough videos on youtube that point out all the non sense, contradictions, acts of hatred, condoning of slavery, rape, genocide, etc.
I mean, before you know it, every person of faith is in a defensive position trying to justify the words and actions of their god. Which you can’t really do. I mean, why on earth would a god kill innocent people (or have them killed)?!
Some people argue it’s a good way to live a life based off morals. But I live a fine life, and have no faith. Further more, I find it hard to believe fully in something, if you’re just going to cherry pick the good stuff, and ignore the obscene stuff.
Lately I’ve just become so irritated with the illogical conversations I’ve attempted to have with theists (I’m hoping it might be different here), though I’m betting not. People on this site generally strike me as level headed, mostly objective, but I’ve seen those same type of people throw all logic out the window when it comes to this topic.
Many people will say that religion is peaceful, but I don’t see any of the big ones being all that peaceful in any way. And consider them rather oppressive. I think if we as humans ever expect this world to be peaceful, we’re going to have to ditch the religious stuff at some point.
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