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Message Subject I'm an Atheist. Why should I believe in a god? Which god? and why?
Poster Handle Don'tBeAfraid
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If I had more time, I'd get into some of these. Maybe later. For now, you should do a little research on these and we can discuss. These are more philosophical arguments developed through the years and popularized more recently by people like Dr. William L. Craig.

The Cosmological Argument from Contingency

The Kalam Cosmological Argument

The Moral Argument
1.If God does not exist, objective moral values and duties do not exist.

2.Objective moral values and duties do exist.

3.Therefore, God exists.

The Teleological Argument from Fine-tuning

The Ontological Argument from the Possibility of Godís Existence to His Actuality
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 85989

Yeah, this is good and what the OP should be doing if being truthful, but I doubt his seriousness. That's heavy reading and a single page can require 30 minutes or more to really study (more like hours of contemplation). I suggested something similar from St. Anselm to Aquinas and Augustine as well as the major thinkers. Then having read those, there are numerous spinoffs like Kant, Kierkegard, the post-moderns, the Christian and Jewish existentialists, and criticsms of all of them too.
 Quoting: Don'tBeAfraid

I realized after I posted those arguments that those are heavy-weight arguments and may not be a great starting place-- like feeding steak to an infant. I think the Moral Argument can be grasped by most people, though. It's pretty straightforward, easy to digest, and you'd have to employ faulty logic and awkward intellectual gymnastics to get around it. Great suggestions by you, though. I haven't read from St. Anselm, so I'll have to check him out.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 85989

Did you go to seminary?

A lot of people try to witness to an atheist, and sometimes atheists simply have some fun with them. I suspect that's what's going on, but not by a trained student of the Humanities.

It's too bad, because this could be an interesting topic and quite on point regarding conspiracies too. However real belief in God comes from the heart, but reading some in-depth philosophy can be an elegant way to believe as well.
1 Corinthians 3:2
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