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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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Thank you yet again, I'm half way through the videos.
We all have preconceived ideas to an extent, but mine are fair on this I think. I've actually been a christian that believed in the bible with lots of faith. I have experienced the epiphany, and even now I can say that it was a great experience and life changing. I've had other experiences too that I deemed spiritual and from god.
The problem came when I looked deeper into to the bible, and then science and the bible. I used to believe people like Kent Hovind briefly and Answers From Genesis. But when I noticed that they keep using arguments that have been answered but talking like they haven't, I found them to be biased and dishonest. In fact, any evidence they gave seemed to get discredited. So I turned away from Creationism but still believed.
My great disbelief came from actually reading the old testament, I just couldn't believe it. Even though I tried my best to find culture and context. Then to find the gospels were from believers other than the disiples, it just lost all credibility with me.
But I know what it is like to be immersed. That's why I guess, I consider the Atheistic Pantheism. To have the community sense along with a positive "I want to make the world a better place" attitude.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 32076855

Most creationism is extremely intellectually dishonest. It's pretty simple, we don't know how the Earth was made from the Biblical account except in broad strokes. It's not a massive scientific journal, nor should it be. I prefer to say, look we've got some scientific knowledge that seems very well thought out and continues to amass, so who cares how the Earth got made? Don't try to come up with some ridiculous 6,000 year old Earth and convince an academic. That's just hogwash.

No wonder you stopped believing. I think of all those kids in my church being taught Creationism, and it's only until they get into college that they'll believe, because the first couple of science courses and they'll throw out the baby with the bathwater because Creationism is garbage.

I don't believe in evolution either. Scientists have glimmers of ideas, and a thousand years from now, they'll have a better theory, just like they used to believe in the four humours.
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