Why Do Some People Not Believe In God?
To believe is to have confidence or faith in the truth of existence and reliability of something. In this case, we will be talking about believing there is a God. Belief is a way of religion that keeps some people certain that there is a God. Belief in God is a product of upbringing, cultural and societal beliefs and comfort. People who don’t believe in God are referred to as the atheists.
Some of the reasons why people don’t believe that there is God
1. The way of upbringing
One might have grown up with parents or guardians who didn’t believe in God. He/she never went to church or got to worship, and they were never taught about the existence of God. Therefore, the child like the parents or guardian doesn’t believe in God.
2. No evidence
Mostly, the things we accept and believe, it’s by proof. In the case of God, many people accept it without any proof at all. One might have experienced something to convince them that surely there is God, but most people wouldn’t agree that that kind of evidence proves it. The fact is no one has ever presented one proof that God exists.
3. The preponderance of suffering
When there is so much suffering in the world e.g. pain, evil, floods, death, drought etc.some people over react to this and leave them thinking that if God really exists there shouldn’t be so much suffering and pain in the world.
4. Learning institutions
One might have gone to higher institutions of learning and taught that evolution is true and God isn’t needed because nature can really account for everything and its occurrence, belief in evolution simply takes the place of belief in God and inexistence of God.
5. By choice
Some people choose not to believe in God because they want to live a sinful live, by practicing lust, steal, and commit sexual sins. By them not believing in God they can do these things without feeling guilty. They can choose to do whatever they want to do and simply decide not to believe in the existence of God. For instance atheists choose neither to believe in the existence of God nor hell.
They don’t belong to any religion and it is quite hard to understand them. The most common myth that Christians and other groups are working hard to debunk is to understand what does atheism mean and what is the symbol they use. Many argue that if there is ever a symbol to be used by atheists, it should not contain any reference to a religion or an alphabet. And this is something that is up for debate in various online community forums.
6. Relative philosophies
Most of the philosophers think that religion does not mean anything at all, and there is no point of asking them whether there is existence of God. This particular philosophical theories are no longer popular and attention driven from the existence of God to his inexistence.