Christians, do you believe atheists *choose* to not believe in god?

i have seen some answers on here saying atheists choose not to believe in god i find this kind of weird.. the word choose, kind of implies that we know something is there but deliberately ignore it. which defeats the purpose of being atheist (not believing in any gods) personally, it wasn't something i... show more i have seen some answers on here saying atheists choose not to believe in god

i find this kind of weird.. the word choose, kind of implies that we know something is there but deliberately ignore it. which defeats the purpose of being atheist (not believing in any gods)

personally, it wasn't something i chose. in fact i think it would be quite comforting to believe in a god and a heaven etc.. but its just something i can't believe is true. kind of like zues. or santa claus.
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