I would rather not be an atheist.
But, with thousands of Gods and Goddesses on the market, and no testable, repeatable, consistent EVIDENCE for the existence of ANY of them, it would be too easy to accidentally pledge loyalty, enthusiasm, time, and money to the wrong One.
So I come here asking not WHAT anybody believes, but WHY they believe it.
Am amazed and amused by the way SOME folks claim to be subscribers to the ONLY valid religion.
Because they ALSO claim that THEIR Creator was SMART enough to Intelligently Design over 1,300 equally valid variations of the basic BIRD (including emus and penguins, which DO NOT FLY!), but this same Creator who wants EVERYBODY to end up in the Happy Place, is apparently TOO F[intercourse]ING STUPID to think up more than ONE valid Pathway to the Happy Place.
I ask if ANYBODY would tell me what actual RESEARCH they did, which convinced them that THEIR Creator IS too stupid to have thought up any other valid Pathways, but nobody answers that question.
Anybody actually HAVE any consistent, testable, repeatable evidence for their Gods or Goddesses, please share it.