It's always, “I'm an atheist because I don't believe what those other people believe.”
This is odd coming from those who say they never believe anything unless it's been scientifically proven. Perhaps that's why atheists have repeatedly revised the definition of the term, atheist. It's gone from:
“God does not exist, TO
God probably doesn't exist, TO
I don't believe in God, TO
I'm a non believer in gods.”
Atheists have chosen this last definition because a “non belief” doesn't require evidence. Materialists think that this gets them off the hook for holding a belief that does require supporting evidence. You see, atheists may fancy themselves as someone who is just a non believer in gods, but they DO believe this is a material universe only. And since that's what they DO believe, wouldn't you think, as logical, rational people, they'd want some evidence for that?
If they really were logical and rational, those who claim to be scientifically based thinkers would instead be saying something like:
. I don't believe that material things can begin to exist without an external cause because this has never been observed, tested or verified.
. I don't believe that everything material can come from literally nothing material without a material cause, because this has never been observed, tested or verified.
. I don't believe that an infinite regress of cause is tenable, because this has been scientifically refuted.
. I don't believe that the material infinite is tenable, because this has been scientifically refuted.
. I'm not going to change the definition of nothing to mean there was actually something because this is a ludicrous, absurd, illogical and an irrationally desperate thing to do.
BUT give me one example of these things occurring and I'll start believing that this is a material universe only, i.e. I'll start being an atheist.
Until then, I must believe that a Creator of some sort is the most logical explanation of why there is something rather than nothing. In fact until the above scientific facts are overturned, I'll accept that the existence of a mathematically precise, life supporting, moral universe is best explained by the existence of an immaterial Creator."
For some reason, and I'm not sure why, those who consider themselves to be the most logical and rational among us expend great amounts of time and energy explaining that they don't believe in an immaterial God because there is no material evidence for Him, other than the existence of, you know, everything.
My question to the atheist is, “Why do you care what other people believe?” Why do you spend so much time trying to take apart the beliefs that other people possess in an entity you “never even think about?” Wouldn't you be far better off trying to find scientific evidence to support what you do believe, rather than ignoring the science that refutes your beliefs?