Why Are You an Atheist?

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Because all scientists back the atheists. Einstein, Stephen Hawking, they will all tell you (speaking as a scientist) you cannot prove God’s existence not that they are atheists themselves. What is your view on this?

Two main reasons: 1. I can explain everything I can see in the natural world using science. 2. Whenever you pray and it doesn’t get answered, the reason that is given is “God works in mysterious ways”. This doesn’t seem reasonable to me.

Answering Atheism
Today’s popular champions of atheism are often called New Atheists, because they don’t just deny God’s existence (as the old atheists did)—they consider it their duty to scorn and ridicule religious belief. But there’s nothing really “new” about their arguments. They’re the same basic objections to theism that mankind has wrestled with for centuries. We don’t need new answers for this aggressive modern strain of unbelief: We need a new approach. In Answering Atheism, Trent Horn responds to that need with a fresh and useful resource for the God debate, combining a thorough refutation of atheist claims with a skillfully constructed case for theism based on reason and common sense. Just as important, he advocates a charitable approach that respects atheists’ sincerity and good will—making this book suitable not just for believers but for skeptics and seekers too.