Is it your time of the month or something? Cuz u sound pretty pissed off without being provoked.
Why would I believe in a God?
I believed in God because I was raised that way. However, as I've gone through my life, it's continually made sense and held up. The teachings of Christianity are undeniably useful and very important for anyone. If you disagree, then you haven't done your homework. Simply put, the idea of God and the things the bible talks about just make sense to me.
Why wouldn't I believe in God? That's also a good question.
And why don't you?
I was raised a catholic, I was a devout catholic for about 15 years of my life. I was never forced to go to church, I went on my own accord. I never sat in church thinking about how boring it was like my still catholic friends do, I listened to sermons to improve my life. I can agree that Christian teachings for probably about 75% are reasonably applicable to daily life... but the more society has changed the more I saw we were taking the literal meanings of the bible out of context to change them in order to fit into todays society... so basically we were deciding which morals and values we took from the bible... this seemed really odd to me. The way I describe the teachings of the bible is amateur psychology... its extremely general and vague set of rules to live your life and because of it, it persecutes a minority. If people used real psychology and sociology to guide how they lived, there would be no need for the persecution caused by irrelevant dogma.
For example, do you see dogs, cats or monkeys ostracizing their peers because of homosexuality? With our knowledge of biology and sociobiology and the highly civilized nature of how we live, there is no reason to persecute homosexuals. However to this day we have religion spreading ignorance, hate and lies on the subject. If everyone in the world was well educated and open minded, having no one in their life to corrupt their moral values with set dogma, homosexuals would not be tolerated or accepted... they would be equals.
If God is real, than do you think that humans know what's best, or Him? An atheist would make big decisions based on the opinions of their friends, and of their own mind. Christians make big decisions based on the opinions of their friends, their own mind, and of God. We consult the bible for these things, and you can't deny the wisdom that's in that book. Even if it was just made by men, then it was obviously written by very wise and intelligent men, because its teachings have lasted for so long and have remained relavent throughout its existence.
I can deny the wisdom of the bible. I have one question for you, have you actually read it? Have you studied it for class? The thing is full of genocide, bigotry and hatred. Its full of contradictions and loop holes based on flawed logic.
For example. If barrack obama said he wants all Americans(I'm assuming your American, if your not then replace barrack obama with your government leader) to suit up for war and commit genocide on the Muslims, because he believes they are filth and scum and need to be eradicated from the earth... would you suit up and follow out your task? Or would you think for yourself and say "no this is wrong, these people are human beings just like me and deserve equal rights" would you protest and makes sure a madman like this was never in power again?
Now if God and Jesus appeared to the human race and said that Christians are the only true faith and all other faiths must be purged from the earth because they were only put there by the devil to test your faith, what would you do? This is your God
your omnipresent and omnipotent creator who you must always have faith in commanding you to burn and suffer innocent human beings... can you honestly say you would think for yourself? After all if whatever God says is truthful and right, who would you be to disagree with him?
Many horrible wars and deeds have been done based on the latter situation... if you disagree, open up and read the wisdom of your bible.