I get asked why I’m an atheist quite often, and I thought I’d make a post detailing my thoughts on God, Atheism, and why I think the way I do.
Basically, the idea of a God (or gods) just doesn’t make sense to me. From what I know of science, the only place essentially left for God to exist is mostly as a “prime mover”, and in that case, the whole model is just much simpler without a God existing. And the more I learn, the more I find my assertions reaffirmed.
All the bad shit in the world makes a lot more sense when you realize that there isn’t some invisible old bearded dude in the sky who personally cares about you. Things happen, you do what you can to mitigate them, and that’s all there is to it.
I can understand why people believe in God. It’d be nice to admit things are out of your control, but someone who cares about you is making sure things happen as they’re supposed to, that there’s a reason for all the cruelty and randomness in the world, rather than it just being cruelty and randomness, and that sometimes, bad people win.