ANSWERS: 68
  • The people who deny the existence of God do so because they do not believe in the existence of God. What could be simpler?
  • Prove that it exists. Just something, anything. Don't say Nature or the planets either.
    • Thinker
      Can you prove where the wind comes from? You know wind exists, you can feel it, you can see when it is destructive. You accept it by faith. The Lord God is like the wind, you must have faith He exists then you will begin feeling Him and seeing what He has done and is doing.
    • ReiSan
      No, the wind has evidence for its existence, while gods have no evidence at all.
    • Jenny_Rizzo
      ReiSan, quote: "the wind has evidence for its existence," And neither is God seen. This violates our freewill. Think, think, think!
    • ReiSan
      It is comical for Jenny to tell someone to think when we think many times more than she can. Brainwashing has damaged her ability to think clearly.
    • Jenny_Rizzo
      ReiSan, actually, I am open-minded to try new things. Any suggestions?
    • Venus1485
      I suggest that Jenny spend a few days on Yahoo Answers and Quora.
    • Jenny_Rizzo
      Venus1485, I have been on Yahoo Answers, answerMug and Fluther, but I keep coming back to Answerbag. :D
  • Why do so many people believe the existence of God? If it's because they have felt him, then a non-believer will say they never have. If it's because the Book tells you so, a non-believer will say that another book tells you not. Like every coin, every question, answer and belief has two sides and each side can't necessarily see the other side.
    • Thinker
      There can only be one answer to any question. Either one is correct and the other wrong. or both are wrong or both are correct but they cannot be opposite and be correct.
    • Venus1485
      It's not as simple as Thinker asserts. Can you name an odd number? That question has infinite answers, all correct.
  • I can only speak for myself but I deny it because I think it's malarkey.
    • Thinker
      I am so sorry to hear you say this. It isn't malarkey. The Lord God and Jesus Christ are very real. He loves you more than anything. His Son Jesus died for you so you could live. Don't listen to the lies of men. I pray the Lord God will make Himself known to you very soon. You will be the winner!
    • Venus1485
      The Bible is indeed all malarkey!
  • Because, based on the evidence, I (for one - can't speak for others) do not think god (or gods or goddesses) exist outside our own minds. Gods are as real as santa claus, IMHO. Not trying to insult - just explain. Everyone knows santa. We see him every year. We know where he lives and what he does. Knowledge of him changes our behaviour. BUT Further down, we all know santa doesn't really REALLY exist. He is a product of our imaginations. Personally I think gods and goddesses fall into the same category (along with many other things).
  • The existence of any deity has not been proven. Compelling, demonstrable evidence for the existence of any deity does not exist. Therefore, many people do not believe that which has no demonstrable evidence and no proof.
  • Because his/her/its/their existence is not proven, and to many people does not even have the slightest shred of evidence - infact in many cases the evidence directly contradicts the notion that there is a God (it certainly contradicts specific teachings made by them). To put it simply: "Because they have done their research."
  • Because I don't see anything that proves he does exist.
  • Various reasons. Some deny His existence out of pride. Others out of anger and hate towards God because they are blaming Him for the problems in the world and in life(rather than the real cause--sin), and many honestly just simply lack belief, they lack faith and are skeptical. But, all of us recognize God at one point in our life, and willing reject Him, whether it be pride, bitterness, anger, or unbelief that causes us to or not. I hope that this helps. -In Jesus' Name. Thank you and may God bless you! :)
  • Some people choose logic over faith. I will take my downratings now.
  • For the same reason people insist he exists. Its all about what you believe. If having a God is what you need to reconcile your mortality, thats fine. I do not subscribe to the idea that there is a supreme being who is responsible of every aspect of existence. I think the notion is romantic, but a fantasy. I do agree that most of what "God" represents is neccesary for society. Who could disagree with " love thy neighbor..", "Do unto others". With the exception of the first two, I think the Ten Commandments are spot on.
  • Probably because they feel very strongly that gods do not exist. "When you understand why you do not accept the possibility of all of the other gods, you'll understand why others dismiss yours."
  • Honestly, people who deny God for scientific reasons are using their "logic" to try to make themselves look smart rather than insecure. People who deny God are either offended by Him, they've had bad experiences and can't reconcile that with a good and sovereign God. Either that or they like to suppress the idea of God because He conflicts with their personal morals.
  • Because people like Hitler and Mao have been allowed to commit atrocious and horrendous crimes against large portions of humanity. Because millions of people in Africa are living with HIV or dying of AIDS. Because if you look closely at the world, any intelligent and benevolent being would have made better choices about it's "design" of reality and humanity than those that we observe.
  • God has not given to them an understanding of Himself. Mat 13:11 He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given. Mat 13:12 For whosoever hath, to him shall be given, and he shall have more abundance: but whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken away even that he hath. Mat 13:13 Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand.
  • Do you believe in Quatzequatl, the Great Feathered Serpent God of the Mayans? Or Thor, son of Odin? Or any of the 1000's of gods of the Hindu? I doubt anyone believes in all the gods who have ever been named by the human race. Therefore even the most devout deny the existence of a great many gods. In the case of Christians, Jews, and Muslims, they deny the existence of ALL gods except one. So to answer your question, one would need to know which god you refer too. Some deny god's existence because they believe in another or a whole batch of others. Others will deny simply because they don't discriminate and deny the existence of all gods equally.
  • Because there's not enough evidence to convince them that God does exist. A simple and easy to understand reason.
  • Myself - I don't think the evidence stacks up. For one, which god? Seriously. There are several hundred thousand gods to choose from, past and present. How does anyone know there aren't lots of gods? Or goddesses? Why do they have gender if they're gods? No one reason given by a christian for their god (for example) carries more weight than a muslim's reasons for theirs, or a zoroastrian's reasons for theirs, and so on and so on....
  • the reason people deny the existence of God contain many reasons.One: the lack of respect for authority.Two:many are inconsistant with their own lives;how can appreciate a foundation with laws and boundries.Three;they don't believe in themselves do to the thoughts they keep,so where is room for something other than themselves.
  • Some say it's because there's no proof He exists. Do they belive in electricity? No one's ever seen it. You can't feel it, only it's effects. You can't taste it , hold it, see it or in any way proove to me that it exists, and yet we know it must. The same can be said of God.
  • I think they have not or do not wish to take the time in their Lives and really do some soul searching to prove if he does or does Not exist to them !!
  • i think that alot of people just do not want to "humble and submit" themselves...selfishness...cause if they did they would have to live accordingly and they are more comfortable not answering to A HIGHER POWER...
  • Because God has given them a free will to think what they want to think.
  • Because there is ZERO evidence for him. Nada, zip, NOTHING!!! Now, does that mean he does not exist? No. But in order to believe in something I have to at least see some kind of evidence for it, even if I do not understand that evidence.
  • I hear atheist all the time saying "there is no evidence" yet they deny the most substantial evidence like simple DNA, a systematic language of information (and the only PROVEN source to information is intelligence). I just think people that deny GOD (atheist) do so because of the realities of this life. They see pain, crime, oppression, etc and say "GOD can't exist if these things exist". They have a flawed logic and blame these afflictions on their belief that GOD is absence instead of understanding that such things are a result of freewill and the accountability of choice.
  • Human vanity. They like to think we evolved from 'goo' rather than admit to intelligent design. They are entitled to their opinion though and I respect that. For the record, there is no proof He does not exist.
  • Same as Lucifer, they think they are a god. My 2 cents.
  • Because, like me, they don't believe in God or anything to do with God.
  • Because there isn't one?
  • Frontal lobes.
  • Becuase im a satanist
  • I think that alot of people dont want to take responsibiltiy for alot of things in their life so they deny that God exsists because they dont want to "answer" to anyone for their actions..I also think it has alot to do with Satan playing games with their head trying to get them to not believe so that they will do his will rather than God's in thier lives..I for one know that God exists..he has made himself so real to me there is not a doubt in my mind, it did take me awhile to get there but as long as I know now thats all that matters =]
  • People believe what they WANT to believe. Period. Some are more willing than others to open their minds to new things. Fear, insecurity, "evidence", testimonies of others, first-hand observations, and personal agendas all affect people's willingness to be convinced of a fact. This is true in general from believing the world is round, to the existance of God. If everyone was 100% willing and able to be intellectually honest, there would be much more agreement, much less bias and predjudice, and a lot more humility as people just say "i don't know". And when any evidence is offered to prove a thing as being true, we would all be more willing to say "ok, there's that at least. I'll keep my mind open to it." I think from God's perspective, the main reason people aren't willing to be intellectually honest and accept the ample proof that God exists is because of their desire to sin and live outside of God's commandments.
  • Because a so many people are prepared to believe the evidence.
  • Because they're closed minded.
  • Rebels against their Creator. My 2 cents.
  • Becaúse I see no reason to believe in anything related to god. Noone has ever told me to do so, it isn't a part of my social circle, the society I live in or the way I was raised, so why should I? That wasn't a rethorical question. Really, why should I?
  • because i've never seen or experienced anything that i or others haven't been able to explain through science and/or logic.
  • Welp the answer is different for every person based on variables such as; upbringing - if someone isn't raised with spirituality or religion a lot of the time they won't accept or practice it later on...it'd be like saying.. 'this is phil love him cuz he loves you'... it's not what they know so they reject it abuse - i know of accounts where the person is abused or in emotional pain and they think that if there was a god he wouldn't let them go through what they're feeling inferiority - sadly i have come across people who don't believe in god because they want to feel superior in their lives. They want to be in control of what they do and what they will do. Bringing God into the equation makes them feel inferior and insignificant in their own lives... these people need to grow up haha I think a major reason for why people don't believe in god is because as humans we fear the unknown, we don't know what's out there and that frankly it scares the bejesus out of us (yes i said bejesus) done.
  • because,they r not hard working.they want to get everythig easily.they are dependent on luck.they are always checking their luck and they fails.
  • Same reason so many people deny the existence of Puff the Magic Dragon. Because neither one is very likely to exist. +5
  • Free will, mostly.
  • Because it seems so unbelievable.
  • For these varies reasons. 1)It's a pure illusion you create in your mind 2)It does not contain actually scientifc method sources 3)You can't see it with your own eyes 4)Does not explain logical things such as ''Why do airplanes fly'' nor ''Why do people die each year'' 5)There just isn't any such thing as a supreme being, we are all human born equally with arms, legs and a face
  • the entire world is brought up to believe in a "god" to keep the planet under control from chaos... I grew up catholic and had to sit through countless sunday masses for which I see as wasting hours upon hours of my life... ppl deny the existence of god because they are the ones who look past all the crap and see the the real truth....
  • because they want to "fit in" with the "cool kids". and simply because they are foolish
  • I deny the existance of god because I have yet to see any reason to create such a story.
    • Thinker
      Believe me it is no story and you don't have to create one.
    • Thinker
      See Romans 10:9-14 and Titus 1:15 KJV
  • some people dont believe if they can not see it.. but in my opinion everyone who doesnt is only killing themselves in the process. god is real and jesus is real... its better to believe that god is real than to die and find out there is a god and you didnt give your life to god and then you end up and hell and burn for iternity.. if you dont believe in him you are all crazy!!!
  • Because they have not yet experienced the "God exists within you as you" bit yet.. they only know their Ego.
  • Because they are very attached to their Ego. No room for anything except I, Me and Mine
  • Crass skepticism is all. You have the same sort of dullards deny and sneer at others things as well. It's the personality of some people that they will only believe what they want to but want you to believe them so they don't feel alone.
  • Crass skepticism is all. You have the same sort of dullards deny and sneer at others things as well. It's the personality of some people that they will only believe what they want to but want you to believe them so they don't feel alone.
  • Because God gave them that choice.
  • It is their choice to not believe God is real. But you give them ANY evidence a t all they will ague about it.
  • *** Does Religion Make You Doubt? Sadly, it is religion that causes many to doubt that there is a compassionate Hearer of prayer. Religion
  • They have everything they've ever wanted.. I really don't know... People can be very happy even when they are 'seen' as being very miserable.
  • I was raised in the "church" but really didn't get anything out of it. When I entered university I believed "God" and "Christianity" were just a bunch of silliness, I became an "atheist". I remained so until the mid 1970s when I had a very special occurrence occur in my life. It was not because of an accident or any traumatic occurrence. When the occurrence was over I knew beyond any shadow of doubt the Lord God and the Lord Jesus Christ are very real! They say you need to believe on faith, but what happened to me went far beyond faith to reality. Never tell me the Lord God is a myth! Never tell me He is malarkey! He is as real as you and me.
  • I will answer this a second time. . . different than the first. When I was not a believer it was easier for me to deny Him. But then I felt a certain kind of guilt too, not knowing it was God pulling me by my heart strings to Him. Thank you Jesus!
  • Common logic is based on: John 3:19-20 "And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. 20 For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved."
    • Jenny_Rizzo
      Venus1485, don't get upset because John 3:19-20 states that your hidden dark secrets do not let you come to the light.
  • Cause god is a fairy tale. And Richard Dawkins speaks the SCIENTIFIC PROVEN TRUTH. religion = BULLSHIT.
  • Because they are locked within their ego..... Locked within their mind and all of the thoughts creating a separation between theirselves and God.....they have no experience beyond this, and so that is why they deny and what they believe.
    • ReiSan
      Totally wrong!
    • Jenny_Rizzo
      Baba, I have an ego, but I don't know how big it is, :D but that doesn't make me an atheist.
    • Jenny_Rizzo
      ReiSan, those who practice iniquity will never come to the light lest their deeds be exposed. (John 3:20) Do you mind sharing some wrong things you do? Perhaps you like to lie, cheat, steal and even kill? Maybe you have some dark fetishes?
    • Venus1485
      Jenny has enough wickedness on display here. She tells insulting lies about people who don't agree with her silly beliefs.
    • Jenny_Rizzo
      Venus1485, stealing my remarks does not justify your position. Whatever odd things you do is something you shouldn't be doing.
  • 71% of the people of the world deny the Christian deity. Why do they deny it? There ate many other religions that have different gods and goddesses. There are also atheists who know there is no objective evidence for any gods.
    • Jenny_Rizzo
      If the majority tells you to jump off a building, will you do it? You do go by the majority as stated in your answer.
    • ReiSan
      Jenny is inconsistent. She mentions how amny people believe in God, as if that proves anything, but when I show the majority does not believe in him, it means noting. Her reasoning is demented.
    • Jenny_Rizzo
      Quote: "She mentions how amny people believe in God," I have never heard of "amny." Quote: "Her reasoning is demented." ??? You couldn't answer your question any better, since I'm not the one who goes by the majority. lol
  • cause others tell them god dont exist and they believe them
  • To answer this question again, the Bible makes it clear that many, (the majority) are called, but only a few (the minority) are chosen. (Matthew 22:14)
    • ReiSan
      This givs you a false sense os superiority to unbelievrs. Actually, believing in such poor fiction as the Bible makes you inferior intellectually, and you display inferior morals by telling silly and insulting lies about people
    • Jenny_Rizzo
      Quote: "This givs you a false sense os superiority to unbelievrs." It is what it is. You have no proof to discredit the Bible. Having a false sense shouldn't be a problem if you know you are right.
    • Venus1485
      The Bible disproves itself to logical, objective people. It's clearly very poor fiction used to con people.
    • Jenny_Rizzo
      It is not fiction to know how wicked deeds play a huge role in darkness.
    • Venus1485
      Jenny evades my comments. She has no answer. The Bible is more than you claim here. It makes innocent actions wicked to con people and make them buy forgiveness. How much as Jenny given to her church in her life? A man estimated that one of his relatives gave $42,000 to churches in her lifetime. The preacher can buy himself 7 new basic Rolex watches with that.
    • Jenny_Rizzo
      Quote: "It makes innocent actions wicked to con people and make them buy forgiveness." The Gospel is free of charge, although the majority of pastors prefer to teach the Gospel of prosperity, since they are corrupt. The Bible states in Matthew 7:15 that those so-called pastors come to people in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.
  • Fooled! True suckers!
  • Free Will. (Not to be confused with Free Willy.)
  • They do not want to have " to answer" to anybody...just to carry on doing their own thing...good or bad.

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