Originally Posted by Jabes
You obviously haven't taken a philosophy class before.
I don't wish to turn this into a religious debate, but if you are just curious, then I will tell you my perception.
I just flat out don't know if there is a god. It's something that can neither be proved nor disproved. For me it seems more plausible that religion was created by man. Its fearful to think there is no god. I think religion was created to quell that fear. I would like to know there is a god or some purpose for living, but I choose to believe only in what I can prove (scientifically) and leave the rest as unknowns.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but if your thing is that you don't know there is a God because it can't be proven or disproven, isn't that an agnostic viewpoint rather than atheist? As I understand it, athiest simply don't entertain into the idea of a God at all, because such a concept to an atheist represents controlled thinking as opposed to free thinking.