Originally posted by ivanhoe
..... with an idea or a notion or a reality that doesn't exist according to them ?
Why are so many non-believers obsessed with God ?
How about it, non-believers ?
Because at least in the US. God-belief has significant political power. The belief affects my society in so many ways that it is very hard not to give it consideration. IMO these affects are usually harmful. So as a member of a democracy, I take it upon myself to speak out.
In speaking out, I usually encounter all manner of arguments for God.
While I have not encounted a single argument for God that is not fallacious, I still consider them. In part I do this because the argument may turn out to be true, in which case, I should reconsider my current view. More often, I do this because poor arguments are not always easy to refute. Generally theistic arguments are so mired with ambiguity, equivocation, and clever question begging that it can take some thought to spot the falsehood. Acting upon the principle that "practice makes perfect," I enjoy rebutting the claims made by theists.
There is one other reason as well. Having devoted what continues to be the majority of my life to spreading a false doctrine (mainstream fundamentalist American Protestant Xtianity), the refutation of this familiar lie is of special interest to me.