This was a comment from another forum that I browsed. Do not have the URL but that is neither here nor there. I have no problem with people more or less intelligent than me.Why on earth would anyone--even atheists--think that we have "the answers"? We have each, as individuals, come to a single common conclusion: "There are probably no deities." A few go further and replace "probably" with "definitely." Either way, that conclusions opens up new questions, only some of which any of us have answered.
If you read the posts in this forum to look for an overall pattern, you'll find that beyond a vague sense of community, we don't have as much in common as most theists assume. Some of us tend towards dignity and respectfulness, others towards confrontation and ridicule in our conversations with the many theists who post here. Some even ignore the theists altogether and converse only with other nonbelievers. Some are science junkies who lose no time arguing about the ToE and the BB theories. Others focus more on philosophical, psychological, or artistic topics.
I don't know where Carnarvon "hear:" these "rumors." Actually, I rather suspect he's just making that up.
Nice little troll. Have a cookie!
It may be that you have come to the conclusion that there are probably no deity/ies. If you asked me for conclusive evidence for the existence of God, I would have to agree - there is none. That is I suppose why it is called "faith".
There is however strong evidence for the existence of God. The question is, I suppose, if evidence available suggests the existence of a deity/ies. There are strong arguments to support such a view - sufficient I believe to at least come to the conclusion that it would be more likely to be the case.
From my experience with atheists, it would seem that their arguments are more based on moral questions - which I appreciate.
Even Dawkins remarked that intelligent design seems quite possible (somewhere on youtube :
Have to go now, but thanks for your response.