Pascal's Wager is flawed because it doesn't cover the possibility there is a god that rewards non believers best of all. You can't disprove this possibility.
Meanwhile, back in the real world, only 25% of young adults in the UK believe in god.
<quoted text>I think the proper analogy would be; they have their doubts God exists, but were to afraid to admit it, because they would be ridiculed for being honest about their feelings. But because of advancements in communications they are able to come out of the closet because they can see that there are many people like them.
PHill brought up at good analogy. "I see no difference between people that believe in God or in Santa Claus. In fact, the evidence for Santa seems overwhelming, at first. Then we grow up and it kind of RUINS everything".
My kids don't believe in Santa Claus but when they say they don't, I rebut with, so if you don't believe he exists, does that mean you don't expect gifts from him? Then they say they do because they want gifts.
Just my 2 cents, or 2 pence.
Same thing with God, people have there doubts, but are afraid to admit it, because if God does exist, they won't receive the gift of eternal life, because most Christians tell them they won't.
I don't agree with that. I think it is a far better to admit that you have your doubts instead of being a hypocrite. You may be able to fool someone about your true beliefs, but you can't fool God, so why lie?
They lie because if they don't most Christians will give them crap over it. A group of young Christians can be like a pack of hyenas.