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Why do unbelievers always want proof that God exists?

Updated on October 21, 2011

Searching for proof of God

There are many reasons why people want proof that God exists, and the Bible is God's words and not mere men trying to play God. They have faith, but in other things. They can believe in things unseen and unexplained. That is evident in the new age movement, physics, those who believe in ghosts, those who practice eastern mysticism, those who believe in a force or possibly even gods.

It is not that they are not capable in believing in God or to them at least something. Some just refuse to believe in anything. Others just don't want to believe in the God of the Bible. Why?

They replace creation with Darwin's theory of evolution, and claim it is fact. There is no hard scientific evidence that evolution over billions of years even happened with one species that changed into another species. Why is it easier for them to believe in evolution and not God?

There is some good science to back up Darwin's theory of evolution just as there is good scientific evidence and ideas that were printed in the Bible thousands of years ago that have only been brought to light recently by science.

Yet people want hard core proof, and won't accept anything less than that. Even Though they will accept less than hard core proof of evolution theory. Remember evolution is still a theory that hasn't been proven. It is not a fact, even though it is taught as a fact.

There must be other underlying reasons. I feel some of these other underlying reasons deal with the fact that some people won't accept absolute truth. They don't want to live by the standards set by the Bible. They see those standards too hard to obtain. They don't want to give up their sin. They see God's laws as harsher than man's laws. Some can't even keep man's laws.

They want to be able to look at a situation, and say it is ok to do that. It is ok to steal, since I really need to eat, need the money, need the next fix, need.... When does it stop? To look at the ten commandments know it is not right to steal under any circumstance. To know that they can't go after that good looking person who just walked by them in the way they want to. To know they can't keep doing what they want. It is easier for them to say God doesn't exist than to try to follow his laws.

Then there are those who don't want to deal with the possibility that there may be something after they die. Ok, maybe they don't have a problem with a life after death, but heck no there is no hell. If there is one, they know exactly where they would be headed. That could be a fate worse than death. Maybe they were hoping death would be a way out of their current problems.

With the current problems they may be facing, they can't see how a loving God could let this or that happen. If they think about God, they would blame all of their problems on him. If God is so loving, why did it happen? They don't want to take a look at the fact that it may have been their own fault. That someone killed someone else in cold blood because there is evil in that person. There is evil, and even pure evil in the world.

Then there are people who want to be accepted no matter what. They don't see that acceptance coming from a so called loving God. They don't see the acceptance of their lifestyle from those in the church either. They want to be accepted even though they are in sin. There are some who want to say it isn't sin, what harm am I doing, why can't you just tolerate what I'm doing?

They hear God is always loving, while not hearing the other aspects of him. Then they can't comprehend why he could let something bad happen to someone, why he can let someone go to hell, and etc. Something happened to them where they see God should have pulled them out of their storm, questioning why me? Why is it happening to me? Why doesn't that other person get punished, but seems to be getting everything they ever wanted? They get to the point where they don't see him as loving, but as hateful.

Then there are those who dive into the spiritual, they receive messages from the other side, see ghosts, and get into things they know nothing about. For some reason they believe everything coming from their spiritual source as the truth. They don't question it, or if the entity talking to them is lying or not. They want the contact from the other side. They don't want to hear anything from the Bible that goes against contacting these entities. They want to believe the entities if they say there is no God, and everything is fine and dandy on the other side, and that there is no hell.

This is just the tip of the iceberg. I'm sure many people don't fall into what I mentioned above, and that there are many other reasons that I haven't even touched on.

Basically, some want proof, because they really don't want to believe. Others want proof because it is hard to believe in anything let alone God. There are those who feel God let them down and/or others down. Others won't believe unless they can see it, and etc... .


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      deorganicchurch 3 years ago from Newark, DE

      I think you are correct in that a lot of atheists just want to justify their own sin, and to do that, they have to deny that a God of judgment exists. The Bible teaches that the laws of God are written on our hearts, so they have to reject that in order to continue as they are. They will bow their knee to Jesus someday, but in that great day, it will be too late. We need to keep preaching the word by all means so that some might be won.

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      Bible Studies 8 years ago from PA

      aka-dj - You are right. It is only the tip of the iceberg, and one I probably won't dive much further into. I think that iceberg is just a little bit too cold for me.

      eovery - You are absolutely correct. Thanks for posting the verse.

      I'll try to keep on hubbing. :)

      Sorry I didn't answer the two of you sooner. I didn't mean to ignore you. I just get side tracked easily. I just happen to have a moment that no one is needing my attention right now, and I don't have to do something.

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      eovery 8 years ago from MIddle of the Boondocks of Iowa

      A wicked and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign... Matt 16:4

      Keep on hubbing!

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      aka-dj 8 years ago from Australia

      I agree with you, 100%. Thanks for sharing. I also agree, that it's only the "tip of the iceberg". It is not possible to coprehensively answer such a broad question/issue.. :)