Atheists/Agnostics: How many of you want to believe there is an unconditionally loving God out there?

I want to so bad, but the lack of evidence for such an unconditionally loving God keeps me to myself. The lack of feeling of it in my life keeps me to myself. The lack of faith I have is most of it too… how can I have faith in something which takes so much away from so many?

If there was one, the world wouldn’t look like it does today.

So, I’d want it, but I have ruled out that possibility. Which more people should do, because then we can finally realize we all have to take care of each other.

I think Christopher Hitchens made a good point about this. He said he’d rather live in a universe with an uncaring God than one that loved you. In a universe with an uncaring God you would have freedom, whereas in a universe with a God who had your best interests at heart you would have no such freedom.

Personally I have no wish for there to be a God, though I must admit such a universe is so far beyond my experience I have a little trouble picturing what it would be like.

I find myself thinking from time to time that I wish there was a God, mostly so something could be done about all of the atrocities in the world. Which is partly the reason that I know there is no God.

Maybe if everyone understood that God is a fairy tale, and that people are responsible for their own actions, then we could move beyond this petty arguing and fighting and accomplish uniting humanity.

But, I doubt anything like that would happen certainly not in my lifetime, and most likely not for centuries.

It would be comforting to know that a loving, caring deity (not the Christian god; that one can rot in hell for all I care) is out there somewhere but the truth is, there isn’t. I believe that most people are so blind in their faith that they just go on thinking there is some sort of god because they don’t know any better. It’s just easier that way.

I wish I was that simple. But, I’m not.

God is love – And loves unconditionally- We are not little god’s but we continually display unconditional love. God is not our problem – it is what you think about him that becomes a problem for you. If you thing He is bad then you have a bad God concept- If you think that He is weak then You have a weak God concept. However if you think that he is Almighty, The Wonderfil Counselor , King of Kings and Lord of Lords then you will begin to have faith towards Him and begin to find yourself fulfilled in your quest to know Him.

I want to believe so badly, but nothing in my life or even in this world has led me to believe in a God. I can’t believe in anything/anyone who would cast off people that haven’t fit this perfect mold or led a perfect life for “him.” For there to even be a hell is just hypocritical of what I think a God should be.

Have you done anything to try to develop a relationship with the God you would like to believe exists? If you haven’t, that’s what you need to do. You know, Seek and you shall find. Knock and the door shall be opened. You have a part to play in it

i would really want to believe that after i died, i could live ion everlasting peace with my loved ones, buy I’m not sure if that’s ever going to happen.
I would want to believe in a protecting and loving god(not the Christian god) but there’s not enough proof for a god like that.

Nedspeak- great answer

It’s a nice thought, in theory, but there is no evidence for it.

I can’t make myself believe in god no matter how much I’d might want there to be one.

Well, I admit I would like it if the Norse Gods existed (not so sure about wanting the Christian God to exist). But just because I would like something to exist doesn’t mean it will or does exist.

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