why humans reject god?
I would like to answer that question, and at the same time this is my first post in this forum, so it is as well a kind of introduction.
First of all, I want to say that i do not REJECT God, I but just do not believe
that he exists.
1. I was raised in a secular household, so I never was educated to believe in God.
2. On a pure level of ARGUMENTS, I follow the problem of Evil, (see threads), meaning: a personal, omnipotent, benvolent god cannot exist. (But, an omnipotent MALevolent god could...) So I am an atheist, which mens to me rejecting the monotheistic gods, not nessecarily the pantheistics or the deistics. I am not a hardcore materialist.
3. THe believe in god itself as christians describe it, is rather of psychological interest to me. Meaning: I find it more interesting to think about why somebody would believe in God, than thinking about if that believe (which is one of many, after all), would be the right one for me.
4. The moment I realized CONCIOUSLY that I am not religious, was actually something like a revelation to me: A moment of relief, feelings of insight. I just feel so relieved that I do not need anything than the world itself to be complete.
5. I never got clear with this question about christianity et al: If you believe in god, you start of with a dogma: (or axiom): that is that god exists (in a certain way). I just do find dogmas very cumbersome, because the limit our thinking and experience in a non-nessecary way, I think.
6. A christian has a God as its center or heart, (etc). I have the world. What else would I have? A jewish rabbi told me, that when he looks at his inner core, he sees god. I see the world. God is something else than the world (even if you just say he is more) . In my center there is nothing else than the world. This is, what i would call secular spirituallity (awful word!!!!)