Every variety we need:
Some need religion to lead a good life
Atheists are also needed on the world stage to contain the excesses of religious leaders, hence if one feels atheists are the arrangement of God, he may not be wrong.
The real truth is that God hasn't shown up at all.
Another inconvenient truth is that history is full of attempts to explain and justify there own behavior, good and bad, by using "God's" will.
You can quote your own scripture to prove god, but what does that prove, or even mean to someone who doesn't believe? Who can't, because there simply is no evidence?
Should we take your word for it? Your holy books word for it?
When will mankind learn from history that "god" is a no show? (I am not overly optimistic about this)
I think that faith always is and should be private. Even when religion has been mandated, there is no doubt that not everyone agreed. When you are forced to believe, is that even faith?
Faith can be a great thing, and I am not arguing against that. But please, stop the crap about your "god" being the one true god. I agree with smiddy3.
Believe what you want. Don't insist on it. If I don't believe your way, am I condemned? If so, move on with your little person thinking...
God may not have shown up the way you expect, but His works are easily discernible to those who want to see. Here is an example of one of former atheists:
“The God of the Bible is also the God of the genome. He can be worshiped in the cathedral or in the laboratory. His creation is majestic, awesome, intricate, and beautiful.” (The Language of God: A Scientist Presents Evidence for Belief (2006), p. 211, Francis S Collins)
“I was an atheist, finding no reason to postulate the existence of any truths outside of mathematics, physics and chemistry. But then I went to medical school, and encountered life and death issues at the bedsides of my patients. Challenged by one of those patients, who asked "What do you believe, doctor?", I began searching for answers. (cnn.com)
Here is his most famous quote: “It's a happy day for the world. It is humbling for me, and awe-inspiring, to realize that we have caught the first glimpse of our own instruction book, previously known only to God” (The Language of God) He is a physician-geneticist, noted for his landmark discoveries of disease genes, and his administration of the Human Genome Project (HGP). He is the former director of the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) and current director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
In my OP I`m speaking primarily about belief in the God of the Bible ,Jewish ,Christian ,Islam seeing they all have roots from the same tree.
My OP is not talking about a concept of a "God" outside of those parameters just so their is no misunderstanding.