Originally Posted by e90im
GOD IS NOT A CONCEPT. IT IS AN EXTRAORDINARY CLAIM. EXTRAORDINARY CLAIMS REQUIRE EXTRAORDINARY EVIDENCE.
Believing in (a) God does not require any evidence. It's about feeling good about yourself, and the world. It's about community. You can believe in God without any evidence whatsoever. It doesn't 'require' anything.
In fact, if you were raised within a religious belief, it would take extraordinary evidence to refute the existence of God.
It takes a certain level of 'open mindedness' to even consider the concept of 'no God', if you were raised that way. And, for most, that's impossible, no matter how much you beg, plead, berate, whine, and belittle.
You can't argue with a believer about the existence of God. Period.