Well, if you say that "It is impossible" entirely, then people will think that you are completely ignorant and arrogant. But to tell the truth, it is impossible! And when people ask why it is impossible then my answer is "Because there are no signs of a god, and my understanding of the Cosmos, which is based on subjective and objective experiences plus Scientific facts and data, comes to the conclusion that there is no god in this Universe, period."
But as Peter Atkins once said in an interview "What's wrong with being arrogant if you're right."
God is an unfalsifiable concept. If there is a god, he does a lousy job of revealing himself to the people he supposedly holds accountable for not believing. I believe that god most probably does not exist, and that belief in one relies on the confirmation bias, herd mentality, indoctrination, and/or labeling things god without being able to demonstrate that they are.
To say that there is no god, 100 %, seems impossible in our society. But I feel and I "know"/"believe" that there is no god nor a celestial dictatorial one. If someone wants to try to persuade me they can go right head, I like to be surprised. But the chance to change my mind on this is nearly impossible.
Atheists are supposed to have full trust in science. There were atheists when there was no science to support atheism and so their justification for their atheism was weak. Today, hardly any athiest will not take the support of science to justify his atheism. I arrived at atheism by a process of loggical thinking but my beiefs later on have so strongly supported by science that I now wholly take the support of science to support my atheism.
The age old religious philosophies are based only on two main concepts, viz. god and soul. If we believe that science has unravelled the mysteries of how life emerged on this planet and how the uniververse was formed, then the first question arises in my mind is, " If the so called god of supernatural powers is not the creater of the universe and of the life on earth, then what is he there for? What is he doing?" The most obvious answer is that he is not required. I understand that Stephen Hawking also has recently said that no god is required for creating the universe. So, Enistein, Hawking,Darwin and co. have already found the answer for the question for gods existance.
Another support for this comes from deliberating the old concept of 'soul'. There is enough proof to show that the idea of the soul was conceived by imaginative philosophers because they did not know the function of heart. If one goes in a little more details, one can easily ascertain this. This therefore demolishes not only the concept of the soul but also of rebirth, heaven, hell etc. So, a little knowledge of science and full belief in it is more than adequate to demolish th conceot of god and religion simultaneously.
I agree with you wholeheartedly. I do have trouble with the phrase, "lack the belief in any gods." I don't feel a lack, like when I lack water; I see no evidence of any god even as I am filled with wonder when I look into another's eyes or see the sunrise, or look at stars and constellations and planets with and without a telescope. Seeing Hubble photos of deep space with all that energy and infinity, I get goosebumps knowing I am created of the stuff of stars, that I have all my senses to experience life, that I exist to participate in life, that differences matter and are not to be avoided or discounted.
Sometimes, when chaos seems to overwhelm me, I realize there is order to existence. When people preach or teach dogma, or "received" knowledge, or values that make no sense to me I have the right ... NO ... the obligation to speak up, not because I am right but because I perceive things differently. Sure, I am open to hearing something new or explore different points of view. But when I answer the doorbell to Mormons or Seven Day Adventists I never hear anything new or worthy of hearing again. They are pests! Intruders! Kind of like dogs spreading their fecal matter all over the neighborhood, unwelcome, unwanted, and uninvited!
The only way anyone could ever find anythin similar to a "god" is through math or physics
I have trouble with the words, "only," "ever," "anything," "is". Absolutes invite me to disregard other words in the sentence. In my opinion, I have not experienced any reason or evidence there is a god or gods or spirits or demons. When reading and watching programs about math and physics and science, I am intrigued and curious to know more.
We can't be completely sure. We only have 5 senses and one thing I'm pretty sure of is that the universe is full of things we'll never comprehend. But I do believe there is no god who put it all together and insists that we worship his most excellent self.
I agree! Absolute certainty there is no god/s is as foolish as absolute certainty there is. On the other hand, the five senses plus the ability to think critically provides evidence for believing or not believing. There is a new twist coming into awareness and that is quantum physics. Obviously I know nothing about the subject, but just enough to know that the laws of Newtonian physics do not explain all of existence. According to Chaos Theory, the "butterfly" effect, i.e. the flapping of butterfly wings in south America effects the wind in the Orient doesn't make sense ... but high temperatures in New York City correlates with neonatal deaths in India.
Sorry, I can't find the New York city temperature correlates with neonatal deaths in India data.
I strongly doubt there is a god but I could be wrong.