Christians, and other theists, I believe I have heard or read all of the arguments from you as to why I should believe in God. Thus far, none of them are worth the electrons required to display them on my screen. I ask you, do you have anything new? Do you have that one argument or proof that will sway an atheist like me? Before you write something, please make sure you are not just rehashing the old arguments below. (To the non-religious, feel free to add to the list.)
“What if you are wrong?” – Pascal’s Wager. Fail. I could use the same argument for Zeus and Odin.
“The Bible says…” – Circular argument. Fail. The only proof that the Bible is true is that the Bible says it is true. By this reasoning, the Koran and Book of Mormon as also true.
“There is evidence of design…” – Argument from design. Fail. There is no evidence for design. Most of the cited evidence is either a misinterpretation of the findings, lack of education, or outright fabrication.
“Two billions people cannot be wrong…” – Argument from popularity. Fail. The entire world population could believe the moon is made of cheese, but that wouldn't make it happen.
“You cannot explain this...” – Argument from ignorance. Fail. The inability to explain a phenomenon does not point to God; it just means it hasn’t yet been explained. What is more, many of the claims that something cannot be explained are incorrect. (You also have the problems of “God is in the gaps.”)
“I was lost, but now I am found…” – Anecdotal evidence. Fail. Saying, “I prayed and [this] happened” is meaningless on an individual basis. If everyone who prayed had it happen, then you would have something.
“Morality…” - Have you read the Bible? It advocates slavery, rape, child abuse, genocide, etc. Fail. I can find plenty of examples of immoral acts by believers, often done in the name of God. I can also find many examples of non-believers who lead exemplary lives.
“Something cannot come from nothing” – Argument from ignorance, again. Fail. The Big Bang doesn’t say the universe came from nothing.
“You cannot prove God doesn’t exist” – I don’t have to. Fail. You are making the claim that God exists, I simply don’t believe your claims.
“The Ontological Argument…” or “The First Cause Argument” – Both of these are logically flawed and make ridiculous assumptions. But, the bigger issue is that no Christian believe BECAUSE of these arguments, they are just arguments people use to justify what they already believe. Fail.
“I feel God” or “I have faith” – That is nice. But it isn’t a reason for me to believe. Fail.