In order to believe in something, you need proof, evidence and a good reason. Religion provides none of these. It provides no proof, or evidence, nor does it provide a reason. Religion is defended without reason and against all reason. If you had a good reason to believe, then you would never need to make an appeal to faith. Throughout human history not one single person has ever provided proof and evidence of a god. ANY god. That is just a fact. Another fact is: It is dishonest to assert as fact that which is not evidently true. You can make any claim you like. If you don't have proof and evidence to support your claim, then, that's all it is..... a claim. And it can dismissed as such. This is all very simple. Grade school level simple. Yet a great many either don't get it, or, they refuse to get it through willful ignorance.