8 Jun 2017 12:12 UTCThu 8 Jun 2017 - 12:12 pm UTC
Do you believe in god? Someone from uk and from non-immigrant family please answers (You should be native britans) (those from Jewish family or other please don't answer)
8 Jun 2017 13:20 UTCThu 8 Jun 2017 - 1:20 pm UTC
I live in the UK, and am of UK ancestry, and my cultural background is British. I was born overseas, but I have lived in the UK for the past 25 years.
Would you like me to respond to your question?
8 Jun 2017 13:44 UTCThu 8 Jun 2017 - 1:44 pm UTC
I assume you are referring to belief in a biblical god, and not to belief in a god as a placeholder for the universe or as a placeholder for the unknown.
I don't believe in a biblical god. The last person in my family who believed in a biblical god was my mother's mother.
I believe in things for which I have seen convincing evidence, and I have not seen convincing evidence for a god. I do not even know of an experiment which could be conducted in an attempt to seek such evidence.
Of course it's also true that I have not seen good evidence for the non-existence of a god. However, it doesn't seem useful or interesting to believe in the existence of things just because I have no evidence that they don't exist. Otherwise I would also believe in Thor, Superman, and the Easter Bunny.
I understand that you may have some follow-up questions. I look forward to your response.
8 Jun 2017 20:56 UTCThu 8 Jun 2017 - 8:56 pm UTC
What's your native language?
when you become atheist in UK or before that?
8 Jun 2017 21:17 UTCThu 8 Jun 2017 - 9:17 pm UTC
My native language is English.
In my childhood, I was exposed to the teachings of the Church of England, because my devout grandmother was keen that her grandchildren were exposed to the church. I participated in Sunday School for many years. My parents didn't attend church, but they didn't discourage it either.
As soon as I was old enough to know the difference between believers and non-believers, it was clear to me that I did not have this belief.
Therefore, I did not at any time "become" an atheist.