—Soren Kierkegaard (1813-1855), who is considered to be the first existentialist philosopher. “I want atheism to be true and am made uneasy by the fact that some of the most intelligent and well-informed people I know are religious believers.
It isn’t just that I don’t believe in God and, naturally, hope that I’m right in my belief. I don’t want there to be a God; I don’t want the universe to be like that…
Further, why are so many smart people unconvinced despite the wealth of evidence? Sproul comments in his book “The New Testament maintains that unbelief is generated not so much by intellectual causes as by moral and psychological ones.
And if the evidence is so strong, as this website contends, why isn’t it more commonly known? The problem is not that there is insufficient evidence to convince rational beings that there is a God, but that rational beings have a natural antipathy to the being of God.
Sproul continues: “God’s presence is severely threatening to man.
God manifests a threat to man’s moral standards, a threat to his quest for autonomy, and a threat to his desire for concealment.
In a word, the nature of God (at least the Christian God) is to man and is not the focus of desire or wish-projection” [as Sigmund Freud suggested].