Question: Is believing is something for which there is no tangible evidence (a god) somehow more comforting that?
standing on your own two feet, facing reality, and overcoming life's problems on you own, as an adult?
It has been that way for almost as long as humans has been on this planet. It makes most people feel better and gives them better reason to live.
Possibly, but of the 7 billion people on earth, no two think the same, so what do you gain by this claim? Does it make YOU feel superior? That's nice. Glad we could help.
Of course, hence the sayings; the truth hurts, ignorance is bliss, etc.
We're not purely rational beings, we're predominately emotional ones, so comforting myths will always have their place among us, especially the conveniently unfalsifiable ones.
It wouldn't be comforting for me because I can't fool myself into blindly believing in baseless claims. I find comfort in the "truth", not appeasing fairy tales.
First of all there IS evidence. WORDS/Testimony of what people saw and wrote down IS evidence.
Haven't you ever heard "Anything you SAY can and will be used against you in a court of law"?---I get the sense (from your rebellious attitude) that you have heard that before...and will probably hear it again...so first of all...actually understand what evidence is.
Second --a person doesn't even need ANY evidence to know that God is real...because a person can pray to God and get PERSONAL revelation that God is real...then a person KNOWS God is real...without reading any books or having any external evidence...because GOD showed us...What greater witness can you have than from God?
Third --acknowleding the reality that there IS a God is actually the thing that atheists are afraid to admit....that SIN actually DOES exist and that they are committing it!...Atheists can try to avoid their conscience...but it is still there...testifying personally day after day that good and evil DO exist...so why not become an adult and face that reality and live right?
That's how it seems.
It's got to be some anthropological hangover from our less sophisticated days.
Can you prove that the Divine Creator does not exist?
If not, then perhaps the evidence is all around you.
I tend to view religion as somewhat of a crutch.
There's no tangible proof you'll ever have sex, but it feels good thinking about that, right? And why does God have to provide tangible proof of his existence for man?