First of all, I would like to point out that I never actually decided to become an atheist, it just happened. It happened as a result of forcing myself to look at reality for what it actually is instead of what I wanted it to be.
This is a question that surprisingly few Christians ask. Most are content to assume the answer; -“He’s angry at God for some reason… because something traumatic probably happened to him.” -“He’s just being selfish and arrogant. He wants to live his life on HIS terms without being accountable to anybody.” -“He’s simply naive; he has bought into the Devil’s lies. I pity him because he is just deceived.”
Of course, when assuming anything, you are most likely going to get something wrong. I must point out that it is very telling of a person’s logic system when they are basing their conclusions on assumptions rather than inquiry. Any time you are assuming a conclusion without basing it on evidence, you are most likely to have a flawed conclusion. This is something that I personally had to learn, as I used to do exactly the same thing. This, I found, was the difference between faith-based logic and evidence-based logic, as I will talk about below.
Great read, I highly recommend clicking through.