Well? I only ask because I see no definite reason to believe in God, or religion in general. The idea of any intelligent, logical person accepting such outlandish claims as are made by religion such as Christianity, Judaism, and so on with no evidence whatsoever to back them up is unbelievable to me.
A similar question is: why should I, as an individual who has seen or experienced nothing that would give me a rational reason to believe in the existence of a God (or the validity of religion in general), do so?
Please don’t tell me faith. It seems to me that when most people say “faith”, they really mean “my parents told me it’s true when I was very young and I was brainwashed into believing it”.
So far, no one has been able to give me a satisfactory answer to this question. If this has been discussed before on the SDMB, I apologize for not finding it in my search.