Ah the great debate: Does God exist?
For many atheists (myself included) the idea of the Judeo-Muslim-Christian God is contradictory, and this is a large reason we do not believe in Him, nor want to. He is omnipotent (yet He allows suffering and death to His followers), he is omniscient (He created us knowing the horrors of what we would do and that some would never believe in Him), and he is omnibenevolent (however He will send the non-believers to hell).
What if God did prove, and I mean with your empirical senses and logic, that he does exist. However He is this mean God who has been and will continue to banish non-believers (Hindus, Buddists, etc.) to hell. He has the power to stop the suffering of even his believers, but doesn’t. He tells you that you must love Him and worship him and you will go to heaven. But if not when you die you will get nothing.
My question to you all is:
Given this knowledge would you love Him? Would you even pretend to love Him, go through the motions so you can have an eternal afterlife of joy? And then have to live with him for eternity.