Are you sure? what does your intuition tell you?
I joined this site as a traditional Christian, but, after my humiliating loss to Bones (my first debate), well, I started to doubt myself. I had never actually questioned God before, but the points against it make sense.
I think that's fine, but don't throw in the towel because of a loss about some things you haven't considered. You don't have to give up your natural response to life that God exists, beliefs are flexible in the sense that there is nothing about God, creation or the proposition of a soul that you would ever need to forfeit because there is no reasoning that can show of their nonexistence.
There may be ideas, dogma and preconceived notions about God that another debater can debunk or pin you in a corner because they helped you see the nonsense in some belief you hold true to. But despite all that, God as a concept (and even a reality) will always stand tall and true no matter the argument put forth.
If you want good reason to maintain your belief in God, hook up with me and ask me some tough questions or send me a PM and I'll give you some interesting rebuttals to whoever you think is getting an advantage over you.
At worst, I'll have you suspend some of your personal beliefs to see other options about God's existence.
However, there is a reason I don't personally identify with Atheism either.
That will probably always stay with you, because you cannot escape your true nature. Even staunch atheists at some point, will be so consumed with their thoughts about God and who they really are will need more than materialism to fill their natural curiosity. I mean look at the religion forum, they are obsessed with the topic even though they bash Theists. They cannot help themselves and even though they play on the wrong side the fragrance of what they really are follows them around.
No matter what, don't identify with any belief or ideology that could strip away your potential. If anything, just say you don't know. Never say yeah....I'm an atheist and a materialist because believe me, even though they play hardball they have no idea what exists and what doesn't. Don't let them fool you.
Many different places. Creation is massive, there are multiple parallel worlds and so each soul has a very long journey ahead of them.
There is no scientific evidence anywhere which proves where our spirits go, so the only option I can see is a deity. Or deities.
True....Science cannot reach that which transcends the physical boundaries so be clear in your understanding that science is simply a method of study that deals with material phenomenon, it has no life, truth or knowledge of its own. We formulate theories based on what we find of the physical world and people make interpretations from what they see. But the problem with that, is they don't see everything so the materialist mumbo jumbo is a bunch of speculations from certain people who have very limited tools'
Just remember science is a neutral study, it doesn't make any claims about God's existence only people do. A limited one at that in the sense that it is not equipped to handle spiritual phenomenon, that is where religion and spirituality pick up the ball.
Science and spirituality have no conflict believe it or not, they both study two different natures of human experience and so they are in harmony. Don't get that twisted with religious propositions because God's existence and scientific study flow harmoniously together.
So, agnostic. And until someone proves where we go when we die, I'm staying this way.
Well there's flat out proof that souls exist independent of the physical body during NDE's. You can interpret that however you want, but it is evidence of the soul having conscious experiences OUTSIDE the confines of the material body. Religion and spirituality have been proposing the souls existence as long as man has existed. Paranormal encounters all over the world signifies the same is true, that life transcends the physical world. This amount of experience isn't people's imaginations, that's what atheists want you to believe so they can coddle their nonsense materialistic worldview in spite of the actual evidence.