Unnecessary Belief is Evil
Let's imagine a hierarchy of assuredness. At the extreme end we have things that are clearly impossible. Like for instance how you cannot fit a gallon of water inside a one pint bottle. Everybody understands this. Nor can you eat an entire chocolate cake and then throw it back up intact. Both those things are impossible (but for different physical reasons). The next step is to introduce things that are possible. This is the arena of speculation and belief. You wonder about how things might be explained. What causes existence to be? Where does life come from? There are a lot of "possible" explanations, but only a very few ones that will stay intact at the next level, which is that of being plausible. Lots of things are possible without being plausible. For instance, it is possible that my wife is cheating on me with the mailman but it isn't plausible. I don't believe that. This is by and large because I have faith in my wife. I have chosen to believe her when she says that she loves me and that she doesn't want anybody else in her life like that. I believe her. I even consider this a necessary belief. That is to say, an issue of trust. Do you see my point here? It is possible that my wife is fucking the mailman, but I don't believe that. It's not plausible. It doesn't harmonize with anything I am able to observe.
However, I might in a dark moment think to myself... what if my wife is fucking the mailman? I know this is possible. I go to work and she stays at home. The mailman arrives during those hours. Who knows what is going on? I may choose to believe that she does. This is an unnecessary belief, a paranoid delusion. If I really thought that my wife was fucking the mailman, I would confront her with the idea and probably demand a divorce if she confirmed. However, there is no reason for me to believe that all things that are possible are actually happening. The evidence hat is available to me not only suggests that my wife is faithful and that she loves me, it also suggests that the mailman is just some dude that is delivering the mail; that my wife don't even talk to apart from the occasional and courteous "hello" upon accidentally meeting up in the hallway. I think the mailman hates his job. This is possible, even plausible.
Where is God in all this?
It is unnecessary to believe in God. It is possible that God exists but it's not plausible. It is a paranoid delusion on the same scale as thinking that my wife is fucking the mailman simply because this might be going on, inside the available matrix of possibilities. Yes there certainly might be a God. So what? This is not the point to the theist. The theist doesn't actually care about such things as evidence. He demands obedience. He demands that you should uncritically accept things that are no more than possibilities as if they were assured and irrefutable truths. Why?
Next, he will threaten you. He will suggest outrageous absurdities such as "you will go to hell and suffer eternal pain, agony and torments for not believing in Jesus as your Lord and Saviour!" Upon hearing this, you may shrug because this is of course possible, but not plausible. It's not much of a threat. In fact it is a little childish on the "my dad can beat up your dad" level. You may even giggle a little at the absurdity of this claim. Why would an all powerful creator have to resort to extortionist tactics that not even the intellectual underachievers of the mob would think was much to write home about? It's just absurd. But what can you do? You cannot argue nor reason with someone who has decided to believe in something which you don't have to believe anything about. Clearly, if God exists and have all that power he will be more than able to take care of business without you sticking your nose into it? I mean... does the CEO of Exxon Oil Company care whether you believe in his existence or not? Of course not. It matters not how ignorant you are. He will do what he will do whether you are on the team or not, right? And that's not even anywhere galactic ally near to omnipotence!
If God exists he equipped you with an imperfect mind. Yes it is a powerful mind, but it also has some hard limitations. There is not much you can "know" with absolute certainty. You are left with the possibility of choosing to believe this or that way about most things. The question is why do you choose to believe? I would have to say that I see very few noble motives in most believers. They more often than not seem to be motivated by fear... and manipulative, egoistical ways of sycophancy. "I believe in God just to make sure that I get to be saved and have eternal life!" Dude... That is not the stance of a man. That is the tactics of a bitch.
"The idea of God is the sole wrong for which I cannot forgive mankind." (Alphonse Donatien De Sade)