Why Argue?

Why are you here?

I’ve been reading some topics and comments in the Faith and Belief category, and I am at a loss. Why are you here? I’m speaking mostly to the atheists. You have made it very clear that faith is foolish and you certainly don’t believe. On top of that, there’s nothing anyone can say to change your mind. You have an answer for everything, and it usually comes back to the lack of proof of God and consequent dismantling of everything associated with him. Do you just really like to argue? Do you really just like to prove people wrong? I hope I am not being rude. I really enjoy reading what you have to say, and if I can think of anything intelligent enough I’ll try to respond. But I am still confused as to why you spend so much time and effort here? What’s the point?

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