Because God is far more important in my life
Well as I believe in God. I also believe in paradise. If anyone I loved die, I also know those people are great people and will live forever. You see, there is no fear as a Christian, You wanted to kill me, and everyone I loved? Bring it on, if I die and everyone I love dies, we all go to paradise and live forever happily ever after lol. Then if you dont change, and continue hating and killing people you will be the one who ends up with the short end of the stick in Hell. So really either way, Die, Live I win. Same with my loved ones.
Many people my think that God is demanding and selfish, but I have seen him work wonders in my life. though most people see it, they don't realize it. Besides, God isn't a "Magic Man." He's not a man anyways
Because I don't believe in God
Choosing a supposed eternal peace and happiness, over the relationships of everyone I love and know -- I can't think think of anything else anymore selfish.
I don't EXACTLY beleive in God. People, is there such thing as a floating thing with "luck" given to you if you like Him? This goes against science, math, basically, everything you learned in school (except for English)
Abandoning the people you love most in the world for a magic man on the sky is horrible.
What is God?
No way. Why would I?
Even if belief in God made sense, why would you choose such a selfish being over anyone else? Putting "God" first really means putting the church first, which means someone who wants to control you gets to, and your loved ones can't help you since you're a stubborn gullible superstitious fool.
I wouldn't choose God over my loved ones. Not because I'm atheist or anything like many of the people above, rather that I believe that love is the greatest gift God has given us. Now I know that a lot of people just rolled their eyes but hear me out. Why would you give someone all of these tools to enjoy life, but rip them away? No. I believe God is love. I believe that the teachings of Jesus Christ were teachings of love, so why would Jesus demand that we throw away the love that we have for our friends and families just for Him, when He gave us the gift in the first place. Now this does not mean I do not love God, but I would give my life for those that I care for if need be, and God gave us life. So if you believe that this is turning my back then that's fine, but you are not God, so you are not able to judge me.
Even if I did believe in the old man/woman in the clouds I still would choose family over God as my family is my life. God has done very little for me.
I have a closer connection and bond to my family and friends than God, or any other deity that may or may not exist in this world.
There exists no evidence for a God. Then why would I devote myself to an arbitrarily chosen myth?