I was browsing twitter the other day and I came across the accusation that atheists are atheists because they want to sin. This kind of thing drives me crazy due to the complete absurdity of it. As far as I can tell, accusations such as this are rooted in the idea that everyone believes in God, they know he is real deep down, but they are rebelling. People making this claim are so drowned in how they see the world they cannot imagine an alternate view. They believe in God, they can't imagine not believing in God, so they assume I also believe in God. So how do they explain atheists? I guess they are just people who want to sin.
This is simply incorrect. I'm not rebelling against God, I don't think there is a God to rebel against. I don't think God exists and therefore I don't think sin exists. Sin is a slight against God, and again, I don't think there is a God so therefore there is no sin.
I honestly don't think God is real, that is why I am an atheist. There is no secret motivation behind it, I have never seen any evidence for the existence of God, even where you would expect there to be some, and therefore I am an atheist.