‘Why don’t you believe God exists?’ is asked of professing Atheists all the time. One of the answers I hear most: no one has given me a good enough reason/enough evidence to believe in God. This answer seems vacant to me, and should be to the Atheist who offers it, especially a philosophically minded Atheist.
You say you haven’t been presented with enough evidence, but that means your opinion of whether God exists is dependent on some theist and his reasons. My lack of apologetic skills isn’t a very good reason to hold to atheism. This makes the Christian, and not you, responsible for your belief in God or lack thereof. I would hope belief-lackers have their own reasons as to their own views, as rational people do. How much credence would you give a Christian who claimed their belief in Christianity is based on Atheist’s lack of compelling reasons to not believe?
But if there are reasons, why is there such an aversion to discuss them? Why does it seem like so many Atheists grasp at some sort of loophole to avoid having to argue for their position? Everyone who has a view on a particular subject ought to have their own reasons (and not simply pass the responsibility for your opinions onto someone else). At this point, the Atheists reading this are preparing to comment with: But…but…you have the burden! Ok, fine, we theists have a burden to show God exists, but for the sake of discussion, let’s hear your reasons for your own position.
If atheism is the voice of reason, why are Atheists so reluctant to offer reason for their “lack of belief”? Why so hesitant to discuss your own view if it is based on actual reasons, and not just some theist’s failure to convince you? Why is your belief or lack thereof my responsibility, and does that responsibility ever fall on you at some point? Can I make it your job to prove to me I’m wrong?