Don't know whether I can label myself as an Atheist or not, but sometimes the idea of God drives me up the wall, exasperates me so much, because I see so much in this world that doesn't make any sense in light of God having to be an All-Wise Being. At the outset, I have to admit that even God would allow Evil to exist because God, in his fairness, would allow free-will to us humans. So of course with free-will comes the choice and decision among some people to do Evil. In that realization, I accept the existence of Evil, and why God would allow it. But what doesn't make any sense to me is why God allows tsunami's and earthquakes which kill thousands of people, which of course includes numerous children and babies. Surely, those babies were innocent, so why did God allow that? Either he's helpless to save them (which is Unlikely because he's All-powerful) or (2) he can save them but refuses to do so? If so, why? These questions about God are important to me because this Suicide Forum has to do with human-suffering, human-misery, so the idea of God certainly underlines it all. Much as I appreciate Christianity, I see so many contradictions in the Bible, but I better not list them here because I don't want this to deteriorate into a Religious argument. At this point, I concentrate on Buddhism because Buddhism emphasizes how to discipline our emotions in order to attain peace of mind, serenity. And serenity is the purpose of SF. Because when the Buddhist Dalai Lama was asked,"Is there a God?", the Dalai Lama answered "It's not important whether there is a God or not. Instead, what matters is how we treat our fellow men." I wholeheartedly agree. So my question is, are you an Atheist? Also, what do you think an All-mighty God should do? Remember the points I made earlier about the existence of Evil people and also why devastating earthquakes are allowed. I believe Evil human behavior is Unavoidable because Free-will is necessary but I don't see the need for earthquakes which kill thousands of innocents. Does Atheism make more sense to you? And what made you finally decide to become Atheist?