I am going to make a simple argument for atheist, one that I have made before to a few friends of mine that were self-proclaimed atheist and I was able to give the pure logical argument not to be one. Here the argument: Most religions believe in some form of afterlife right, some belief in reincarnation, but who really knows about that. Ok so a religious person dies and he or her go to heaven where they meet loved ones and former friends that have already passed on from their former lives. Now if youre an atheist and you die and go to heaven, what are you going to say? Do you really want to tell everyone in you meet in heaven that you were wrong? Now, if youre a religious person and you die and there is no afterlife. Who is going to say anything, after all you dont exist anymore and no one that died before you exist either. So reasonably you dont exist, but you never new that werent going to. So you died in peace believing that there was something to look foreword to. What does such a person really lose? The funny thing is in my opinion religious people have a harder time with this argument that an atheist do. Personally I once tried hard to image myself not existing, but this was impossible to do, you simple cant image something like this. If there is no afterlife I am ok with it, because all it means to me is things come to an end. I do think believing that your life has a limited time can have some positives, it can keep ones life in focus, because you want to take advantage of what life you have and I personally think that a good way to live. Overall I believe in an afterlife because I refuse to believe that everything a person feels in his or her life is simply a biological function and all we are is a chemical reaction. To live such a life is hollow and soulless to me, so why does anyone want to live it. Personally I think you can see a higher beings influence on the universe, within individual lives, and along with the overall path of mankinds history, but this a different subject.