From my point of view anyway. so let me explain my meaning.
I will be keeping it to the most base argument for length's sake. and predominently from an unsure (Agnostic?) point of reference.
so lets look at the two choices, deny the existence of God or believe.
there is no overwhelming evidence to prove the existence or non existence of God. no smoking gun so to speak.
so without conclusive proof either way, the choice you are making is based on theory/assumption/speculation, and inconclusive evidence.
but at the same time logic dictates that if no conclusive evidence exist's, you have to leave the possibility open for the existence of God.
and i know the same could be said the opposite. but it's not relevant (at least to me) to the final decision.
so how can you choose, and be sure you've made the right choice? for me it's as simple as looking at the possible consequences of the final choice.
not just weighing the evidence provided, since it's not conclusive.
1. choose to believe. possibility of eternal life in the Kingdom of Heaven. possibility of failing and eternal damnation.
left up to me, to do as asked. left up to the Lord, if i'm worthy of Heaven or damned to Hell.
2. not believe. here's the illogical part. choosing this is a bad choice, since you have to leave open the possibilty for God's existence,
to deny God and not do as was asked is an almost certain ticket to hell. (not guaranteed, as the Lord will save whom he see's fit.)
but extremely risky IMO. since you can't prove he's not real, erring this way is illogical, when the other choice, is the safest choice based on the possible consequences.
playing with fire is baaaaad, it can burn you, literally, doin so is illogical based on the possible consequences.
playing with your soul is illogical based on the possible consequences, when you cannot prove, it, and God, do not exist.
why anyone would choose to take the choice with the worst possible outcome is beyond me. again it's not the logical choice IMO.
on a side note IIRC logic is a major tenant of atheist's argument against God. go figure
if i'm wrong on this please forgive my ignorance.
nonbelievers please feel free to post your reasoning behind your decision and how you logically arrived at it. if you used logic that is.