Also, "So you believe what you want to believe, especially if you think it is a good thing." has been used around here before as a legitimate defense for believing in God. How is it acceptable then, but not when I'm (accused) of doing it?
If you're referring to me, personally, I would have to observe that I never defend, nor get defensive about a belief in God, whatever God is.
My personal understanding of "God" needs no defense. It is evident to me; as evident as the weather. It just is
. I didn't get it from the media, from religion, from science, from popular opinion, or from anything else.
Which is my whole point, really.
I hold no view I did not arrive at by myself, through my own senses, reasoning, and experience.
The only reason I expound at all on anything I may expound upon, is so others may be encouraged to arrive at the unlikely - but wholly beneficial - state in which I now find myself.
I don't know why I bother, though, sometimes. Clearly, being content seems not to be a goal many people consider worthy of consideration.