I am an atheist. I can honestly say I have never believed in God. I’m not trying to convert you but, to me, this is what you have to accept in order to become an atheist:
There are things you can’t explain but you don’t need to know all of the answers.
I don’t know how the universe started but if you say God made it, to me, that sounds like you don’t know either. I am fine with knowing there are things I don’t understand because they don’t affect my daily life. If there was a National Geographic special on television tonight that explained how the universe was created, I would watch it but it wouldn’t change what I would do tomorrow.
I went to the Reason Rally in Washington, DC on June 4,2016. It was enjoyable to be around thousands of other non-believers.