The idea of something happening by not an accident implies motivation
It does? why?
Why can’t things just happen? I was kind of under the impression “Accident” implies motivation.
Perhaps it’s just happening but is there a reason to think that is most likely?
no evidence to the contrary, simplest explanation
Yes that is reasonable, though I know what people mean when they say they believe in something but don’t know what it is, I feel similar.
The other thing is, as I’ve said before, I really think many atheists haven’t fully thought through their position, for instance, from Advocatus’s reply to me, I get the impression s/he thinks we have an ultimate explanation beyond “it’s just happening.” and If only I read a certain book, I could discover it.