For most atheists, no, of course not. The question is loaded (starts with one or more non-stated assumptions accepted as true).
This question is assumes a dichotomy between purposeful design and accidental happenstance. The implication is that because an event is an accident, it is not supposed to happen, otherwise. Questions like this are an attempt to make the atheist appear foolish for believing in something so improbable.
For instance, the idea is that if life is an "accident", then it is a fluke so beyond the chances of winning the lottery, that it must have been guided, because there's no way it could have happened on its own.
A third possibility exists: predictable result
That is to say, it is neither an accident nor a intelligently guided process that water vapor turns into snow during the winter. It is to be expected, given the starting conditions. In fact, this occurs with predictable regularity.
One can follow successive steps after the big bang until today:
- Lots of hydrogen is floating around the universe, which begins to condense together and ignite into stars. This is predictable simple physics.
- Stars, through nuclear fusion, begin to produce heavier elements. This is predictable nuclear physics.
- The stars eventually nova as they run out of fusible material, spreading the heavier elements around (oxygen, carbon, iron, etc.) This is predictable physics.
- The heavier elements consense into accretion discs, like the stars did, to form asteroids, planetoids and planets. This is predictable cosmology.
- Et cetera.
Follow this chain of events, and you'll eventually get to the spontaneous production of amino acids (which some kinds have been reproduced in the Miller-Urey Experiments), and on to proteins, protein bubbles, and beyond.
Obviously, some spots of the timeline aren't well understood yet, however, the point is that no step along the way is in any way an "accident". They're predictable results given the starting conditions.
...meaning, it should happen. We don't yet know how, exactly, how abiogenesis happened, but atheists tend to believe it is likely a natural, predictable result like any of the other steps that we've investigated thus far.
Abiogenesis may turn out to be just as inevitable of a result, as hydrogen igniting into stars.
- Isn't "believing that God doesn't exist" the same thing as "not believing in God"?
- Do you only believe in what you can see, touch, feel, etc?
- Why do you ignore all the evidence around you for a god?
- Where does morality come from, if not God?
- Why do atheists support gays so much?
- Do atheists believe in nothing?
- Are you afraid of going to hell?
- If it wasn't God, who created the universe?
- Why are you so closed minded?
- What is the point of living without an afterlife or god?
- What if you are wrong?
- Can you prove that God doesn't exist?
- Will you admit that there is a possibility of a god?
- Do atheists have faith?
- Where does the meaning, and purpose of life come from?
- If there is no god, how do you explain _______?
- Why do atheists have faith in science?
- Are atheists empty, unhappy people?
- What bad experience made you hate god?
- Where to do you go when you die?
- Do you believe all this came about by random chance or by accident?
- What would it take to prove to you that a god exists?
- Why don't you just sit down and shut up, and let others have their beliefs?
- Why are atheists so angry?
- Isn't it arrogant to say that science has all the answers?
- Wouldn't it be safer to just believe than risk going to hell?
- Aren't you just rebelling against God because you want to sin?
- What is faith?
- Have you tried to believe in God?
- Doesn't you being so against God prove he exists?
- Why did you choose to be an atheist?
- Where do you think rights come from, if not God?
- Is atheism a religion?
- Do atheists want to take religious freedom from Christians?
- Don't atheists believe there is no god?
- What is in it for me to be an atheist?
- Do you believe in a soul or spirit?
- How do you know you are right?
- What is an agnostic?
- If you don't worship God, do you worship yourselves?
- What is the difference between an agnostic and an atheist?
- Don't you have to be skeptical about skepticism?
- Don't you know that you're just supposed to have faith?
- What do you base your beliefs from?
- What is an atheist?
- Why do you ignore god?