hardest part about being a Christian is admitting that your
God may very well be as big of a sucker as you.
his idiot's wager.
emails will be in blue while
mine are in black and white.
confused reader asks a pertinent question.
a person-to-person electronic explanation of why atheism is a good
idea. Try to free a confused person!
and foremost, the reason atheism is a good idea is because of premarital
can indulge in premarital sex without fear of punishment... unless
that's a part of the prearranged agreement between the sex partners
already. That's number one, but there are several other reasons
(not quite as important) that you should also be told about.
the lesser reasons atheism is a good idea is because of truth. Truth
like actually knowing where we came from, how life works, what's
really happening and what's going to happen. Knowing the truth has
been proven to be helpful in life despite how it infringes on multiple
premarital sex partner "relationships".
the truth has also accounted for many advancements in technology,
vaccines, child rearing techniques, criminal profiling and even
tastier foods! I'm having trouble thinking of specific examples
but knowing that which is true is usually better than believing
that which isn't true.
is also a good idea because some people might think you're crazy
for believing in ghosts or seven headed dragons or the mallet wielding
god called Thor. And I've found that looking crazy means less premarital
also puts people first. Religions usually put God first, then people.
Sometimes they even put religious people before non religious people.
In fact, sometimes people can fall way down the list below God,
His Son, spirits, popes, priests, the Chosen, religious... and even
the belief itself. Atheism does not do this. For an atheist, only
premarital sex partners are more important than the human race.
No other religion can make that claim.
atheists generally believe in evolution, and the theory of evolution
hinges on the importance of multiple premarital sex partners for
the survival and improvement of a species. It's THE most important
part of atheism.
that I've stressed enough what is so important to me about being
you for your question.
it just be safer to believe...........?
For your sake,
I hope that you are right. Have you thought about the consequences
you'll have to face if your wrong? I think you are a very
intelligent person, and it is obvious to see that you have
thought a tremendous amount about this philosophy of yours,
but what if? Wouldn't it just be safer to believe...........?
Hold on one second.
Is this what you're doing? Pretending to believe just in case?
Does that work?!
That really doesn't
sound like you're being very honest with-
Oh my god! And are you going around telling people all that
stuff in the Bible is true based on something you're make
believing in just to be safe? That's horrible! In fact, that's
If that's what
Christians are doing then they're complete posers! And it
doesn't get much lower than that.
Honestly, it never
even crossed my mind that people might actually see that as
an option. It's heartbreaking to hear they're out there living
life submitting to fear. No wonder they act the way they do.
You've opened my eyes Christina. Now I understand the kind
of "faith" you have.
So, nah. I'll skip
Please ask Jesus
to save you.
Jesus please save
... big money on car insurance!
you died today where would you go?
If you died today
where would you go? If you don't know, you might want to think
about my first comment.
Thanks for your
Oh, I know. In
fact the answer is so obvious that some people will buy into
the craziest beliefs you've ever heard just to avoid this
The answer? Nowhere.
You go nowhere Bill!
You know how it
is that you didn't exist on planet earth before you were born?
Well, that's the same place you'll go when you die too. I
know that you're not gonna want to let go of that "eternal
paradise" you think you got comin' but nothing makes more
sense than "the end is the end."
So, does this mean
I don't have to think about your first comment then?
about a little insurance.
If you are right
I lose nothing, if I am right you lose a great deal. How about
a little insurance. Try it my way, you will not be sorry.
| No no no, get it
right. If you are wrong then you have wasted your life submitting
to something that was never there, and you will have encouraged
children to do the same. You'll have spent your life promoting
a lie that encourages people to put a non existent entity at
a greater value than themselves. That's pretty low.
You will have also
contributed nothing to mankind because you'll have left it
all in the hands of that non existent force. And in case you
didn't know, this is a great tragedy. In the end your life
will have been spent pursuing that which is fake.
I, on the other
hand, as a result of being right, will have done everything
in my power to discover that which is true (and obviously
succeeded), aiding my fellow humans in the noble pursuit of
happiness and freedom (something that a servant to nothingness
does not pursue).
Oh yeah, and one
other thing, you're also going to look like a total moron.
I mean, are you serious? People pretend to believe just for
a little insurance?!? Your fool god allows that?!?!
Bill, you're an
embarrassment to your "faith" (if that's what you call it).
showed a friend your track, first thing he said is this
guy has really been hurt in life, and thought God let
him down in someway.
I showed a friend
your track, first thing he said is this guy has really been
hurt in life, and thought God let him down in someway. I thought
maybe so, but here's my take on it.
First of all the
title of track or booklet shouldn't be named GOD IS FAKE,
but instead IS GOD FAKE? Because you haven't searched the
heaven's and you really don't know for a fact that God is
Secondly I got
to give you credit for something you wrote. The part in the
tract that says just use common sense is right on the money.
I know alot of people who have done stupid stuff including
myself because they thought God was leading them. So to all
the christians out there, use common sense and faith.
The only thing
that hurt me was the realization "eternal paradise" was just
wishful thinking and not really there at all.
Common sense and
faith don't mix very well. One defeats the other. If common
sense works then faith isn't necessary. If faith is necessary
then obviously common sense wasn't working. There's your answer.
and I've already beat you to it Jay.
parents are your spiritual brother and sister, and God
is your Father.
Read through some
of your "hate mail." Very funny stuff. You have thought things
through. I agree with the first blush inconsistency of a "loving
God" and eternal damnation.
In my opinion,
it makes more sense that there is a place where a soul may
go to heal before moving on.
I don't know enough
to be able to defend or explain the possibility that hell
may be as described in the bible.
If it is a real
place, it makes more sense to me that it is a place for people
who were presented the gospel in understandable terms, given
more than one chance to accept Christ, and yet purposefully
and knowingly rejected Him and lived a life that brought more
than a little pain and grief to others. Kind of the difference
between manslaughter and 1st degree murder. But like I said,
I really have no idea. It used to bother me a lot.
I have also read
your personal religious history as you relate it on your site.
I am going to point out something that you will reject. But
here it goes: It seems to me that your perception of God is
confounded by your problems with your parents and their beliefs.
I think you should reconsider, or consider for the first time,
that your parents are your spiritual brother and sister, and
God is your Father. When you look at it like that, it puts
them on a level where their mistakes and goofy views are not
so powerful. They're just like you, here to learn and grow
and hopefully become the best they can be.
Here is my take
on Jesus: God's Son showed us how to live fearlessly. He spoke
out against the hypocritical religious authorities of the
day. He ignored their threats and pointed out their errors,
and showed them what a burden they had laid on people. He
emphasized that God was a God of mercy, not judgement as they
taught. He flipped the world upside down for everyone who
listened to him. He brought hope and joy to the oppressed
and to "sinners." He presented fierce defiance to those who
lorded their authority over the people. Yet he never drew
a sword. Instead, he taught us that death is not to be feared.
He preached that it was more important to keep your integrity
and good heartedness than to keep your life. He demonstrated
this by allowing himself to be taken and crucified. Then He
came back and showed many people that He was still alive as
if to say, "see, death isn't so bad - so live and speak fearlessly!"
I have no doubt
that you can find many ways to poke fun at what I have written.
But I had written back and forth to you a couple of times
a few months ago and I enjoy a good debate. So I couldn't
resist writing again.
So what you're
saying to me is that it makes more sense to you that your
eternal soul goes somewhere to heal before moving onto your
remaining afterlife? It makes sense to you that God's plan
to pay off the universe's toll for the evil we commit is through
the spillage of blood, a price He paid for everybody with
His Son's blood? Evil can be paid off with blood? Are you
serious? That makes sense to you?!?
Mike, when I look
at my parents as if they are my spiritual brother and sister
and God as my father I come under the impression that you
think there's such a thing as ghosts. Is that fair to assume?
I know it's a bizarre accusation but that's really what you
sound like you're admitting to. Crazy huh? I mean, that would
include haunted houses, eternal afterlives, angels, devils,
and, well you see what I'm talking about. Absolute madness.
All I can say to
you is that you've left me "compounded."
God forgive you for this.
I just want to
remind you , whether you believe it or not, that you will
be judged for this terrible mockery of our Lord Jesus Christ
on Judgement Day!
May God forgive you for this.
Jesus Christ! I
hope He doesn't forgive me for it, then I'll have wasted all
my time on this for nothing!