good outlook that you would calmly reason with it.
Do you think that many atheist do believe in god deep down?
I find it funny that the idea of hell was originally bot put in the Bible. When it was it told people that hell was the coldest place ever. It was cold because of how far you were from gods love. It was also a place to sit and reflect on your life and the punishment wasn't physical pain forever but emotional pain.
It is impossible for everything I've ever heard about any god to be true. Most of it is self-contradictory. If a god like the one described in most bibles was to show up, of course I would be very afraid of it. The gods of the bibles are mean, nasty little gods. I would hope that I would be brave enough to take whatever torture such an asshole god had to dish out, rather than to validate said god out of fear and greed.
Fortunately this hypothetical situation will never happen. And no, atheists do not believe in god deep down, or in any other way.
I like your comment about validating god out of fear and greed. That is one of my main ideas religion was pushed on people so long ago. If not then why are so many churches so rich off of other peoples money.
Another question I have is why are churches still tax free in this terrible economy?
The guy's a fucking bully who insists on worshop and devotion before "rewarding" you with "Heaven."
If he actually manifested, I'm not sure if I'd convert. Fear of the existence of Hell might make me do so, though I don't think I'm likely to beg forgiveness, because if I did - I'd be disingenune. Tangible evidence (such as Jesus coming back to Earth) could convince me that it's all real.
I'm pretty sure I wouldn't love yahweh, or jesus. It's been shown through the documentation ('everything I've ever heard' is real, right?) that neither of them really deserve anything anywhere close to love.