My facebook profile prompted a few family members to praise Jesus and God, witness before me, and request that I give their god another chance, because He doesn't make mistakes.

My aunt pulled the Pascal's Wager card. To which I replied with ...

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As far as God is concerned, your odds to be saved don't add up. If the Hindu gods are the correct path then we're all screwed. If the Buddha is correct, then we're all screwed. If Allah is the one true god, then the price will be heavy indeed. If the Jewish tradition is true, then we're screwed. If it turns out that Zeus, Poseidon, and Hades are the true gods, then we have only ourselves to blame. If any of the gods from the past religions, or even the extra gods found in the Bible, happened to have been the correct ones to believe in and follow, then we are in trouble.

I believe you are correct when you say that "God makes no mistakes", because He is imaginary. We can make up any stories we want about Him. We can pick and choose what we want out of the Bible to believe about Him.

How do we know the Bible is true? Because God said it's true. How do we know that God said it? Because it's in the Bible.

I fear for people that believe in imaginary beings. I fear for my life that people believe in them. I watched as a family tried to pray out the demons from a woman that was having a blood-clot in her arteries. Later they tried to pray away a heart attack. 9/11 was done by people that believed in imaginary beings. I recall reading about a family that tried to pray a child's sickness away, but he died. I could go on. I don't believe that it is healthy to believe in a god or supernatural things. Sure it can be fun to pretend but not to take it as real.

Now, if my speculations are correct about there being no gods turns out to be correct, then you've just wasted your life possibly spreading fairy tales along with others that affect the well being of billions of people on Earth. If any of the other speculations about gods are correct, then we're both in the same boat.

What's more likely: The real world is made of mostly what we can see and discover and a few mysteries we won't, or one of the millions of magical beings with some bizarre history from the great beyond makes everything tick and has special rules for living (like not allowing a woman to teach)? I like my odds MUCH better.

I do a lot of research. I looked into the history of the Holy Bible, The New Testament and The Old Testament, when it was written, where it comes from, how many times it was translated, who wrote it, which one was the original, and stuff like that. The answers surprised me, because we're not taught that sort of stuff in Sunday School. I know most believers don't care about that sort of thing. They just want simply to believe. But I do care to know the truth.

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Her next reply was to tell me that I should not Push my beliefs. This got me to thinking that I should actually be acknowledging my lack of belief to all of them. What if there are family members or others that need to know they're not alone in their thinking that there are no gods? When I found out my grandfather was most likely an atheist, definitely a skeptic of religion, I found that very comforting to know I wasn't the only one in my gene pool. I just wish I could have met him.

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Comment by StarStuff on December 4, 2011 at 7:39pm

Help Help!  He's oppressing me!

Comment by Ronald Pyatt on December 4, 2011 at 9:43pm
I know, Right?
She also told me people should not stereotype just before she accused me of possibly being an angry atheist.
Comment by Eoganacht on December 5, 2011 at 6:51am

Nice response.

 

Comment by Dustin on December 5, 2011 at 8:10am

lol, you should not 'push' your beliefs?  Is this the same thing as the Christian persecution complex that thinks putting up a simple billboard that states we don't believe in Gods is somehow a massive persecution amongst Christians?  

I am just dumbfounded that Christians think this when it is in their doctrine that they should spread their own Holy Gospel.  But no no no..........if we say virgin births are probably not possible and resurrections sound a little too far fetched, we are persecuting them and being 'pushy'?  

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