Time of reckoning. Aliens have arrived. Superior beings are in charge. So much so that the cosmos is understood. All adults are compelled to take a stand as to whether god(s) exist(ed). Answer incorrectly and you are dispatched with extreme prejudice. 

Are you tied in knots and filled with fear? Or do you walk into the moment of truth confessional with aplomb?

Is the typical atheist as certain/carefree in giving her answer as the orthodox theist?

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Comment by _Robert_ on November 29, 2016 at 2:54pm

Obviously these beings are not superior within that scenario. Without direct knowledge existence of deities becomes a matter of probabilities. All existing gods, I give 1% chance. Existence of an unknown deity, I give about a 10% chance, just to leave the door open.

Comment by _Robert_ on November 29, 2016 at 2:56pm

On my above post....the less than symbol as in "less than 1%" just vanished into html world. All existing gods, I give less than 1% chance..0.001% is about right.

Comment by Jake LaFort on November 29, 2016 at 3:06pm

But that is my hypothetical. These aliens are to us as we are to amoeba. I am curious to know how people think they would react to the situation. Am also curious if the perception among atheists is that orthodox theists and atheists are parallel in their certainty.

Comment by Jake LaFort on November 29, 2016 at 3:06pm

So ya, am assuming these smartass aliens have ascertained the truth about gods, creation and eternity.

Comment by _Robert_ on November 29, 2016 at 3:09pm

I would say No, gods do not exist...

Comment by Reg The Fronkey Farmer on November 29, 2016 at 4:55pm
I have zero belief in the existence of any god. I cannot prove a negative but as far as I am concerned they do not exist. This attitude is often seen as arrogance by believers. At the same time I consider adults who insist that their god is real to be immature. When someone tells me they are a devout Christian all they are doing is demonstrating their mental state, how they think and view the world. I immediately think "Oh not another one of them" and lose interest in having any meaning discussion with them.

I have no interest in talking with people who believe they can converse with the Creator of the Universe or who believe they will become immortal for believing such. It all so 1650 's. I would be embarrassed for them if they were not intent on dragging us all back to that year.

I was listening to The Pixies song "The Happening" when I read the post.

There are no gods. There never were. Now please dispatch me.
Comment by browneyedgirl815 on November 29, 2016 at 5:24pm
I'd be fearful. I can say with confidence that I do not believe in the god from the bible, or any other man-made god. I am an atheist based on overwhelming evidence. But in this hypothetical, aliens are here, even though to date we have not found evidence of their existence. Who am I to say I know it all. I'd probably go with "no, god is not real" but id be scared of that little what-if. There is still so much about the universe we don't know.
Comment by Jake LaFort on November 29, 2016 at 5:35pm

There are no gods, never were...also a line from Carlin.

Comment by Jake LaFort on November 29, 2016 at 5:37pm

I wonder how many would cross over and abandon their belief or disbelief. I got a sneaky suspicion that when faced with death there would be more purported theists ringing the nay bell than atheists who say yes.

I guess ya dont know for sure until faced with the unknown but cant imagine i would be too nervous as an atheist saying no god.

Comment by browneyedgirl815 on November 29, 2016 at 5:38pm
Ugh. No red squiggly lines when I post on my phone :) I will have to proofread better!

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