What if you die, then you find out that there is a god?

Personally, I can't tell people that I'm an Atheist -except you guys on TA- so no one has asked me this before, but I always watch and read debates and discussions between Atheists and theists. And I see that this question "What if you die, then you find out that there is a god? What would you tell him?" is always asked.

 

In Islam specially -and I think other Abrahamic religions- they say that people have free will but they contradict that by saying god writes everything each and every one in the world does! So when an accident happen, muslims tell themselves "it's written and we accept whatever allah has written for us". And when I say everything, it's really everything! even sneezing! lol

 

So if I die and find allah and he wants to send me to hell, I would tell him "why do you punish me? You 'wrote' for me to not believe in you, so can you please tell me the nearest path to heaven? And you are the one who should go to hell for killing so many people"

 

 

 

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Comment by Matt Coulthurst on December 16, 2010 at 7:42pm

I would ask him, "Why is bacon is so delicious?"

Comment by amy on December 16, 2010 at 9:53pm

when i die IF there is a god...i'd say ''man, i could've done a waaaaaaaaaaaaay better job"

Comment by James on December 16, 2010 at 10:08pm

Classic Pascal's Wager. "If you believe in God and are wrong you loose nothing. But if you don't believe and are wrong you will loose everything"  It never seems to get old for them even though it has been thoroughly dismantled time and again. There are many problems with their statement...

 

1) They assume that their god is the only one in question. What if they believe in Allah only to find Zues is the true god?

 

2) They assume that believing for beliefs sake costs you nothing. The reality is that it costs you money in many cases, Sunday mornings (if Christian) daily prayer times (if Muslim) etc, are taught top not think critically and be satisfied with not knowing the way our world works, oppressive and bigoted views, so on and so forth.

 

3) They assume that their omniscient deity will somehow not know I am faking belief just in case. Not to mention that you can't force yourself to believe something you don't.

 

4) If I am wrong and there is a god, then I am also not convinced that I would be damned. After all, if he created us, he gave us these great brains that are capable of critical thought and scientific reasoning. Surely a truly loving god would appreciate that I honestly examined the evidence and found it lacking, over blind faith just in case. I was using the brain I was given to the best of my capacity. Why punish me because he/she decided to hide any evidence he exists.

 

So if I did find myself before a deity I would first ask why it hid it's existence from view. The further questions would be determined by which god stood before me.

Comment by Sadly 'M' iCantSay on December 16, 2010 at 10:13pm

@Matt.. lol

 

@ Jean.. Me too, but there is still that "what if" question and this is my answer to it. :]

 

@amy.. Don't! He's the one who made you do the NOT"waaaaaaaaaaaaay better job" that you'll be regretting then. So don't say that and don't worry, you're going to heaven with me when he tells me the nearest path. :p

Comment by Sadly 'M' iCantSay on December 16, 2010 at 10:34pm

@James.. I agree, specially with the point where believers lose many things.

 

Comment by Atheist Exile on December 16, 2010 at 11:25pm

If I die and find God waiting at heaven's gate, I'd tell God that, before he judges me, he has a lot of explaining to do.

Why didn't he ever say something to me?  He would have had me at "Hello".

Comment by Cathleen Sessions on December 16, 2010 at 11:36pm

Well... They say all the good musicians are in Hell...

Comment by Sadly 'M' iCantSay on December 17, 2010 at 12:14am

@Jean.. I have this answer ready mainly for theists who will ask me this, specially muslims who really believe that everything is written(which means planned btw) for them by allah. Because I know -since I was a muslim- that they never thought about it this way before. I did, but I usually shut myself up because I sadly believed that it was satan playing with my head! And I think the few others that did think about it do the same.

 

I have to admit that I've had this "what if" question inside my head sometimes! And I believe that the reason for that is because I was raised as a muslim, and that I'm a recently "newborn" Atheist, not more than 2 years ago. So there is still some of the horror I grew up believing! And thank goodness it's fading away.

 

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@Atheist Exile.. He has no excuse, just let him move and enter heaven. haha

 

 

@Cathleen.. Does that mean hell would be a mega concert!? I think I changed my mind, I want hell now. LOL!

 

Comment by Gaytor on December 17, 2010 at 2:10am

Great answer here.

Comment by Ramsey Hunt on December 17, 2010 at 2:30am

Say this, "Well, I'll be damned."

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