I remember telling a Christian about my disbelief in a god or ANY higher power. We used different philosophical scenarios to strengthen our own points of views during our debate/discussion. “Atheism vs. Christianity” debates are quite common in internet discussion forums, blogs and message boards. They are usually heated discussions and sometimes the name-calling begins. Once in a while a Christian will ask an atheist “What if you’re wrong?”
Well…I’m going to answer that question:
If I’m wrong…I’ll go to Hell as your doctrine prescribes.
If I’m wrong…The Rapture will happen and I’ll be left behind.
If I’m wrong…I’ll be forced to wear the “the mark of the Beast” etc.
If I’m wrong…my soul will be lost, etc.
But there’s another side of the “What If you’re wrong?” question:
If you’re wrong…you’ve wasted your life believing in an antiquated fairy tale.
If you’re wrong…people of your faith owe millions of relatives of the tortured, burned, stabbed, shot, ridiculed, persecuted and judged many apologies and reparations. Most of these folks were Jews, Muslims, Native Americans, African Americans, gays, atheists, witches, warlocks and other people killed out of just plain paranoia! Your religion has had periods of forced conversions.
As an atheist, I’ll take my chances on being wrong. It is my life.
If you’re wrong about Heaven, Hell, Jesus and an afterlife…you have wasted MANY lives.
Atheists don’t convert, Christians do.