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The part about it that I cannot grasp or come to terms with is...
a minimalist, an individualist, a hedonist and a relativist
If you were an "atheist", why do you spend so much time confronting theists to try and reinforce your minority views?
I don't know you from Adam.
Relativist: There is no objective truth, only subjective.
In my world, 2+2=5, cuz I said so.
Hedonist: If it feels good, do it.
What's mine is mine, it's all about me.
Minimalist: What is the absolute least that I have to do, in order to get what I got coming to me?
Ah, the fruits of an "atheist", with the obligatory anger. Why are "atheists" always so angry? The first reaction to Truth, is anger.
Someone who is a minimalist, an individualist, a hedonist and a relativist, such as a communist, must deny God, it's not in the recipe. So, they call themselves atheists. That's their excuse. Then they attempt to shut up the opposition, in the case of communists, they kill them. Here, at ATS, they try and kill them in other ways.
My faith tradition teaches that God created us to know Him, love Him, and serve Him. Why? So that we can be happy. Why? So we can live our lives LIKE Him, becoming Christs on earth, so we can live an eternal life WITH Him, after we die. And that plan is for ALL of us.
Because someone doesn't know God, simply means, well, just that. They don't know God. So, they call themselves atheists. But that doesn't negate the existence of God.
They think 2+2=5. I think 2+2=4. They can piss and moan all they want, 2+2 will always equal 4. It's that simple.
It can be answered in one of many ways. I would enjoy answering your question, but I would need more information. My answer depends on your worldview, your beliefs, your mood, where you are on your path, and many other things. I also wouldn't want to sound flippant or hurried as I am currently trying to throw together a gumbo.
On another side, it's very difficult, if not impossible to prove a negative. Maybe it would be easiest if you proved to me there IS such a thing as an atheist. I'm all ears., or eyeballs as it is.
t's our choice, our free will.
Whoever denies that Jesus is The Christ.
Whoever denies The Father and The Son,
...this is the Antichrist.
originally posted by: ausername
All are inherently corruptible, flawed, and deceptive. Organized religions are the creations of mankind. Used to justify oppressive and even evil acts toward other humans. To use fear in one form or another to trap souls into a misguided faith.
You are born into this world with everything you will ever need to guide you through this life and into the next. If you can avoid evil influences, and deceptions meant to lead you away from the only faith you should have.
1 John 2:22
It depends on me. I'll decide. "I will". God gave us free will.
Isn't Astyanax the kid who got tossed over the wall in The Illiad?
I am an artist. My talent is from God, but I move the pencil.