Originally posted by idonotcollectstamps
Honestly the reason that I do not believe in your religion/deity of choice is the same reason that you do not believe that Thor is real, the same
reason that you do not believe that Zeus is real the same reason that you do not believe that Horus is real the same reason that you do not believe
that Vishnu is real etc. etc. (disregard this if you believe in all and every deity all at the same time for it does not apply to you.)
Think very carefully why you do not believe in Apollo and why you do believe in your deity of choice (unless of course you worship Apollo).
Have you determined why you disregard other gods/goddesses/deities?
Now apply your reasoning for disregarding other deities and apply it to your own deity of choice and you have just successfully made the transition to
You do not believe in 8,645 deities
Atheists do not believe in 8,646 deities
Well, for one, I could say that I don't believe in any of those other deities because, for example, Apollo never offered anyone salvation from Sin,
he merely pulled the Sun across the sky, and I think we all know how the Sun works today.
The problem with this, is that we're deleting God and replacing Him with Nature. Thousands of years ago, people would credit God to everything,
rightfully so, when they didn't understand how it worked. Now, with Science at an all-time high, we're understanding our universe more than ever,
and attributing it all to Nature... why? Just because something can be explained 'naturally' disproves God? That doesn't make sense. How do we know
that ISN'T the way God works?
I know I sounded like I was getting a bit off track there, sorry about that. Anyways, that number is more like 2870 'deities' recorded since 4,000
bc, there's not enough accurate information before that, so it's all we can go by.
Anyways, of those, the Judaism and Christian God are the same, Yahweh and God, (the Islamic God is different, even if it claims to be the God of
Abraham, it's not the same).
Out of all those..
Which ones teach that there is no one good, not even one?
Which ones have accurate, historical information?
Which ones can be proven to be legitimate with 'science', today?
Which ones offer a person relationship with their deities?
Which ones teach to love their fellow man, and not to kill them because of their beliefs?
Which ones prophecy of future events, especially ones that have already come true, and can be proven?
Which ones have zero flaws or contradictions in their respected, 'holy books'?
You're list will get short, very, very fast, and that isn't the half of it.