posted on Nov, 8 2007 @ 06:19 PM
I know there seems to be some sort of "athiest uprising" on the internet right now and I'd like point out that I highly resent this mass of ranters
constantly pointing out how stupid religion is. Ultimately atheism has, for many people, just become another antagonistic, self-righteous faction
(along with all the other people who use religion for personal gain).
Okay, so heres a few of the questions that got me questioning religion (christianity in my case).
Wouldn't people born into devout christian families have an advantage over, say someone born into a family of sadist neo-nazis? I mean, no one is
born "good" and neither is anyone born "evil". Your personality is, for the most part, dependent on what you experience in life. So if God loves
us so much, why isn't he giving us all a fair start.
The same logic applies to this: What about the majority of the world who are non-christian? You'd be surprised how many people don't know who jesus
was, so are they just stuck with eternal damnation?
What about this: If you think about it, there is no such thing as chance or probability in this universe. Everything is destined to happen one way and
if it happens any other way it would be breaking the laws of physics. So then why are we being tested by god? Surely, with gods omniscience he would
already know the outcome of everything.
My final point
According to most religions (again more specifically christianity) in conjunction with what we understand about the universe, we live on an
infantecimally small planet (in respect to the size of the universe). This is the only planet that harbours life, and is under the careful watch of an
unspeakably evil omnipotent being and it's opposite god. This whole universe's sole purpose was to house a tiny rock where a few trillion people
would have to try and prove that they were worthy of an afterlife of eternal bliss. What's the point? It was gods idea to create us but it turns out
it wasn't such a good idea after all. I mean, didnt he see all this coming.
These questions are from someone still terrified of hell. Although i doubt it's existence it still scares me. Like being on a plane and not expecting
a crash but still being worried by the chance of one.
(Being the ats noob i am I've gone and put this in the conspiracy forum. Thanks to whoever puts this thread in the correct place.)
[edit on 8-11-2007 by dorean]