Apostle James <email@example.com>
22 Sep 2002 13:06:23 -0500
|On Sun, 22 Sep 2002, you wrote:
> Hi James,
> I like what you wrote on antichrist.net.
> The Part about just being Atheist
> and accepting reality, that there is no god at all. I am an Atheist,
> and I do like to listen do (Heavy) Metal and most likely I dress in black.
I bet you and I have even MORE
in common, since my favorite band is
Rammstein, and I think that Heavy Metal should only be heard Auf Deutsch!
> Well, to come to an end, I agree to nearly all of what you've written
> BUT ONE THING.
> I think almost all people today who say for themselves that they are
> chistians, are Atheists. Nobody really beliefs in god and nobody really
> behaves like the bible tells them. In fact we live in a world of Atheists
> who pretend to be religious, but aren't at all.
> Just my 0,02â,¬, ( â,¬ since I live in Germany ;)
It is the same way over here,
everyone seems to be performing what is
known as Pascal's Wager, which works like this. "If you believe in god
out to be incorrect, you have lost nothing, but if you don't believe in
and turn out to be incorrect, you will go to hell. Therefore it is foolish
be an atheist."
These are the flaws in this
argument. Which religion do you follow?
There are many mutually exclusive and contradictory religions out there.
is often described as the "avoiding the wrong hell" problem. If a
person is a
follower of one religion, he may end up in another religion's version of
The statement that "If you believe in god and turn out to be incorrect,
have lost nothing" is not true. Suppose you're believing in the wrong
true god might punish you for your foolishness. Consider also the
have resulted from people rejecting medicine in favor of prayer.
The simple truth about religion
is, that some people are strong, and
can accept life and the universe as IT REALLY IS, while others can not.
them, the false security (comfort) of a wonderful after-life is more important
to them than truth. These people are crippled and religion is their