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  • Im new to this so please dont kill me haha..

    I enjoy reading the stuff on here. i may be a christian but i strongly disagree with many teachings that church's teach to their people. I just wanted to test my faith so if you have any questions or thoughts that can lead to an interesting DISCUSSIONS or just something that i could ponder on, that be cool :D

    Ask me anything that you dislike or dont understand about the bible and ill give you my personal opinion. your most likely not going to believe anything i would say but its always fun trying to understand one another :) PEACE



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  • Senju, I like that you form your own opinion, that is being open minded and that is very useful :)

    What properties does god have?

    Is there a heaven and hell and how do you get there?(Or any afterlife)

    Why do you believe in Christianity?

    Do you understand our position?

    I think it would be fair that you can ask us any questions if there is anything you do not understand about atheists :)

  • Thanks Chadious. im not really into the debates stuff, like trying to convince people what I think is the truth. i rather be open to anyone's opinion. there's no point of discussions if we are going to be stubborn and not try to learn or understand other peoples perspective :) so THANK YOU for your reply.

    I believe that God is caring like a father. (honestly that's a hard question haha) i believe God's form of Justice is far superior then humans, even though i find it hard to believe sometimes. In a nut shell i believe that God has attributes (what we consider good) that we dont fully understand.

    i hope that answers your question.

    I believe in heaven and hell but not the way church's commonly preach's it. the hell i believe in is based on a scripture i read, that the dead is consciences of nothing (sorry cant remember), i like the IDEA of that hell then a loving father allowing his children's to suffer forever.

    As for heaven i believe that heaven was reside for him and his angels. Everyone wants to live forever but no one wants to die haha. So my conclusion is that earth was made for man because their should be a purpose for the earth in the first place. (IF he created it) i guess to get there would be another long as topic. :)

    I guess i believe in Christ because it gives me a sense of purpose. something to look forward to and a reason to follow his teaching. i believe his teaching are useful for humanity. Also the emotional aspects that you feel. Like hope and faith stuff, i like that feeling haha. I also believe that life and the universe is too complex to be made by chance. So i personally think that their is a grand designer.

    TBH i dont fully understand your last question. Sorry dont want to be rude. But if your asking about our position in Gods view. i think that there's a reason, i can go more into details if you want :)

    So yeah ahumm so i want to get more into an atheists trade of thought. :D

    So how do Atheist view the concept of good and bad? BTW feel free to rebut what ever i said i wont take any offence :)

  • is Atheist like a religion? as in what are their main beliefs and goals in life?

  • (Hi.. i am an indian and sorry for my horrible English)

    Atheism is not a religion.. it is just a "lack of belief" or "rejecting a claim".. So saying atheism is religion is like saying being bald is an hairstyle, not playing any game is a type of sport, not wearing a shirt is a type of dress..

    as i said before atheism is not a religion, it does not have any main beliefs or any particular goal in life(like reaching heaven haha)..

    the only goal for any human regardless of their beliefs is that,

    1.try not to harm anyone

    2.try to be a part of development of the world

    3.live their life to a full extent.

  • Thanks Priyanka.

    Is your perspective from a religious or Atheism point of view?

  • i was born and raised as a hindu.. but for the past two years i chose not to follow any religion... and yup.. u can call me an atheist..

  • Senju.

    //that the dead is consciences of nothing (sorry cant remember), i like the IDEA of that hell then a loving father allowing his children's to suffer forever.//

    That is how I used to think of it as a theist when I was one. Now I think when I die it is most likely I will be conscious of nothing, like the hell prospective. From what I have learned, all people from all over the earth have created some sort of afterlife. I think that once we understood that we are here, to today's prospective, we realized one day we would not. This is a scary thought to many at first. There is something called terror management theory that covers this. Creating an after life also helps in dealing with loved ones who have past. We can hope to see them again.

    I question how much people really believe in this. Let us say the Queen of England is leaving a city. The people love her very much. They will not see her for a very long time. They do not cry. If they really had faith to see someone again, they would not cry at the funeral.

    //As for heaven i believe that heaven was reside for him and his angels. Everyone wants to live forever but no one wants to die haha. So my conclusion is that earth was made for man because their should be a purpose for the earth in the first place. (IF he created it) i guess to get there would be another long as topic. :)//

    That is a logic concept. I actually used to believe the same thing :) Why would we be made for here, to go through some test that arose later, just to go somewhere else? I never understood it, but was never taught it as well. At the same time, if I come from dirt, why not return to dirt ;)

    //I guess i believe in Christ because it gives me a sense of purpose. something to look forward to and a reason to follow his teaching. i believe his teaching are useful for humanity. //

    Do you think that without Christ you would have no purpose? Do you think that you can join in a scientific field and make yourself useful for humanity? I think that my support of science helps humanity the same way you do and I have much to learn :)

    // Also the emotional aspects that you feel. Like hope and faith stuff, i like that feeling haha//

    All things in moderation. Drinking wine is good, but to much is bad. I am sure by the things you have said you are on top of that as you seem to have a good mind. Just reminding you to think for yourself and not go in on what you are told without thinking it through.

    // I also believe that life and the universe is too complex to be made by chance. So i personally think that their is a grand designer.//

    I actually have many (isms are always complex and no one is exactly anything) Pantheist, deist, and yes Christians that I look up to. I think that there are many things we do not know and to insert an answer is a cop out. I actually had this said to me today. "The evidence in satanist killing people is in the cops unsolved mysteries files." I could simply insert aliens instead of satanist and it would be the same thing, unconclusive evidence. I think there are many things we do not know that we should work on. I need know answers to life's mysteries until we have supported answers :)

    //So how do Atheist view the concept of good and bad? //

    I would like to address this in two ways, maybe more ;). First by objective, then by a historical subjective.

    Objective= to lie is a sin.

    let us say you are a kid and a bully is looking for your best friend. He wants to beat him up. He is big, tough, and a brute and you and your friend are not. He demands to know where your friend is. You say you do not know. I do not think this is wrong. We can even go as far as to say someone wants to kill him based of something not true. Again a lie is not objectively wrong. We can go deeper into parents telling their kids about Santa because of tradition or whatever. You might lie not to hurt someones feelings. If someone comes to you and asks you for directions in a rude way and you give them bad directions, that is debatable lol ;)

    Ever since writing forms have existed he have seen the new societies try and deal with ethical problems based on new societies gained after the neolithic, agarian revolutions. We have Hammerabies stone, (Babylon) You can look up chapter 125 of the Book Of The Dead (The book of afterlife) by the Egyptians. In recent history we have the end of slavery, segregation, today we are dealing with gay rights. We are understanding more and more that humans are conscious and should have the same rights. I think this has taken time as we slowly understand more and more. Animal rights are a new thing as we understand more and more about them.

    //is Atheist like a religion? as in what are their main beliefs and goals in life?//

    No but we are a group of people just like you :)

    I really tried to set up for a good convoy and not really debate so much. I hope you like :)

  • Thanks i like :) sorry for the late one

    // Creating an after life also helps in dealing with loved ones who have past. We can hope to see them again.......They do not cry. If they really had faith to see someone again, they would not cry at the funeral.//

    -I agree that believing in a after life helps us deal with loved ones who have past. But how do you accept that you will never see them again? It sound really sad to me. And i guess thats why people still cry at funerals just in case they dont. Me personally as you know i believe in an after life, if any love ones were to pass, i would still cry from temporal separation. About the queen, I would cry if she was my mum or someone really close to me, then again it depend on how far and long she goes for haha.. An yes we should not cry. :)

    // Just reminding you to think for yourself and not go in on what you are told without thinking it through. //

    -Thank you my friend :)

    // I think that there are many things we do not know and to insert an answer is a cop out...... I think there are many things we do not know that we should work on. I need know answers to life's mysteries until we have supported answers //

    -I AGREE,

    // Objective= to lie is a sin //

    -Yeah that is a very interesting point, i think people call it white lie lol.i try to avoid lying by holding the truth or missing out key points but some people still consider that as lying haha

    Dont worry your fine but if you strongly disagree with something feel free to express yourself i wont take offence :)

  • How old do you think the earth and universe are?