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If u r an atheist in life and wen u die god turns out to be real, would u go to hell?

Post 1

neoSerpent

I am an atheist, i dont believe in god. But that dosent make me evil, i care about my family and think that a lot of gods teachers, 'love thy neighbor' etc are good ideas. So if i died and discovered that god does exist wuld i got to hell?


If u r an atheist in life and wen u die god turns out to be real, would u go to hell?

Post 2

[...]

It depends what kind of Christian you're asking.


If u r an atheist in life and wen u die god turns out to be real, would u go to hell?

Post 3

neoSerpent

You dont have to believ in god to be good, and if u dont believe in god it dosent make u evil


If u r an atheist in life and wen u die god turns out to be real, would u go to hell?

Post 4

[...]

I knowthat, I'm an atheist. I'm just answering your question. There are many subsections of Christianity so an atheist's entry into Hell would be dependent on which you ask.

I mean the range stratches from "You'll get to Heaven if you are a good person regardless" to "You're not a Christian, you don't take the Bible literally, you believe in evolution, you go burn now." smiley - biggrin


If u r an atheist in life and wen u die god turns out to be real, would u go to hell?

Post 5

Dad n Dave

It's also worthwhile to know that some branches of the Christian religion do not believe that there is a "hell" in the commonly construed fashion, nor a separate supernatural being aka Satan. Some would also say that there is no action as such that a person can do to "deserve" salvation - it's a gift from God rather than something that can be earnt.

As said by The Cat, it sort of depends on what kind of Christian you're asking.


If u r an atheist in life and wen u die god turns out to be real, would u go to hell?

Post 6

neoSerpent

okay, my first instinct is towards atheism but i have this nasty fear of hell holding me back


If u r an atheist in life and wen u die god turns out to be real, would u go to hell?

Post 7

[...]

That's got nothing to do with atheism unless you're worried a sentient being put it there...


If u r an atheist in life and wen u die god turns out to be real, would u go to hell?

Post 8

Dad n Dave

The fear of hell is exactly what is being played upon people by those who seek to control. It's a classic "carrot and stick" approach. If religion didn't already exist and someone only came up with the idea of religion in today's society, "pay me some of yor money and you will get a reward after you die", I suspect that they would be quickly put in gaol as a con-artist. Unfortunately power corrupts and history is littered with examples of atruistic roots being overtaken by those with less pure motives.


If u r an atheist in life and wen u die god turns out to be real, would u go to hell?

Post 9

neoSerpent

its an irritating little fear, i dont really believe in god but, but what if im wrong? what if god is real and i suffer eternal punishment? I guess i shouldnt start going church just because i fear that there is hell to pay if god is real, its not a good enough reason, i dont really believe. Its weird, a yr ago i had no problem with being an athist, y now i wonder?


If u r an atheist in life and wen u die god turns out to be real, would u go to hell?

Post 10

[...]

Then that would make you agnostic...


If u r an atheist in life and wen u die god turns out to be real, would u go to hell?

Post 11

neoSerpent

thats what i thought but im not sure, a few months ago i was totally atheist and didnt care


If u r an atheist in life and wen u die god turns out to be real, would u go to hell?

Post 12

neoSerpent

i guess every single non christian person in the worldis at risk of going to hell (if god is real, i doubt it) because they dont believe, it dont bother them, it shouldnt bother me


If u r an atheist in life and wen u die god turns out to be real, would u go to hell?

Post 13

Mr Bond

Agnosticism is the most logical viewpoint, and requires the least faith. It's also a bit of a cop-out really. The only way you can know for certain God does not exist is to be God, the only way you can know for certain God does exist is to be God. Of course, either way there is a God.smiley - bubbly


If u r an atheist in life and wen u die god turns out to be real, would u go to hell?

Post 14

Today Is Tomorrow

here's a question for ya - if heaven and hell are mutually exclusive to each other (i.e. - "i believe in heaven so hell must exist" and vice versa) then an atheist has nothing to worry about, right? with no belief in a god and paradise, there can also exist no belief in a satan and hell! smiley - biggrin Home free!

unless you happen to be a satanic atheist... smiley - erm


If u r an atheist in life and wen u die god turns out to be real, would u go to hell?

Post 15

Mr Bond

satanic atheist would be an interesting one!
also, not beleiving in God and believing there is no God are different things.

anyhow, as to the question, I would think you're right, if there is no God, no heaven, no satan, no hell, then all you have is now. You can do what you like, but make the most of it smiley - bubbly


If u r an atheist in life and wen u die god turns out to be real, would u go to hell?

Post 16

unisyc

I'm an atheist, but I believe God lives in Bournemouth, and is a retired History Professor...


If u r an atheist in life and wen u die god turns out to be real, would u go to hell?

Post 17

ferall

I am a atheist in all logical thinking but emotionally i don't want to give up on the immortal soul bit.smiley - erm


If u r an atheist in life and wen u die god turns out to be real, would u go to hell?

Post 18

Joe Otten

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This is the logic of Pascal's wager. The trouble is, it doesn't suggest a belief in the Christian God, but in whatever religion makes the biggest threat to non-believers.

And believing somebody just because they threaten you, well, it won't win you a Nobel prize.


If you are an atheist in life, and when you die god turns out to be real, would you go to hell?

Post 19

Ste

I think a lot of Christians (but not weirdo fundamentalist ones) would say that if a person led a morally good life and behaved like a Christian ideally should (love thy neighbour, etc.), then they would go to heaven.

However, if you post things in txtspeak then you automaticaly go to hell.

Stesmiley - mod


If you are an atheist in life, and when you die god turns out to be real, would you go to hell?

Post 20

xyroth

I appear to be the odd one out here.

I don't have a particular belief in the existence or non-existence of a god (or many gods).

However if you look at most of the religions, the reward for being a slave to religion on earth is an eternal servitude after you die.

This doesn't seem to be that good a deal to me.

So, if heaven exists, I hope hell does too, as it would give me somewhere to go when I failed the entry exam for heaven (by not being willing to do the eternal servitude).

Of course, if there is a choice of afterlife, valhalla sounds like a better bet to me.

smiley - winkeye


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