And can still be perfectly happy, reasonable, moral, good people? Not angry or immoral as we are often made out to be. Seeing as it was asked of us non-believers if we hated the idea of a God, it's time for believers to be asked..
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Interesting way to think on it MT, thanks for sharing your answer!
What 's not told to god by people? even told god is small things by Arudhanti Roy,after all the believers of god are millions times than non believers of god.
Cash - a million times what than non believers?
The apostle Paul said in Romans 1:29-30 "They are gossips, slanderers, God-haters, arrogant, proud, boastful, inventors of evil, undiscerning, untrustworthy." This makes sense, because who gives them morals? There's no higher power to answer to...
If you are only moral because God will smite you otherwise, are you really moral? Or just afraid?
Dano - I agree - more understanding - which comes through knowledge. I realise that people share their faith, because it makes them happy, and who wouldn't want to make another happy - but it's that we non-believers ARE happy...just the way we are.
For the Love of Cupcakes - I do understand what you are saying. Thanks for your answer
Thanks for your comment. I do believe it depends on the person - on either side of the God arguement.
Let's hope most feel that way, RT.
Thanks for yr answer.
Thanks for your answer.
Thanks for your answer Calybana. I used the term hate, as this was a follow up question to one asked by another using that term. But I agreed it may be too strong a term, much as i did with the other question!
Actually, celafoe, for some people it is different. The more I learn about the origins of the Bible and Christianity, the more I'm glad that I left it. If you were honest in historical research, you would find the same. Knowledge can bring peace.
that is your opinion, along with $2.00 may get you a cup of coffee In over 40 YRs I have seen and been involved in so many moves by God that I cant remember all. but I will not waste my time telling you
HE IS REAL.== but HE IS.
That's fine, celafoe. You're entitled to your opinion as well. The fact that you try to add the authority of an ancient Jewish deity to your opinion doesn't make it more valid. I challenge you to study more sources than simply Christian apologetics.
as usual you open your mouth and out comes your unfounded opinions. How do you know why I have studied , just because I dont believe your doctrines does not mean I have not looked at/rejected them. Faith is the key to see God not knowledge
I don't have "doctrines." Doctrines are the creations of men used to control others. Faith is the opposite of using your God-given reasoning. God would not have created men with reasoning minds and then have them throw it to the wind to have "faith."
Surely God would rather a person increase their knowledge of their religion, and therefore their faith? Than just going on faith alone? Not saying any1is right or wrong, just a comment to the 'faith rather than knowledge' comment
Thanks for your answer Saqib.
not true. True believers HATE EVERYTHING that God hates , sin, evil etc, but not people that disagree with them as do the musslimes
Celafoe - I'm hoping that's a misspelling, rather than an insult. You are entitled to yr opinion but there is no need for name calling.
Thanks for yr answer Sheila. I like the thought of 'cleaning house' first.
Thanks. This was in response to a question about 'do atheists hate that there is a God" ....
Thanks for your answer Deborah. I'm glad you don't lose sleep - me neither (but vice versa). It's more that people assume hatred/dislike, because they don't understand how one can be happy with or without God...but it's possible both ways
jlpark thank you
I didn't mean anything by saying I don't lose sleep over it.
I just feel that everyone should be allowed to live their own lives and be happy. I also don't believe in judging people, and ramming my belief down their throats
Deborah - I knew that - I meant the same!. I'm the same as you, but don't believe.I have unfortunately experienced that which we both try not 2 do - judge or ram belief - but due 2 sexual orientation than my beliefs. I'm just curious with this questn
You might be interested in reading my hub
Interesting link - I can't read it all right now (using ph to look at HP) but the comments re Leviticus I'd particularly like to re look at - to read with my own biblical homosexuality hub. Thanks for sharing.
Read the second part of my hub first, before reading anything else on my hub
So do some believers, Lybrah, whether they realise it or not but we don't generalise all believers as angry.
Why sad? We are happy, well adjusted people. Why feel sad 4 some1 who is happy? It wld b like me feeling sad 4 u bcus yr faith makes u happy
I don't think so, Lybrah. In fact, I perceive believers to be angrier than non-believers, especially when someone says "happy holidays".
I definitely have to agree with Lybrah. When debating about God why do atheists become so defensive over something you do not believe in? My question is who are you trying to convince? A Christian or yourself?
JT - and you don't get defensive when someone tries to tell you Islam is te best religion? Maybe we do come across occasionally as angry, but believe me, you guys seem just as angry if not more at times.
Agree to disagree jl.
Of course. And that's fine - because u don't see yrself as angry, nor do we see ourselves as angry when in the same position. It doesn't mean you or I aren't coming across that way, it just means it isn't realised by us at the time....on either side.