It bad to say you don't believe in god? and is it bad to say so in front of people who think god...
I mean why do people believe in him for the longest people say jesus will save us and you must give you're self to god. I got some bad news for the people who say god is real it's just something man made to give him self a excuse for doing bad things in his/her life. I never have once believe that someone who is always there always watching and looking out for you is there. So does that mean I'm bad?
That's right, there's nothing more fake than God, I assure you. And it's not quite correct to say you "don't believe in God" because people will want to think that phrase pre-assumes a God exists, you just don't believe in it. You should say "I believe there IS NO God" in a more definite way. Atheists are 12% of the U.S., 27% of Canada, a majority in Europe, and of course it is the more progressive people who are more likely to be Atheists.
The atheism.about.com page offers a page of Advice for Atheists, and how to deal with other people: your boss, your relatives, what to do if you're a teen trapped in a religious family, that sort of thing:
http://atheism.about.com/od/adviceforat … d_More.htm
If you look at the world in black or white, we are all bad to one degree or another. But if you see various shades of gray, I guess many of us can be considered good, at least part of the time. None of us are perfect though, we are human and we make mistakes. To the Christian, we believe that there is a heaven and a hell and that our inperfections would keep us out of heaven unless we believe in Jesus. We believe He died for our sins and paid our penalty. Space prevents me from going into it here. I am sure you have read the story though. If you haven't and want to hear more, let me know.
But onto your question... Are you bad to say you don't believe in God? No, you are honest. People need to learn to be respectful of other people's opinions. We all should be able to present our views, in a kind way, without condemnation from those who believe differently. With that having been said, I will be the first to admit that it is hard to not let a discussion get heated when you are talking about something you are very passionate about.
You're not a bad person for believing there is no god. Atheists and agnostics have the same potential to be good as any religion. As for whether or not you should say it in front of religious people, that answer is largely situational. In other words, I wouldn't recommend seeking out religious people and telling them you don't believe in a god. That would probably just spark arguments and anger. However if someone asks you outright, what do you believe in, then you should be true to yourself and give an honest answer. My wife's parents have a more spiritual view of the world than I do, but I do my best not to belittle their views or openly speak out against it. If, however, they ask my opinion, I tell the truth. I think that is an important thing to remember because you shouldn't be ashamed of what you believe, whether you are religious or not.
Of course it's not bad to say that you don't believe, there is a stigma attached to it in certain places but that shouldn't stop you. Pierre, great response.
If you believe in God or not is a personal preference. I do not think it is fair that people would label a person a "bad person" just because of difference of opinion. I people are really interested in getting to know another person they would have respectful dialogue and hopefully learn from each other.
I would add that not all people who believe in God use it as an excuse to do bad things. In most case it is supposed to be that people who do believe in God should do "good" things to make it into "heaven" or at least get a better birth next life.
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