I don't know that thats a logical conclusion to draw. I know plenty of atheists who get scared. I don't think anyone has ever NOT been scared. Maybe I don't get your drift. You seem to be suggesting from your posts that God and the Devil are the ultimate things to fear. Perhaps you are not. Are you saying that atheists fear nothing?
unless you're brain dead, everyone has been scared. i've though i was going to die a few times in my life and that was scary but when i got a call saying my son was in the hospital because of an accident, i was scared sh&^less.
I have been scared many times, but never due to any divine or theological reason. I have been scared in serious conflicts or confrontations, at sea in hurricanes and typhoons (depending on the ocean), and when a big damn dog was chasing me, or had caught me. I don't see this question as it is phrased to necessarily be on faith.
No i don't think they are brave, for the fact that they don't believe in God is enough for me to conclude that they fear nothing, it is either you fear God or you fear the devil, you can't also believe in the existence of God and not do the same for the devil.
Atheist believe not in God Existence and that automatically means they also don't believe that the devil thus exist.
I want constructive criticism and opposition from every one.
I've read that atheists tend to be more superstitious than religious people. That may not hold true for those who are educated, but it tells me that atheists probably fear the same things religious people fear. They simply label their fears by a different name.
To be very frank, i don't think there is anyone worthy to be call by that name:People love identifying with what they know nothing about all in the name of being different, whatever that means.
If they don't believe in God, then they don't believe in themselves, that's the way i see it. You can't be neutral in this life, they choose to be neutral in the quest to fill the spiritual void in man and to me, their approach is completely baseless. It is blind and dented with illogical conclusions.
That's the way you see it, and I can respect that; but I can't say that I agree. I look at an atheist as someone so enamored with the view of the forest that they can't imagine the outline of the individual trees. But that is only because I want to believe the trees are there. We are all embedded too deeply to know the details of what we are truly looking at.
You have no proof, other than what can only be labeled intuition, that there is anything beyond this reality. The label of blinded by illogical conclusions fits the believer more closely than it does the atheist. Imo.
I disagree. Why wouldn't a person believe in themselves? They exist and think and do things. I think it would be easier to believe in yourself than a God. What if they don't have a void that needs to be filled? If some do and believing in a God or Gods works for them then great but why do so many feel the need to tell others that they are wrong?
Regarding the OP I think fear is a normal and rational human instinct. I don't think it has anything to do with the devil or satan or God. When we perceive danger we get scared. When we might loose someone we get scared.
If God exists he doesn't belong to you. Labeling that potential force as the Christian God is pointless and degrading to the concept. Imo. To me, it means one of two things. You don't know, or you don't understand what you have been privy to.
I would never say someone has not had experiences, but I have no problem saying you've interpreted them to suit your particular religion, or agenda.
That's exactly the power of God and not the Christian God per say: God is not man, he is a spirit. You can't claim to know him except he reveals himself to you, that's all i am saying. I had a one on one experience with this awesome power.
I don't know what gives you impression that Atheists don't have a fear. They're humans too! They do work 9 to 5 and have all sort of family, relationship and finance issues. Belief in Galctus has nothing to do with basic instinct. I'm an Atheist and I fear emptiness in life.
What does being scared or not have to do with being Atheist? Everyone has fear, it's in our genetic makeup. It's called the fight or flight instinct and it's not something you can just shut off because you do or don't believe in God. It's a survival mechanism.
You were given an accurate, factual and logical answer to a question that was, given your current response clearly loaded!
I don't believe you have approached anything offered on this thread in an accurate, factual and logical manner... and certainly NOT your attempt to sideswipe the excellent answer provided by Disturbia!
'Spirit' has absolutely NOTHING to do with it... Unless you are prepared to state that Rattlesnakes, Dung Beetles and Zebras all 'believe' in higher powers!
Please... do answer that on behalf of the animals of the world.. it will endorse the depth of your knowledge! And if you're right... I'm sure that all the mortal animals of the world would happily call you Felix Dolittle!
I choose not to fear or more accurately choose to overcome my fear of the celestial dictator you believe in, you may live in fear of your god, you probably are "god fearing" I have felt fear plenty of times as an atheist but I never have felt fear for a god nor chosen to submit to some supreme ruler, I don't believe there is a god but if there is then I think he would apreciate courage and logical thinking more than cowardice and irrational belief in an acient myth, if he does not then he isn't worthy of my worship anyway. I choose to emigrate from the celestial North Korea you live in.
It's easy to deconvert to atheism because they are disappointed, hurt or because they have lost their faith due to God making sense. It's harder to suddenly make a rational atheists convert to Christianity, which...