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I have always been curious as to whether or not atheists ever ask themselves the question: What if I am wrong? What if there is a God, salvation, and eternal life? You will not find this out until you die, and then it is too late. What do atheists believe happen to them when they die?
Atheists don’t need to ask that question. If there is a God he’ll have to ask for My forgiveness. Since there isn’t a God we should live our best life Now, not later.
Dear Ms. Scott,
That question is known as Pascal’s Wager, and if you believe in one true god I assume your god is the one to believe in?
I am an atheist. And I believe what christians believe is just a guess as to what happens after you die. I also believe there is no such thing as a bad person or a sinner. So if there were to be a heaven or hell, no one would go to hell, for we are all just misunderstood
I ask myself this question all the time. And every time, I either come up with “No,” or “There must be some other god out there that no one has mentioned.”
Nothing happens after we die. The illusion of consciousness ceases. The ride is over.
What happens if a religious person is wrong? Nothing. You never get to find out that you’re wrong. Consciousness ends. Ignorance is bliss I suppose.
But I think it’s about being authentic and intellectually honest. Atheists cannot suspend our disbelief and we don’t want to. We just want to be real with ourselves and with the way things are.