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Hey guys:) This topic is very interesting and certainly controversial. However, I want to see if I can have a civil debate about religion and come to understand why some people are atheists (i am a Christian). I will respect everyone's opinions, cuz I am just curious. Thank you! Peace, love, and rainbows.
Friendly discussions are great! I am an atheist, but I respect all religions as long as no one is being harmed! I have many Christian friends, Hindi friends, and a Muslim friend. I know this is kind of an old thread, but friendly discussion between religions/lack of religions could lead to a serious increase in tolerance.
I agree on that last bit:). So... What do you want to debate? P.s. I was getting a little worried that no one had responded, so thanks for your interest! I thought about added something like "NO, THIS IS NOT A TRICK, I WILL NOT SMITE PEOPLE OF OTHER RELIGIONS...." But then I felt like that was going a bit far, and also might be considered a trick. Lol. Anyways.... I'm new at this. I realize this is my thread, but i don't want to dictate it. That said, I can give a general reason why I believe in god, or if there's a certain topic of interest or questions you had that would be great too! :)
I'm an atheist because I think humans were an accident. Look at what we're doing.
I don't see the connection. Explain please?
The Bible states that God intentionally created man when he made Adam and Eve, right? Now the entire world has been wrecked by humans and by my logic a God, if it existed, would've intervened by now.
that's just my take; I totally get why the belief in a deity is comforting and important to a lot of people.
Christianity does not deny the existence of suffering — far from it — nor does it promise believers an end to said suffering. So comforting? No. Does the belief in God, specifically Jesus Christ, provide hope? Yes. But it's different than saying everything is rainbows and butterflies.
The Bible acknowledges human suffering, why God allows that to happen, what the cause of it is, and how Jesus will end that. If you want to know these things from that perspective, us be happy to provide an explanation.
"The entire world has been wrecked by humans... God, if He existed, would have intervened by now." This implies that things used to be GOOD. they were, for about a quarter of the first human's lifespan, and then sh.it hit the fan:). The fact is (well, the belief is) that humans are sinful by nature, they murde.r and steal and destroy..... Why does God allow this? Why doesn't he intervene? How is God a just God if He allows this suffering?
All good questions, if you'd like to hear my opinion :P