Having read and posting on various threads where athiests have expressed their views. The Following questions seem appropriate. This thread grows out of another thread HERE but I felt sthe subject needed it’s own thread.
When a Christian asks you to believe in God and preaches the Gospel etc to you, they are offering you a hope in Eternal Life.
The questions for you are are these.
*]What is it you are offering to us when you ask us NOT to believe?
*]What advantage(s) does belief in NO God offer?
*]Why is Rejection of God better than Acceptance of God?
*]Why is Hoplessness (No afterlife) better than Hopefullness (glorious afterlife)?
Let it be know right now that I am no philosopher, nor am I a theologen.
I am a simple believer in God, because it makes no sense to me NOT to believe in God.
I am a Christian because Christianity, built upon Love, makes more sense than any other faith that I have looked at.
I recognize that there are numerous examples of people of faith acting badly, even horrifically, yet I cannot see that as some sort of proof against Gods existance.
So tell me - What does the “faith of Atheism” offer that is not found in a “faith of theism”.
Most forms of belief in God, particularly Judeo/Christian belief, whether right or wrong, offers the Hope of salvation and an eternal life of happiness. What can Atheism offer me except the grave?