Skip to comments.Famous Atheist Now Believes in God
Posted on 12/10/2004 7:08:12 AM PST by Michael_Michaelangelo
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"If you are taking the contrary position, yes it is. The "There is no afterlife" argument is not self-evident."
The burden of proof lies with the one making the claim. Your claim is: There is life after death. This is an extraordinary claim. The emperical evidence suggests that death is final. It is up to you to prove that there is an afterlife.
No he doesn't
Many, I'm one and I know lots of others.
Certainly a devout Christian won't smoke marijuana themselves
Which, of course, has nothing to do with government laws.
We will just have to respectfully disagree.
Don't be too cynical. C. S. Lewis too first had a conversion to theism (from atheism), and only a couple years later did he finally believe in Christ.
Sometimes conversion is a long process.
"Then why did you repost it?"
If I'm not mistaken, valuesvaluesvalues did not repost this article.
I'm a Christian, and I'm glad they stopped praying in public schools.
You bet, that's why I posted it. I love that song.
These folks are whistling past the graveyard even if they don't admit it.
I always tell 'em, "if I'm wrong, nothing will change for me, But if I'm right,,,,well,,,,you have a problem".
"by his words and his resurrection."
You are taking the words of one man, who claims to be the son of this omnipotent power that created all, as fact. Also, thier is no proof that Jesus was indeed resurrected. Those are your beliefs. Like I said, I have respect for the Christian faith, but I do not believe what you do.
Want to meet some?
Now, if Peter Singer admitted a belief in God, then you'd have a story on your hands...
There is no proof that Socrates ever lived.
"It is not Jesus who is attacked, but Christians. Mostly by people who feel that Christians are trying to dictate how they should live their lives. It's backlash from Christians obtaining political power and forcing their morals on the rest of society."
Ah. Secularists want a monopoly on imposing their morality on others.
Anyone who supports the minimum wage or environmental rules forbidding land use to protect some animal is imposing a form of morality.
I should have made a distinction between legalization and use.
They believe that this life is all there is. When they look deep inside they know that there is nothing else.
Therefore they must have the courage to face up to the terrifyingly cold wind of their own mortality and an eternity of oblivion and so a degree of contempt for those who, in their world view, lack the moral courage to face up to this harsh reality is perhaps understandable.
This world view is also reconcilable with atheists losing their nerve at the death. After all, what's to lose?
I emphasise that this is not what I think but I believe I have a little insight into the mindset.
I do think that some of those here who profess to be followers of Christ are too quick to judge.
I do like debating with you Protagoras.
I think you have me wrong. Those laws are there because Christians lobbied to put them thier.