or is only believing in a higher power a choice? If being an atheist is a choice can a person really be born atheist?
Asked by Anonymous at 8:45 PM on Sep. 10, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs
Answer by Shaneagle777 at 9:09 PM on Sep. 10, 2009
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Answer by sahmamax2 at 8:59 PM on Sep. 10, 2009
No. It's a belief. There is a difference. You can't really choose to believe something or not. Why do you think so many women with abusive husbands continue to stay? Because they believe they can change him... They choose to stay, but they believe it's over.
Look at yourself. Whatever beliefs you hold. If I came to your door and showed you why your beliefs are wrong, would you just Chose to change or would you stick to your beliefs? Chances are, no matter what I say or show you, you would stick to your beliefs. It's not a conscious choice. It's something that we have to literally teach ourselves to reject if we choose to change. And that's not really an easy thing to do, in many times it's impossible. Whichis just one more reason that so many religions had to apply force to their non-believers. Because those people weren't going to just change beliefs - it doesn't work that way!
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