So it recently came to my attention that a popular perception in the world today is that without the fear of an all seeing God, and the threat of eternal damnation, people would just indulge themselves in every whim, and stray thought that crosses their minds. The world would become overwhelmed with people who lie, cheat, steal, commit rape, murder, and just generally abuse anyone and everyone.
Now this came as somewhat of a surprise to me, because I have always been an atheist. And yet I don't lie, cheat, steal, or commit any abuse toward the people around me. Somehow I manage to control my thoughts and behavior without that fear of burning in Hell.
So my real question is, what do you really think a society without God would be like?
Answer by TonyaakaMomof5 at 11:29 AM on Oct. 13, 2008
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Answer by lovengrace at 1:15 PM on Oct. 13, 2008
I would rather live my whole life believing there is a god, and have it turn out that there is not one, then to live my whole life as if there wasn't one, and find out that there is one at the end.
Answer by Lornamay at 1:31 PM on Oct. 13, 2008
Like the PP, I would want to keep living my life as if there was one. I know that there is a lot of hardships in life, and the truth is God has nothing to do with what happens in the world. He does not cause you to have pain, or suffer, He is there to strenghten you through it, and if you seek him, the process should be less painful. Rape, murder, crimes... all these things would happen either way, but God wants you to use him as a tool to get over these things and if you don't believe in a God, and you are going through these things, it can get really lonesome and sad to deal with it by yourself. Having God there will help you overcome it.
Answer by MinniesMami at 2:19 PM on Oct. 13, 2008
Answer by thalassa at 2:24 PM on Oct. 13, 2008