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God or no God – Why must I care?

18 May 2012, 10:38

As an atheist I am 99% sure there is no God. Of course there is no actual proof that there isn’t a God, which is where the 1% fits in. But what if I am wrong and there really is a God, do I really care?

Before all the Christians condemn me to hell I would like to explain my reasoning. I have been an atheist all my life yet I have never committed a crime (except for speeding), I try to be polite and courteous to people at all times, I am kind to animals and have never knowingly cause anybody pain or suffering.

My wife and I foster children and currently have a woman and her 3 year old child staying with us as the father is on tik and they needed a safe haven whilst we try and get him into rehab. I have 4 cats, all of which are from a rescue shelter of some sort and would be dead if we hadn’t taken them. Every time I buy KFC I add the extra R2 for the hungry children and most of the time I tip carguards (when I have change on me).

The point I am trying to make is that if there is a God, I believe he will judge me on my life not on whether I believed a contradicting, impossible to prove book or whether I believe  Jesus existed or not. I think God would be happy that I used my “God given” brain to try and make sense of our existence and was not a gullible sheep that believed the first thing he was told. I believe that he would be happy that I used my time on this earth to help my fellow man (believers or non, I don’t discriminate) rather than be a hypocrite like most Christians I know.

If he doesn’t judge me positively then, quite frankly, to hell with him, I do not want to spend eternity with a narcissistic, sexist, slave condoning, murdering god anyway. By Christian beliefs hell will be full of great people so at least I won’t be alone. Check http://www.news24.com/MyNews24/Send-me-to-Hell-Please-20120420 to see the fantastic company I will be spending eternity with.

Of course this is all a big IF and it will take more than a 1% chance for me to believe or act any different than what I do now.

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