Today we get several questions by J …..
Message: As a Christian, I will readily admit that I have faith (as the Bible defines it: “..the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” Hebrews 11:1)
I cannot prove to anyone the existence of God. In fact the whole idea of being a Christian is to have faith in God without having to prove He exists scientifically or otherwise–and that being a personal decision devoid of coercion. Though there is some science, history, and fact in the Bible, it is not a book on such topics. I personally see the need for God and His Bible in my life and in society.
I respect the decisions, philosophy, and path that atheists choose, though I may agree to disagree with them. Here are my questions to atheists (if I may ask more than one):
-Is religion needed in the world?
-Can atheism become a religion?
-Do you have to have faith to be an atheist?
-Can an atheists prove that God doesn’t exist?
-What’s more beneficial, being an atheist or agnostic?
-Where do atheists get morals?
-Why is it wrong to murder?
Those are a lot of questions J. Most have already been answered and you can use the handy search box on the upper right side of this page to search for them. In the mean time I’m going to give you short and to the point answers that can be expanded upon in the comments if you need more info.
Okay? Here we go…
Is religion needed in the world?
I hope not.
Can atheism become a religion?
Religion is the politics of mythology. Since atheism has no such mythology, I would say no. (Read more here.)
Do you have to have faith to be an atheist?
No. Don’t confuse faith with reasonable expectation.
Can an atheist prove that god doesn’t exist?
Can you prove that I don’t have an invisible intangible dragon living in my garage?
What is more beneficial? Being an atheist or an agnostic?
Being both. They are not mutually incompatible. (More here)
Where do atheists get morals?
The same place everyone else does. (More here)
Why is it wrong to murder?
If you don’t know the answer to that you should ask yourself why your god would create you without being able to understand why murder is wrong on your own.
And there you go. Feel free to ask follow up questions in the comment section below.