If Questions Came By Instant Messaging

Question from Rachael: ok i guess i don’t understand how a person can be atheist i mean how can u go through the world knowing that ur going to hell even if u don’t want to believe it Answer by SmartLX: Sorry it took so long to get to these next four, but they were … Continue reading “If Questions Came By Instant Messaging”

Where Do Bad Folks Go When They Diiiiiiiiiie

Question from Becky: I was never a big believer in the Christian God but I did read the Bible which showed me nothing but a vengeful God as oppose to one of love. I considered being a deist but hell has latched into my brain and won’t let go. Worst knowing there is fire underneath … Continue reading “Where Do Bad Folks Go When They Diiiiiiiiiie”

What Nightmares May Come

Question from Chelsea: Besides disrespect for the planet and a willingness (or even eagerness) to die for a religious cause, what are other negative consequences of maintaining belief in an afterlife? Answer by SmartLX: Well, don’t belittle those two points for a start, because they can cause a whole lot of damage all by themselves. … Continue reading “What Nightmares May Come”

Left Christianity, but Hell followed you out?

Question from Chris: I was raised Christian until I found a Jewish website that explained how the New Testament contradicts the Old. I now describe myself as agnostic, but I’m still afraid that there may be a hell. This is stopping me from living my life and while I doubt that I’ll become a Christian … Continue reading “Left Christianity, but Hell followed you out?”

Atheism: Endgame

Question from Brian: Although I am an atheist, I believe that religion serves a very important purpose in our capitalist society. Most of us live, almost like slaves, being controlled by our employers. It gives meaning to those who otherwise cannot find meaning in their lives. For example the idea that a camel to go … Continue reading “Atheism: Endgame”

Fear of the Devil – as an atheist

Question from Evelyn: So I recently accepted being an atheist and I’m fine with it. But even though it’s easy for me to accept that there probably isn’t any God and I’ve been praying to dust this whole time, I still find myself panicking at the thought of Satan. I still have the same fears … Continue reading “Fear of the Devil – as an atheist”

Breaking Free

Question from Josh: I’m making a big decision. For many years, I have been attracted to the same sex, but I have also been a church-goer all my life and a convinced born-again Christian since I was 9. I’m now 17 and have made the decision to stop fighting the “sin” and free myself from … Continue reading “Breaking Free”

Afraid and lonely? It happens.

Question from Josh: I am a somewhat new atheist. I recently finished leaving the fold and feel that I am now very much deconverted in this long drawn out process. However, no matter how many books I read about how hell was invented later I still have a small fear of it in the back … Continue reading “Afraid and lonely? It happens.”