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Atheist Forum Conversations 6

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Here are excerpts from some of my conversations on a forum called Happy Atheist.It's really hard to edit a forum conversation to include all the relevant discussion without also including a lot of off topic banter.So there may be a line or two in reference to something not included.But I think I got the just of it here.

From Thread: Will there be more or less?… in the Philosophy section of HappyAthiest -toink33-"Believe or you will be in hell for all eternity."

Without this type of statement will there be more or less God followers?

In my case, it is some similar statement that was used to recruit me.
But when I was alone, I asked myself. why?
What have I done to deserve such punishment?
What if I was born in a Muslim nation?
How just is that?
If I am to believe in God, there has to be a better reason.
I never found one.

When I was a young boy the statement scares me, but not anymore-Court-toink33 wrote:"Believe or you will be in hell for all eternity."

Without this type …

Atheist Forum Conversations 5

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Here are excerpts from some of my conversations on a forum called Happy Atheist.It's really hard to edit a forum conversation to include all the relevant discussion without also including a lot of off topic banter.So there may be a line or two in reference to something not included.But I think I got the just of it here.From Thread: If God does exist… in the Philosophy section of HappyAthiest -User192021-Ok, obviously this is a complete hypothetical so I ask that you simply play along.

Let's pretend for just a moment that God exists and there is, indeed, a heaven and a hell (or something of that sort). If an atheist lives his whole life by a relatively strict moral code, generally treating others as he would wish to be treated, would God care if that person believed in him or not?

As a fairly new atheist, this is something I've contemplated while going through the "what if I'm wrong" phase. I find it to be somewhat unreasonable that God would punis…