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"Atheists...What if you're wrong??"

by bdwilson1000 • 353,946 views

An answer to a common question from believers. Reuploaded with permission of TheoreticalBS. Check out his channel for more great videos: http://www.youtube.com/theoreticalbullshit Transcript:...

Ethics and morality is doing the right thing because it's the right thing to do....and doing it when nobody is watching.
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+XxDtownxX Soooo, how many times did you get your ass kicked as a child? Seems pretty obvious you've got some pent-up frustrations and anger...or is it just that you just never quite figured out how to color inside the lines?
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it's the coloring part
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An eloquent answer to an all too common question... https://youtu.be/dqz0plz6DEs
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+Michael McElroy  LOL  That is so wrong and so funny! I see you got your license plate, you were SO happy! haha! Good for you. :)
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what if a Christian died and went to an Islamic heaven?
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Correct. The question made me do this.
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+Andy Anon i guess he would get 52 virgins!
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It's interesting how often people act like the only debate is between Christians and Atheists. Who's to say one of those ancient polytheistic religions isn't the right one? A lot of things in the bible are stranger than mythology. Just something to think about.
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+andrew welsh it's just the north america's and europe's main religion and most of the people i hear and see that answer this question are from NA or europe. it also covers a huge area of the world as seen here http://www.mapsofworld.com/world-religion-map.htm
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+andrew welsh let's just say a religion is a religion...there all the same....simply fairytailes.
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In the words of the great philosopher Homer J Simpson, "What happens if you've picked the wrong god and everytime you pray you're making the real one madder & madder?".  Checkmate, I win Pascal's Wager.
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I think everyone would be a lot happier if religious people did their rituals, put up their little cross's, put forward their beliefs or whatever they do, in the privacy of their home/ church and not in public or on youtube. It's very offensive to the majority of intelligent, logical thinking people. Keep it private for sanities sake...
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Hell? this god doesn't believe in "Let the punishment fit the crime"?
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Seriously, you are the first and only "non-believer" who I find more than acceptable.  You are obviously very intelligent, sincere, and articulate regarding your thought process and reasons for why you believe as you do.  I don't think I've ever been so impressed with anyone as I have been with you and this video.  The vast majority of atheists are so arrogant in their diatribes regarding Christians.  It almost seems as if they can only justify their non-belief in God by ridiculing and demoralizing those that do believe.  In my opinion, that just makes them look angry and childish which then leads to me feeling that they have no credibility.  You on the other hand speak only of yourself and your conclusions without degrading anyone else in the process.  Your reasonings are sound and thoughtful but always applied to you.  You are calm and seem to be comfortable in your own skin, and there is a kindness about you that I don't see in other "non-believers".  You are an impressive young guy, and I applaud you for this video.
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+FourDeuce01 This is my last response to you troll.  Because that is exactly what you are . . . a troll.  Your first mistake was to assume I was a "believer".  I'm not and no where did I say I was.  I am an agnostic.  By insinuating that I "believe in childish fairy tales" makes you an assumptive idiot.  You've shown how empty headed you are and how ignorant you are by your last few comments.  You are nothing but an antagonistic, boring, insignificant shit stirrer with only one agenda - trolling.  So don't waste anymore of your basement time trolling me. . .I'll no longer play your little game.  I don't waste time on insignificant, little morons who have nothing better to do than trolling all day.  You have also exemplified exactly how I've portrayed most atheists - immature, angry, hypocritical, rude, and pathetic.  Fuck off. 
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+indycurt1"Your first mistake was to assume I was a "believer"."  I didn't assume you were a believer. I observed you are an idiot.  " I am an agnostic."  You're also an idiot. "Fuck off"  I don't take advice or directions from idiots too stupid to figure out whether they are an atheist or a theist. Maybe when you get older you might learn how to use a dictionary.
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Actually if you are an Atheist that has mocked christianity, mocked the bible, mocked the top deities of christianity ect ect, then you are one of many Atheists that have committted the Unpardonable sin for which there is no forgiveness, thus you cant go to heaven period.... Not to mention biblically There is no pardon for a person who dies in unbelief......so any arguement that you may bring up after you are dead and stand before god is pointess because you died in unbelief. so youre screwed all way around.... Many christians will tell you that the unpardonable sin doesnt apply in this time period, the reason they do that is because they still want you to convert and they still want your money even though they know you are damned to hell... But its a good thing this is all just fairytales and hocus pocus religious propaganda...lol
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Not only that, but the bible is just a rip off of other religions.
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One of my fav videos from TBS
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Richard Dawkins already has one of the best answers for this. The answer to a Christian asking you "what if you're wrong?" is to simply ask him back "what if you're wrong?" There are literally thousands of religions out there which demands one thing or another. What if you were wrong and the Muslims were right? The Greeks? What if, we've been burying people for the last few hundreds of years without putting coins on their eyes or under their tongue to pay the ferryman turned them into vengeful ghosts that couldn't cross over into the afterlife? What if the Greeks were wrong? Some religions and cultures do not allow metal to be in contact with the body after death because the metal would hold them to this spiritual realm and not allow them to pass over. How can you say that yours is the right one and all of these others are wrong? I can't prove that your god doesn't exist. But can you prove to me that all these other gods also do not exist and therefore you don't need to follow what they say? I believe it's put something like this. By stating that you are a Christian you are already an atheist of thousands of other religions. All an atheist does is that we went one god further than you did.
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That last sentence is excellent. Shame it was hidden behind ''show more''.
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You gotta love the typical pick and choosy bible the atheists go by, where do I get one of these with all the love thy neighbor shit taken out? LMAO...Fuckin newbs
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+XxDtownxX scientific theory proves he exists......What an intellect !!If something is proven , it's no longer a theory.Nobody weeps for you !!!
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+XxDtownxX hey fuckface ? still living ? Try again , aim at your fucking forehead , take a thicker rope , ask your mother , do something...stop your infantile miserable life.O wait...maybe this is a good one....jump in front of a truck , if you can't find one.....i can help...asshole !!
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Atheists are myth-understood
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Lol what a punderful joke
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People seem to thin it's Christianity vs atheism. When there are actually thousands of denominations that all think they are right.
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If I died and was surprised to find myself in an afterlife to be judged by a God that does indeed exist, I'd have thousands of questions for him/her, beginning with; Why did you make me an atheist? Why did you give me a rational mind, and surround me with perfectly plausible explanations for my existence in the natural world, accompanied by overwhelming supporting evidence, such that I was convinced that your existence seemed totally unnecessary? Why did you remain perfectly hidden my entire life, and never allowed me access to a single shred of objective evidence that you exist?   Why do you favor the most gullible, and easily fooled among us? Why do you need mere mortals to believe in you and continually praise you? ..etc .. etc.
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Well done!! You might just be the 1st person to get into heaven.
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Tom Cruise converted to Christianity?? Go back to Scientology you F%$#
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.. you dont want to know what we think. You are such an idiot. Dont you understand that you are just talking to YOURSELF  about what YOU FEEL!
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That was an awesome display of understanding. 
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all the christians in the world say "well what if your wrong huh" what if your wrong. The only reason you believe in christianity is because your parents and grandparents do. IF you grew up in ancient greece or rome you most likely wouldn't believe in christ. Also if you were born in india or the middle east. Christianity is one of 1 million religions so the odds are you are wrong so what will you do when you stand before the hindu gods huh what will you say?
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Pascals wager. It's been debunked so hard it's not even an issue anymore. Also what god would accept false faith, the 'just in case' faith pascals wager proposes? A being as such is not a god and shouldn't be considered as one either.
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Unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. Rapists and murderers will have sinned, as rebirth is a gift and after its recieving one mustn't sin unless they are to throw away that gift. Do your fair bit of research.
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It's the same tired old Pascal's Wager.  What it is really saying is, "Our god is so stupid he will accept fake belief before a life well-lived with kindness and compassion for all." Pascal's other quote and much more rational,  "Men never commit evil so fully and joyfully as when they do it for religious convictions." Personally, if I ever meet the imaginary christian god, I'll bitch slap that genocidal, evil, arrogant, SOB into the middle of the next universe.
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+Truth Teller This will be my last comment to you.  I can't be hateful to you because I know you have a severe mental disorder.  It is clear from this last diatribe of yours that this is the only way you get people to pay attention to you.  At 70+ years old, it has to be dementia.  You mentioned "family" in some of your rantings, so I hope they step in to intervene and put you somewhere where you can't harm yourself.  That, or this is some kind of scam you pull on people just to get your rocks off.  Either way, you are a sick individual who needs help.  I hope others see the link I provided so that they know to stay away from you.  I've also supplied the link to YouTube as well.
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+indycurt1 Run little rabbit run.  Yuu have evaded every issue except to prove I am right about you.  You are a liar, coward, and a goddamned fool. Too bad you are terrified to face me.  Nothing would please me so much as to beat you into a bloody bag of broken bones.  You know I can do it, that's why you are so afraid. That's your idea of being brave?  To try to sic YouTube on me?  What a craven little idiot you show yourself to be. You are frightened to face me yourself so you try to get "big brother" to fight for you. You have ignored everything I have posted proving everything I say.  You have to do that.  To admit you have looked at those things would mean you have to recognize I am telling the truth.  That's your level of ethics, hide, dissemble and threaten only from the safety of hiding. I know that someone with your total lack of self-esteem must have the last word to try to keep from feeling like the hopeless little worm you are, so have at it.  You said this was to be your last communication with me.  Is that a promise?  Will you keep it or are you lying again as you always have? Never mind, you useless cow patty.  I will wait for your lack of resolve to demonstrate itself once again.  As I said before, even a semi-intelligent person would have stopped long ago.  But you LIKE having your mentally-deficient ass handed to you every time.  You must be a mental masochist to enjoy that. Please continue to post.  I am enjoying watching you make a bigger fool of yourself each time. 
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Nicely spoken....this vid is ok. And your right....your not wrong !!!
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Thank you so much for this.
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What if when we died we actually have to keep living in like different life's until the last life where we like do the uh thing. So if your most recent life was Christian than like you would be sent to this like virtual reality. But if u didn't like you like had to keep living in different lives till you see the light. I don't think that was weed we just smoke
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If you die it doesn't matter. Thank you for dying! Seeing something I don't believe in doesn't equal feeling anything about it. Seeing God as a fact wouldn't mean I respect or give a shit about it. Its such an emotional concept,  you think emotions for a object is build in the nature of the object but its in the perceive. A religious person would feel awe or whatever emotions he is monkey trained to feel. And atheist would feel  nothing because its not his value system. In any other case, that God is a bully who make up impossible and bullshit rules.
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WOW! You ALL are pretty arrogant! You are the creation and YOU are questioning the CREATOR? I really feel sorry for you all. 
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+Mer Hum You know about those 3 words ? Burden of proof ?
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+Mer Hum Just because you can see physical evidence of a creator; doesn't mean his name was inscribed in the bible. What a selfish line of thinking; only Jesus holds the keys.
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I swear, this sole video made me de-convert from christianity, the hard logic and passion in this video is so strong. He isn't like other atheists who act supreme to theists and consider them to be idiots. This is how all atheists should act, calm and ready to have a conversation, actually being interested in what the person says.
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Agree again. But here's the problem...they listen , but practicly never hear you.
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+peet vermeulen Goes in through one ear and exits through the other. So true yet again
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Excelent video! Excelent responce. You talked about all the reasons why Pascal's Wager is a bad argument. +1
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Optimal love,compassion,mercy,and concern for others?!?! You must have read a completely different version of the bible than I did. This is more like an ideal image of God that one might hope for despite the depiction of the evil monster god of the bible. I wouldn't call what you described the 'Christian' God. More like the new age spiritualist feel good fantasy god. If there is a God, and the Christians have it right, your fucked. But just as Christians don't spend any time worrying whether they are wrong about Mohammed, Buddha, Krishna, and the Norse pantheon, you shouldn't spend a moment entertaining the thought that Christians have it right.
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DO NOT LISTEN TO THIS SATANIST! HE IS TRYING TO TRAP YOU AND TURN YOU TO SATAN, REPENT YOUR SINS BELIEVE IN THE LORD JESUS CHRIST AS YOUR SAVIOR AND YOU WILL BE SAVED. LOL
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We praise Jesus. God is great :)
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Christians say that evolution and many other scientific theories are tools of deception used by the devil. Okay so if your god is benevolent would he not see that it is not our fault that we have been deceived? Would he not understand? Wouldn't he still take into account the fact that some of us are good people. a lot of us having even a better sense of morality than some believers? A benevolent being doesn't sentence someone to an eternity in hell. So either the Christian god doesn't exist or he is malevolent and unworthy of my praise.
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Wow! Beautifully said! You nailed it. Thank you for that.
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Romans 1 20 - 22 For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse, because, although they knew God they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened Professing to be wise, they became fools"    His creation is evident in all things and yet men do not believe. Look at the human genome and tell me their is no design in it but rather one big accident. Now that's a pretty small branch to be standing on. Look at the evidence and use your own objective reasoning.   God bless
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No evidence dude , just an observation and saying god did it.
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Truth. Faith. Hope. Love. Fairness. Empathy. Compassion. Yeah. Dangerous community.
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I'd say kiss my ass U unbelievable piece of shit Yeah I wouldn't gaf
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I think you got something wrong here , i am one the same side here. Even if god existed and i would stand before him , i would still tell him to fuck off ! God should be executed on the spot for crimes against humanity !
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can you keep your religion to yourself and other believers?cuz no one like to see you shoving the jesus statue into your ass and feel good about it on YouTube
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that's what i want to say to those who force their religion on others
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some say its illogical to believe in something that there is no proof for. ignoring that most Christians use nature and the very existence of the order and system of the planet and the stars. but because we don't actually see a God physically that a God doesn't exist. yet for you not to believe because there is no proof takes the same faith. either or lets take this video for example, what do you stand o lose if youre right vs wrong. i believe in jesus that he is my lord and savior and if i die and it was all a lie well guess what nothing. but if i die and i was right now i made it. did i lose anything did the life i chose make me regret not picking up beer bottles and blunts? no but what do you stand to lose if you dont believe and you are wrong? now what?
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+Noah Baker So your basis of belief in a higher being or "god" is that you have better odds? That does not seem like a well thought out reason to believe in a religion. It actually somewhat proves that you in fact do not believe in "god" or "Jesus" but rather, you claim you do in hope that if they do actually exist they may not catch onto your selfish way of thinking and let you into heaven anyway. Believing and having faith is completely different than choosing a side based on the odds. This is all coming from an atheist. I hope you put a little more effort and thought into your statements next time you decide to post or speak on behalf of your falsified "beliefs"
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+Noah Baker B.C., which stands for "Before Christ," is used to date events before the birth of Jesus. A.D. is the abbreviation for the Latin phrase anno Domini, which means "in the year of our Lord," and is used for dates after Jesus's birth. This system of dating has been used for many years by Western archaeologists. Today, however, with a growing understanding that not all archaeologists are Christians, some archaeologists prefer to use the terms: Before the Common Era (B.C.E.) and the Common Era (C.E.), which are exactly the same as B.C. and A.D. but have nothing to do with Christianity.
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There's no IF we atheist are not wrong.
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horrible reasoning. this is what religion produces. intellectual castration!!!
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I wanted to make a statement to search for God. Because these people are attacking his character by stating ad hominems doesn't prove that their arguments are right. What is the contradictions that are in the Bible you are trying to state?
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I thought this was a very intelligent and insightful argument that points out the illegitimacy in thinking religion is divine when all the inadequacies and deficiencies are the same ones seen in man, who of course created all of it
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That was the best thing I've ever heard in my life I have felt this exact way for a long time ever since I was a young child in fact unfortunately I lack the ability to word it as beautifully as you have sir so for that I commend you. My big thing has always been that there are more people killed on this earth in the name of religion than anything ever . If we as people could just take responsibility for our own actions instead of blaming them on the people in the sky this world would be a better place . If we could just look inside ourselves and see the good that we can do as people we would be a lot better off. Thank you for your video.
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This is all very deep. I'm impressed. Kinda restores your faith in the new generation. Yeah, it does.
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And YOU Scott, you should stick to being a terrible actor on Bold and the Beautiful. 
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Well said..you nailed it using logic, truth and honesty..you're helping to deprogram a reformed "MENTAL SLAVE" like myself..the buy-bull "never" made sense to me. It is and always will be a purely "FEAR BASED" fallacy! Thanks for sharing..free the world!
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Id rather live my whole life believing in god and find out he isnt real then live not believing in him and find out he does exist ps. I am a christian :)
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There are thousands of other religions out their with their own ideas of an afterlife, and they all believe in different gods. What if you picked the wrong religion? Many Theists think that their are only two outcomes: either christianity is true or atheists are right, but thats a false dichotomy. To be on the safe side you should just believe in every single God that has ever been worshiped on this planet.
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No I think God would say, forget the bible.  Since I left up to man to write it, I could understand how there could be some confusion in your understanding of it.  However, you did consider my existence enough to create a YouTube video about how you are going to react if you meet me, yet you couldn’t take some time to try and build a relationship with me so I could maybe demonstrate my true meaning to you?   He might go on by giving you examples such as, you were willing to take a leap of faith by having confidence that pilots, engineers, and mechanics knew what they were doing when you boarded an airplane.  However, you couldn’t have a little faith and confidence that you were actually created by me instead coming into existence from nothing?  He might also explain how he sent Jesus as proof, but you guys killed him, denied he was real, then turned around and demanded even more proof.     God judges us on what we know – not what we don’t know.  However “taking orders because you had no choice” or pretending that you didn't know any better didn’t fly as an excuse in Nazi Germany.  Therefore, I don’t know if it will fly when it comes to God.  I personally believe that God will most likely forgive followers like you and he will punish the promotional advocators who go out of their try and push people away from him instead.  But that is my opinion.
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+Arch Angel You mean, that thing I've been doing to you all along? While you've been evading and hiding? Like I said. Christian projection is hilarious. Put up or shut up, kid.
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What if I'm wrong. Well, I would have to believe in every god out there to be safe. Which god to believe in would be problematic. So "what if I'm wrong" makes no sense. What if they are wrong. What if we should have been believing in Thor this whole time! OMG! 
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That is a really nice and coherent insight.
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You're awesome, I love your videos. :) If I am wrong and god wants to send me to hell for thinking, then fine....I wouldn't want to go to heaven with that self absorbed god who needs us to warship him.
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i dont get why christians believe god is all that omni stuff. in the bible god makes mistakes, god gets angry and jelious, and god clearly is limited in the extent of what he does. 
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Verses that give proof to your logic, don't just listen to another person mindlessly
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BTW, how does one 'stand before' a timeless, formless, invisible  'spirit', and how would you know it was 'god', not having any conception of what 'god' could be?
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The question was not a criticism of one of my favourite YouTubers, TBS, but of the very ideas contained in my comment, which have never been satisfactorily addressed, to my mind, by believers. 
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+jinitron if one word in the Bible is a metaphor, then the whole Bible could be treated as a metaphor. So let's ignore the Bible, the most metaphorical book in the world.
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we do not base our beliefs on what makes us feel good inside, that we going to live forever, also really pascals wager.....
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Think about where you were before you were born, that's where you will be when you die.
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+Poseidon63 In my mothers womb!? ewwww!  When i die i wont even know i´ll be dead, why? Because i´ll be fucking dead!
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I couldn't agree more sir......What an erudite, well thought out and well executed speech! Inspiring!!
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Lol if there is God, welp I'm going to hell
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God knows all and is concerned about me. he made me, made my brain, knows how I think, knows what shaped my life to make me think the way i do as an adult and if, when i die I'm wrong i'm ok with hell because I REFUSE to spend my life afraid of your evil god. 
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+Grape koolaid Yes. I didn't mention you for a reason. Guess who was I replying?
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Sir, I am not sure how I came across you video, but I have to say, as a Christian, I accept your answer to my questions (though you kind of ruined it at the end with your final comment). I have to say you are right about God and what he would say and feel about your decisions. He does know you, and he will most likely accept everything about you in all your fine tuning......... There in lies the problem my good sir.... God accepts you and all your flaws, no matter how bad your flaws may be.... he accepts your reasoning and all the questions that come with it......but you could not take it upon your self to simply accept him, to truly accept him. That will be your missing link, that you would not fully just submit yourself to him and accept him to, to let his holy spirit fill you and GIVE you the understanding. It goes both ways, we already know that God accepts us and our sin, that is why Jesus died for our sins, but all we need to do is accept that.... instead you question him and deny him after all he has done. Now to your last comment, "Good thing I'm not wrong"......... Lets say you aren't wrong for the sake of taking the atheist side.... Now what? You died...... now what? That is it, your consciousness is gone..... there is nothing. So much happiness to think about now......
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+Joel Joedeman Your last sentence betrays your wishful thinking. You don't believe in a deity because you reason that one exists, you believe in it because you fear death, and want to manufacture a fantasy of an afterlife because you are a coward.Yeah, cessation of consciousness will suck. No doubt about it. But there's nothing we can do about it. We can either be brave, accept that and live our short lives as we can, or cower in fear and believe in fairytales.
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Replace all the times you said "God" in your post with "Odin", "Shiva", or some other god. If you don't immediately agree with the sentiment after switching your god with some other one, you understand how an atheist would view your post.
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Everything you said was based off of nothing, but everything around you. Everything around you, everything you know. But if what you based off of your conclusion was everything, then what did everything come from? Nothing, so therefore would it not be logical to assume you would prefer nothing. I suppose all that is in store for you is nothing. I suppose compassion that makes you sick to your stomach is everything.
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Are you for real ?? Shitttttt !!!!
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I say amen to that! I think you perfectly expresses the thoughts of many people who read the bible and thought "What did God do there?" Thanks man! Thumbs up from me.
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I don't have that much faith to believe in evolution, so i choose to believe in God and that He created everything. 
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You don't need faith to accept evolution. There is actually evidence for evolution. You need faith to believe in God because there isn't any evidence that a God exists.
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if were wrong (witch were not) i would call him a genocidal maniac to his face and point out every contradiction there is until he breaks down
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I'm an atheist and personally I would accept the fact i was wrong.
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If I die and find myself standing in front of the God of Christianity, I'm going to spit in his face and call him a dirty fucking asshole for not properly creating a world or humans. That fucker created man KNOWING that some of them will hurt others and not only that he created people knowing they will not accept him as God, so he created a person just to torture them forever...how fucking asshole is that?  To create something just to cause its pain. He then tells his creation it has the free will to choose good vs evil, but he doesnt provide his creation with the needed evidence to choose good over evil... then sends them to hell for believing in evidence that supports God doesnt exist... so again God causes pain for his pleasure which makes him a fucking asshole.
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That's an excellent answer. The problem is it rings hollow with christians because they don't accept that an eternal existence of torture and absolute pain and suffering is incompatible with omnibenevolence. Personally I no longer provide my answer until they answer the question that given numerous religions that proclaim the same punishment for non-belief what if they're wrong. And I declare upfront I will not accept the argument the words written by men of their god are true and the words written by men of other gods are not. I have not had to present my answer since that decision.
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There is no Love, no God, no Truth, no Fairness, No Goodness. But Fear and Lies. Hmmmmmm. Hm. Interesting what doesn't exists. All these spiritual things.
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This has to be one of the finest videos ever made on this topic. If I found myself before God I'd demand to know his reason for allowing my existence knowing I wouldn't live up to his expectations. I'd call him a sadist for creating people he knew from the jump were bound for Hell. At least you'd be civil. Since I'm about to burn for eternity, I might as well go ham on him and let him know what I thought of him while alive. Great video dude.
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This guy is fucking awesome
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Why religion can be bad? I used to be satisfied just smiling and nodding whenever anyone would begin on the topic of religion. After all, I’m a civilized man – there’s no need to argue with someone over something as frivolous as their supernatural beliefs. I mean, it’s just not polite, is it? But over time, I started to see what religion is doing to the world in which we live. I’ll admit, at the grassroots level, it almost seems like a good idea; certainly, harmless enough. Religion provides a good deal of charity to communities, it offers support and guidance to those in need, and it fills advocacy roles which may be missed in government policies. But at what price? Before we continue, it’s not my intention to pick on any one religion – most of them have the same attributes: 1) belief in the supernatural, 2) a moral code with supernatural origins, and 3) the need to spread their “truth” to the uninitiated. The only religion that doesn’t fit the above three characteristics is Buddhism. Buddhism’s spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, is quoted as saying “Don’t become a Buddhist. The world doesn’t need more Buddhists. Do practice compassion. The world needs more compassion.” By the way, I have studied and still studying Buddhism. So going back to my question, why religion can be bad? Well, here’s the thing – it isn’t so much what a person believes, but what follows as their behavior that is harmful. Followers of a religion tend to have a "pack mentality". They became rabid if there is an issue that go against their beliefs. Take a look at what's happening  whenever there is an article about the Catholics. Religion is the systematic marketing of fear. Religions are also authoritarian hierarchies designed to dominate your free will. They’re power structures that aim to convince you to give away your power for the benefit of those who enjoy dominating people. When you subscribe to a religion, you enroll in a mindless minion training program. Religions don’t market themselves as such, but this is essentially how they operate. When you subscribe to an established religion, you have only two options. You can become an idiot, or you can become a hypocrite. First, there’s the idiocy route. You can willingly swallow all of the contrived, man-made drivel that’s fed to you. Next, we have the hypocrisy option. You immediately see the bad things other people do, but you tend to ignore, or even justify the bad things that you do. Religious rules and laws invariably hamper the development of conscience. This causes all sorts of problems like pointless violence and warfare. Those who preach nonviolence as a rule or law tend to be the most violent of all. Such people cannot be trusted because they’ll violate their proclaimed values with the weakest of excuses. Religion also hampers progress in Science and Medicine. They believe that anything they think are against their “holy books” is evil. They will immediately attacked it call it an atheist attempt to discredit God or even “playing God”. Take a look again on what “religious people” do if there are articles about the latest discoveries in science. But to be fair, people USED religion to justify their positions in order to gain followers and/or to feel righteous about what they are doing. I do not believe that religion is bad by itself. It is people in power who manipulate their members to hate other people are the main problem. If you will take a look at religion, they all teach to do good to other people and to believe in a benevolent deity.  "Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then he is not omnipotent. Is he able, but not willing? Then he is malevolent. Is he both able and willing? Then whence cometh evil? Is he neither able nor willing? Then why call him God?" – Epicurus 341 BC
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Yup. Religion often unfortunately also carries with it ancient superstitions and practices and prejudices, and on top of that, many nationalistic types, try to marry their politics, with their religion... so that it all becomes one giant mess of "god given" political religion. Unfortunately causing religion to drive their ugly politics to cruel regions of thought, and voting for bad candidates.
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ATHEIST WAGER Live a good life. If there are gods and they are just, then they will not care how devout you have been, but will welcome you based on the virtues you have lived by. If there are gods, but unjust, then you should not want to worship them. If there are no gods, then you will be gone, but will have lived a noble life that will live on in the memories of your loved ones.    “Suppose we've chosen the wrong god. Every time we go to church we're just making him madder and madder.” -Homer J. Simpson
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Suppose we’ve chosen the wrong god. Every time we go to church we’re just making him madder and madder. - Homer Simpson
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"What if you're wrong?" First of all, don't assume YOU'RE not.  You stand just as much chance of being wrong as I do -- and it's NOT 50/50!  Here's an analogy for you:  look at the roulette wheel -- each number there can be used to represent a world religion, past or present.  Let "00" equal atheism, and "0" equal n 'unknown god', whom no one has conceived of or discovered. Spin the wheel -- every number has the equal chance of being true. Still feel safe and secure?
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What if Christians are wrong? What if there is only a Muslim god,or any one of the other thousand or so gods man has dreamed up? If I am wrong,I will gladly take Hell over kneeling to Christians immoral God
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This is really well done.  Great job.
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Unfortunately this guy does not realise two things: He is possessed by a vanity about his so-called "goodness and intellectual efforts" or in other words pride. And: He does not know God. He applies his little human mind in order to grasp a being that created everything ... From there all his thinking goes in the wrong direction. Sadly.
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So are you saying that you understand God? Do you have something more than a human mind? Because according to you, human minds can't understand him, yet Christians say things about God and his nature all the time.
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+Joe Dirt  The Bible does not say we are never to judge but rather, we are only to judge in righteousness and not by appearances only. We must make sure we have adequate facts first before we make a judgment and not judge while ourselves have greater problems than the other person. Jesus said first cast out the log or beam in your eye so you may see clearly to take the spec out of your brother's eye.. A judgment is just a decision we make hopefully on good enough evidence to draw a conclusion on. King James Bible: Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment.  The only problem I see about making a judgment is how do we know we have enough fact or the correct facts to go ahead with the judgement? anyways you can read here about this issue http://www.christianissues.biz/judging.html
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it's liam from bold and the beautiful
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CHRISTANS... WHAT IF YOURE WRONG?! O0O explosion
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Such a being cannot exist due to computational power required.
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If I'm wrong...It doesnt hurt me whatsoever. If there was every any strong evidence of God and science proved him to exists, I would just say "Oh wow, there IS a God. Look at that." and move on with life.
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Who cares if we're "wrong" - If there is a God, he (presumably) gave us a brain. If he didn't expect us to reason he's not as infallible as he makes out!
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Ah... religious brainwash. Bullshit at is best!  New age stupidity.
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The difference between you and us, is that we know we are not wrong, and are not intimidated by a fairy tale God.  To constantly question your beliefs proves that you are suffering from The Stockholm Syndrome.  This is where you have been brow beaten down so far, you are afraid to think for yourselves, and will buy into anything that might offer you a respite from your emotions and that self doubt. The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing you he didn't exist, but lets rewrite this so it is more fitting to today:  "The greatest trick your devil ever pulled was convincing you he was the opposite of what he was." IE:  Your God YahWeh was no more than a psychopath who ordered the Jews to wander in the desert for 40 years killing and destroying village after village of those who would not just get down on their knees and worship the group that nut case walking on. Ya think that might be what is wrong with our society in this 21st Century?  We have paid homage to a psychopath as if he was a conquering hero, when in actuality he was not that in the least.  AND, now everyone believes that whole cadre of supposed Gods are ours for the season, to emulate down to that last straw, which by the way folks is about to blow our nations to bits !!!
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The first thing I would ask is "is this a simulated reality of my brain that happens hundreds of year after my death in a super computer and make me think I'm before god?" because that would be to me the most logical explanation actually.
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Thorsen Vreeland Shared on Google+ · 2 months ago
one of the most tiresome questions, gets a great reply #antitheism  
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Shorter version: Evolution doesn't make junk.
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...and it sounds like he eschews contracausal free will as well.
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What if God made the dying people in Africa as a challenge and they know theyre like angels?its a challenge. Im a christian
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+Joe Dirt does God really say everything He knows? he doesn't. WHAT IF is the word. 
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+Joe Dirt and now all africans, maybe the hungry ones! tss
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Even if God is real, I would still not believe him because I don't want to admit that I'm wrong and stupid.
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--- The Irrationality of Atheism --- If evolution is true, then "reason" is just a figment of our imagination: a clever mechanism devised by the evolutionary process, in order to help us adapt and survive a hostile environment. Why? Because, having no intrinsic intelligence within itself, evolution's goal isn't to give us "reason", nor for that sake give us any reliable tool to figure out "the Truth", or even "the reality", of our surroundings; it's all about survival!! In other words, there's no reason for evolution to let you understand "the truth" of your environment; what evolution aims at, is for you to interpret that environment in a way that will let you survive [regardless of the "truthfulness" of your interpretation]. Thus, in a rather ironic fashion, evolution gives us no "reason" to believe in "reason". In fact, maybe "the reason" why many human beings pretend to use their "reason" as a tool to justify atheism, is simply that their atheism is evolution's way of helping them cope with their personal environment; to help the gay man [or the morally weak person] survive what he considers to be "a hostile religous environment". So, if the evolutionary mirage of "reasoned Atheism" is evolutions way to let them survive their environment, they should feel no shame acknowledging it.
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Intelligence is frequently described culturally (most of the time, in both hemispheres) as the ability to reason abstractly and understand the information around us, aiming for accuracy in formal language. Based off of the mathematical, physical, chemical, and physiological laws of our neurobiology - the DNA in the neurons in our brains (via cell to cell electrophysiology) function with neuroplasticity. Binding neural networks together the more we are exposed to various stimuli. Such structures determine our own consciousness, the consciousness of other animals, and our capacity for ambiguity and discreteness in our language. As social mammals, this is in fact very advantageous for communication, psychological function, motor movement, etc. But another adaptation that happens to be, is that we want to have certainty. There is nothing more certain than to claim there is such a concept of "god" - described frequently as man (through functions of the brain that support anthropomorphism), who will mitigate our natural fears of death, and bind us in social religious institutions that have held their ground for centuries. Principles of scientific and empirical reasoning (in basic research) actually do the opposite - withholding conclusions that haven't been justified by rationality and observation, using indisputable principles of mathematics and logic. But I would understand why many religious people may deny it. People strive to keep up their self worth and esteem - and go through numerous methods in self justification, by principles of sociopsychology. It takes someone very brave to admit... that they are wrong for circular reasoning and tautology. So while yes - part of our nature is to discover more about the world around us to feel "sufficient" for the environment, rationality sacrifices assurance in the sake of accuracy and clarity of how everything works. Religion simply jumps to conclusion with a concept of "god" that happens to be nurtured through cultural generations of various sorts. Scientific method discards the fear of clinging on to absolute certainty until something has been proven. Attributing significance to an intangible being, that you were raised with to believe with your family and community... only brings feelings of sentimentality, and in effect dilutes the fear of ever needing to think for ourselves. 
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+RabinoBoricuaVirtual In addition, simply because N. Korea discourages it, does not prove that religion is correct, or has any basis whatsoever to be taken seriously by concept. The point is to be intellectually honest with ourselves. And it's difficult to admit, for especially elderly people, that they were "wrong" this whole time, as they feel their age necessarily gives them entitlement to a higher and more superior opinion - due to their past sensory experiences. This is primitive culture, at its best. Coming from someone who was raised Jewish - I understand the "feeling" of belonging that comes with a social group of collectively held belief. But in no way whatsoever, has it lead to being truthful and seeing by the observation of studying how our cognition works, that this is necessarily a truth value that exists because we "feel" it so - or because it came from fictional literature. An idea that has been emotionally mis-attributed to the confines of natural language's structural and semantic ambiguity under the influence of very strong and lasting social institutions, that have their corresponding sanctions to those who are deviant. Yes, it was heartbreaking. And I've realized there are consequences to avoid living in blissful desire of ignorance. It's a dilemma between the red and blue pill. I happen to choose the red one. 
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If believing in God was easy then everyone would do it. 
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+Han SooNeul Believing in God is simple, but having a personal relationship with Jesus Christ is work. Science is a cake walk. Ask Hugh Ross.
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+wayne lawson ''a personal relationship with Jesus Christ''.... You are delusional.
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6:43 to 50 Answer: Of course you will go to hell If I were God I would never accept you for denying me of my existence. Would you let someone inside your house who does not recognize your authority and house rules or ever disrespect you that you don't even exist. PLUS to the matter That God gave you so many chances to know him like you said you read the bible. 6:53 to 03 Answer: Wrong, not all who repent before their demise gets accepted to heaven much more you said "Extreme" rapist. This is the misconception by ignorant people about salvation. There is so called "too late" for salvation. What good a very old weak man can do to atone his past sins if in his entire young life he did great sins steal rape kill cheat and lie. PLUS it is almost next to impossible to change heart once a person becomes an Extreme rapist. Extreme Alcoholic, Extreme Drug User, Extreme Disbeliever like you. Can a person like you change heart? NO its more of acceptance of being who you are. like in your last statement 7:15 to 39 7:11 to 53 Answer: You don't know God. Plain and simple and you said you read the bible.
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+VoiD And what is your contingency plan when God asks you to explain your failure to follow Matthew 5:44, Luke 6:31 Luke 6:37 and Colossians 4:6?
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This baby denied me of my existence!!! Send her to hell!!! - God "Oh your so cool God, I wish to be more like you by posting and pretending I know the mind of God on YouTube" - You
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Me? If I was standing before the God of the bible, I'd ask "What am I standing on ??? Seriously God, is this a rock? A floor? What's holding it up? What is it made of? Where are we anyway? Can I see my house from here?"
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You can't claim there's no God if you've only studied Christianity, and not other religions. Read a Quran. :)   
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+Liran Piade Fair enough, studying multiple religions might wean someone off of their religion, when they realize their own god claim is as bunk as any other.
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+propoetide That's why I made this suggestion.
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if he was Christian imagine all the butthurt atheist uhhh ohh !!!!!
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+bdwilson1000 Hi, I watched with utmost interest, and was intrigued, buy your eloquent cadence and intelligent, point of view. However, in conclusion to your video, you closed in a most childish way, a self-indulgent way. Moreover, as a Christian, I have nothing to lose when I die, if there turns out to be NO God, I simply cease to exist, but if I am right, and Jesus Christ died for all human sins, it doesn't sound to pleasant to me. Respectfully, I'm praying for you, to ask Jesus Christ into your heart, and ask Him as your Savior. Peace to you. I am right.  John 3:16  
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correct, if you're right, you go to heaven and have happiness and amazing things forever. and if you're wrong, there's 2 senarios. either nothing happens, and you just cease to exist (what all possible evidence points to), or you're right that there is a god, but you chose the wrong one, and you go to hell anyways.  also, the way you say that, you make it seem like belief is optional. belief is NOT optional. i don't choose to be an atheist, i've seen the evidence i can't deny it. if i tried to believe in god right now, i would be lying to myself and god would know that. so even if i called myself religious when i wasn't, i'd still go to hell if god turned out to exist because i didn't truly believe in it.
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You've ignored what I asked you. I said... what if you're wrong about Islam, or Catholicism, or any other god that will burn you in hell for being wrong? 
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One common argument I see in the comments is that if you're wrong? What do you stand to loose? The one answer I have the most trouble ignoring is the "the only existence you had" that seems to pop up a lot. I don't know what you think the religious do all day, but not to many sit in church and think about the bible 24 hours a day 7 days a week. A belief in something does not mean you're loosing your life to it. 
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