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    We have an "Ask a Mormon thread, I thought why not one for asking atheists questions?

    My first question: How do you live your life and think about death without religion?

    Where do your ethics come from?
     
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    How do I think about death?

    Dead is dead, it is the end.

    The only thing that is eternal is change.
     
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    Since Buddhists do not believe in God, heaven, or hell, they are atheists.

    So why don't you answer the OP question yourself?
     
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    How can you ask an Atheist anything when they don't believe in anything?
     
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    Because Buddhists are non-theists, not technically atheists.
     
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    I don't need a lot of crazy rules to know the difference between right and wrong.
     
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    I'm not sure I would call impermanence "eternal" anything.
     
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    Semantics.

    If Buddhists used the term atheist they would lose their religion's tax exempt status.

    So they use non-theist so they can still qualify as a religion.
     
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    It's not semantics. There is a difference between atheism and non-theism. Atheism is opposed to all religion and no belief in God or gods. Buddhism is a non-theistic religion that employs the use of meditational deities in visualization practice and sadhanas.
     
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    One of my questions to atheists:

    If during your lifetime on earth, all the believers in Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior disappeared, would you believe God's Word as 100% truth?

    This is based on what you may or may not have heard as the "rapture". Jesus Christ is coming back and He will raise those dead and also alive up with Him. (in His timing, could be tomorrow or 1000 years from now). It'll be chaos on earth thereafter; but there are still many things we do not know or how it all pans out and many Christians even disagree (human nature/that).

    But I'm just asking, if that happened where all the believers you knew went "poof", would you at least consider that as your "proof" you need?


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