Atheist Stand to Lose the Most.

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    If i'm wrong about God, when i die i lose nothing.But when the atheist dies if they're wrong they lose it all.
     
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    What an original concept! I'm sure that idea hasn't been brought up before....
     
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    Why dont you try to explain why you are correct, rather than why athiests are wrong? It seems to be a much more effective plan than what you currently have. That and you dont have to specify your message to athiests that way. You can use the same message for anyone who disagrees with you. Because youd be advocating your position rather than tearing down theirs.
     
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    Pascal's Wager (or Pascal's Gambit) is a suggestion posed by the French philosopher Blaise Pascal that even though the existence of God cannot be determined through reason, a person should wager as though God exists, because living life accordingly has everything to gain, and nothing to lose. It was set out in note 233 of his Pensées, a posthumously published collection of notes made by Pascal in his last years as he worked on a treatise on Christian apologetics.
    Pascal's Wager - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
     
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    I think actually following this reason is insincere. And I think God would rather someone be honest with themselves than pretend to believe.
     
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    To use your own arguement against you.. If your wrong, you will have waisted the only life you know to exist and can actually prove does exist..

    If an athiest dies? We lose nothing.. You are the one that is losing it all..
     
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    that's called Pascal's Wager and is an insult to your all-knowing imaginary friend. u think u can just hedge your bets against your all-powerful, omniscient make believe sky guy???

    either u truly believe or u don't. HE is gonna KNOW...but u are so shallow, u think u are smarter than your "God" and can trick him into granting u a free pass into paradise by pretending to believe??? by hedging your bets??? you believers and creationists crack me up with your cherry picking and half-baked faith. :cuckoo:

    so, for the sake of your losing argument, i'll play along for a moment and assume i'm wrong and there is a god. WE...YOU and i...both lose. me for obvious reasons and you even more so for not truly believing, but pretending to believe just to cover your ass. for wimping out and trying to pull a fast one on the all-knowing, all-powerful creator of the universe.

    i'd even wager a bet that the BIG GUY would have more respect for the all out Atheist, who had the conviction and fortitude to take a reasonable, logical position and truly stick with it...over a spineless fence-sitter who thought he could outsmart God and slither his way under the Pearly Gates.

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    You don't think dedicating the one life that you know you've been given to an imaginary friend constructed solely to control your actions with a promise of future returns has potential for loss?

    Baa! Baa! Baa! Baa! Baa! Baa! Baa! Baa! Baa! Baa! Baa! Baa! Baa! Baa! Baa!

    Make Way!!! Sheep, comin' through!!!
     
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    If your God is real, I know enough about Him to know that He would resent being treated as 'insurance'.
     
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    Actually, you have just as much to lose if you believe in the wrong god, or in the right god, but in the wrong way.
     
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