Questions for an Athiest
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1: Are you completely opposed to the idea of a God, or are you simply indifferent?
2: What is "love" to you?
3:What is "knowledge" to you?
4:What is "truth" to you?
5:What is "goodness" to you?
6:Do you believe there was ever nothing?
7: Do you think the world will ever end?
8: What do you think will happen when you die?
9: And have you ever thought that if there is a God, will you end up in Hell?
Please keep the answers one to two sentences short, you should not need any more than that. No defense for you answer is required, just the answer.
1. I am opposed to the existence of a God. I would not be extremely opposed to a god if he turns out to be moral but I am extremely opposed to gods who would condemn to hell such as the Christian god. The death of god is the death of meaning but also the birth of a sort of independence.
2. Love to me means the same thing it would mean to any other human being, my atheism does not affect this.
3. Knowledge to me is justified true belief (excluding Gettier cases).
4. Truth to me (and I will be more radical in this view) is non-existent in an objective sense. There is no such thing as objective truth (I assume here we are talking the truth of claims which cannot be empirically tested) in that truth is necessarily based in subjectivity.
5. Goodness I believe must relate principally to the well-being of conscious creatures. Goodness exists only as it is experienced and is experienced only in the minds of conscious creatures.
6. I honestly have no idea and it is extremely hard to tell. With the model we currently have of the Big Bang we can't extrapolate before t=0 or when the Bang starts to occur and therefore right now we really have no idea where the first something comes from, then again theists still have no idea where god came from.
7. The universe will end. I am not sure how the universe will end (there are several cosmological theories see https://en.wikipedia.org...).
8. Nothing, I will lack consciousness. Death concerns me not because once death has come I will not exist and therefore will be unable to experience anything.
9. I have thought that but I consider the possibility so unlikely that I don't worry about it. Also I would rather spend an eternity in hell than serve a god so evil that he would condemn a human to eternal suffering just for not agreeing with them.
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