Originally posted by buckky
The idea that one must fear God seems odd don't you think ? I fear the unknown, but not a personage that will be mad at me. I don't fear the idea of a God. I think many here that argue for the" No God "concept actually fear the idea of a God. Just the thought of something out there with intelligence that is responsible for all there is put's them off. They w ...[text shortened]... himself tomorrow night on the evening new's. The whole world view would go into the tank.
As I just hinted in another thread, this sentiment coming from you is ironic. The implication here is that many atheists are simply doing some sort of appeals to consequences -- maybe something like (1) If God exists, then Q; (2) But Q sucks; (3) Therefore, God doesn't exist.
First of all, that is an outrageously stupid characterization of general atheism, given that many, many atheists are responsible in weighing the actual evidence that bears on the topic of theism. Second, it's ironic coming from you because in another thread (Thread 111685
, page 3, for example) you are actually the one trying to advance a silly appeals to consequence -- of the form that death really sucks; ergo, there must be some creator out there who will grant me immortality.