Originally posted by KellyJay
that if one believes in God one can only have happiness and love else where not here and now?
I do not understand "...happiness and love can be achieved only in
another world. ..." What does that mean, that if one believes in
God one can only have happiness and love else where not here and
now? Just trying to understand you point.
no, i would never presume to go as far as to say that all theists are unhappy and unlovable. i would also state in advance that the quote is only meant to apply to a certain type of theist, not all theists.
all i am trying to say is that i think some people are drawn to faith in the afterlife because it promises some type of reward. in other words, some people are unhappy with their life and the way things are, so they turn to faith as a crutch because the perceived gift of afterlife promises happiness. it is more comforting to believe that a flowery afterlife awaits us once we die than it is to face the truth, which may well be that no such afterlife exists. i am not trying to paint all theists with this brush, but i definitely believe it applies to some theists. for these theists, their faith is a thin veil worn to conceal self interest.