Originally posted by Great King Rat
So you could be wrong about the existence of god? It could be that, despite what you believe, there is no god and this life is all there is?
Yes? No? Maybe?
That 'is this all there is' stance when confronting atheists is a particular annoyance of mine.
It's like here we have this absolute jewel of a planet, a real rarity in the universe, proven by astronomers now up to something like 2000 planets discovered and very few of them have the configuration of a small planet like Earth in the goldilocks zone and with a thin atmosphere like Earth's.
So we KNOW Earth is a Jewel.
Yet for theists, that is never enough.
No matter what wonders science reveals, it is never enough.
Theist's obsession with the idea there HAS to be a god thwarts their minds away from the real heaven of a planet we have here and we don't NEED anything else.
Why isn't this jewel of a planet enough? Why denigrate the life we have thinking there will ALWAYS be a better one when we die.
It's like you theists only concentrate on the future of your alleged afterlife, being OBVIOUSLY much better than ANYTHING this jewel of a planet has to offer.
The planet, humanity, the animals, plants, ocean life will be much better off if we can just shuck the shackles of theism and concentrate on making THIS place better for all living creatures including mankind.
But NO, Theists cannot let well enough alone, they HAVE to have it in such a way as Earth is our hell, not our heaven.
That REALLY upsets me more than almost anything else about theism.