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Why do Atheists go to church?
Atheists can be found present in churches during services for several innocuous reasons:
Members of churches may think atheists go to churches for malevolent reasons to:
- They are closet atheists who, for business or family reasons, must appear to be believers so as to maintain good relations and personal safety
- They enjoy the music as music and the ceremony as pageantry
- They see friends and relatives there on predictable basis
- They like to sit quietly and practice their breathing, memorize poems, do mental math problems, meditate on Zen truths
- Are keeping an agreement made with their spouses
- To support all the other atheists attending (for whatever reason that they are there) and joke about the service later
- To raise the hackles of the other parishioners by indicating the problems with the sermons simple views after the service
- To get free coffee and cookies after the service
- To be reminded af the gullibility of the general membership
- To ignore the service (not sit, stand, respond, pray) as they were forced to participate as a child
Members of churches may think atheists go to churches for malevolent reasons to:
- Steal hosts and holy water
- Mislead children or corrupt others
- Mock believers
- Chant satanic spells
- Because they are lost or know they are wrong and want to come back
- Out of fear of the afterlife, personal problems or doubt
- They are only pretending to be atheists
- It is part of the atheist agenda (or other conspiracy) to destroy the West
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An atheist is a person who believes in no gods or supernatural beings. To avoid that "believe" word which is often twisted by theists to prove that we "believe" in somethi…ng: An atheist is someone who has thought things through, concluded that there is no god now or ever, and accepted that fact. Theists believe in god(s). The letter "a", prefixed to a word, means "the opposite to". So a-theists are the opposite of theists.
This is because it is commanded in the scriptures:- Mat 18:20 For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I [ie Christ] in the midst of them. He…b 10:25 Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching. 1Co 5:4 In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, when ye are gathered together, and my spirit, with the power of our Lord Jesus Christ, 1Co 11:18 For first of all, when ye come together in the church, I hear that there be divisions among you; and I partly believe it. Mat 26:26-28 KJV And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed it, and brake it, and gave it to the disciples, and said, Take, eat; this is my body. [v. 27] And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, Drink ye all of it; [v. 28] For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins. 1Co 11:23-28 KJV For I have received of the Lord that which also I delivered unto you, That the Lord Jesus the same night in which he was betrayed took bread: [v. 24] And when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me. [v. 25] After the same manner also he took the cup, when he had supped, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me. [v. 26] For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew the Lord's death till he come. [v. 27] Wherefore whosoever shall eat this bread, and drink this cup of the Lord, unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord. [v. 28] But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of that bread, and drink of that cup. These were not just the opinions of Paul: Peter himself called Paul's writings Scripture:- 2Pe 3:15-16 WEB Regard the patience of our Lord as salvation; even as our beloved brother Paul also, according to the wisdom given to him, wrote to you; [v. 16] as also in all of his letters, speaking in them of these things. In those, there are some things that are hard to understand, which the ignorant and unsettled twist, as they also do to the other Scriptures, to their own destruction. Paul had already been executed in Nero's persecution when Peter wrote this, and he had no reason to lie as he knew he was going to be executed soon as well.
You don't have to do anything to be an atheist. Although atheism is described in a variety of ways that often depend on the views of the describer, an atheist is a person from… whose life a belief in the divine (god) is absent. There is no denial of, no failure to recognize and no denouncing of the supernatural contained within the term atheist. At its most basic level atheism is the absence of belief in the supernatural. except experience the absence of belief in gods.
Make sure the pastor loves God and preaches about what the Holy Bible says and helps people to live a good Christian loving caring life.
Answer I thought long and hard about the claims of religion (I was raised a Christian), and I found that there was no evidence to support those claims. Not a singl…e shred. So I stopped believing. Answer I have never discovered any evidence which suggests that any gods exist (or even which ones of the thousands claimed are more likely). They all have equal amounts of evidence: zero. Answer I do not believe in claims which have zero evidence to support them. Personally, I believe it is equally illogical to claim that there is a god or gods, and there is not a god or gods. For me, it came down to a choice - I believe that many scientific theories are correct, or at least on the right track, and science tends to mesh a bit better with atheism. In addition, I accept that there could be some sort of higher being, but I don't think that being would be as described in the major religions. I get a feeling of freedom, the ability to do as I choose, and not as a higher intelligence has determined for me. Answer I am an atheist due to the fact that the theory of evolution has been proven to be true while all religions have never been proven entirely true. Christians believe god created earth and man. Evolution has proved that man has evolved from the tiniest of microorganisms. Answer There are two factors that seem to be in effect my position to answer the question Studies of the brain and genetics indicate that there may be a physical and genetic connection between a person's ability to believe in god(s) and the structure of their minds. Atheists of this stripe just can't buy into a god or gods. I would attribute much of my position to this factor whatever it may be. Amusingly, this could be called the "God made me this way." explanation by theists. Having found myself unable to buy into the supernatural, I attempted to determine why others had "belief". Logic, when brought to bear on all religious belief, appeared to demolish it. This affirmed the "gut" decision that I had made. Answer I am an atheist because I simply do not believe in any religion. I think religions are like fairy tales, and were made to scam people. Scamming is a basic fact, because just look at medieval times when chruches tried to sell indulgences. And Fairy tales because the idea of going to a fluffy cloud heaven place after death to live for all eternity seems illogical to me. Also the whole creation of how God made humans and Earth I think has been disproven by science and astronomy. Answer I was raised in England although not in a religious household. I attended Baptist Sunday School until I was about 7 because all kids from the village went there so that's where all your friends were. I remember finding it all a bit tedious and ridiculous even then and I just can't make myself believe things that seem so obviously untrue. I am an atheist because the the claims of Christianity, Islam, Judaism etc. are littered with so many illogical inaccuracies and contradictions (not just in religious text but in their actions too) that it makes the mind boggle that ANYONE subscribes to them. All religions pretty much teach that unquestioning belief is a virtue. Why? The answer is simple, if you start questioning the beliefs and dogma of these religions the only conclusion you can reach is that they are wrong. Answer I am atheist because I dont believe in God/Gods. Personally i believe science disproves religion. Answer We are all born atheists. In the same way that no one is born a bigot, no one is born into a religion. It must be taught. I am an atheist because there is no reason to believe in a god at all. No evidence exists. So, why bother? Gods are make-believe entities that man once used to help explain the mysteries of the world. Since science has begun to unravel those mysteries, there is really no need for a god anymore. Religion has seen this coming for centuries and has fought science at every turn. Since science often conflicts with religious texts, religious leaders see science as a threat to their way of life. So, superstitious people still cling to their religions. It might be that they are not secure enough to embrace reality, or perhaps they just don't know any other way to live without their spiritual "comfort blanket."
First of all, Charles Darwin said he was not an atheist but an agnostic. He started out training to be a doctor, like his father; but he found the operations - in t…hose days without anasthetic - too much to bear and left medical school. It was something of a tradition that failed doctors became priests and Darwin did study divinity before his trip on the Beagle which led to his discovery of evolution. Rather surprisingly, it wasn't the attacks by the Church on Darwin over his theory of evolution by natural selection, but the death of his daughter Annie in 1851 at the age of 10 that made him lose his Christian faith. He described the loss of faith as an ebbing away, rather than as a sudden change in belief.
A: There is no scriptural support for the notion that someone would go to hell for not going to church. However, individual churches might choose to express this as a categori…cal belief.
Atheist are people who express no belief in god(s).
If by "go" you are asking a metaphysical question of whether theygo to heaven hell or something else. They don't think so as theselocations do not exist. If you mean by "go" i…n a physical sense, they rejoin the carbon andnitrogen cycles, are cremated, buried or donated to science. A fewmight even join the visible man art displays.
The Bible says the only way to be saved/go to heaven is through faith in Jesus Christ. But I think ifyou are truly saved you would want to go to church. In church you can meet… and talk to other believers you can sing praises to God and hear teaching about living the Christian life. The Bible says that all believers in the world make up the 'body of Christ'. If you are part of the body of Christ and you are absent from your local fellowship then part of the body is missing. As a christian you have a part to play in the body of Christ. These verse speak of meeting together: Heb 10:24 Let us be concerned for one another, to help one another to show love and to do good. Heb 10:25 Let us <b>not give up the habit of meeting together;, as some are doing. Instead, let us encourage one another all the more, since you see that the Day of the Lord is coming nearer. Answer: 1st let me say, there is NOT ONE scripture in God's Holy Bible that says a Person Goes to Heaven, His King is on the earth, after the 1,000 years He brings the New Jerusalem down here. NOW, Do you have to go to a church to be part of God's coming Kingdom, the answer is NO, but He does command us to meet each Sabbath in the OT, also I'm not a 7th day Adventist, but No Where in the Bible does it say to meet on the 1st Day of the Week. Christ does say for the end time: Pray that your flight not be on the Sabbath Day nor in the winter. So then the Sabbath must be still in affect for His True Followers. But to be Part of His Body, where many are called and few are chosen, He says: "IF you love me keep My Commandments", and there's more than just 10. There's a lot of IFs to being a follower, 1Peter 2:21 says He left us an example to follow in His footsteps, that means you will eat biblical clean food, keep all 10 commandments including the 4th-Sabbath and all the Feast which are rehearsals and the fall feast have NOT happen yet- we're waiting the Feast of Trumpets, for the Ram's Horn to sound and the dead in Christ raise from their graves-not heaven. Be Blessed and just listen to the Bible not the Preachers who teach you to keep things Not listed in the Bible!
Answer Atheists believe that no one has a soul. Therefore atheists do not believe that they, or anyone else, will go to heaven. Of course, Christians, Jews and Musli…ms would probably arrive at the same answer for different reasons - you can not go to heaven unless you believe in God. Answer: The question is "can" atheists go to heaven, not "may". "May" would imply that someone would permit them in. The implication of "can" is equally that an atheist might reject the opportunity if it were presented. If there is a Christian style heaven, it would offer few attractions to the atheist - see Mark Twain's "Letters From the Earth" for a discussion of the shortfalls of that heaven. Twain's "Captain Stormfield's Visit to Heaven" offers a refreshing view of a heaven that would accept atheists (and any one or thing) else. The Moslem heaven of reclining on couches for eternity sounds a bit dull too. Perhaps the rollicking Norse heaven (even though it is relatively short term) would be acceptable. Assuming that such a place existed: Nobody knows the criteria for entry - every religion has different ones and many don't accept the validity of other religions criteria. Everyone is an atheist to someone's religion. Some god(s) have afterlives which would not appeal to many people Many atheists would not accept such an invitation as they see the god(s) as rather unpleasant and uncaring being(s) Answer: First you must prove that there is a heaven before you assume anyone is going there. There is no such thing or place for atheists. Answer: If indeed there is a heaven meant for people who meet the qualifications, then many, many people will be surprised when they discover who gets in, and who does not. The more vocal and prideful the religious zealot, the bigger the surprise will be.
Either a) no where or b)it is impossible to answer the question because all knowledge is gained through experience (see empiricism). They know where they go: into the …ground or up in ashes. The belief that people "go somewhere" when they die is a religious fabrication to help people accept death.
There is quite a bit of controversy over this. There are some who believe that it is a prerequisite for salvation that you attend church. The Roman Catholics once issued a dec…ree "No salvation outside the Church" which was taken that, unless you attended Church you were not saved. However, in Jesus' teaching, we are saved through his blood and by putting our trust in him and not by a man-made institution. Salvation comes by keeping his commandments - to love God and to love each other. In China, as one example, the Church is still very much persecuted. As a result there are now millions of Chinese who worship in secret, on their own; they do not meet up as 'church' but, instead, pray and study the Bible in isolation in their own homes for fear of persecution. No one can say they are 'not saved' just because they don't go to church. That said, attendance at church for those who are able has great benefit. It ensures that you do not stray into false belief without someone to guide you. You meet with fellow Christians who will support you and love you. There is something very special about corporate prayer as opposed to individual prayer. You make many, like-minded friends - for life. You have a great social life! There is a story about a young man who called himself a Christian but who did not attend church, nor did he feel the need to. He was asked to visit a wise old member of the church. When he arrived, the old man didn't speak, but just sat near the fire in his room gazing at the burning coals there. They were all burning brightly and glowing with a bright red glow. Silently as the young man sat down, he took the tongs and took out one piece of coal and laid it on the hearthin front of the man. Within seconds, when alone and without other pieces around it, it quickly turned dull, until it was just a black cinder. Then, picking it up, he placed it back on the fire. Within a second or two that piece of coal glowed as brightly as before. Recognising himself in that piece of coal the young man said "I think you have answered my question before I even asked it", and attended church regularly after that one inspiring meeting. Also: The Bible says that all believers in the world make up the 'body of Christ'. If you are part of the body of Christ and you are absent from your local fellowship then part of the body is missing. As a christian you have a part to play in the body of Christ. These verses speak of meeting together: Heb 10:24 Let us be concerned for one another, to help one another to show love and to do good. Heb 10:25 Let us not give up the habit of meeting together, as some are doing. Instead, let us encourage one another all the more, since you see that the Day of the Lord is coming nearer.
To learn about your religion and how to be a good member of it so you know what it was like for the one you worship and hopefully you don't do it to get in to your heaven but …to do it and be a loving painful lived person and scientific speaking the universe is created by particles and science and hopefully we can determine that gods are real. To learn about your religion and how to be a good member of it so you know what it was like for the one you worship and hopefully you don't do it to get in to your heaven but to do it and be a loving painful lived person and centrifugally speaking the universe is created by particles and science and hopefully we can determine that gods are real. I don't understand a thing. I don't care. whatever.
As a christian i can say that... NO atheists will NOT go to heaven. They chose not to except God and that's a sin. Im sorry to say but when judgment day comes... all the chris…tians will come in a group and on contact go up to heaven. But the atheists... however, will stand before God and have to suffer the pain and crying they will be in... they will be scared as heck.... and you know what's worse? THEY HAVE TO STARE AT US IN HEAVEN WHEN THEY GO DOWN TO HELL AND HAVE TO LIVE AND SCREAM IN THERE FOREVER. And as christians we will be happy, no fear in heaven with the holyness and trust of God. And when were done in heaven... God will create a new and improved Earth. In the bible it says we will have powers like forming into different things and i don't know what other powers we will have there but i do know that we will be there for 1000 years then we will go up to the NEW heaven that God has created. So im sorry atheists but if you don't change and except God before you die... well that's your problem. According to the New Testament:Hebrews 11:6 - But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him. Revelation 21:8 - "But the cowardly, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death." [NKJV]
You get over it. Do not jeopardize love, family, and friendship only because someone declines going to church or other religious events with you. Also, stop asking.
He is an atheist because he does not believe in any one of the available gods such as Jesus, Yaweh, Mohammed or Zeus. Presumably he does not believe in any of these things b…ecause he has realised that: the religious ideas that he was brought up with are logically inconsistent and contradictory;the religious people he knows can use religious arguments to justify any position they hold no matter how immoral or unethical it may seem; there is simply no evidence that he can see with his own eyes of god intervening in the world in any way whatsoever no matter how much people pray to him or herand finally that the world can be explained much more easily, sensibly and clearly if one drops the whole idea of god.