ANSWERS: 25
  • What if one is both religious and has no god? Not all religions are theistic btw.
  • AMEN brotha
  • I'm an atheist, and my mind can be changed. My lack of belief in god doesn't mean that I am locked into that position. I am very willing to change my opinion as soon as empirical evidence becomes available.
  • It would be a lot easier if it wasn't provoked, a lot of the questions I see are traps so they can knock us down a peg..If you are an Atheist then why are you asking questions in these topics? I see anyone atheist or not that have questions in these areas deserve the best I or anyone can offer..it may be the answer they are looking for..who knows. I take these topics seriously and if someone is looking over these questions that aren't sure what they believe it would only be fair that they see all angles and not just one sided answers.
    • pugwashjw65
      Jesus ' preached' to ALL people...to tell them about the Kingdom...a new system that was in the future...We have now arrived at that time...fulfilling 2 timothy 3: 1-5...Up till 1900, all the signs were not present...They are now, That such a long time has elapsed does not matter...Only that " It will not be late " (Habakkuk 2:3) For the vision is yet for its appointed time, And it is rushing toward its end, and it will not lie. Even if it should delay, keep in expectation of it! For it will without fail come true. It will not be late!
  • I agree with you. We cant keep pushing people cause it makes a mockery of the believers.
  • No preaching from this religious person, Little big mouth. Would you agree, however, that the atheists should stop 'preaching' to religious people? There are two sides to every coin
  • Valiant effort that will fall in deaf ears. From experience I've found out that, in order to keep the preaching types at bay, you have to strike back with all your might
  • It seems to me that we would all be happier if the deeply religious just let the irreligious get on with their lives without comment. By the same token the irreligious should do the same to the religious. On Answerbag these two groups are engaged in a never ending war of attrition and each is as guilty as the other of asking inane and pointless questions.
  • It's not going to happen. Most religious people are encouraged or even required to preach to the heathens, and they feel obligated to do it. Here's the crazy thing though: most atheists got where they are because of their ability to change their minds. It's the theists that have a problem with that. That's why I often tell other atheists that we should stop preaching to you; it just makes us look bad, as we seem to care what you think, when we really shouldn't.
  • I dunno if im Atheist or Religous i believe some higher power had a hand in making our universe and i also believe that Atheist's and Agnostics (someone who doesnt believe in god but does not deny the possibility of his/her existence i think) & anyone else should have the right to choose their own beliefs and that when someone of a different faith ask's them to go away and stop preaching to them they really should stop. I also believe that certain Religions particuarly Christianity should tone down just a little like for example protesting against homosexuals i believe is wrong and that religous suppression of groups like the people who practice Falun Gong in China should stop.
  • I don't make fun of your God. Although I'm not quite an atheist. I've made friends with some people who have tried to convert me, actually.
  • I completly agree. Although it would be nice if athiest stop asking these same types of questions that put people on the spot and make them defensive (typically heard from Christians). It goes both ways, not many people are free from judgement/haven't fallen prey to these "forceful" questions.
  • As an atheist I don't think I ever "make fun" of anyones god. I might point out a contridiction in their belief system, or challenge their understanding of their faith, but I try not to mock anyone.
  • Well I'm a Christian and I don't believe I "preach" to atheists. If questions are asked that I have an opinion or thought on I do answer it. However, I'm not out to change someone &/or their beliefs, that's up to them. I don't think that we need to just sit back and not speak the truth as we believe it. It's a fine line we walk & maybe we need to use more caution.
  • I think God is Big enough to handle being made fun of! Just look at Jesus time right before, and while He was on the cross. The question may be this. Are you big enough to be made fun of? Aside from that I enjoy discussing things with athiests up to a point. It takes more faith for them to believe than it does me!
  • God bless you.
  • I do not preach to anyone. I answer questions. If an Atheist asks a question under Religions then I beleive they want to read answers. With love in Christ.
  • As long as Q&A websites exist, you can't ask religious people to stop preaching. The religious category on Answerbag is for anyone who wants to learn about Religion. In my Seventh-Day Adventist views, we are instructed to teach, rebuke and correct. (2 Timothy 3:16-17) It doesn't mean atheists have to agree. We just feel it is our duty to defend the reason of our faith.
    • ReiSan
      You show that you have no valid reasons. You make many bold assertions and never support them. You hated unbelievers to an insane degee.
    • pugwashjw65
      Hey ! Reisan...Not quite true...We are to hate no one...but simply to preach what Jesus asked...and if unbelievers take no note, then that is their problem...We have done our bit. (Matthew 24:39) and they took no note until the Flood came and swept them all away, so the presence of the Son of man will be.
    • Jenny Rizzo
      ReiSan, if I had hate for the unbelievers, I wouldn't be sharing the Good News with them.
    • Linda Joy
      ReiSan, YOU are the one who hates believers. YOU preach atheism and spread hate more vehemently than most Christians do Christ.
    • bostjan64
      Whoah, "hate" is a strong word. Maybe it's time to take a nice walk (it's still cold here today, but maybe nice where you are) and breathe in the air that Jesus did or did not create, maybe watch the birds that may have been created on the fifth day or maybe are just the descendants of dinosaurs... either way, there is a lot of cool stuff in life that makes me wonder why anyone would hate anyone else.
    • Jenny Rizzo
      bostjan64, ReiSan has so much hate in her. She makes threats, she resorts to name calling and she uses profanity. She cussed me out various times. That clearly explains the word hate. She also claims religious people hate her, because we don't agree with her. Again, we don't expect the unbelievers to agree with us. We simply preach whenever we see religious questions. Me, pugwashjv, Linda Joy and anybody else that's religious are staying relevant in religious subjects. I would suggest that ReiSan should look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet the Heavenly Father feeds them. (Matthew 6:26) Once again, the subject is under religions. Thereby, religious people are free to express themselves in the religious category.
    • Linda Joy
      She also uses two other names so she doesn't feel outnumbered. Let me be clear, I don't hate anyone. I once asked how many hours a day do you spend fighting something you don't believe even exists. She felt compelled to answer that one as well. She goes to the religious section so she can preach atheism and spread hate for Christians. She's evil incarnate! She also lies about who she is. You've been warned.
    • Jenny Rizzo
      Linda Joy, let it be known.
    • Texasescimo
      Interesting that others have noticed. On the old answerbag, a moderator known as "The Chief" was able to check IP addresses and found several accounts, all with the same IP as his.
    • Jenny Rizzo
      Texasescimo, Linda Joy does not play around. When she gives a warning, she means it.
  • Should we preach to the ungodly...? Scripture answers this clearly... (Mark 2:17) On hearing this, Jesus said to them:
  • You can ask, in fact, you did! So... How's that working for ya so far? You can also ask the atheists not to visit the religion section. And you can ask the political fanatics to stop talking about that as well. And you can ask the LGBT (and all the other letters they've added) to keep their private lives private. The list of what offends one person or another could go on and on so why pick on Christians and act like they're doing something wrong when we've been commanded to preach the word? Do you want to appease men or obey God? And we could also point out that this question is not solving a problem, just drawing everyone's attention to it and stirring up even more controversy. We all have a right to our opinions, even if they're wrong.
  • troll troll troll your boat :P
  • irn not doing that
  • Did Jesus preach ONLY to those converted? No. He stated that well people do not need a physician...but sick people do ! The atheists are sick spiritually... Bible obedience will save them
  • You can, and did ask. But it doesn't mean anyone has to comply. No one can MAKE an atheist (or Christian) do anything. It is THEIR CHOICE. And MY God is definitely powerful enough to defend Himself! He doesn't need any help! Your question only invites more of the same.
  • I don't think it has to be preaching. The one thing that annoys me is that not every answer has to be related to some kind of Bible verse. Religion is not the answer for everything that people ask here. I have no problems discussing religion, but not with every topic.

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