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  • No, because I don't believe there *is* life after death.
  • I already have, and I have found such notions to be fairy tales. Notwithstanding.
  • I'm more agnostic than atheist, but I know that I would try really hard to do all the things I've dreamed about in life and also to be really sweet and loveable to the people I care about.
  • No, I wouldn't. I know I am going to die at some point in my life - knowing I had six months wouldn't change the way I think about religion.
  • No, I already explored religion, and it doesn't do anything for me. Why would any athiest do that?
  • That would only be a desperate act from someone confused.
  • I have already done that... to turn to religion purely because I needed to believe in God to make those last few months easier in the belief that I may find a place in Heaven would just be insincere.
  • You do not have to follow a religion to beleive in life after death. A lot of athiests, myself included, beleive in a life after death or beleive in reincarnation. Religion inflicts a fear that if you do not beleive you will not go to heaven and gives people one option only and in the past superscious people who were athiests were seen as witches and killed. Before the birth of all the new religion paganism covered the world.
  • I would like to think that I would not but it is one thing to know you will eventually die and another to know that you're going to die very soon.
  • you make it sound as if Atheists have no idea of religion when in my experience I became atheist because I was raised with religion and it offered no answers...so what would the news that I was gonna die change? I don't believe in a god, death and it's inevitableness is not going to change that nor make me seek out some afterlife to make my passing any more relavant or less scary.
  • No way. I would spend the rest of my limited time with my loved ones and enjoying life as much as possible. Whatever happens after death will happen regardless. I can't make myself believe things that make no sense and the rest is simply unknown. If I have not figured out "what's next?" in all this time, i certainly am not going to figure it out in 6 months. Might as well use that time as constructively as possible. Every minute I spend chasing something i am unlikely to believe is a minute away from my loved ones.
  • What?? Why would I waste the last 6 months of my life in a worthless pursuit?
  • I have explored religion all my life, just as many people do. So far I have found it offers me nothing, so how would a last minute binge suddenly turn something up? Besides, how does being atheists mean that there is no afterlife?
  • Absolutely not. If I had six months to live, I would spend the time living, not searching for magical being that lives in the sky.
  • A very old saying (&, to my understanding, very true):: You'll never find an athiest in a foxhole!
  • I know that I may be run over by a bus tomorrow. Why should knowing that I will certainly die in six months make me do something which I would not do if I might die at any moment? I have already had a good look at religion and concluded that I do not believe in it. To search, in the circumstances you describe, for religion would be to seek false comfort.
  • Why? there is no life after death except in the memories of those we leave behind. It is only the fear of devils with red hot pokers that keeps the religious nuts in line while they exist.
  • Great question and alot of answers. I often thought of this myselfin regards to others. God does give us all a choice to make. Free Will. For myself I have a good relationship with Jesus and love it. More peace and joy in my life and direction. Would not trade it for anything.
  • I think most atheists already do, regardless of their health. "Know thy enemy" LOL There wouldn't be much of a point in even being an atheist, if you didn't at least examine some religions before dismissing them. That kind of person would hardly be different from a theist.
  • I certainly would meditate day and night and see if the supreme is approachable. I dont believe his name is God. I would wonder about the next level. Where do I sign up for the transcendent vehicle?
  • No. I've wasted decades searching for even a scrap of evidence for deities and I've come up empty-handed. I'm certainly not going to waste my last six months on that nonsense.
  • It wouldn't matter if they did.You don't get saved when you want.John 6:44 Jesus says NO one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws them.
  • God is a myth. Christianity branched out from Paganism. Sacrifices, virginity, cleansing, All Saints Day, All Souls Day, Holy Week on summer solstice, weddings, etc.
  • If I knew I would die in 6 months I wouldn't waste time worrying about what happens to me when I'm dead. I would live every day to the fullest.Death is something we all must face because there is no such thing as permanence.
  • Which ‘version’ of God are we supposed to recognize? I have a Bible, a Torah, and a Qur’an. They are all fascinating reads because of the depth the authors go to, to impart morals and control. Life after death may be comforting to people that have no conscience or consistently exercise poor judgment, but I don’t need a book or popular opinion to tell me how to live a moral life. Those become self-evident once you realize you aren’t obtaining the results you had hoped for. Six months isn’t going to change anything.
  • No, because I want to ENJOY the time that I have left.
  • They could just 'explore' Buddhism. They are atheists but know of the afterlife.
  • No, I have already explored religion. That is why I am an atheist.
  • This idea of an eternal life is a curious and abstract concept.I find that if I live in the moment, I'm not living in the past nor the present.That to me is the now or eternal moment.Why must someone wait till they die to achieve living in the moment when they can learn how to do it in the present?
  • If I was told I had 6 months to live, I would not behave any differently. I am constantly exploring new pathways and examining new evidence, so if I found something supporting the claims of the religious that I found to be valid, I would consider changing my mind. However, I wouldn't change my mind just because I was afraid of the afterlife, or afraid of being wrong.

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