These answers are to questions posted by “B_R_Deadite99” at Debunking Christianity.
If we live our lives in an ethical manner, as skeptics tend to do, why should we worry about how close we *might* live to your god *if* you’re right?
There is nothing for you to worry about. If you don’t want to live close to God, however, you are denying yourself a marvelous privilege. I can’t imagine you would not want to do so if you were in your right mind.
Why should we concern ourselves with hypothetical situations and actually build up our lives around a question of “what if?”?
I am not proposing to you a hypothetical situation. I am telling you about reality. The question is, “How long do you want to keep denying it?”
What if you’re wrong and we all get reincarnated after we die? Or go across the River Styx to the Underworld? Or merely cease to be?
It’s not a question of whether I’m wrong – it’s a question of whether that carpenter from Galilee was wrong.
No one knows what happens after you die, and the best we can do is guess.
That was true until Jesus of Nazareth was raised from the grave and told us differently.
And if you’re correct, Mike, I won’t hang my head with shame IF i go to your magical world when I die–I’ll stride in and demand all of those great old retro games I couldn’t acquire in life (after I get to know my late grandpa better).
You won’t be the one writing the script for that outcome.