There's certainly more than that. If "suffering is bad" becomes the highest standard to which we attain, then there's no reason for us to exist at all. Non-existence would trump suffering.To be fair, I didn't read the rest of your post. I just wanted to pick on this one thing.
Haven't seen you in a while. Good to see you.
I noticed patroit posted in a long string of threads in this forum but, for some strange reason, ignored THIS thread
'bout time you showed yourself in this thread about those annoying and pompous/elitist followers of the Atheist Religion!
Atheists are funny about God and guns, the only time they acknowledge both are necessary is when someone is breaking into their home.The first thing they do is call someone that has one, and Pray to God they get there in time.
Good and Evil exist independent of any specific religion.The simple proof of that is that Good and Evil existed before Christ.
Last night, I had a heated discussion over the Net about the nature of God in society. As I'm fond of using the Moral Lawgiver argument (probably one of the most effective around there) I've argued that it is impossible for society to define "good", and that if God doesn't exist, every thing is permitted, and in that cases of communism & nazism, if atheism is true, we should be morally indifferent to it and shouldn't show disgust against it. The atheist response? He told me my argument was "irrelevant" and I had "cute, but not valid arguments". Curiously, he never answered my question: Should we've evolved in a society where rape is permitted and normal, would you do it?
I countered: "Nope, as far as I know, nobody worshipped Spiderman for more than 5000 years and died for him. Out of the 12 apostles, 11 were brutally killed. If they knew that Christianity was false, they would repudiate it & profess paganism."
I'm confused as to why atheists are very keen to recruit others in their cause. I know hobbits don't exist, but I never spend my whole time convincing others they don't exist.
Kierkegaard was right in saying that a lone atheist man, without his peers, would suddenly realise there is a God, so that's why they had to stick together.
Also, I'll never go into debates again, as Proverbs 29:9 says: If a wise man goes to court with a foolish man,the fool rages or scoffs, and there is no peace.
Isn't being a militant atheist somewhat hypocritical? I'm just kinda wondering if there is some sort of obligation to spread the faith, or lack therof among atheists.