^^ Go ahead and speak on it, raj.
Let’s also stick with simple, bare-bones version as follows:
Belief in God + God’s existence = eternal salvation
Belief in God + nonexistent God = status quo
Non-belief in God + nonexistent God = status quo
Non-belief in God + God’s existence = eternal misery[/quote]
Well the simple answer is that there are so many gods/religions out there you can’t avoid punishment for all of them at once.
Belief in God + A different God’s existence = eternal misery --> now repeat this equation for every religion that exists.
I’ve said this before but I’ll say it again: The only reason people should believe in god (IMO) is if they’ve had some sort of divine experience. If Jesus/god came down and revealed himself to me personally, I would instantly become a Christian.
If Paul is worthy of a Road to Damascus type experience why aren’t i?
It doesn’t matter how many there are. By believing you have a 1 in X chance of choosing the right God, assuming God exists. By not believing you have a 0 in X chance of being right, assuming God exists.
But none of this accounts for the fact that assuming God exists we got this all backwards and he punishes only those who believe in him, so in that case maybe Atheism still has a 1 in X chance like all the others.