For those that still don’t get it, atheism is just like this: No matter how it turns out, no afterlife for us, and we’re OK with that.
The Good teacher Jesus spoke about the afterlife.
26 And besides, there is a great chasm separating us. No one can cross over to you from here, and no one can cross over to us from there.’
27 “Then the rich man said, ‘Please, Father Abraham, at least send him to my father’s home. 28 For I have five brothers, and I want him to warn them so they don’t end up in this place of torment.’
29 “But Abraham said, ‘Moses and the prophets have warned them. Your brothers can read what they wrote.’
30 “The rich man replied, ‘No, Father Abraham! But if someone is sent to them from the dead, then they will repent of their sins and turn to God.’
31 “But Abraham said, ‘If they won’t listen to Moses and the prophets, they won’t listen even if someone rises from the dead.’ ”
I happen to believe in the afterlife. I firmly believe we will spend it on one side of the chasm or the other.
If your belief of no afterlife turns out to be wrong I want to be the one who spent the time to let you know the truth.
Comment by revenator — June 30, 2010 @ 7:04 pm
I think someone’s got his history wrong. How could Abraham have known about Moses?
Comment by The Other Weirdo — June 30, 2010 @ 8:12 pm
Abraham was already in Paradise after death at the time of Jesus’ story. Abraham was still alive just not in the earthly realm.
Comment by revenator — July 1, 2010 @ 12:46 am
Doesn’t that chapter of Luke take quite a few liberties with what Abraham, dead and apparently in heaven, may or may not have said? Besides, how do you know he was in Paradise?
It’s all arbitrary, isn’t it? There’s absolutely no morality behind any of it apart from “God says it is so.”
Comment by The Other Weirdo — July 1, 2010 @ 8:16 am
Jesus resurrected from the dead. That is a witnessed fact. If Jesus had sin death would have held Him and He would not have resurrected.
To lie or bare false witness is sin. Had Jesus story of men named Lazarus and Abraham been a lie He would have sinned. No resurrection.
To argue the resurrection is to argue historical factual evidence. You are now the judge over what has been said. Will you believe it or not? It’s your choice.
Comment by revenator — July 1, 2010 @ 4:12 pm
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