Which belief system requires more faith?
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It always amuses me that Christians often pride themselves on their depth of faith as if it's a virtue, yet are willing to immediately turn around and say that atheism requires more faith when it's convenient. Please understand that I don't mean this in a derogatory manner; just consider the inconsistency.
Very simply, Christianity requires more faith because it requires any amount of faith. If you believe in a god, you do so without objective evidence, regardless of experiences you've had in the past that you've chosen to give your god the credit for. Atheism does not require faith, because faith by definition is belief without evidence, and Atheism is in fact nonbelief in a god or gods, or more accurately, the rejection of the claim that a god or gods exist. Ergo, the question of "faith" of an atheist does not lie on their choice to be an atheist but of what the atheist actually does believe, whether in science or something else or nothing at all. If said atheist actually does believe in science, and is constantly questioning these beliefs and willing to change them as new evidence arises as per the scientific method, then this is in fact belief with evidence- therefore, not faith, but knowledge.
I question how you came to that conclusion? The fact that I reject the claim that any gods exist is unrelated to what is "always on my mind". In fact, it would more so indicate that I find any god inconsequential and not worth my time; although the God Fan Club is occasionally pretty amusing. I usually focus my attention on reading, physical fitness and guns.
And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come. (Matthew 24:14)
I tell you, he will see that they get justice, and quickly. However, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on the earth?"
Don't be fooled by what they say. For that day will not come until there is a great rebellion against God and the man of lawlessness is revealed--the one who brings destruction.
(2 Thessalonians 2:3)
"The second beast comes "out of the earth" and directs all peoples of the earth to worship the first beast (the Antichrist). The second beast is described in Revelation 13:11-18 and is also referred to as the false prophet. The two beasts are aligned with the dragon (Satan) in opposition to God."
Allah Most High states, “We shall bring forth for them out of the earth a beast that shall speak unto them for they did not believe in our signs.” [Quran 27: 82]
(Speaking of Jesus Christ)
On his robe and on his thigh he has this name written: king of kings and lord of lords.
Allah's Apostle said, "The most awful name in Allah's sight on the Day of Resurrection, will be (that of) a man calling himself Malik Al-Amlak (the king of kings)."
Sahih-Al-Bukhari Bk 73; Num 224
Above all, you must understand that in the last days scoffers will come, scoffing and following their own evil desires. They will say, “Where is this ‘coming’ he promised?
(2 Peter 3:3-6)
As Jesus was sitting on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately. "Tell us," they said, "when will this happen, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the age?"
Jesus said, "At that time many will turn away from the faith and will betray and hate each other."
Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold.
But the one who stands firm to the end will be saved.
They will be divided, father against son and son against father, mother against daughter and daughter against mother, mother-in-law against daughter-in-law and daughter-in-law against mother-in-law."
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The beast system (Islam, according to itself), and much of Atheism unite at the exact time against Christianity at a time when Syria is reduced to ruins. And this happens at a time when Jerusalem is divided into thirds (it is). And this all happens when Christians are mass genocided and beheaded (happening). This all according to the end times claim of the Bible. That is exactly what is happening now.
Well, holy ballsack. Quotes from two different bedtime stories misconstrued as having similar meanings and bitter family disputes. That latter one's definitely not something that's happened continuously throughout history.
Tell you what, you want to waste your life preparing for a doomsday that will never come just like every other Christian doomsday prophet, have fun. But that's your problem, so go do that in your own corner.
If by atheism you mean the belief that no deity exists and if by faith you mean believing something without evidence:
It depends on why someone believes something. If you believe there is a god (or that there isn't) based on some sort of argument then it isn't really a matter of faith, it is a matter of reason. The only faith involved might be in one's own ability to reason, which is true of both sides.
If your belief isn't based on argument but rather a feeling (or something irrational) then it takes a big amount of faith either way.
Most sensible atheists (to the best of my knowledge) don't go around arguing that there is no deity, they just argue that it is irrational to believe in one. This doesn't require much faith.
I think that all the popular religions have long since been proven to misguided nonsense.
The long winded nebulous scriptures were written by the well meaning academics of their day who were trying desperately to find answers to the great mysteries of the cosmos without the scientific knowledge we have acquired through advances in technology.
Due to the scientist's inability to offer a credible explanation for the Big Bang I do not accept this as an accurate account for the creation of the universe.
My skepticism regarding the Big Bang combined with my belief that the existence of earth could not possibly have been due to the coming together of countless trillions of disorientated atoms which accidentally constructed earth, the cosmos and everything therein.
So, I am left with the belief that there must be; a Creator, an architect who created everything.
I haven't any idea what form this Creator takes but they must be around.