Atheists don’t believe in God for various reasons, and they should be allowed to believe what they want. Religious freedom is a wonderful thing.
However, it’s our belief that some atheists base their viewpoint on misunderstandings.
Here are seven common convictions atheists hold, our thoughts, and why they may want to reconsider.
“There is no heaven or afterlife.” Based on many Near Death Experiences or NDEs (such as described in videos on Youtube and in the books Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon’s Journey into the Afterlife by Eben Alexander III M.D., and To Heaven and Back: A Doctor’s Extraordinary Account of Her Death, Heaven, Angels, and Life Again: A True Story by Mary C. Neal MD) of religious people of various faiths, atheists, and agnostics, they all experienced an afterlife. Also, their faith or lack of one made little difference in whether they made it through the white Light light tunnel and to the other side. Therefore, according to the well-documented history of NDEs, the belief that “You can’t get into heaven if you don’t believe in God” is false.
This is an example of how many religions, over many centuries, have unintentionally, and sometimes intentionally, distorted spiritual messages. If you strip away and avoid what we believe is religious dogma, as we do in our many articles, the message is sometimes very different.
“There is no proof that anything beyond the physical world exists.” Atheists tend not to believe in ghosts, spirit communication, reincarnation, or any kind of life force. Atheists try toattribute divine guidance (information appearing at the doorstep of your consciousness) as just another function of the brain, as if you’re only a hunk of flesh and a brain with no connection to anythingnon-physical. While there is no physical proof of reincarnation, countless people possess anecdotal evidence, such as describing during a past life regression a centuries-old home, including a verifiable address, in a country they’ve never visited.
Also, many people have received communication from spirits and ghosts through mediums such as The Long Island Medium who routinely gives accurate, unexplainable-by-conventional-science psychic insight from souls who have crossed over.
It is not surprising atheists don’t believe in such things because they tend to either block their spiritual side or simply not be very spiritually sensitive like some people are who regularly perceive ghosts or receive insight from spirit guides and other spiritual helpers.
You could compare skeptics attacking those who embrace the spiritual realm to demanding proof that love exists. Try telling a mother the love she has for her child is all in her head, that it’s not real. Who is the joker? The talented psychic or the skeptic?
“There is too much evil in the world for a God to exist.” Atheists believe that if there really were a God, he or she would not allow so much evil. Our perspective is that people do evil things, and God cannot control people because they have free will. Humans reincarnate to use their free will, within the boundaries of their destiny, in order to learn and grow spiritually and life’s challenges offer the most opportunity.
Also, just as there is light and dark, day and night, hot and cold, and love and hate, we believe, based on our many years of experience with spirit possession, that dark and even demonic energy does exist in this world. Humans have free will to investigate it, learn about it, and then protect themselves from it, but most people don’t.
“Faith is unreliable.” Sometimes it seems that God pulls through for you, and sometimes not. Atheists don’t believe a God would be so inconsistent. Yet, there’s a reason why praying doesn’t always provide the results you seek: fate and karma. You can pray and believe all you want, but if something is not meant to happen due to your personal fate and karma, it won’t.
“Many religious people behave immorally.” While this may be true, there are many religious people who don’t.
“There are so many different religions and gods with different characteristics that it renders religion overall as baseless.” If you examine the world’s religions more closely, you’ll find that most of them have similar themes.
“There isn’t a valid reason to believe.” We don’t believe it’s necessary to believe in God to live an honorable life, but we absolutely accept some of the tenets that go along with such a belief, such as treating others as you want to be treated, being honest, and personal responsibility.
Religious people have an added incentive to behave, but as long as you treat others well, we believe that your religious views or lack of any are secondary to being an upstanding human being.
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Copyright © 2014 Stephen Petullo, Scott Petullo