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Non-believers don't fear a god they don't believe in, of course

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Listening to a conservative/libertarian talk show host last week, he mentioned that many Christians think they can sin because they got a free pass to heaven. Jesus has their back, so to speak. While the concept of sin is just imaginary, there isn't an actual god judging us by how much we hate sex (especially the gay kind), many Christians believe in it. So, they are fine with violating those supposed sins, or at least some of them, if they think they are saved no matter what they do.

This allows some Christians to cheat their employees out of wages, pollute with impunity and just generally be bad guys and gals.

Well, this same host later states that there are non-believers, such as atheists or humanists, who sin, or do immoral acts, and do them because they know as non-believers they won't be forgiven. That is poppycock. Most atheists are humanists and try to live up in not doing harm to one's fellow man. We aren't perfect, but we don't strive to be moral because of the fear of some invisible being in the sky.

Non-believers don't fear that we won't be so called forgiven by a being we do not believe in. The very idea is absurd. While this host isn't by any means a fundamentalist type, even more moderate Christians seem to have rather ignorant ideas on atheists, humanists and fellow non-believers.



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