What do Christians (and other theists) think atheists believe?

July 31, 2006

I find that most theists, but Christians in particular, have no real idea what atheists believe. Most of what they know comes from other Christians who also don’t know or from plain old prejudice. What you think atheists believe about:

1) the existence of God

a) It is certain that God does not exist

b) It is possible that God exists, but atheists believe he doesn’t

c) God may or not exists, atheists aren’t sure

d) God exists but we should not worship Him

2) religion

a) religion is bad and should be wiped off the face of the earth

b) some religious beliefs and practices are bad and should be stopped

c) theists have a right to their religion and atheists would defend that right

d) religion serves a purpose in society and should be encouraged

3) morality

a) if God does not exist, then we can do anything we want

b) even if God does not exist, we should not hurt people

c) we should all do our part to make the world a better place

d) we should all be good, just in case God really does exist

4) other: what else do Christians believe about atheists


Welcome to Ask An Atheist!

July 2, 2006

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