It is surprised to read how atheists can read so many posts from believers, talk with believers, debate with believers, and still have no clue whatsoever about what motivates us. Those who are otherwise intelligent cannot see to understand the reason even though we patiently and repeatedly explain it. There is absolutely no retention. This can only be explained as some kind of blindness they have put on to cover their minds from the truth. We them tell why and they promptly forget the answer.
Originally Posted by Truly Enlightened
We do know why this is so. Because they have a fear of death and the judgement that follows. They do not want there to be final justice for all they have done and said and so they close their eyes and say it is not coming. To comfort themselves against the reality of those who believe and live like it (kind to others, help the poor, build hospitals, go where no doctor is, build schools, end slavery, and so on down through the centuries) they make us lies to tell themselves. They do not check to see if their theories match real life though. No no on. Best not open the eyes to see if these things be so. Just make assumptions based on fear and since there is no judgement, verbally stone those who disagree. We do know your motivation very well.
"He has shown you, O man, what is good and what the Lord requires of you. But to do justly..and to love mercy...and to walk humbly with your God."