Saturday, July 7, 2012

I Told You So!

There are few huge disappointments about the reality that there is probably no god and it has to do with the afterlife, although not in the way you might think.

Throughout my life, there have been random individuals who have really treated me badly. Some of them are former co-workers, some are ex-brother's in law. As a believer, I used to feel secure knowing that even though they might have gotten away with what they did to me in this life, in the end god would make them pay.

The harsh reality is that there will be no vengence. Damn!

The other thing that sucks about being an atheist...

When we are all dead and there is no afterlife, I won't be able to rub it in the faces of all the gullible believers. I'll cease to exist and so will they. It's a humbling thought really, knowing that I'll never be able to say, "I TOLD YOU SO!"

But atheism isn't about being the one who's right. It isn't about who's god has a bigger dick. It's just caring enough about the truth to let the dogma go.

10 comments:

weston krogstadt said...

I laughed out loud in Arbys at your second-to-the-last sentence.

Heather said...

You'd think those who have treated us badly would be the ones who come to apologize -because they need to make amends for the afterlife... they don't want God punishing them. But no- they are the ones who can be the BIGGEST jerks!

Maybe there is such a thing as karma. Hopefully..

Mormon411 said...

Weston, glad you were amused!

Heather, great point. You would think so, wouldn't you? It's amazing how much the people, who are so sure they are saved, are the ones who are the most arrogant and conceited about it. Show me in the Bible where Jesus taught that!!! He didn't. In fact, he taught the opposite!

Ikhouvanje said...

I agree with you. But i believe there's a creator in a sense but one that doesnt interfere with anything on earth. I dont believe in a religious (islamic, judaism, christian, celtic, hindu, and etc...) god(s). But i do have a feeling that when we die, it will not be the end of us. On the other hand, Id love to say "told you so" to everyone that saw my ideas of things as childish or just my imagination running wild and doubted my perspective of things.

Mormon411 said...

I would too. I don't believe in any sort of a creator or an afterlife. If I'm wrong, then I will be pleasantly surprised when I go. If there turns out to be a loving god, he won't damn me to hell just because I didn't believe in him. He will judge me based upon what I did with my life and what is in my heart. Based on that criteria, most believers will be in hell!

Ikhouvanje said...

I dont really know if a god exists period, i just hope that maybe we could continue living after we die here. Dont get me wrong if there turn out to be a god and i end up in hell for using my brain to think logically, then hey what can i say. i wont fake worship, because its obvious that i dont truly mean it so id go to hell either way haha. But i do believe in selfless Good behavior only from the heart and that it should be rewarded. Bad behavior should have a negative outcome.

Mormon411 said...

My thoughts exactly!

penniemoney said...

Funny, because I was having simular thoughts not so long ago, when I was thinking of what I should say to the Mormon's, so they would leave me alone. I was going to send a letter to the church, asking them to leave me be, and if things in the afterlife are as they say, then they should feel free to tell me "I told you so" as I am wandering around in outer darkness by myself, being as leaving the Mormon church is considered an act worse than murder, and my fate will likely include being cast into the abyss. I don't harbor many bad feelings, I just want them to stop stalking me, and repect my request to be left alone. I suppose that, because I am a woman, I should not be trusted to think for myself, as far as they are concerned.

Mormon411 said...

Surely, leaving the church is a sin worse than murder. But if it was a cult, wouldn't leaving the cult be the worse sin? In many other Christian churches, leaving for another church is no big deal. But in the LDS church, it is the one unforgiveable sin.

Technically, denying the holy spirit is the unforgiveable sin, but since leaving the church is basically denying the spirit, they are one and the same.

The good thing in all of this is that we were the few who were able to see through the brainwashing lies and get out of that destructive organization. That is truly the road less traveled and everyone of you should be very proud of yourselves!

penniemoney said...

The idea that a ghost enters the body during baptism seems so out-dated. It resembles someone saying that 'the devil made them do it'. I am responsible for my own thoughts and actions, and a conscience is a natural part of my being. It puzzles me to know that educated people believe this stuff. I can understand children believing, but eventually we outgrow the fantasizing, at least for the most part. I felt guilt for a long time for not believing, but it never made any sense to me. The Mormon church succeeded in causing me to hate myself. I've let go of all of that now, in part because of blogs like this, that allow me to know that I'm not alone with my thoughts. The truth will definitely set you free. Thank god for the internet :)