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Convincing the Adamant Atheist

dattaswami
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10/4/2019 6:06:22 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
Shri Phani asked:
How can we discuss and convince atheists, Who are very adamant in their views?

Swami replied:
O Learned and Devoted Servants of God! Such adamant behaviour of atheists is the result of the aversion that they have held in their mind towards spirituality and spiritual people for a long time. The reason for their aversion is the hypocrisy of theists who have been secretly doing sins while pretending to be righteous externally. These atheists are able to identify such hypocrisy and they react emotionally. Unfortunately, Their emotion is misguided since they blame God, Holding Him responsible for the hypocrisy of the theists.

They should blame the sinful theists and not God. The atheists think that if the concept of God itself is removed, The hypocrisy based on God will be eliminated from its root. This conclusion of the atheists is quite foolish. Firstly, By removing the concept of God, The quality of hypocrisy is not removed. Secondly, The problem of sin increases even more since the public loses all fear and starts committing all types of sin fearlessly.

I agree that theists are committing sins in the name of God. If the concept of God is eradicated, Let us say that the sins done in the name of God might stop. But, Apart from the sins committed in the name of God, What about all the other types of sins committed by people in the world? Will they stop too? Not at all! In fact, The theists of today, Upon giving up their faith in God, Will commit a hundred times more sins in the world. They will not even fear the various controlling agencies like the police and courts since they would have already tilted them in their own favor through corruption and influence. They would have lost all fear of punishment. Luckily, The theists of today, Are greatly controlled by the concept of existence of God.

Even though they commit some sins, They are afraid of committing more sins because they believe that God is omniscient and omnipotent. They know that He can punish sinners, Even if they manage to escape the law of the land through crooked ways. The omniscient and omnipotent God shows us the evidence of His punishment of sinners in this world itself. Souls are punished for the intense sins committed by them, Even while they are alive. Similarly, Intensely good actions also yield rewards in this world, While the person is alive.

Does Worship Cancel Sin?

There is one concept propagated by priests, Which is certainly wrong. Priests claim that sin can be cancelled by worshiping God. This is not true. The reason why the priest promotes this false concept, Is to make money. The theistic sinner, Who is afraid of divine punishment and is eager to find a way to escape from it, Gets carried away by this concept. The priest demands money from the theistic sinner in order to perform some ritual-worship. It is basically a form of fraud. We must indeed criticize such priests and eliminate such wrong concepts from society through the propagation of true spiritual knowledge. But the atheist"s insistence on demolishing the very concept of God, In order to solve the problem, Is very foolish. If your house is infested with rats, Do you find a way to drive away the rats or do you burn down your entire house?

In the present context, Atheists want you to burn down your entire house in order to permanently eliminate the problem. Let us say, You have a toothache. A dentist says that he can free you of the toothache, Once and for all, By removing all your teeth! Would you go to such a dentist? Emotion always kills a person"s intelligence and this is the case of the atheist. Eliminating all the sins committed in the name of God by rejecting the very concept of God is indeed burning down your house to get rid of rats!
ken1122
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2/9/2020 4:00:52 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
Shri Phani asked:
How can we discuss and convince atheists, Who are very adamant in their views?
As a caring atheist I'm here to explain to you that there is an argument against atheism that is irrefutable.
Atheism is the rejection of the man made claims about God.
You can reduce atheism to dust, Reduce it do absurdity by just supplying evidence that supports the claim that man makes about God

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