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Answers to 10 Questions for Every Atheist 
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Wednesday, November 12th, 2014 | 08:16 pm (UTC) - Thank you SO MUCH for this video Steve!
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I really appreciated this one Steve. I find myself having to answer these questions a lot, but sometimes I do not answer them as eloquently as you just did. With your permission, and credit, I'd like to use portions of your answers if I am ever faced with some of these questions in the future. I could not answer them better myself.

One thing that really bothered me was Question #5 about reward. The part that gets to me is when Christians, or many religious types, EXPECT reward for their good deeds. Now whether they are speaking eternal reward, or a pat on the back and an "atta boy' from their peers, is known only to them. But myself, I do not go SEARCHING for praise when I do good deeds. I don't look around the room for congratulations when I do something nice. If I hold the door open for a woman, I don't expect a parade in my honor and a photo in the local newspaper. It seems that Christians in particular, have this notion that if their good deeds aren't noticed by all, then they don't count with the Big Man upstairs. Like they think god won't see them. Its this arrogance that turns my stomach. It's the same sick feeling I get in my gut around December - February when there are about 1000 award shows on TV, all promoting self-congratulation. Awards are nice, but these people are NOT humble about it, as evidenced by 30 award shows for the SAME thing.

I know this notion of entitlement is instilled in Christians at a very young age through Sunday School, when we are taught about god's big book of good and bad check marks...and that is how you get into heaven, or cast forever into the darkest, hottest, most painful pit of hell for all eternity. I think most Christians grow up thinking that if every good deed they do isn't recorded or acknowledged by someone immediately, they lose that good check mark. I was once at a gas station at the check-out, where they have that little cup for spare pennies so you can get an even amount of change back if you want. You can either take a penny, or leave a penny. Honor system. The guy in front of me dropped a couple pennies in ( rather loudly ) and the cashier woman said "Why THANK you!" And he responded "I'm a Christian." True story. I'm just happy for that guy that he got his 'good' check mark for the day, because due to the decibel level at which he made that remark, everyone in the store heard him clearly.

Well, that's my two cents ( in the little cup...see what I did there? Patting self on back...)

Thanks again Steve! More videos like this one answering more Christian questions would be phenomenal!!

Take care,

Jay Wendt
Wednesday, November 12th, 2014 | 08:24 pm (UTC) - Re: Thank you SO MUCH for this video Steve!

You're welcome, Jay! And feel free to use my answers yourself however you feel you need to.

--Steve
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