What Is The Atheist Goal?

@bestboy19 (5482)
United States
December 2, 2008 7:19pm CST
The Christian's mission is to bring sinners to Christ so all will know of His love for us and I don't know about other religions, why they try to bring others to their faith. What I wonder is why the atheist try to lead people away from religion. What do the hope to achieve?
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@munhozmib (3857)
• Sao Paulo, Brazil
3 Dec 08
Hello, bestboy19. You should not put it like that. Not all atheists are trying to lead people away from religion. There are atheists who respects every religion that exists. In the same way, there are Christians who try to lead people to following their religion. Why is that? People should not try to make others follow their religion. It is a matter of respect. People should search the religion they want, instead of being forced or receiving arguments from others to join their religion. No religion is better than any. Respectfully, Munhozmib.
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• Philippines
3 Dec 08
I agreed!!!
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• United States
3 Dec 08
I would have said the exact same thing. So instead of repeating it I'll just say.. excellent!
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@bestboy19 (5482)
• United States
3 Dec 08
You are right that everyone should choose their own religion, and I don't think all Christians disrespect someone jut because their religion is different. We just want to share God's and Christ Jesus' love with all, so they will know the joy that we know through Christ. But Christians have been instructed to bring the good news of Jesus Christ to the world. You don't have to accept it if you don't want to and we Christians should never try to force you to accept it. We are told, if you don't accept, we are to leave, wiping to dust off our feet as we go. I know there are some atheist who don't have an agenda, but I wonder about the ones who do.
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@cyntrow (8524)
• United States
9 Dec 08
I am a Christian and I have never tried to convert anyone. Nor would I want to. I believe that each person's spirtual path is a personal journey and when one finds his path, he is right to take it. Athiests do not believe in any higher power, and I have never spoken with one that has attempted to convince me that my God does not exist. They seek to live and that is all, but they don't want to be preached at. When they are cornered, they fight back. There is no agenda.
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@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
3 Dec 08
I think the atheist's goal is to destroy one's faith in God, and make them feel that life is hopeless and all is full of despair. His goal is to make them believe that man is a god and that he can do what he wants without consequence of feeling guilty and to have no punishment. So according to an atheist, man is god, man can do what he wants, such as Hitler, and Stalin did, without having to answer to a higher power. In other words, the atheist's goal is anarchy and savagery. It is worse than barbarism, for even barbarians believe in God or gods and goddesses.
@Galena (9123)
3 Dec 08
do you speak Latin? if not, you are a barbarian, as the term was used by the Romans to describe those whose languages they did not understand, which just sounded barbarbarbar to them. I very much doubt that is the purpose of an atheists life, to them. what purpose would an atheist have to make someone feel life is hopeless? none whatsoever. this post makes as much logical sense as any of your others. none.
4 Dec 08
Ut qu suus. Autem metus de Deus, eccillud intellectus.
@cyntrow (8524)
• United States
9 Dec 08
The paranoia of some people scares the crap out of me.
@toxicMDR (153)
• Romania
6 Dec 08
So ... my personal goals as an atheist: 1. Making smart people see the truth (not all deserve to know the truth) 2. Enjoying my life without living by a 2000 old dusty book
@santuccie (3375)
• United States
20 Dec 08
It sounds like you and I share the same two goals. I don't live life by the Bible, and I want to help people see the truth. However, we seem to disagree on three points: 1) I don't believe you have to be either stupid or ignorant to be a believer (The man who led the Human Genome Project to completion in mapping out the entire human genome is in fact a Christian, who has debated Professor Richard Dawkins and gotten him to admit that there could be something magnificent out there, beyond the reach of science.). 2) I don't believe not-so-smart people do not deserve to know the truth. 3) I am a former atheist. So, the "truth" is that there is no Higher Power, is it? It sounds like you know something that the greatest scholars in the world do not. I would like to know what you know. Care to share?
@Galena (9123)
3 Dec 08
I am not atheist, but a Pagan. and most atheists seem to have a goal much like mine. to live a good life, do more good than harm in the world, and leave it a little better for having been here.
@Galena (9123)
3 Dec 08
only a handful of them. a blow to the back of the skull usually shuts them up
• Canada
3 Dec 08
atheists dont have a goal. to them, you cannot fight for (or against) something that doesnt exist.
@Sheepie (3118)
• United States
5 Dec 08
I sure haven't been trying to make anyone disbelieve [I'm agnostic, I think] and I hear of very few Atheists doing that, but they do it. What I would say is, a lot of people are better of having a religion, even if I disagree with it in some way. Some people need something to believe in. What I do is, if someone has a discussion asking non-believers about who we are and why we say things, I want them to know, and I love to explain and talk about it. I think we are all sharing a common goal to live the best possible life and love.
@murderistic (2280)
• United States
3 Dec 08
Well, I am a Christian and that is not at all my mission, in fact I don't think that is a mission of Christianity but a mission of evangelism. My mission is to serve God and to love God and Jesus... and to do as Jesus did, help the marginalized.