Posts Tagged ‘sacrifice


Would you sacrifice yourself for a loved one, with the chance that you may end up in hell because you are an atheist?

(This is the 20th question in Brett Keane’s Atheist Challenge)

Simply put: Yes.

Not-so-simply put: If there was a way to lie, cheat, steal, or kill to spare the precious lives of myself and my loved ones, I would do it in a heartbeat. Otherwise, yes.

As for the “hell” portion of the question – thinking about which of the many hells from the myriad of world religions that I would go to would take way too long, and probably distract me from jumping in front of the bullet / knife / car / train / herd of water buffalo in order to save my loved one. So I’d probably skip it, for the moment.


I am an atheist, a person who does not believe in the existence of any gods.

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