Friday, June 21, 2019

Are Christians Deluding Themselves?

A ubiquitous argument being propagated today is that Christians believe in Jesus Christ and spending life after death in Heaven as a feeble attempt to feel better about their existence and future. Most people want there to be something more to life than going through the average routine day after day only for it all to end with ceasing to exist one day — after death. Even non-Christians, atheists, and many other types of people dislike the idea of ceasing to exist. I’ve seen the phrase and ideology used many times over (to some effect) that eternal life is “possible” by impressing people to the point that they never forget you. This implies that most people do not want to cease to exist. It could be argued just as easily that people holding to this ideology are themselves deluded, therefore, it’s a double standard to argue that Christians are using a feeble attempt to feel better about their existence and future. Assert arguments in a way that is not hypocritical, and in a way that is not based on speculation of the motives of individuals.