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Anonymous asked in Society & CultureReligion & Spirituality · 1 month ago

Why do people assume that just because you're an atheist, you can't believe in prayer, afterlife, etc?

I am a strong, gnostic atheist and I believe in prayer. I am an atheist because I don't believe in any god, or gods, I know that there are none. But that doesn't stop me from believing in prayer, Heaven, Hell, etc. In fact I believe in the Bible, I am a lifelong atheist who believes in the Bible, I just believe that the parts about God are symbolic and metaphorical.

Everything else I believe is absolutely true, I believe that humans come from Adam and Eve, that man was created from dust, and woman from rid. I believe in the great flood and that Noah built an ark which carried two of every type of animal. I believe that Jesus was real and that he walked on water, turned water into wine and resurrected. I consider the Bible to be a historical document, which is absolutely true, but has metaphoric parts about God. The rest is all true. 

So, clearly you can be an atheist and believe in the Bible, prayer, afterlife, Rapture, etc as long as you don't believe in a god. So why do so many people assume that you can't?

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  • 1 month ago

    have you looked up the definition of atheist

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    I have met Yeshua ("Jesus") a number of times over the past 25 years. He is real, He is alive, He has spoken to me, and I have spoken to Him. Each encounter was unexpected and unique. Search YouTube for "Jesus encounter" and you will see He has appeared to atheists, Jews, Muslims, etc...

    John 8:23-24 Yeshua said to them, “You are from below; I am from above. You are of this world; I am not of this world. I told you that you would die in your sins, for unless you believe that I am he [the messiah, the Son of God] you will die in your sins.”

    Matthew 10:37-38 [Yeshua speaking] Whoever loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me, and whoever loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me. And whoever does not take his cross and follow me is not worthy of me.

    Is Yeshua the most important thing in your life? How much time do you spend with Him every day? Is He your friend?

    To "take up your cross" is to deny the desires (not the needs) of the flesh and be obedient to the laws and commandments of God. As you develop a relationship with Yeshua ("Jesus") you will hear from the Holy Spirit (Dreams, Visions, Words of Knowledge, Words of Wisdom, etc...) You must be obedient to what the Holy Spirit communicates to you without hesitation. If you are asked to do something, or told not to do something, the immediate answer is "Yes Lord", worry about the details later - He will lead and guide you in accomplishing anything you are asked to do as you do it.

    Spend time in prayer every day (praying out loud). Here are prayers I say every day. Modify them as you see fit for your situation and circumstances:

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/li9k4kpvhvfx9yc/Daily%20...

    Spend 30 minutes or more every day reading your Bible (reading out loud). Start with Matthew and read to the end, then start at the beginning. I use the ESV, but the King James (not the "New" King James) is the most accurate translation as it is the ONLY translation that uses the Textus Receptus manuscripts.

    If you are willing to set aside the things that take up most of your time (TV, movies, gaming, Facebook, Internet, etc... you know what you spend most of your time doing), and dedicate three hours every evening to the Lord, within a few months if not sooner you will see a mighty move of God in your life. Develop the following routine and stick to it consistently:

    Spend the first hour praying in tongues. Praying in tongues (out loud) is probably the most important thing I have learned to do. Since I started doing this I have had numerous dreams, visions, and even encounters with Yeshua. Here is a document that will help you understand and get started:

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/5pibf1bwoqmoo74/Pray%20i...

    Spend the second hour waiting on the Lord quietly. This will help you learn how:

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/57n603ps4tv62ri/Wait%20A...

    Spend the third hour singing (out loud) praise and worship songs. These songs should mention the blood of Jesus, the cross, and/or attributes of the character and nature of God. Here are a few of my favorites (you can set it to shuffle play so they play in random order):

    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL2kjGV_3m9r...

    In addition to that I like to listen to "soaking" music at a low volume while praying, reading, or waiting on the Lord. Here is the music I use:

    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL2kjGV_3m9r...

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  • 1 month ago

    Cool! You believe that Adam was literally a walking mudpie. Made by something OTHER THAN the God of the Bible. Any clue as to why NOBODY except the author of Matthew Ch 27, v 52&53 did not notice ANY of the strolling zombies "Matthew" claims were seen by many in the Holy City?

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  • 1 month ago

    Who are you praying to?

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  • 1 month ago

    How you believe in the supernatural -- the afterlife -- and not believe in some deity?  If you don't believe in any deity, to whom are you praying?

    Source(s): Greek Orthodox Christian
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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Makes no sense.....🤔

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  • 1 month ago

    You sound quite confused.

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