Debate talk:Morality of the atheist

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Your answers are all making sense, but perhaps I need to make my question clearer. I want to know what YOU would do.

I can compare this to the scene in the Invention of Lies, when Ricky Gervais lied to his mother about the afterlife because she was upset. In my situation however the woman has lived her whole life a christian until hours of her death. Summarise the basic things you might say to her to ease her pain. I don't believe that she is going to be relieved, knowing she cannot go to hell. Christians believe strongly that they are doing the right things to go to heaven. Suddenly there is no heaven and it will seem incredibly scary to come to terms with that in a matter of hours.

Finally this is not a debate, rather a way to clarify what the general atheist does in such a situation. I want to say to people that some atheists would do A, others would do B, most would do C. This should clarify some of the issues picked up by you guys. — Unsigned, by: 41.135.82.162 / talk / contribs 18:19, 20 July 2014‎ (UTC)

"Christians believe strongly that they are doing the right things to go to heaven." This statement reveals an incomplete understanding of Christianity. Some sects believe in salvation by grace, or un-earned salvation that cannot be earned by good works in this worldly life.
Such a mental exercise, of sitting in a comfy chair speculating about how one would behave in a pressing moment at someone else's deathbed, might or might not be useful. Count me with those who agree with Abou ben Adhem regarding religious obeisances. (Does that name mean "fathered by the sons of humanity"? idk.) Sprocket J Cogswell (talk) 18:55, 20 July 2014 (UTC)
I am not sure why IP 41.135.82.162 is replying to the debate on the talk page about the debate. It's a bit odd.--Bob"I think you'll find it's more complicated than that." 19:21, 20 July 2014 (UTC)
There doesn't seem to be much of a formal debate happening either here or there. What was the question, again? Sprocket J Cogswell (talk) 19:26, 20 July 2014 (UTC)
I intend responding on the talk page of this talk page.--Bob"I think you'll find it's more complicated than that." 19:39, 20 July 2014 (UTC)
Perhaps the discussion would be better served if I responded to your response on a completely unrelated site. It won't have been the first time. Sprocket J Cogswell (talk) 19:46, 20 July 2014 (UTC)
I have found your response and have responded to the monitor in via the medium of dance.--Bob"I think you'll find it's more complicated than that." 20:30, 20 July 2014 (UTC)