These are five questions proposed to atheists by a theist Youtuber, I don’t know if I will answer him directly; but these are my answers:
1. When you die, if you find yourself in a place of judgment in front of God what would you say?
I would probably think of my family and others I loved who’s fate wasn’t yet sealed and if I thought there was some chance to help save them my fate them I would act upon that. For myself I would own the life I lived knowing that I applied the information available to me as best I could and accept the situation. Whatever it’s outcome.
In case you didn’t catch it, I see no reason why or how this event would actually happen.
2. What sort of evidence would convince you of the existence of God?
Evidence that would go beyond the realm of faith. You know… something tangible, testable, and verifiable through observation of multiple persons.
If there is a god, and that deity wants me to believe, have faith, or what have-you they would know how to get me on their side far better than you or I.
3. Do you think that the new atheist movement is ultimately a good thing or bad thing for freethinkers and skeptics?
“The New Atheist Movement” is an interesting way to put it… whatever you want to call it I haven’t noticed anything directly linked to it that could lead to any real trouble. On the other hand encouraging people to call bullshit when they see it can be a very good thing…
4. What sorts of decisions are affected by your atheism?
None consciously. Not really. But through morality and society the ‘what’ you’re asking is actually a nexus for practically everything. I realized this after I keep trying to get away from this subject of god and spirituality only to find myself wrapped up in it again… the topic is everywhere in this culture.
5. What is more important: gaining true beliefs about the world or not gaining false beliefs about the world?
Finding out that something is a false belief is gaining experience. Figuring out that something people believe is truth also gains new experiences. What matters is gaining experience/knowledge… the two distinctions are synonymous to me My answer to the question is both.