Thank you all for your warm reply.
I was watching yesterday an interview by two men famous in Mexico. And one said Quote “ like the typical atheist that when he noticed that the plane he was traveling was going down and he screamed to God to save him”!
That’s the mentality.
Or when you going through big troubles or difficulties and you (“ put it in the name of God&rdquo saying “God I will leave it in your hands”
I mean really is that’s how you live your life?
I don’t understand.
This crappy fallacy is used in many ultra religious countries, which by no coincidence are also the poorest countries in the world, like Mexico, and it is basically that, BULLSHIT. There is no shred of evidence from anywhere that this has ever happened, yet these religious imbeciles repeat it in social media, conversations, and everywhere their miniscule braineashed minds makes them repeat like a broken record as it were something true. I can give you my personal experoence as someone who has traveled by air extensively accumulating millions of miles, and having my higher than average share of aircraft malfunctions, bad weather, etcetera, when things got really bad That didn't even cross my mind, I was always thinling on the things I could do to improve my chances of survival.
Gene Roddenberry, creator of Star Trek, was a pilot and atheist. I don't remember the details, but he apparently was in a plane that was going down, briefly thought about god, but wondered why a god would bother with him after a lifetime of disbelief...so focused on surviving the crash...and did.
Jen Peeples, who used to be a cohost of the "atheist experience", also flew helicopters (I think) in the military, and said she had to focus on piloting when her chopper was going down.
I never really thought about it, but there was only once in my life where I thought I might die. I had food poisoning so bad than an ambulance took me to the hospital. My concentration the entire time was to give the doctors all the most accurate information I could, to the best of my ability to remember (for some reason they kept asking me if I drank river water, which of course I had not). I never once thought about god, or anything supernatural, but I do remember being surprised about how clearly I was thinking at certain points despite feeling like I was on death's door. My fear at feeling so terrible was motivating me to focus my thinking so I could help the doctors figure out what was wrong with me. And they did.
This is interesting:
This atheist has had a near-death experience and my response was well I'm going to die and I can't do anything about it.
My atheist husband knew he was going to die and he never called out for God's help..
In other words as others have said this is just their fantasy and their fear.
I think that the idea of atheists/agnostics turning to God in times of trouble is more of a religious fantasy than a reality. It makes them ridiculously happy to think that we would call upon their God.
They fail to see the parallel (or is it the converse?) in their seeking actual physical care for actual physical problems. The hypothetical atheist calling out to God for rescue is, after all, no less logical than one who claims that God heals, but seeks a physician to do the actual work.
When my daughter was 5 years old they found a tumor on her brain stem. While it was benign, it still had to be removed as it was rapidly growing and would soon start affecting her motor skills. While in the hospital they had a woman walking around offering to pray with people who wanted it. When she approached me I asked her why would I want to pray to a god that allowed a 5 year old to have a brain tumor. She replied with some BS about testing my faith. I told her where she could put her faith in a god that allowed children to suffer and she left.
When the DOCTORS removed the tumor and my daughter came out of it with a smile, I thanked them for their hard work in saving her. They were humble in accepting my thanks. No gods involved.
I have never in my life cried out to a god to do anything for me. The thought of it sounds ridiculous.
It shows how powerful the indoctrination is. They embed it into us when we're very young so that we know nothing else. My last words are that popular command, "Goddammit! If there's an afterlife I'll make sure to come back an te ... Hey dammit! Stop that! What do you mean it's a secret? ...
I feel that it depends on the individual, my grandfather for an example, was a hardcore atheist, that is until he was dying at a hospice, my grandmother told me that he had called in a Catholic priest to get him his last rights. Blew my mind, but yout never know until you're the one there in his place, what anyone would do, besides, when you're dying why would you give a shit what anyone thinks, I sure as hell wouldn't. It's no ones business anyway what anyone does when they're the ones doing the dying.