Atheists: If Someone Paid You $10 Million to Become a Christian, Would You Do It?
Let's assume someone offered you $10 million to become a Christian for the remainder of your life. This means you begin attend church, study the bible, live your life according to Christian tenets of faith, and worship God and pray honestly (even in private).
Would you do it?
- 8 years agoFavorite Answer
No ,10 mill is too much money.
- lhvinnyLv 78 years ago
The bet is rigged. As such, I would need more information from the person making the offer.
First, it's impossible to get paid $10 million for a lifetime service of any sort because either: you will get the $10 million to use it before life ends or you die the instant you get the full $10 million meaning getting that last portion was pointless.
Second, there is no way to tell if someone is "praying honestly." This implies mind control, which isn't possible.
Thus, the person offering the $10 million is very gullible and I honestly wouldn't feel any remorse taking advantage of their offer.
So, yes, I would take the offer.
- MiaLv 78 years ago
No amount of money itself would make something I find totally unbelievable become actually believable. I have studied the Bible and attended Bible study in the past. Recent surveys have shown overall atheists knew more of the contents of the Bible then most Christians. I live an ethical life to the best of my ability for the real world consequences and outcomes and would say I'm as ethical as the the majority of theists I know or more. I would see no point in praying in private and if I would take the money to pretend would depend on what was involved. If it meant supporting prejudice and discrimination against other beliefs, atheists, or gay people or limiting others's rights to make their own life choices it would go against what I believe is ethical and I would not like to live my life like that even for a lot of money.
- TaoLv 68 years ago
So you're going to give me $10 million to:
-Spend an hour a week twiddling my thumbs in church. Okay.
-Study the Bible, which I already do.
No problem so far.
But.. which "Christian tenets of faith" are you talking about? Are these the same ones that average "Christians" live by? I'd suggest I already go beyond the "Christian standard" for ethical living.
The last two are the ones I'd have a real problem with. Even if I considered it possible for the Christian god to exist, that deity is morally reprehensible and not worthy of worship.
How does one honestly pray, anyway? The effects of prayer are no different than effects of meditation so it seems to me to be dishonest to assume there's some supernatural conversation going on when all you're doing is mind-body exercise. I guess in that context, I could meditate and be honest about it.
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- linneaLv 43 years ago
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- 8 years ago
I really don't think belief is something you could buy.
Would I go through the motions for the rest of my life though? It'd take more than ten million, but maybe if the price were right.
- techigodessLv 58 years ago
I hate money, it's the worst thing humans have ever invented (yes, worse than sin) and considering that I'm doin' fine with what I have, no, I wouldn't become Christian for any amount of money
- StregaLv 78 years ago
No amount of money would make me happy being a christian, besides if I were to live as a true christian I'd have to give up the money anyway according to jesus and your bible.
- MattypankakesLv 48 years ago
ohhhh yeahhhh!!! theres not much i wouldnt do for 10 million dollars.
deep down id know its a lie, but honestly i think everyone could condition themselves to never question the dogmas. essentially willfully suppress ones free thought all the time. but i wouldnt go that far, but i would certainly tell you i would.
- ?Lv 68 years ago
Only if I wanted something that costs $10 million. I'm pretty good for money at the moment, though.
- FishRfineLv 68 years ago
No. I can't change who I am for any amount of money. If someone offered me real, irrefutable proof that the christian god existed, I would convert for free.