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  • RationalMadman
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    What if god directly contacted you and proved they were god but told you that the only way you can stay in touch and experience your privileges (which may include getting into the heaven) is if you never talked about the god to others and kept it a secret, perhaps even masquerading as an atheist or at least agnostic?

    Would you lie to everyone you knew?
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    --> @RationalMadman
    What if god directly contacted you and proved they were god but told you that the only way you can stay in touch and experience your privileges (which may include getting into the heaven) is if you never talked about the god to others and kept it a secret, perhaps even masquerading as an atheist or at least agnostic?

    Would you lie to everyone you knew?

    Is keeping quiet about something personal you know of considered lying? most people don't give a fig about what others believe, I've learned that a long time ago. Makes me wonder why I share anything anymore lol.
    Nothing I see wrong here with obtaining something special and then keeping it that way. But in all honesty, the question of the OP seems kinda strange. What are you trying to discover here?

  • Intelligence_06
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    No.

    Why in the right mind would a god do this? I mean, if this is the god, then I would rather not believe in it.

    The same way I believe that Fascist dictatorships exist, but I choose to not believe in them.
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    I keep my religion to myself most days. Not a big request.
  • Soluminsanis
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    The question itself is incoherent. 

    Why would God, the locus and grounding of all truth command someone to lie?

    Why would God, the One who created man to glorify and love Him command His existence be kept secret? 

    I might respond by saying what is the smell of blue? 



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    What if god directly contacted you and proved they were god but told you that the only way you can stay in touch and experience your privileges (which may include getting into the heaven) is if you never talked about the god to others and kept it a secret, perhaps even masquerading as an atheist or at least agnostic?

    Would you lie to everyone you knew?
    This pretty much describes my sex life.
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    @RatMan

    It would be the same old story either way.

    Some would believe and some wouldn't.
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    --> @Intelligence_06
    It's sort of impossible to choose not to believe in something that is known to exist..... You can choose to say that you don't believe.....But that doesn't alter the fact that you actually know that it does exist.

    And if something cannot be proven to exist, then it's a similar dilemma....You can choose to say that you believe....But that doesn't alter the fact that you don't actually know if something exists

    Belief is a really sketchy word when it comes to being honest.
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    Why wouldn't he/she/they do so? God is not necessarily the histrionic narcissist that the Abrahamic religions make 'him' out to be.
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    What if god directly contacted you and proved they were god
    So, basically GNOSTICISM.
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    Basically, you are a gnostic theist in this scenario, yes.