What Christians don't understand :

  1. Christians often see atheists as either acknowleding the Christian God or rejecting him. That's not the case. We consider the Bible as irrelevant blabber, and the Christian God as only one among a million of preposterous superstitions we don't believe in, eg Roman Gods, Greek Gods, etc. We don't grant their particular form of superstition any status. We don't choose a different option of Pascal's wager, we completely reject its premises.

  2. Even if they were right and their God existed and corresponded to the description given in the Bible, we would reject him. Why? Because we actually take morality seriously. Morality is not about doing the right thing because you're scared of going to hell, morality is doing the right thing because it's the right thing, even if it meant going to hell. A moral person would rather go to hell with a clear conscience than commit crimes to be granted heaven.

  3. Case in point, when God asked Abraham to sacrifice his son, this should have been a shit test, that is, the right answer should have been: murder is wrong, and I shall not murder my son. If someone asks me to commit such a crime, he cannot be a god but a devil, therefore, it can only be a shit test – either God acting as the devil to test me, or the devil pretending to be God to push me into sin. It cannot be a regular test from a rightful God. Therefore, if it were indeed a regular test from God, then he is ipso facto not a rightful God, thus, I have no moral duty to obey him, and if he were to send me to hell for refusing to murder an innocent child, then so be it: I'd rather go to hell than be a murderer.

Live a good life. If there are gods and they are just, then they will not care how devout you have been, but will welcome you based on the virtues you have lived by. If there are gods, but unjust, then you should not want to worship them. If there are no gods, then you will be gone, but will have lived a noble life that will live on in the memories of your loved ones.

Atheist's Wager