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God, Shit, and True: verysofisticatedjaws-claws reliqiousragings Why Did God Create Atheists? There is a famous story told in Chassidic literature that addresses this very question. The Master teaches the student that God created everything in the world to be appreciated, since everything is here to teach us a lesson One clever student asks What lesson can we learn from atheists? Why did God create them?" The Master responds "God created atheists to teach us the most important lesson of them all-the lesson of true compassion. You see, when an atheist performs and act of charity, visits someone who is sick, helps someone in need and cares for the world, he is not doing so because of some religious teaching He does not believe that god commanded him to perform this act. In fact, he does not believe in God at all, so his acts are based on an inner sense of morality. And look at the kindness he can bestow upon others simply because he feels it to be right This means, the Master continued "that when someone reaches out to you for help, you should never say T pray that God will help you. Instead for the moment, you should become an atheist, imagine that there is no God who can help, and say I will help you ETA source: Tales of Hasidim Vol. 2 by Mar razairazerci I started reading this and was worried it would be something attacking atheists or bashing religion, but this makes me really, really happy naamahdarling imagine that there is no God who can help, and say 'I will help you." Holy shit Holy shit Yes YES I will help you
God, Shit, and True: verysofisticatedjaws-claws
 reliqiousragings
 Why Did God Create Atheists?
 There is a famous story told in Chassidic literature that addresses this very
 question. The Master teaches the student that God created everything in the
 world to be appreciated, since everything is here to teach us a lesson
 One clever student asks What lesson can we learn from atheists? Why did
 God create them?"
 The Master responds "God created atheists to teach us the most important
 lesson of them all-the lesson of true compassion. You see, when an atheist
 performs and act of charity, visits someone who is sick, helps someone in need
 and cares for the world, he is not doing so because of some religious teaching
 He does not believe that god commanded him to perform this act. In fact, he
 does not believe in God at all, so his acts are based on an inner sense of
 morality. And look at the kindness he can bestow upon others simply because
 he feels it to be right
 This means, the Master continued "that when someone reaches out to you for
 help, you should never say T pray that God will help you. Instead for the
 moment, you should become an atheist, imagine that there is no God who can
 help, and say I will help you
 ETA source: Tales of Hasidim Vol. 2 by Mar
 razairazerci
 I started reading this and was worried it would be something attacking atheists
 or bashing religion, but this makes me really, really happy
 naamahdarling
 imagine that there is no God who can help, and say 'I will help you."
 Holy shit
 Holy shit
 Yes YES
I will help you

I will help you