Discussion by: JanErikT
Every time I am saying something a bit negative about religion or even just commenting on something religious, my mother in law (who is an agnostic, or at least she says so) says that "When your laying there dying, everybody’s a theist". And that sentence really annoys me, and I haven’t really said anything good back because I feel I don’t have a good argument for why that is wrong. I mean that it’s a completely BS thing to say, but can’t shake the felling that she is probably a little right; some atheist will probably pray when close to death. But is that relevant? They are scared and close to dying, wouldn’t they try anything to stay alive?
Any ideas how to respond?