Becoming an Atheist After Brain Damage
I found a hypothetical question on the internet (asked by a Christian) in which he basically asked if he were to have amnesia, and forget he was a Christian because of amnesia, and he stopped attending church and committed sins against God, would he still be saved, because he had originally accepted Christ into his heart?
How sad that he must even contemplate that thought. It is sad for a couple reasons. First, because my understanding of being saved means you are always saved, regardless of what you have done afterwards. Admittedly, this may not be other’s understanding, and it would appear from the question that it isn’t. Second, it is sad that he would be worried enough about it that he would lose his place in heaven if it happened. Answers in the forum ranged from “yes, because God would understand and know you weren’t yourself” to “I don’t know” to “you would be back to your infancy, free from religious dogma”. Hence, the blank slate reference and the discussion with my fellow atheists.
Our brains are electrical impulses and any damage to the brain that affects the core of our memories and who we are changes are personalities and our beliefs.
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