i reckon will god will will be impressed by the people who have challenged him but have still lived a good decent life. The people who just want to know if there is a god or not just for the sake of knowing will be respected by any real god.
lol sometimes i think that maybe it will turn out god is a objectivist.
Questions like this are why it is important to become at peace with yourself, and how you are living your life.
Once you accomplish that, I believe the path to salvation is simply a matter of moving forward and being thankful for each day, meeting your responsibilities to yourself and those that are dependent on you (if any), and using your gifts for the greater good. I would live my life this way whether final judgement by the Almighty was known to be certain OR known to be a non-issue. I live that way for ME. I like to sleep well at night.
I do not know when I will breathe my final breath. I cannot plan as to what I need to accomplish to be considered worthty in the eyes of the Almighty by trying to accomplish "X" amount of good by date "Y."
All I can do is live each day to the fullest, and live it the right way, to the best of my ability.
As I understand it, only the penitent man shall pass through the pearly gates. I truly am sorry for whatever transgressions I am not able to close out of my book of business before my passing, and I think that the Almighty will accept a sincere apology, because it is coming from someone who is less than perfect...a human.
My argument? I would argue virtually everything under the sun, and quite a few things that aren't. If god has infinite time and has chosen to speak with me personally, oh trust me I'll be having a nice long conversation XD
How will I be judged though? Well all things considered, probably not too well, but hei, I did my best with whot tools and information I was provided with, can't really ask for more than that. I wasn't really built capable of blind faith, so if I'm judged poorly because I can't blindly believe the first religion I hear about, then I kind of am not that interested in gaining favor with that in the first place.
So really, I'd rather just learn and understand as much as I could, before I get my merry butt sent packing to hell or whotever.
It doesn't matter if they're right. If they can't proove they're right, then they're wrong. No matter how right they may be.
"oh cool, so there IS a god! I have so many questions for you! Is there a Mrs God? What are your thoughts on televangilism? Do you really think we should avoid eating animals with cloven hooves? How did the universe begin? Are there other universes? Can I be reincarnated as a dude so that I get to see what that's like? Where did you come from? How old are you?...." and on and on and on...
I would probably get smited just to make me shut up
Human beings make life so interesting. Do you know that in a universe so full of wonders, they have managed to invent boredom? -Terry Pratchett