Would an Atheist Sell His Soul to the Devil?


Just out of curiosity…

If some rich tycoon offered, free of charge, no strings attached, proven absolutely not a scam, ten million American dollars if you will sign a document (which has no fine print) handing your soul over to the devil…

Would an avowed atheist do it?

For argument’s sake, the above offer it totally legit and will have no negative implications or consequences on you or your family or your friends etc. during your entire physical existence.

Methinks, why why not?

1) Atheists don’t believe in the supernatural, let alone the devil, souls and an afterlife. Something for nothing, and since this life is your only chance for happiness, go for it!

2) If God really does exist, they’re headed down anyway. Might as well make ten million buckaroos off it.

So the idea of trading the non-corporeal essence of who and what you are for $50 probably sounds great.

So what’s there to be afraid of, really?

(DISCLAIMER: The author of this post, being an avowed Christian, stresses that ABSOLUTELY NO ONE should ever sell his/her soul to any entity. Point 2 above and God’s omnipotence or not, DO NOT DO IT. You have hereby been duly warned.)

11 Responses to “Would an Atheist Sell His Soul to the Devil?”

  1. Robert Says:

    Selling something that does not exist to an entity that does not exist…I have an even better deal for you.

    Sounds like you’re running out of ideas, Scott. Grasping for straws or something.

  2. Jim Reeves Says:

    leaving aside the notion of some tycoon willing to underwrite this transaction, I’ve always been amused by this scenario, and the Christians who propose it. Assuming “The Devil” would be interested in “buying” souls, it seems to me his only customer base would be “saved” or “born again” Christians. Those are the only folks “protected” from him and his domain, so why bother offering anything to people he’s going to end up with anyway? Maybe he’s just a bad businessman.
    And if your tycoon is really interested, send him my way, we’ll talk.

  3. Scott Thong Says:

    Good observation Jim… I forgot that in the movies, it is usually presumed that people go to heaven or hell based solely on their merit earned in life, not the whole ‘saved by faith in Jesus’ thing. It’s also presumed that the devil is ‘king of hell’ or whatnot, when the Biblical notion is more along the lines of ‘inmate of hell’. But I suppose he’d still want to drag as many souls down with him as he can – again presuming that God cannot nullify all previous ‘contracts’ through the payment of Jesus’ blood.

    Thanks for the insight!

  4. Scott Thong Says:

    Sounds like you’re running out of ideas, Scott. Grasping for straws or something. – Robert

    Believe me or don’t, I asked this question of out sincere curiosity rather than as snark bait.

  5. Pieter Says:

    The broader, and more common, understanding of atheism among atheists is quite simply “not believing in any gods.”
    To believe in any God or after live one must have or believe man have a soul. One offer your soul to God or Satan, not your flesh like an animal? Does this means an atheist have no soul like an animal there for not believe in any Gods?

  6. Simon Thong Says:

    Some things exist whether you believe in them or not. Yes, an atheist has a soul..he isn’t just flesh + emotions + thought

  7. Nasaei Ahmad Says:

    I’m exhausted, tired and no more ideas how to tell or convince atheists that God exists. Since my childhood, Muslim elders told us that..the evidence God exist is the present of creatures, planets and all of us, human beings.

    And, if we confirmed Sun, Earth, stars/planets and all living nad non-living creature did NOT create themselves..the bogging question remains..who create them ?…since they did NOT create themselves.

    Then atheist ask us: “why need a creator?..”why there must be a creator?”..etc. Because we all didn’t create us!

    No, no..they said. It is you inherited gene/DNA that made you thru’ “evolution”..!

    Who create “evolution”/ genes/ DNA/ RNA/ amino acid/ cells etc ?

    …”They created themselves..with the right supporting elements, temparature,/other elements.

    Who created those elements, temperature..cell etc…they created themselves ? Impossible.

    No ending arguments. However…maybe the real problem stark is minds,
    knowledge, faith/believe, upbringing etc. What do you all think?

  8. Ron Says:

    James Brown, Isaac Hayes, Barry White, Aretha Franklin, Gladys Knight & The Pips, Sam & Dave, Dianna Ross, The Manhattans, Marvin Gaye, Sly and the Family Stone, Ray Charles… love em all. But for $10 million, I’ll gladly trade trade them in.

  9. hutchrun Says:

    Iranian Cleric Says Promiscuous Women Are to Blame for Earthquakes
    http://www.foxnews.com/world/2010/04/19/iranian-cleric-promiscuous-women-cause-quakes/

  10. Nasaei Ahmad Says:

    An atheist man has a soul?

    (atheists already investigated in their science labs..using microscope and other equipments.. They never found any soul indeed !

    Atheists have no soul. Human beings..and animal, and all living thing things have no soul !

  11. Simon Thong Says:

    That’s rich, hutchrun, thanx, LOL

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