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 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.)