Christianity vs atheism which ones easier?
It seems to me both side have this idea that the other chooses their side because its “easier” – the thing is, if youre a good person, they’re both hard.
Atheism and christianity have hard aspects and beautiful benefits.
Christians often get the gift of certainty(“gods plan” “its meant to be”) even when bad stuff is happening. They get the gift of forgiveness (whether or not the other parties involved forgive you, “god forgives all”). Finally they often have a lack of responsibility(they can place it all on their god).
Now almost all christians get these rewards of christianity, but only bad people abuse them. (ex. Someone doing horrible things and then claiming god forgives them)
A good person who is also christian will have to struggle with personal forgiveness/conscious, and following all the “rules” of their religion.
Atheism has rewards too. No universal/all knowing good and bad. Control. And ability to take full credit for anything you do. Less shame.
A bad person who is an atheist will use this to believe they can do no wrong, it doesnt exist, there is no great devine punishment.
However a good person who is an atheist also struggles with the fact that if there is no god and no plan it is up to us. We get the full credit of our good actions but also the full credit of our bad actions.
Honestly the question isn’t which path is easier or harder, its whether life is easy or hard. For good people its hard.
(all that said, good people do recieve some of rewards without abusing them)
Which path is “right” is a totally different and more complex discussion.