One and the same. You are He, are you not? Ye have returned unto us? To once more slay the bull(sh*t) of heaven?
LOL, YES, I have returned!
Since science deals in probabilities, I'm over the 50% mark or believing this guy is a liar. Now, it's possible he was an atheist, but I've just run into too many LittleLiarsForJesus not to be suspicious. He doesn't understand the arguments, and he flat out lied about "all atheists fear the ......CEMETERY!!!!!".
Most people fear or dread death regardless what they believe about an afterlife. I don't. I spent five years working as a cemetery manager and talking to families about death- it's really just the natural conclusion of life. I like dead people, they're quiet. I liked taking care of a place where families of dead people would come to seek solace.
I now agree with Mark Twain that "I was dead for billions of years before I was born, and it caused me not the slightest inconvenience". I think all indications are that consciousness is a function of a living brain, and when the brain ceases to function, consciousness is no more. Lights out. There is no suffering for "bad" people or reward for "good people", nor is there any being or function out in space weighing who's been naughty or nice.
As mature adults, we have decisions to make about our own contribution to the ongoing flow that is humanity- what role do we wish to play? How will we define ourselves through the tapestry of our own lives? What will the meaning of my
life be? When people have become accustomed to defining the very meaning of their own existence through the lenses of folklore and mythology the clinging is understandably desperate. Nonetheless, if my suspicion is right and he is simply parroting a sentence atheists are known to say (atheism is not a religion) in an attempt to outright deceive people about his former status then that makes him a liar.
Too many of the religious use outright lies thinking somehow the ends justify the means, or if you delude yourself first then it's okay to lie to others. Neither of these things is true. You can lie to yourself all you want, but if you lie to someone else, they're within the boundaries of what is reasonable to call you a liar! And as far as the ends justifying the means- if you have to lie to make your point, you don't have one!
Now, I could be wrong and he could just be a stupid and/or lazy person who didn't bother to learn anything about science when he was an atheist, but I've got $5 that says this man never argued that atheism is not religion. I don't take anyone's proclamations as "gospel" and his seemed particularly insincere.