TheFinish wrote:It seems to me from the quote you posted above that if you "actively refuse" to become a petitioner after death, you can avoid such judgement indefinitely.thejeff wrote:Nah, again, not worshipping someone doesn't mean you don't get judged and sent where you belong. At worst, it takes a bit longer. But a LE atheist is still going to Hell for the most part, just as a CN atheist is still going to the Maelstrom and NG goes to Nirvana. Not worshipping anyone in particular just means you take the non-preferential queue in the river of souls. And that queue doesn't have pretzels. Which is horrible.Davor wrote:
There's nothing about the quality of their experience, other than that their souls don't find peace, and they are single-handedly responsible for preventing the end of existence as they know it. That sounds almost heroic. But yeah, they don't find peace in the afterlife. Question: How many atheists believe in an afterlife? I'd wager not many, and not many with great cause. There's nothing that indicates they are the "lowest of the low" just because they don't find peace. Heck, what domain do the souls of the vast majority of true neutral humanoids go to? What about those souls who were evil in life, turned into slithering muck demons in constant pain and agony that serve the whims of every other powerful evil creature in Hell? Atheists don't seem to have it badly off, relatively.
It does seem that if you're evil, atheism might be a good choice, in a Pascal's Wager kind of sense.
This is also called out as extremely rare, requiring way more than just going "Lol nope". And, to be honest, I've no idea why it's there at all, considering that someone saying "Lol nope" is how we got Urgathoa and Zyphus. So y'know, maybe Pharasma would want to crack down on it.
Then again, an Evil person that goes this way does get rid of the bad part of going to the Evil Planes....but also the good part, where they can attain far more power than they ever had as a mortal. So I guess the Lady O' Graves thinks this is alright, or something.