I cannot convince anyone of anything. And I didn't mean to sound like that, but I am so utterly frustrated. I just do not understand why some people would willingly leave a religion that teaches us to only be good, to be independent, to be educated, to be learned, to be wise, to be forgiving, to be loving, to fully understand the Atonement NOT through condemnation but through love and understanding...yet people will still choose Atheism, which makes utterly no sense. I can see it's appeal, but I just refuse to believe that certain people I know who have chosen this road really believe it.
It doesn't make sense. But they have a right. And they deserve my respect for their beliefs, as long as their beliefs do not hurt anyone.
So I will just leave it at this scripture. It says all I was trying to say, but in a much condensed, more powerful way.
11 For it must needs be, that there is an opposition in all things. If not so, my first-born in the wilderness, righteousness could not be brought to pass, neither wickedness, neither holiness nor misery, neither good nor bad. Wherefore, all things must needs be a compound in one; wherefore, if it should be one body it must needs remain as dead, having no life neither death, nor corruption nor incorruption, happiness nor misery, neither sense nor insensibility.
12 Wherefore, it must needs have been created for a thing of naught; wherefore there would have been no purpose in the end of its creation. Wherefore, this thing must needs destroy the wisdom of God and his eternal purposes, and also the power, and the mercy, and the justice of God.
13 And if ye shall say there is no law, ye shall also say there is no sin. If ye shall say there is no sin, ye shall also say there is no righteousness. And if there be no righteousness there be no happiness. And if there be no righteousness nor happiness there be no punishment nor misery. And if these things are not there is no God. And if there is no God we are not, neither the earth; for there could have been no creation of things, neither to act nor to be acted upon; wherefore, all things must have vanished away.
14 And now, my sons, I speak unto you these things for your profit and learning; for there is a God, and he hath created all things, both the heavens and the earth, and all things that in them are, both things to act and things to be acted upon." - 2 Nephi 2:11-13