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10 questions that every intelligent Christian must answer

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Re: 10 questions that every intelligent Christian must answer

Postby Nada » Thu Mar 18, 2010 3:53 pm

1) Why wont God heal amputees?
Wow. I don't know.

2) Why are there so many starving people in the world?
Um..I don't know.

3) Why does God demand the death of so many innocent people in the Bible?
(People who work on the wrong day of the week, women who are not virgins when they marry...)
Again, I am drawing a blank here.

4) Why does the Bible contain so much anti-scientific nonsense?
I reject this question because it presupposes that there is "anti-scientific nonsense" in the Bible. The examples given are still in dispute.

5) Why is God such a huge proponent of slavery in the Bible?
God is not a proponent of slavery. The stories pertaining to slavery are descriptions of what life was like inancient times, not instructions to enslave people.

6) Why do bad things happen to good people?
We could say that - either the "good people" are not all that "good" OR there is a lesson to be learned.

7) Why didn't Jesus' miracles in the Bible leave behind any evidence?
Miracles usually don't leave behind "evidence." If Jesus / God cures your cancer, the evidence is your health. If your cancer is cured with chemo, the evidence is your health along with the remnants of toxic chemicals in your body.

8) How do we explain the fact that Jesus has never appeared to you?
Has your great great great great great grandmother appeared to you?
No. But she did exist. What's the point of this question.

9) Why would Jesus want you to eat his body and drink his blood?
This IS odd.

10) Why do Christians get divorced at the same rate as non-Christians?
Misapplication of Christian principles. People have free-will and they are fallable.

Some of these concepts are man made beliefs about Gods will.


But I get it..Unfortunately, I see what the person who made this video is trying to say. :(
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Re: 10 questions that every intelligent Christian must answer

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Re: 10 questions that every intelligent Christian must answer

Postby Cynicalninja » Thu Mar 18, 2010 3:57 pm

When religious people start going on about "the will of God" and "God works in mysterious ways" I call BS immediately, why don't they just say what they mean, I.E - "I don't know".

I have more respect for religious people who just say "I don't know" than religious people that say "I've spoken to God personally and I know for a fact "he" works in mysterious ways, I know this for a fact it is undeniable and you are going straight to hell if you don't agree with me, God has told me this".
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Re: 10 questions that every intelligent Christian must answer

Postby Nada » Thu Mar 18, 2010 3:59 pm

This is why I answered "I don't know." to some of those questions.
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Re: 10 questions that every intelligent Christian must answer

Postby Brian » Thu Mar 18, 2010 4:03 pm

"I guess the winter makes you laugh a little slower
Makes you talk a little lower
About the things you could not show her."

-- Counting Crows, "A Long December"
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Re: 10 questions that every intelligent Christian must answer

Postby Nada » Thu Mar 18, 2010 4:06 pm

I went to Catholic School...a good one too. We never discussed the hard questions. We weren't encouraged to ask.

In fact, if you attend church and you ask these types of questions and don't accept the first "Gawd works in mysterious ways" answer, you are deemed to be "ye of little faith."

Just like the questions about mysogyny. DO NOT ASK. It is the will of the Lord.

The theology survived the way they all do: By indoctrinating the young.

Before we are ever logical, we are believers. We sat at our parents' feet and believed. No matter how educated we become later in life, we can't turn away from our core beliefs in times of crisis. That's what's real.

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Re: 10 questions that every intelligent Christian must answer

Postby Brian » Thu Mar 18, 2010 4:25 pm

"I guess the winter makes you laugh a little slower
Makes you talk a little lower
About the things you could not show her."

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Re: 10 questions that every intelligent Christian must answer

Postby Cynicalninja » Thu Mar 18, 2010 4:36 pm

Early indoctrination is key, never underestimate how powerful the idea of hell is to a child.

I never had that at home, the only religious things I have done is be Christened (which I had very little say in to be honest), sang hymns in school up until the age of about 11, learnt about Christianity along with all the other faiths in religious studies, and attended Methodist and C of E churches for weddings and funerals and that's it.

Religion was never an issue for me in life if you had asked me as a younger man about the existence of God I probably would have said "he probably exists yeah you'll have to excuse me I'm very busy earning a wage and enjoying my spare time as much as possible", until one day I found my grandad's bible that he carried with him throughout WW2, I read it and thought "good story, clearly a work of fiction though" and that was it, Atheist.
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Re: 10 questions that every intelligent Christian must answer

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Re: 10 questions that every intelligent Christian must answer

Postby Brian » Thu Mar 18, 2010 5:23 pm

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About the things you could not show her."

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