Saturday, September 13, 2008

10 Questions Every Christian Must Answer

This is a video that Timothy found on You tube. I wanted to share the questions with you and post my answers. Here is the link for the video if you want to watch it:
Question #1: Why Won't God Heal Amputees?
Maybe God is using these people, and has a special plan for their life. Maybe he is teaching them patience.
Question #2: Why Are There So Many Starving People In Our World?
This man goes on to say "why would God answer your prayers about getting a raise and not answer these starving children's prayers". Who said He wasn't answering these children's prayers. Just because their dying doesn't mean God doesn't love them. He is a just God. Everyone suffers. Christians and non-Christians. It is a part of every humans life.
Question #3: Why does God demand the death of so many innocent people in the Bible? This is the bible verse he quotes:
21:18 If a man have a stubborn and rebellious son, which will not obey the voice of his father, or the voice of his mother, and that, when they have chastened him, will not hearken unto them:
21:19 Then shall his father and his mother lay hold on him, and bring him out unto the elders of his city, and unto the gate of his place;
21:20 And they shall say unto the elders of his city, This our son is stubborn and rebellious, he will not obey our voice; he is a glutton, and a drunkard.
21:21 And all the men of his city shall stone him with stones, that he die: so shalt thou put evil away from among you; and all Israel shall hear, and fear.
How does that turn into "God demands that we kill teenagers"???
This was the old covenant, God came and gave us the new covenant! Plus, no Christian is doing this. So why would this be a question we need to answer? I work on Sundays at the Pony Express Museum, should I be worried that the Bible police are going to come find me?!?!
Question #4: Why does the Bible contain so much anti-scientific nonsense?
Why couldn't God create Adam from a handful of dust? He's God! If you believe that He is God then you don't have to question that He could do something like that! He has the power to create our whole world out of nothing in 6 days.
Question #5: Why is God such a huge proponent of slavery in the Bible?
Slavery was not abolished until 1865! Is he saying that George Washington was crazy because he had slaves?!?!
Question #6: Why do bad things happen to good people?
To put them in their place. Our God is a just God. Sin helps us keep our mind on heaven, and always striving to get there.
Question #7: Why didn't any of Jesus' miracles leave behind any evidence?
Are you kidding!!! Hello, the Shroud of Turin!!! They didn't have computers to write things down. They did the best they could. And that is the evidence.
Question #8: How do you explain the face that Jesus has never appeared to you?
It's called faith! Believing without seeing.
Question #9: Why would Jesus want you to eat His body and drink His blood?
"I tell you the truth, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you" (John 6:53) In the most blessed sacrament of the Eucharist the body and blood, together with the soul and divinity, of our Lord Jesus Christ and, therefore, the whole Christ is truly, really, and substantially contained. (CC para 1374)
Question #10: Why do Christians get divorced at the same rate as non-Christians?
Because we have free will. We choose to get divorced. God does not choose this for us.
Next he asks you to answer all questions with the answer: God is imaginary.
So I put in these questions: Why are we here? Why am I sitting down? What is the point to life? How do things grow? Why do I have feelings?
After that he asks why should we care. He then says that it matters because people that believe in God are delusional. Remember in the beginning when he said that 3 out of 4 doctors believe that God is working miracles? So is he saying that 3 out of 4 doctors are delusional??? Wow, that's such a great comfort!

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