on any statement or question to go to the answer)
Bible doesn't have a monopoly on success (or failure) as a delineated moral
not really being asked to trust God, we're being asked to trust the human
authors of the Bible.
one has to make decisions about what or what not to accept in the Bible,
then how can it be trusted as authoritative?
happened to Judas - hung himself per Matthew 27, or bought a field and fell
per Acts 1?
Character of God
1. How could a "merciful"
God order Israel to destroy certain peoples and cities?
God who blessed armies and sent them out is the same God who gave us his
God curse people for the sins of others?
God change his mind like the Bible says?
God is omnipotent, couldn't he have found a less horrific way to carry out
his plan than the cross?
loving is a God who would tell Abraham to sacrifice his son?
about all those laws that were to be binding for all time?
conception of a divinity resists that of a God who exhibits anger or vengeance.
the glory of God is so great, why can't I see it?
Existence of God
seeing pink unicorns, we assume they don't exist. So until seeing God, how
can anyone assume that he does exist?
to say God wasn't created by some yet higher God?
is neither provable nor disprovable, so God has no place in the scientific
can't start with the hypothesis that God exists.
have far more powerful fears than fear of God because I find them so much
reason, and belief
"believe" mean hold as true without proof or logic?
people punished for using reason or questioning the faith?
and atheism have nothing to do with hope.
eternity in hell is "fair" punishment?
after a person exerts their sincere best efforts to believe the Bible but
cannot accept it, do they still deserve to burn in hell?
a non-believer dies, but they're a good person, are they going to hell?
It's one thing to
say a man was crucified; it's another to credit him as being divine.
if I were to accept that a miracle happened, I'm not sure it would persuade
me of anything.
razor says to accept the simplest explanation, and resurrection from the
dead is not it.
don't have to believe in God to make the world a better place.
try to live by the values I've learned with malice toward none and charity
it or not, morals are relative.
does the Bible condemn things people enjoy?
does the way I live have to do with loving God?
can't change who I am!
1. Isn't religion
to blame for most of history's killings?
are the ones getting cheated by televangelists?
Christians are so heavenly-minded they're no earthly good.
Christians in the old South thought slavery was a pretty good idea.
religion necessary to live a virtuous life?
can mass-murderers go to heaven, but unbelievers cannot?
God really wants his children to be saved, why make salvation contingent
upon belief in a document as complex and disputed as the Bible?
about people who lived and died before Christ?
Can someone be saved
who never had a chance to hear about Jesus?
there's no free will, does that mean God has created some people to go to
discovery of life on other planets totally destroy the Bible?
as we know them today, never existed even as late as the New Testament;
only collections of mythmaking.
* See INTRODUCTION
for additional criticisms and accusations.
HISTORY for the same concerning
the Crusades, Inquisitions, and more...
is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without
myself up is the only chance I've got to have sex with 72 virgins in the Garden
Palestinian boy, age 14
March 24, 2004
though Christmas is a federal holiday, we can't really be discussing the meaning
of the day because of sensitivity concerns. Is this insane or what?"
problem well stated is a problem half solved."
Charles Franklin Kettering
you would be a real seeker after truth, you must at least once in your life
doubt, as far as possible, all things."
Discours de la Méthode, 1637
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