Religious Hard Talk

After reading Spanish Inquistor’s blog I have a few questions about religion and Christianity that i need answering. It seems that whenever a person is unsure about the whole religion thing and they need questions answered, the people who should know the answer either don’t answer with them saying that you shouldn’t question what is or they give you some round the bush answer that doesn’t really answer anything. You know what I’m talking about, the whole FAITH answer, you know, telling you to have faith and don’t question God for if you do bad thing will happen. Its like a big circle with every question having the same answer being recycled over and over again.

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Someone once said religion is the opium of the people but its better to say religion is the rod of conformation. What better way to keep society in control, have a book with a set of guidelines written not by man but through man from divine intervention by a supreme being. Live your life by these guidelines and have eternal happiness, if you don’t you shall burn in a fiery pit for all eternity. Wow, some choice, conform or burn. In order to prevent people from not accepting what religion (Christianity) preaches someone invented faith, a nice word which means in my point of view “to follow blindly” and when people like me ask questions they cover their ears and make some incoherent sounds to prevent themselves from hearing.

(I think that this is the point that those people I’m talking will leave this page.)

I am not an atheist or agnostic i just have some questions before i commit to something, I’m not like the second monkey who jumped of the bridge because the first one jumped. If i remember correctly (from my days at Sunday school) God gave us free will, to choose how we want live our life and what we should believe just that if you make the wrong one you will go to hell (some choice huh). So in order to make the right choice i am going to take a scientific approach…pose the questions that i have and based on the evidence i will make a decision and not just take hearsay as Gospel (pun intended).

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So without further ado here are my questions:

  1. In the beginning…. it seems to me that most of this section of the Bible is highly speculative seeing that pretty much there wasn’t any written history around this time and if God put all the answers of how we came about in some guys dream he was being rather vague, i mean where are stuff like the dinosaurs? its hard to miss these large lizards prowling the earth. why didn’t he mention that the earth was round instead of having people stumble around in the dark killing people because they said it was flat.
  2. Why create evil? seeing that God was the only thing that existed why did he create evil could he have just made everything good?
  3. I suppose it can be said that God made the devil- again with some Sunday school memory, wasn’t the devil a angel of God’s and he became jealous and was cast down? why would God make angels, beings who are supposed to have been infused with as much goodness as possible and one became evil enough to be the Ying to God’s Yang.
  4. If God can see the past, present and future why didn’t he see that the devil was gonna become a nuisance? or was that what he wanted? because if that is it then he is rather wicked.
  5. Why is there an Old and New Testament? From the picture that was painted, God shouldn’t make mistakes and have to revise some of that was said in the Old Testament.
  6. Last time i checked we were all God’s children so why is Jesus special,was he asexually produced by God or does God have a wife. A lot of people say God, Jesus and the Holy spirit is three in one, why is there three?
  7. If God gave us free will maybe that answers a lot of the questions above. But if thats the case the bible could be a hoax. If we the writers of the bible had free will then maybe they wrote crap (note: not C.R.A.P.). Kings have huge egos and time and time again we have seen them use icons and ideologies for their own purpose, maybe the Bible was one of them. King James could have said “Take the early idea of early Christianity and write it in such a way to make it look like guidelines just so that i can control the people.”
  8. I’m pretty sure that all the writings that were done by early Christians and disciples that were meant for the Bible weren’t put in there, so am i getting the whole story? How can i make a right choice without the whole story…i need the whole story.
  9. The Commandments- Your whole life is based around those things and face it man is not too smart, so why make it so ambiguous? for example, “honor thy mother and father”, does that mean that if my father/mother molested me am i suppose to honor them still? because it didn’t have any subsection with stipulations, will i go to hell if i don’t? The commandment “thou shalt not covet thine neighbors belongings” hmmm does that mean that if i am really in love with my neighbors shoes and i go out and buy one exactly like it am i going to hell? and the other one “thou shall not covet thine neighbors wife” Again i cant have sexy thoughts about my neighbors wife? i don’t see whats bad about that. And lastly, “Thou shalt have no other gods before me” Does that mean there are other gods, but you shouldn’t worship them? because there is a definite differentiation between idols and gods according to the commandments.
  10. What could the people in the Bible do that was sooo bad that God killed all of them in a flood save a handful and started anew? what could be worse than what people are doing today (holocaust, WW1, WW2, crusades, inquisition etc etc etc)
  11. A mother and father grew up a child to kill, he didn’t know that killing was wrong, he didn’t know about God, Christianity or any form of religion. He died, will he go to hell seeing that technically he didn’t know better and he was just ‘honoring’ his mother and father?
  12. What will happen to all those people who didn’t know about God/Christianity and were worshiping buddah, Allah or whoever ? Will they receive a get out of hell free card?
  13. What if you live your life good, you did the right things but you just didn’t follow any religion, will you go to hell too?
  14. If the Bible is right why are there so many denominations with each saying they are right, evidently one must be wrong and if thats the case who should i believe?
  15. The early church (Roman Catholic) killed a lot of people in the name of God, trying to convert the pagans to the one true faith, believe or die. Seeing that the early church was based on the fortunes obtained through these massacres and they killed (and the commandments didn’t say anything about thou shalt not kill unless its for God) isn’t the Church today based off bloodshed and violence? How can you believe in an institution that has its foundation of death and bloodshed. Most of the Christian territories today weren’t by choice but by force…is that right? Don’t say for the greater good, because in this case the end does NOT justify the means.
  16. If you speak against God or ask questions you are blaspheming, why is that? it seems to me thats just there to ensure that you don’t ask questions like these and find the many fallacies. I should think, that if you ask and you get a great answer backed by proof and irrefutable facts Christianity and the whole idea of God would get more believers.
  17. If all sin carry the same weight except blaspheming and presumptuously sinning (Sunday School). Are you saying that if i lie or kill I’m going to hell either way, isn’t that harsh, putting me beside Hitler when all i did was tell a little white lie.
  18. You cant deny that a lot of those early disciples and early Christians were very simple minded, maybe one day they ate too much hashish and had a mass dream, or they saw someone drowning and assumed Jesus was walking on water or the resurrection was just them seeing what they wanted to see, too many tears and sadness will cause hallucinations too you know.
  19. Someone also told me that Jesus said that there will be many impersonators so do not believe them. What if someone appeared saying they were Jesus and he/she did a lot of wonderful, miracles and told you to write a new new testament would you believe them?
  20. A lot of those early teachings read like things you should do in those earlier times for example, don’t fornicate. That just sounded to me like “hey y’all don’t have contraceptives and a kid in a broken home wont work cause women are treated like shit and thats not good to have a kid being grown up by a mother alone especially with ignorant people around”. Maybe now if there was a new new testament it would read “fornicate cuz yall have contraceptives and even if the girl get pregnant, no one cares she can raise the child and probably that child will grow up ok, its not frowned upon, and who says you have to be married to have kids, i mean the father can still take care of his kids” Don’t you think so?
  21. With everyone holding a cross and praying to it/through it or whatever isn’t the cross like an idol? aren’t we manifesting and image of the Lord thy God through the cross? its just interesting that at the front of the church there is a cross that everyone is praying to…looks like an idol to me. After all we weren’t told by God (at least i don’t think so) to use a cross to help worship him.

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Well, i think thats it for now, i hope i can get some answers

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Additional Questions from Ed (link to comment):

But wait there’s more:

  1. How can we have free-will AND an all-knowing god? This would mean that he already knows what we will be doing next!
  2. Speaking of free-will, if god creates everyone, and he creates someone with limited skills/knowledge isn’t he limiting that persons “free-will”? No amount of willing will make me run if I’m stuck in a wheelchair…
  3. Since we are not the original source of evil, wouldn’t an all-powerful, all-just, all-knowing god destroy the ROOT of evil instead (HIS own creation, Satan) instead of everyone else (and yet, he keep Satan around)? “Hmm… that snake is going to cause trouble… maybe I should poof it out of existence…”
  4. I know he said he’d never flood the Earth again, blah blah blah, but isn’t that like a parent allowing a baby to play on a rooftop? Someone call DCFS!
  5. Your religion is largely based on your family and your location. Christians like to believe that everyone else is wrong but… how can I be wrong for being born WHERE I was born and brought up to believe what my family believes (Christian or not)? After all, god made me AND put me WHERE I’m at…
  6. God created languages (to confuse and divide people- not unlike religions) but what if my language has no concept of god?
  7. Speaking of birth, if god created us, why did we get certain instincts pre-programmed, but we are not born with the one true religion? What is to say then that we will ever come across the “correct path” to him?
  8. Ghosts- can they fly through walls? Does it hurt them? So how can one’s soul burn in hell? Feelings are due to nerves in our bodies, right?
  9. Why not just appear to us all RIGHT NOW? End the bloodshed, unite us all, correct the wicked. People could still CHOOSE (free-will) to ignore, disbelieve, be wicked, etc. but at least they were shown proof instead of having to cherry-pick through some ancient book’s stories, misinterpretations, and mistakes.
  10. Should we ALL still be punished for Adam and Eve? Isn’t that a bit harsh? Why dont we just send everyone to jail because a few of us are bad? If my puppy cannot pass algebra class should he be punished for it? Or should I know better than to expect the puppy to EVER know algebra? The same applies to Adam, the snake, and the apple.

I am a mystery wrapped in a riddle, seen by all known by few, The one always apart in company yet never alone in solitude.

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22 comments

  1. RoXanStone

    Well I’m not really the best consultant on things religious. I’m one of the sheep – I follow simply becuz I’ve been told to and bcuz I’m scared of the alternative (hell). I too have had my questions abt some of the things u’ve mentioned. My guess is that u will never get any irrefutable answers for some questions. That’s why we rely on faith to fill the gaps. Those who reject the idea of faith either become atheists or embark on a journey to find their own proof. I watched a documentary recently where a scientist was basically saying that science too relies heavily on faith (science is developed by ppl conducting experiments to (dis)prove their hypotheses which very often is later debunked by another scientist). It therefore follows that in trying to seek conclusive evidence to support one’s religious beliefs must involve some level of faith…which takes u back to square one.

    As for the other questions, I think the answers are in the Bible… u might need to consult some deeply religious person who knows the Bible better than the average person. I think some of ur questions do have plausible answers, I have asked those questions and have received satisfactory answers except that I’ve now forgotten the details (lol yea for real). So good luck!!!! Tell me what u hear lol

  2. Sigh… faith faith faith thats all i hear. I always say faith means to “follow blindly”. I cannot accept that as an answer. If i go into an exam and i was asked the question “how do i know the earth is round” can i answer saying faith? i don’t think so. So why should religion be any different. The bible is too ambiguous, i can go to 5 different very religious pastors and ask them the same question and they will give be probably five different answers that can all be proven to be right by the bible.

  3. RoXanStone

    well u cant answer saying “faith” but u would have to rely on something that was previously “proven” by someone else. and until some1 disproves that theory saying the earth is not spherical but some other shape…i’m pretty sure u will continue to believe that the earth is round. science doesnt not equal certainty. u are also putting ur “faith” in the hands of men. how do u know that the experiment was properly conducted? that what was documented is the truth? how do u know that the “evidence” was not fabricated? u really dont. and thats the point. are u going to reject science too? the fact is u cant get past this element of faith unless ur omniscient.

    Yes u might receive different answers from different pastors. It’s up to u to decide which makes the most sense… and where there is a gaping hole in the answers…seek ur own answers and have faith lol. I’m not really into religion, I’m more into spirituality. Forget the institutions, i just deal directly with the Divine, having faith that there is a God that created us except that I try to find him thru the Bible (in theory, i dont actually own a Bible but that’ll be my approach).

  4. Shonari, wow you ask some tough and thought provoking questions! I don’t know that I can answer them all at on time. Maybe one at a time.
    First it seems you may be overwhelmed, because of the importance of your decisions. And you are approaching “faith” in a reasonable way. That is very commendable. I can share with you from personal experience that Jesus’ promise to, “Ask and it will be given to you, seek and you will find, knock and the door will be oppened to you” will come true in your life. It did in mine.
    Our faith journey has many struggles, beginning, middle and end, but what good (or great) things have ever come easy?

    The first question, about creation and dinosaurs and stuff. God didn’t hand us down a science book, he handed us down a book that showed us where sin entered the world, how it affected us (our relationship with Him and one another) and how He was going to address the problem. So the real important fact of Genesis and why He handed it down to us isn’t science, it’s salvation.

    God’s blessings on your journey!
    Tim

  5. Spanish Inquisitor

    Yes, I think they are also good questions, but frankly, most of them the way you’ve posed them, are rhetorical, i.e. you’ve already answered them. You already have a good sense that the religious topics you mentioned don’t make a lot of sense. You actually have two potential, but mutually exclusive, paths ahead of you in answering the questions:

    1. Take the religious approach, and try your damnedest to square everything, by interpreting the hell out of what you read. As an atheist, I call that after-the-fact rationalization. Either the book is the word of God, or it is not. If you start cherry picking the words, putting some in the metaphor pile, others in the symbolism pile, and the rest in the literalism pile, who do you get to define, in advance, the characteristics of each pile? Who makes the decision as to what is metaphor and what is literal? And what if you make the wrong choice and put something in the wrong pile? Decisions, decisions! And it’s supposed to be so clear.

    2. Take the non-religious approach, and assume that the book is exactly what bible scholars say it is – a bunch of writings set down by bronze age goat herders during a time when it was impossible to explain the world around them without resort to myths and stories intended to explain the unexplainable. Once you realize that it is a book written by humans about humans, who used God as a metaphor, a place marker, if you will, for those things that later would be explained by science as natural, you are on your way to fully understanding that it is NOT the word of God.

    It’s your choice. I think the path is obvious. But it’s your path to figure out. Just use your brain, your ability to think things through, a little skepticism when explanations don’t seem to make sense. Critical thinking, logic and reason are your best tools. Faith is not a tool, it is an impediment to knowledge. When someone says “have faith” they are saying, “Stop searching for the answer, and accept mine.”

  6. I did didn’t i? hehe, I have answered some of them (thats what i think so far) but i need to hear from ‘the other side’. My answers are somewhat flawed as i do not have any form of religious background and in order to make a fair assessment i need to hear what people of faith or anyone who has an opinion have to say about the questions.

    Route 1: I’ll need some input from people of faith, explaining some of the question posed.

    Route 2: Just continue on the path i am already on.

    I may sound like im joking but im dead serious, i am really interested in the answers because i am confused.

  7. to Roxanstone, im still waiting for sumone to (dis)prove religion. And about science, it makes sense, we can do the tests ourselves to see if what they say is true or not. for example to find out if the world is round jump in a plane and fly in a straight line, if you reach back at your starting point the world is round, a scientific approach. With religion you cant you just follow blindly, so hence the questions.

  8. RoXanStone

    LOL u have a point there my friend. but i notice u said “im still waiting for sumone to (dis)prove religion” so are u admitting that u cant disprove religion? i’ll try and answer ur questions, maybe not today but in the mean time (i dont know if im doing the right thing by saying this) i’d like for u to show me how u disprove religion? i await ur answer…i guess u’ll tell me when i’m in retirement lol i think it’ll make for good conversation.

    Until then,
    RoXanStone

  9. ok lemme spell i out…im still waiting for someone to prove/disprove religion.

  10. RoXanStone

    heyyyy, go easy on the insults, LOL. i get wat ur saying – u jus need solid reasons before u make a choice. well as i said in previous responses i am not the person to ask. hope some1 comes along with some solid answers. I also dont think the approach where ppl say u cant prove God exists so He doesnt when they cant prove He doesnt exist either (im not talking bout u) is the way to go.

  11. Someone said: “Faith is not a tool, it is an impediment to knowledge. When someone says “have faith” they are saying, “Stop searching for the answer, and accept mine.””
    Faith will never go against reason, because it is “your” faith. You have to experience your own faith, you can’t experience someone eleses faith. But this faith only grows as we exercise it. That means deepening our relationship to God through Jesus Christ. We do this through prayer, worship and reading scripture.
    Faith is God’s gift to us (personally) so that we can understand that which cannot be seen (Heb. 11:1).
    Keep searching!

  12. Jamila

    Faith: They say it is the act of believing in something without reason. This belief is usually based on social traditions or personal hopes.

    Throughout history many philosophers have been espousing the idea of life and its purpose which have led them to various theories. For instance there is the idea of faith being the basis of all knowledge. I think many of us find ourselves in this position; “faith seeking understanding”. I think it goes beyond any religion. It is when one believes in something in order to have basis for knowledge or the quest for this knowledge.

    So for me it is more of the fact that I have faith or believe that the Truth is out there, and in order for me to find this Truth I have to filter through the information. The credibility that something greater than us exists must be evaluated and processed. There is information out there that is wrong and will be rejected. It is rational at the intuitive level that allows us to trust that there is a Supreme Being / Divine Force in the absence of other sources of information.

    It is irrational to cling to everything that we are originally taught in the face of evidence which proves otherwise. You do possess the faith that an unknown discovery is possible. Also you have the passionate commitment to finding such a result. We have a unique capability to notice and investigate patterns and connections at which to derive a satisfactory answer. Until one possesses knowledge in totality you require an understanding of yourself.

    As far as I know there is no historical evidence that has managed to convince the entirety of the community of historians on earth that any one religion is true. Basically a lot of them have teachings that are common to each other. Logically it is impossible that all these different religions with their contradictory beliefs can simultaneously be objectively true. I think the different religions are just different paths to the same goal. The goal is to attribute meaning to life; figure out who were are and why we are here. To give meaning to life by forming a relationship to a power that is greater than us. I think deepening this relationship requires more than prayer, worship and reading scripture like stated in a comment above; we need to experience it. It is a personal experience which enables us to know we are powerful beyond measure and that thought in itself is frightful. And for those who wish to quote scripture it says we were created in his image and likeness so “logically” we possess those same inner virtues within.

    All I can suggest is to forget about religion. Religion just seem to be another system put in place to put order on what they say would have been a chaotic world. I mean we have religion and the world still isn’t a peaceful place. There is too many “ifs”, “buts” and “maybe”. You can still be knowledgeable about them; know what they are about: even pick and choose which teachings you wish to adopt.

    So if you want something to commit to…..commit to yourself in your quest for answers…..

    Jamila

    P.S. Writing this has helped me answer a few questions of my own.

  13. God

    You mentioned “Get Out of Hell Free” cards. They exist (and they’re cheap!) Get a packet and save yourself a lot of worry and trouble.

  14. thanks so far…about the questions…?

    every answer so far comes back to faith but what does faith have to do with the questions i asked…i wasnt debating if God exists (thats another post). those questions cant hold faith as an answer…it wont equate.

  15. Wheeler

    I belive in religion like i do bigfoot or the loc ness monster
    until I see some proof, I dont beleive

  16. Dan

    we are all very insignificant and ignorant and i dare you to say otherwise. looking out into space we see an infinite expanse of the universe and we have no explanation as to why this is the way it is. Simply the miracle of life should be looked at and it should be recognized that we know very little. Sure, we can observe and experiment to some degree but ultimately we are all left we questions that most likely will never be answered in our lifetimes.

    that is where faith comes in, everyone has faith in something, no matter what it is

  17. TR1P

    for questions 1 & 2 i have a little of how i believe. Dinosaurs in my opinion were created with the ret of the animals, but i believe that the periods of time between the “days” were different, i believe one “day” could have meant a measure of time eqialling 1 literal day to a billion years it’s one of those in the eye of the beholder moments. On the evil thing God made free will he didn’t want us to love him because he said so, he wants us to love him cause we want to. but Science is proven through guessing just as much as christianity is, Carbon dating of soil is supposed to be accurate, how do we know it is? people walked on the moon. right? we weren’t there so we have to follow blindly whether we see it that way or not. i’m just gonna let you find your own way, but i’ll ask you this, if you have faith in God and die and that’s it you go into a black space and you’re done, what did you lose? a little bit of partying, and other things you can definately live without. but what if you’re right and you go to heaven, and what if you don’t have faith with the above situations, maybe an early death cause of all the partying, and just black still, but what if hell DOES exist, do you wanna spend eternity burning? personally i think that would be horrible. beside who would you rather be stuck in a room with a scientologist that believes everything happens by chance and that you’ve got a 50/50 chance of walking out alive, or someone that believe he was put in that room for a reason and that you aren’t guarenteed a chance to walk out, but by faith you can? pretty much do you wanna chill with people who make you sad or people who lift you up and made you feel confident?

    i believe in Heaven and Hell and that faith is the thin line separating a person from going to hell, but i can’t give someone faith, that’s you own choice.

    well you’ve read my ramblings so i’ll let you talk now

  18. ed

    But wait there’s more:

    22. How can we have free-will AND an all-knowing god? This would mean that he already knows what we will be doing next!

    23. Speaking of free-will, if god creates everyone, and he creates someone with limited skills/knowledge isn’t he limiting that persons “free-will”? No amount of willing will make me run if I’m stuck in a wheelchair…

    24. Since we are not the original source of evil, wouldn’t an all-powerful, all-just, all-knowing god destroy the ROOT of evil instead (HIS own creation, Satan) instead of everyone else (and yet, he keep Satan around)? “Hmm… that snake is going to cause trouble… maybe I should poof it out of existence…”

    25. I know he said he’d never flood the Earth again, blah blah blah, but isn’t that like a parent allowing a baby to play on a rooftop? Someone call DCFS!

    26. Your religion is largely based on your family and your location. Christians like to believe that everyone else is wrong but… how can I be wrong for being born WHERE I was born and brought up to believe what my family believes (Christian or not)? After all, god made me AND put me WHERE I’m at…

    27. God created languages (to confuse and divide people- not unlike religions) but what if my language has no concept of god?

    28. Speaking of birth, if god created us, why did we get certain instincts pre-programmed, but we are not born with the one true religion? What is to say then that we will ever come across the “correct path” to him?

    29. Ghosts- can they fly through walls? Does it hurt them? So how can one’s soul burn in hell? Feelings are due to nerves in our bodies, right?

    30. Why not just appear to us all RIGHT NOW? End the bloodshed, unite us all, correct the wicked. People could still CHOOSE (free-will) to ignore, disbelieve, be wicked, etc. but at least they were shown proof instead of having to cherry-pick through some ancient book’s stories, misinterpretations, and mistakes.

    31. Should we ALL still be punished for Adam and Eve? Isn’t that a bit harsh? Why dont we just send everyone to jail because a few of us are bad? If my puppy cannot pass algebra class should he be punished for it? Or should I know better than to expect the puppy to EVER know algebra? The same applies to Adam, the snake, and the apple.

    • Absolutely brilliant!

      Exactly what ive been wondering. Especially #28.

  19. Msofnofaith

    1. the bible was not written by god. it was written by normal men over a period of time and combined in one big book.dinosaurs were around way before the bible was written, according to religious persons, jesus was around 2, 000 years ago. examination of fossils show that dinosaurs existed long before that time.

    2. for every action there is an equal and OPPOSITE reaction. the men who wrote the bible had to create an opposite to the good that god encompasses, to make it more believable. there is jerry…and there is tom. there has to be a bad guy.

    3. see answer 2.

    4. its hard to imagine but actually there may be no god, well i don’t believe in one or a few. hence the inability of this god knowing wat happens in the future to prevent it now.

    5. there is no difference between old and new testament. its all speaks of the vengeful god that will kill 1st born children yet is like the shepherd that takes care of his sheep, and an eye for an eye and also loving your enemies.

    6. the trinity is made up, in the same way that allah is made up.

    7. u seem to have answered these question yourself.

    8. the whole story is …it is a story! are u satisfied with worshipping and basing the existence of your being and life on a story?

    9. you also answered this one by urself

    10. the god of the bible loves to kill…simple.

    11.according to the judeo-christian religions …yes…he is going to burn in hell for eternity. but if he is catholic and he prays to mary on his death bed mayb he will get sent to purgatory and his family may(if they choose) pray ferevently to mary to have mercy on his soul and upgrade him to heaven.

    12. again, if u are not brainwashed then yes…you are going to hell.

    13. see #12

    14. you should not believe any, do some research.

    15. because god forgives. kill, steal, rob and then turn to god and u should be ok and safely on the way to heaven. also accepted in a large group of people who believe the same things you believe.

    16. because if you question it too much you will come to realise that it has no foundation. control is cheaper than punishment.

    17. you can get a free pass to heaven if you sin millions of times but just apologise to god as soon as you can after and promise never to do it again. it does not matter how many people you hurt when you sin.

    18. you answered that one yourself. drugs are bad, stay in school.

    19. nope…i would think he is dellusional and should be admitted in a mental institution.

    20. marriage in its ‘truest’ form is an institution invented by the church. pastors get paid to perform these ceremonies. wouldn’t you want to continue making an extra buck? No Fornication was aimed at women, men wanted to marry virgins.

    21. Religious symbols are invented as a form of control and to aid the process of discrimination. The star of david is the symbol used by the Jews. How did Hitler know the jews? Also during the Reformation…how did cromwell know the catholics?

    Disclaimer: The views expressed are definitely my own.

  20. Msofnofaith

    @ Ed

    22. Compatibilism- some ppl believe both and claim to be logically consistent

    23. my take on that is good things happen to good people, good things also happen to bad people and vice versa. I am not a subscriber to creationalism. if you asked this question to the right religious person they would try to explain to you that children born with any disability or illness is evidence of the sins of the parent.

    24. once again…its a story, it needs to be entertaining

    25. but why would a ‘creator’ flood the earth and kill all his ‘creation’? Trees included! What did the trees do? Would you have sex with someone to make a child then turn around and kill it?

    26. And the same goes for predominantly islamic, catholic and jewish socities. Of course they are also right and everyone else is wrong.

    27. Language is evidence of the evolution of mankind…neurological and otherwise. nothing to do with god or the tower of babel.

    28. correct path to god??? imagine a world with none of this religious intolerance. the path is life…u are born and then u enjoy what the earth has to offer, other humans and the living things, then you die. The end.

    29. You just gave me another reason why this religion thing is a farce. Cheers dude! Dang! How comes I have never ever thought of that myself …souls have no nerve endings.

    30. Uhhhmmm…because the concept of god is completely man made as far as I can see. I am still waiting to hear the thundering voice from the sky.

    31. yes your puppy is stupid, i think you should put it to sleep. Its stealing your oxygen. Not all humans are logical, clear thinking human beings. If you doubt that you should visit *******.

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