If you bother to leave a comment, please don't say "OMG UR AN IDIOT1!! LAWL".
Are you talking to me? When have I ever made a comment as pointless as that? It sounds like you're already on the extreme defensive here. May I ask how old you are? I am 31.
I'll answer your questions though as best I can without trying to offend you. Offending people doesn't help anyone.
God vs. Santa. That is an interesting comment if you really don't have a lot of knowledge about religion. In fact, you're putting down all religions with that comment, not just Christianity (which is more of a state of being; I will hit that in a second).
Believing in something with no evidence? Really? Where to begin. Just look around you at nature. Thousands of species of animals... thousands of species of plants... all working in harmony and perfect order.
Look bigger than thatâ€¦ planets circling a star in mathematical perfection. The universe itself is expanding at different speeds and changing speeds. Letâ€™s assume one believes in a â€œbig bangâ€ (wherever that came from) and everything in existence expanded from that one explosion. Now think of the logistics of an explosion. Would chunks of an explosion slow down and speed up? Letâ€™s go further than youâ€™d want to know . Itâ€™s been said that in an explosion, all the bits will spin the same direction. Obviously, that is not so with our universeâ€¦ nor even our own solar system. Planets (and their moons) are all spinning at different speeds and different directions.
What about our body systems? All the systems that make you breathe, digest, pump your blood and carry oxygen. All of these work together in harmony and every human and animal has the same working systems inside of them. Did all of this come from an accident?
What about your own brain? Do you think an accidental explosion â€œbillions of years agoâ€ eventually settled everything into place? If your brain is the conclusion of an accident, how do you know it is capable of logical thought?
Can atheism be proven? Do atheists believe in something that cannot be proven? Thatâ€™s faith. Atheism must be a religion.
Ok, letâ€™s back to your comment.
. Would it be any different if children were told at a young age to not believe in God? Why is it pathetic (as you say) to not believe in evolution? Now youâ€™re insulting people because they donâ€™t believe in what you believe. To me, itâ€™s harder to believe in the whole evolution story but thatâ€™s my opinion.Children are brainwashed
â€¦ some do, some donâ€™t. Do Atheists read the Bible? I don't know if you read the Bible but you did go online to find where other Atheists have misinterpreted sayings in the Bible to prove their points. There's a lot of that out there. I've looked just to see what people are saying.Do Christians even read their Bible
Tell me where in the Bible I can read about how I need to murder people because they donâ€™t believe in God. A lot of problems come from misinterpretation of the Bible.
â€¦ There were many changes in the laws throughout the Bible from the Old to the New testament. There were even changes within the same testament. For example, after the creation of the world in Genesis, God indicates that we are to eat vegetables and for 2,000 years, you couldnâ€™t eat meat until the time of the great flood when God said to Noah that they could then eat clean animals.who decides that you can pick and choose what aspects you follow
I canâ€™t view the youtube videos in my present location; perhaps Iâ€™ll watch them when I get home. At least you put a comment about each one so Iâ€™ll respond to the comments for now. Your first one talks about stoning. You have to realize that the Bible isnâ€™t just a rule book; itâ€™s a history book too. Itâ€™s telling about what happened back then; itâ€™s not always an instruction to us. Just because it said there was a stoning, doesnâ€™t mean we are instructed to do it. Perhaps the video is more specific and Iâ€™ll reply to that later.
Iâ€™m interested in seeing what the second one is about. Your comment is pretty vague â€œgodâ€™s plan is impossibleâ€ so I canâ€™t really respond to it now.
I will really have to see what video 3 is talking about. You reference steps to get into Heaven. There is only one step. Pray to ask Jesus to admit that youâ€™re a sinner and ask Him to come into your life and save you from your sins. Bang, youâ€™re done. And thatâ€™s when you become a Christian. A Christian is someone who has asked Jesus into their life to save them.
Video 4. Praying with â€œno answerâ€. If I asked you for a million dollars and you said no, should I assume that you didnâ€™t answer me? Noâ€¦ youâ€™re answer was â€œNoâ€. People commonly think that God is a genii waiting to grant your wishes. He doesnâ€™t work that way.
Video 5. Jesus appearing when you pray. Where does it say that in the Bible? I guess I need to watch the video.
So last point for now. You started this article talking about how there is no God because of the inhumane acts done to a dog. If there is no God, there is no moral base. How could there be if we all came from an accidental explosion? If there is no God, there is no Heaven and Hell. After we die, there is nothing. If there is no moral base, why is any act considered wrong? If we are all here by accident with no purpose, canâ€™t we all do what we want to with no consequence?
I want to reiterate that I don't mind having these discussions. I do it without getting upset and name calling and I expect any others who wish to join in to maintain the same respect.