The best answer to any "Why does God…" question I ever heard from a christian was along the lines of "Why don't you ask him yourself, either now or after you're dead?". How could I or anyone disprove that? Of course I could say "He doesn't exist", but then my entire question of "why does he…" becomes moot.
I'm assuming he got that impression from people claiming to know God's will, who devote themselves to pointing out what they perceive to be sin in others and taking it upon themselves to create legislation based on it, while simultaneously disregarding their own shortcomings, which are apparently okay.
Or it could be a generalization, based on the misconception that anyone born with some obvious physical deformity must be the object of God's derision.
Hell, I imagine that all the time. But when it comes to having a practical (or as practical as possible) discussion with a person who believes in a higher power, I might as well say what's wrong with the concept that they support. It's more fun that way.
What I'm saying is, let's forget the old testament. Let's assume Jesus was a real guy who came for the reasons it says in the Gospel and that God is all about love and loves everyone and yadda yadda. IF that's true, then if you examine the majority of modern day Christians, they actually represent the very people Jesus came to overthrow. They just don't see it, because they are blind.
It is possible for the Bible to be true AND for them to be wrong, is what I am saying.
To insult or attack someone's beliefs is not an argument. And if they are intelligent enough to realize that much, you will forfeit any chance you had of reasoning with them.
I know there's no such thing as hell. But I'm working on the claim that one exists (the 'what if' side of things). If the God of the bible exists, then he does in fact send people to hell, just as the Bible says.
TripleGazhangFeatured By OwnerNov 8, 2012Hobbyist Photographer
Thats understandable, but religion is corrupt when it comes to God. I view God as my Intuition which is my inner voice. Have you heard the phrase that "We Are All One". If we are all one and God exist within us all then why would he harm or seek vengeance on anyone.