• Why do people fear a loving God?

    43 answers · 13 hours ago
  • How would believing in God make my life better?

    I am really fedup of my life. I have done the whole "I only believe in science" thing and although science does have a stark beauty, I have found no comfort in it's cold emotionless logic. Science is full of facts and figures but there is no substance. There is no soul. As an athiest I have... show more
    I am really fedup of my life. I have done the whole "I only believe in science" thing and although science does have a stark beauty, I have found no comfort in it's cold emotionless logic. Science is full of facts and figures but there is no substance. There is no soul. As an athiest I have become angry, jealous and dead hearted and every time I rage at someone for believing in God, I feel like I have died a little bit more. My life just isn't going the way I had envisioned it and I have become a lonely, directionaless individual. The opening lines of the Divine Comedy is perhaps the best way to describe how I feel. "In the middle of the journey of our life, I came to myself, in a dark wood, where the direct way was lost. It is a hard thing to speak of, how wild, harsh and impenetrable that wood was, so that thinking of it recreates the fear. It is scarcely less bitter than death:" At this point in my life, I find myself thinking that maybe I am not capable of doing this alone. Maybe those I have argued with in the past were right and I just could not see it or maybe in my atheistic rages, I just chose not to see it. Still though - after being an atheist for so long, it is hard to accept that maybe I was wrong. So I wonder, how would believing in God make my life better? This time I am not trolling or trying to be flippent like I might have been in the past. I am genuinely asking because I don't want to spend the rest of my life angry and jealous and lonely.
    39 answers · 14 hours ago
  • Why are Americans so afraid of Sharia Law when Biblical Law is just as insane?

    Killing non-believers: "And he that blasphemeth the name of the Lord, he shall surely be put to death, and all the congregation shall certainly stone him: as well the stranger, as he that is born in the land, when he blasphemeth the name of the Lord, shall be put to death." - Leviticus 24:16 Killing gay... show more
    Killing non-believers: "And he that blasphemeth the name of the Lord, he shall surely be put to death, and all the congregation shall certainly stone him: as well the stranger, as he that is born in the land, when he blasphemeth the name of the Lord, shall be put to death." - Leviticus 24:16 Killing gay people: "If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them." - Leviticus 20:13 Slaves aren't people but property, and it's okay to beat them as long as they don't die within a day or two: " Exodus 21:20-21 King James Version (KJV) "And if a man smite his servant, or his maid, with a rod, and he die under his hand; he shall be surely punished. Notwithstanding, if he continue a day or two, he shall not be punished: for he is his money." - Exodus 21:20-21 Women should remain silent: "But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence." - 1 Timothy 2:12 "Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak; but they are commanded to be under obedience as also saith the law." - 1 Corinthians 14:34 Not only is Biblical law just as insane, but Christianity actually has a massive hold over America. 75 percent of Americans are Christians, while only 1 percent are Muslim. So I don't see the massive paranoia about the "Muslims taking over my country!!!!" said by conservatives
    44 answers · 1 day ago
  • What are some common atheistic beliefs?

    40 answers · 1 day ago
  • Christians, how do you reconcile these discrepancies between Jesus' and Paul's teachings? I'll list a few at a time b/c there are so many.?

    On being justified: Paul says: Rom.3:24-29 They are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption which is in Christ Jesus, For we hold that a man is justified by faith apart from works of law. Jesus says: Matt.12:37 for by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be... show more
    On being justified: Paul says: Rom.3:24-29 They are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption which is in Christ Jesus, For we hold that a man is justified by faith apart from works of law. Jesus says: Matt.12:37 for by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned. Paul says: Rom.6:23 For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. Jesus says: Luke.14: 28 For which of you, desiring to build a tower, does not first sit down and count the cost, whether he has enough to complete it? On the time of the coming of the Lord: Paul says: Rom.13:12 the night is far gone, the day is at hand. Jesus says: Luke.21:8 Take heed that you are not led astray; for many will come in my name, saying, . . . `The time is at hand!' Do not go after them. I block those who insult instead of answer.
    25 answers · 14 hours ago
  • Scientific means is the study of nature. If God is supernatural (beyond scientific means) how can you prove God?

    Best answer: You're using the wrong methodology. The question of God's existence isn't a scientific one. It's a philosophical one. It's like being in a house with the doors and windows bolted shut and then complaining that you can't see the sun with the tools that you have. You have to step outside the... show more
    Best answer: You're using the wrong methodology. The question of God's existence isn't a scientific one. It's a philosophical one. It's like being in a house with the doors and windows bolted shut and then complaining that you can't see the sun with the tools that you have. You have to step outside the house first in order to see the sun.

    In a similar fashion as you mentioned the sciences operate on methodological naturalism. They give natural explanations for natural causes. God as you mentioned is outside the natural world and the question of his existence isn't scientific.

    Lastly just because something can't be proven scientifically doesn't mean that it isn't really. That is scientism, and ideology that says the only thing that's real is what can be verified or falsified by science. It's problematic because (i) It's self refuting. How do you verify or falsify the claim "the only thing that's real is what can be verified by science"? (ii)It undermines science itself. The natural sciences in terms of their assumptions have a prior reasoning embedded in them which itself can't be verified or falsified(such as the principle of uniformity) so this Scientism undermines science itself.
    30 answers · 9 hours ago
  • Why did Jesus' attitude about his death on the cross change over time, from one author to the next?

    In Matthew, the first gospel that recorded Jesus' final statement on the cross, he was distressed and said "“My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” By the time Luke got a hold of the story, Jesus wasn't so angry and said “Father, unto thy hands I commend my spirit:” Then when John told the... show more
    In Matthew, the first gospel that recorded Jesus' final statement on the cross, he was distressed and said "“My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” By the time Luke got a hold of the story, Jesus wasn't so angry and said “Father, unto thy hands I commend my spirit:” Then when John told the story, all traces of despair were erased and he simply said “It is finished".
    24 answers · 18 hours ago
  • Atheists, you ask for 'evidence'. But what evidence do you want? We've offered the evidence that causes us to believe and you ask ...?

    Best answer: OK, your obviously an atheist troll. Why would any Christian want to know what atheists consider evidence? They have been given trustworthy evidence since before there were atheists & they keep on asking for evidence. There is no evidence for anything atheists postulate. Its one of the most illogical... show more
    Best answer: OK, your obviously an atheist troll. Why would any Christian want to know what atheists consider evidence? They have been given trustworthy evidence since before there were atheists & they keep on asking for evidence.

    There is no evidence for anything atheists postulate. Its one of the most illogical & inconsequential segments of society. They are only talked about on cites like this because they come here to bait Christians & it unfortunately works. The rest of the world ignores them & for very good reasons.

    Its unfortunate that the only means of self expression some people have is to be dysfunctional & negative but thats the unfortunate outcome of atheists who have rejected logic & compassion. In a world of suffering humanity they choose to focus on whether or not there is a God instead of stepping up to the plate & doing something positive for humanity. Its a smokescreen to take us away from the real issues.

    We are 1. Intelligent people know that. Our goal is the betterment of mankind. People who choose to use trivial things to separate rather than unite us are the problem with society. They have never been respected or supported by thinking, compassionate people. This leaves them in an extremely negative space that they choose to express on R&S. The world worships God & only recognizes them through their illogical form of of self identification.

    People who have clearly shown that they know nothing about evidence dont want evidence. They want an argument. Dont give them 1. Simply dismiss them as the illogical, negative, lost souls that they are. We cant help them until they ask for help.
    60 answers · 2 days ago
  • Is it possible that someone who disagrees with your view of the world can still be honest and intelligent?

    Best answer: Lol yes of course! there is always the possibility your wrong or that you can both be right simultaneously, your view of the world is based on your upbringing, culture, experiences with other cultures, your natural intelligence etc so of course people are always right for themselves but there are factual truths... show more
    Best answer: Lol yes of course! there is always the possibility your wrong or that you can both be right simultaneously, your view of the world is based on your upbringing, culture, experiences with other cultures, your natural intelligence etc so of course people are always right for themselves but there are factual truths amongst it all. The sky is blue for many, but grey for some and those that are colour blind will see another colour, all are telling the truth!
    29 answers · 14 hours ago
  • Did God allow sin to occur in heaven?

    Then there was war in heaven. Michael and his angels fought against the dragon and his angels. (Revelation 12:7 NLT)
    Then there was war in heaven. Michael and his angels fought against the dragon and his angels. (Revelation 12:7 NLT)
    14 answers · 7 hours ago
  • Why do atheists want to get rid of the First Amendment?

    Why do they hate America so much that they want to get rid of our Right to practice whatever faith we wish to practice? Are they fascists or something?
    Why do they hate America so much that they want to get rid of our Right to practice whatever faith we wish to practice? Are they fascists or something?
    61 answers · 2 days ago