Monthly ArchiveApril 2009
Christianity Johnson on 29 Apr 2009
Why are people abandoning religion in record numbers?
The reasons people give for changing their religion – or leaving religion altogether – differ widely depending on the origin and destination of the convert. The group that has grown the most in recent years due to religious change is the unaffiliated population. Two-thirds of former Catholics who have become unaffiliated and half of former Protestants who have become unaffiliated say they left their childhood faith because they stopped believing in its teachings, and roughly four-in-ten say they became unaffiliated because they do not believe in God or the teachings of most religions.1 Additionally, many people who left a religion to become unaffiliated say they did so in part because they think of religious people as hypocritical or judgmental, because religious organizations focus too much on rules or because religious leaders are too focused on power and money. Far fewer say they became unaffiliated because they believe that modern science proves that religion is just superstition.
Christianity Johnson on 26 Apr 2009
A common tactic that Christians use to dismiss the question “Why Won’t God Heal Amputees?” is to say, “No Christian believes that God is a genie. Prayer doesn’t work that way,” or “The Bible never says that God will answer prayers to heal amputated limbs,” or something similar. But then we find pages like this, straight from the mouth of a devoted Christian:
There is is, plain as the nose on your face: Prayers are Answered.
The author quotes two Bible verses to justify his belief that Prayers are Answered:
1) John 16:24 – “Up to now you have made no request in my name: do so, and it will be answered, so that your hearts may be full of joy”
2) John 10:10 – “But I came so that my sheep will have life and so that they will have everything they need.”
The author opines:
Read John 16:24, you’ll see God waiting and anticipating for you to ask. He says, “UP UNTIL NOW, you still haven’t asked anything”. It’s as if He’s saying, “What are ya waiting for? Ask now!”
He also says, “Now, what are you waiting for? Pray and Ask God right now!”
So, to all Christians, Why Won’t God Heal Amputees?
Christianity Johnson on 19 Apr 2009
“If you don’t matter to God, you don’t matter to anyone.”
In your interpretation, what is this ad from AnswersInGenesis saying?
Christianity Johnson on 15 Apr 2009
Christianity Johnson on 10 Apr 2009
The general insanity of religious followers is expressed succinctly in this image:
But then there are the religious followers who take it a little further. Like this mother, who killed her son and herself at a shooting range because she feared that the end of the world is coming:
Where did she get the insane idea that the “end of the world is coming”? From her religion.
If you listen to any religious person talk about his or her religion, you can detect varying levels of insanity. Get on YouTube and look at religious videos. Several examples:
1) Insane 1
2) Insane 2
3) Insane 3