Christianity Johnson on 09 Jan 2009 12:29 am
Here we have an amazing letter:
For some time now someone very close to me has been suffering from several persistent and painful illnesses that is causing them much distress. While the doctors have offered little to no explanations to what ails them they have been asking me the question “Why wont God heal me”.
My own story of coming to faith begins with receiving healing from God. Others I know have received healing for physical, psychological and spiritual issues. The niece of an elder in my church had one leg shorter that the other and it grew an inch after she received prayer. I’m not talking over time, but visibly growing.
The next sentence is also interesting:
Such talk unfortunately puts me in a camp that some people label “religious nut job” but I can only speak of my experiences and I can not attribute them to the natural.
Why would someone label you a “religious nut job”? Because you believe something that is obviously not true. You did not see a leg actually grow an inch longer before your eyes. You might believe that you did, perhaps, but what you saw was either a magic trick, an illusion, a dream, a hallucination, or simple fraud. The fact that you would label an illusion as truth, and then use it as a foundational element of your belief, is what makes you a “nut job”.
Watch this video and you can see the problem:
In this video you have seen a woman pulled in half. You have seen it with your own eyes. Here is the important question: Do you believe that a woman was actually pulled in half? No. Obviously not. You understand this to be a magic trick. But if you did believe it to be true, and if you held to your belief with conviction, you would be labeled a “nut job”. Every rational person knows that this video contains an illusion rather than truth.
How could the author move out of the ranks of delusional “nut jobs” and into the ranks of rational human beings? By simply looking at the evidence. God does not heal anyone. There is no scientific evidence indicating that any supernatural process is at work in our universe, in any form. For confirmation, simply note the fact that God never heals amputees. Ever.
Once you base your world view on reality rather than fantasy, you will find that your world view has no room for religion. You will no longer be a “religious nut job”.