Christianity Jim on 24 Jun 2009 01:36 am
Hello, I saw your video. I make it my goal to help you. So I have signed up and here we go. You said:
You ask at 1:00, “Why doesn’t god supply every need that we have on this earth?” That is a very good question. Very good indeed. Is that not what your god will do in heaven, according to your mythology? In heaven, everything is perfect. Every need is supplied. So why not here on earth? Do you believe your god WANTS people to suffer? What sort of god is that? Why would you worship him?
Your god also says:
“Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you shall eat or what you shall drink, nor about your body, what you shall put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? And which of you by being anxious can add one cubit to his span of life? And which of you are anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they neither toil nor spin; yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them.” Matthew 6:25-31
If your heavenly Father knows that you need them, what has gone wrong? That does not work for starving children. How do you explain this?
You say at 1:50 “because of the fall of man in the garden of eden”. Do you believe that? You believe that your all-knowing god created sinful beings, and then punished them for creating them that way? Again, why worship this beast?
But really that is not what the video asks. It asks, “Why won’t god heal amputees?” which is saying, “why does your god answer prayers for some, but ignore prayers for others?” At 2:40 you say, “I can’t say exactly why some people get prayers answered and others don’t. I can definitely say that god does answer prayer. It absolutely does happen.” If you think, you will see. The prayers that do not get answered (amputated limbs, starving children) are all prayers that cannot be answered by coincidence. This page will help you to see:
Every “answered prayer” is a coincidence. When you see that, you will understand many things.
Write back your response in the comments please, and I will try to say more to help you.