Christianity Johnson on 11 Jul 2008 03:11 am
Here is a long and lucid response to the video entitled, “10 questions that every intelligent Christian must answer”:
About midway through the document, we get to the meat of the matter:
Question #1: Why Won’t God Heal Amputees?
I have to admit the question is quite clever. The problem is that it’s based on a false premise (that is, that christianity teaches that God heals everybody).
While some christians believe that [God answers prayers], that doesn’t automatically mean that christianity, as a religion, teaches that, or that (assuming God indeed exists) it’s true.
Clearly, the author is an intelligent person. Unfortunately, as with many people trapped by religion, he is not thinking clearly about his faith. If you are a Christian, and if you agree with the author, and if you would like to explore his line of reasoning, here is a place to start. Please read this article…
It lists many verses where the Bible specifically promises to answer prayers from amputees. If you are thinking clearly about your faith, you can see that the question, “Why won’t God heal amputees?” is not based on a false premise. It is based on specific verses from the Bible which, clearly, are wrong.
You have to explain why all of the Bible verses listed on that page are wrong. Why are all of these Bible verses completely incorrect when applied to amputees?
How do you explain it?
For intelligent people, careful consideration of this question yields a chain of logic that shows that God is imaginary. If you simply take the time to think about it using the critical thinking skills that you learned in college, the question “Why Won’t God Heal Amputees?” is sufficient to prove that God is imaginary.
Then, please take a moment to read this page:
The evidence in this case is undeniable. All of the Bible’s verses about prayer are wrong when it comes to amputees. But, if you have been practicing religion for any length of time, your brain will invent other rationalizations and excuses. This is the nature of religious faith, and the reason why it is so dangerous. As you invent them, please send in your excuses and let’s talk about them.
Also, continue thinking about the question, “Why Won’t God Heal Amputees?” It is a remarkably interesting question on which to meditate.