First, that you think that the only ones who can critically think are college educated.
Secondly, that you presume you have set up the situation accurately,
and thirdly, that you presume that those who might differ in your view have to "come up with some rational
explanation for God".
I fail to see how an irrational explanation could be considered an improvement.
I can totally destroy the superiority of a college education, using the very premise of a college education.
Fallacy of Association.
Your questions are flawed. God did heal an amputee! The suggestion that he cannot shows our ignorance of the facts.
How can a question be flawed and have an answer at the same time? In any case, do you have any substantial evidence to back up your "fact"? Please, don't keep my non-partying, college-educated self in the dark.
God does not ask us to "eat his body and drink his blood".
I think this is a weak argument as well. However, since you are ignoring Catholicism for not being True Christianity (tm), perhaps you can address why these other words and phrases, not covered in scripture, may or may not be part of True Christianity (tm):
Trinity, Rapture, Second Coming, Original Sin, Omniscience, Omnipresence, Supernatural, Transcendence, Afterlife, Deity, Divinity, Theology, Monotheism, Missionary, Immaculate Conception, Christmas, Christianity, Evangelical, Fundamentalist, Methodist, Catholic, Pope, Cardinal, Catechism, Purgatory, Penance, Transubstantiation, Excommunication, Dogma, Chastity, Unpardonable Sin, Infallibility, Inerrancy, Incarnation, Epiphany, Sermon, Sermon on the Mount, Triumphal Entry, Palm Sunday, Last Supper, Eucharist, the Llord's Prayer, Good Friday, Doubting Thomas, Advent, Sunday School, Dead Sea, Golden Rule, Moral, Morality, Ethics, Patriotism, Education, Atheism, Apostasy, Conservative, Capital Punishment, Monogamy, Abortion, Pornography, Homosexual, Lesbian, Fairness, Logic, Republic, Democracy, Capitalism, Funeral, Decalogue, Bible.
Finally, if God is who he says he is, then it is not our rationalization that matters,
That sounds like a "rational explanation for Yahweh" to me. In any case, if Yahweh is who he says he is, who would he rationalize to and for what purpose? It's not like he would have to answer to himself.
Using a line from Bill Cosby "I brought you into this world, and I can take you
out, and make another one just like you"
Cosby also said life was like a jello-pudding pop
I simple reading of Ecclesiates chapter 1, would reveal that the things of this world do not really matter in light of the sum of His eternity.
And believers claim that atheists
With a detailed understanding of the facts of Genesis chapters 1-11,
Stop right there. You really do lack a college education.
QUESTION- Since there are non-bible accounts of Christ's death on a cross, and few
There is not. If you have some, present them. Next.
QUESTION- Where does morality come from? Please be forewarned, you may expose your
motivation for this website in your answer.
Empathy, reason, and social contract. Next.
QUESTION- Did you ever get drunk in college? How was class the next day? Bet you were
That has absolutely nothing to do with anything, but for the record, I have more than a college education and I don't drink. So much for your ad hominem fallacy. Next.
I deal with critical thinking people every day.
Yeah I bet they just love you.
I would love to have you meet them. They could explain better than I what God can do to an addiction thet came along with all the Jobs, Titles, Diplomas, Citation, and Awards they acquired. Deadly smart people who
could smoke us all with rational thought, hiding behind the vail of homelessness and oddity.
You aren't making any sense.
Left to my own rational, believing that there is no god, that I die and that is it, I
would not care about Bill, I would just break down your door and beat your stupid face
If you lack the empathy, reason, and social sense to not beat my face in without Yahweh's imaginary influence reigning you in, then by all means, continue to believe, you sad, smug, willfully-ignorant, self-loathing creature.
Where does OPRAH live?
About four blocks away from me. So much for another weak ad hominem.
Work 40 hours a week for 40 years, retire and wait until they die. THE END!
Enjoying relationships with other people is the meaning of life. If some people need to work 40 hours a week to enable them to do that, that's what they do. If others need to believe in an imaginary sky daddy to enable them to do that, that's what they do.
Edit: Most people do both.
NOTE: I bet my buddy that I would not get a response. He says I will, but it will not be
rational. There are two ways I can win, do you what they are?
A response is guaranteed, but a rational response is more than you deserve.