Question 1 - Why won't God heal amputees.
It's true that many people say that God may have a special plan for amputees, but
also because of the severity of the disability, many people lose faith right away. Obviously,
this also prevents them from praying. Over time those still praying may dwindle till none are left.
This is unfortunate because I believe that if people did actively pray for amputees, they may heal better,
or, if God wills it, heal them completely. But as said above, many people lose faith to easily.
Let's imagine you are in a bad situation ... let's say you were bench pressing and I was your spotter. There's no one else around. You cave under the weight and the bar is pressing on your chest. You're stuck and in a bit of pain. Only I, your spotter, can help you. I have the capability to help you.
... but before I help you, I tell you that you have to ask me nicely. You ask me nicely, but I say... "hmm... not good enough. I need you to beg". You start begging and I say "nope, not good enough... convince me that you mean
it or I won't help you". You keep begging for help and eventually I just walk away, blaming you for not being sincere enough when you were asking for help.
What is you opinion of me in that scenario? I would expect you to think I'm a total dickwad who stands idly by as another person is in danger or suffering. Well that's exactly what your god is doing if he exists.
How dare you blame the victim? You don't think there has ever been a christian amputee who prayed (i.e. begged) for their limb back with all their heart and sincerity?
Here's a simple answer to why god doesn't heal amputees: He Does Not Exist.
Question 2 - Why are there so many starving people in our world?
The excuse of, "'God wants these children to suffer and die for some divine, mysterious reason.'"
is way out there. I am sure some people think that but not most. Read into hat your asking on both sides of
view. "'For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and there will be famines and
earthquakes in various places.' - Mathew 24:7"
Again... christians claim god is omnipotent, omnibenevolent and omniscient. So if he exists, he can
heal the suffering of an innocent 3 year old african child who has suffered malnutrition and disease during their short life until their untimely death before ever even reaching puberty. He clearly choses not to. That makes him a dickwad. Luckily he doesn't actually exist.
Question 3 - Why does God demand the death of so many innocent people in the Bible?
This is two fold. One, in God's eyes they were not innocent, and Jesus had not come as a sacrifice yet.
Also, remember, much of this was ingrained in the culture back then. So God wasn't the only one to demand the death penalty.
I have to agree with you on one thing... god's level of morality is on par with the people of the time these ancient books were written.
Do you know why? Because they made it up... that's why. Primitive, barbaric men from primitive middle eastern tribes wrote the books and god's immoral character is a projection of their own.
God is a fictional character, get over it.
Question 4 - Why does the Bible contain so much anti-scientific nonsense?
The answer is very simple. Think about a computer program. The programmer can do anything they want.
They can change things to do actions that would be impossible beforehand. Look at our universe the same way.
God is the programmer. Our universe is the program. Does it not make sense that God would be able to do anything? I mean even things that contradict laws of science. (aka - "anti-scientific nonsense")
Sure, fictional characters can do that. After all, the above description also applies to Neo, the chosen one, from the Matrix films.
Question 5 - Why is God such a huge proponent of slavery in the Bible?
You only look at these verses on the surface. Consider the time at which this was written. These verses are lessons ,and if you look a bit deeper, they are insight to life during the Bible times.
See counter response #3. The authors project themselves onto their fictional character. The authors lived in a morally inferior time. The fictional character therefore is just as morally bankrupt.
Question 6 - Why do bad things happen to good people?
Read the book of Job. Tell me what you think.
Would you agree to a father gambling his son's life with a criminal? Handing his son over to the criminal and letting him do horrible things to him, just to prove that his son still loves him despite all that? That is sick as fuck.
Question 7 - Why didn't any of Jesus' miracles in the Bible leave behind any evidence?
See Question 4.
Why oh why didn't I take the blue pill?
Question 8 - How do we explain the fact that Jesus has never appeared to you?
Because when Jesus returns, it will be to take His church.
Baseless claim. Prove it. (hint: "the bible says so" is not proof).
Also, this is an admission that you believe in something you have never seen for yourself.
Question 9 - Why would Jesus want you to eat his body and drink his blood?
It is called a metaphor.
My 8 year-old daughter loved her grandmother very much. Her grandma died a couple of years ago of a neurological illness. She remembers her fondly.
Let's imagine I told my daughter that every time she wanted to feel close to her deceased grandmother, she should pour some cranberry juice in a cup and take a cracker out of the cupboard. She should pretend that the cranberry juice is her grandmother's blood and the cracker is her body and then eat/drink them. That way her grandmother will be 'inside' of her.
Do you think that would be healthy?
If you do, you are one sick fella.
Question 10 - Why do Christians get divorced at the same rate as non-Christians?
This one's a doosey. My parents are divorced. My father is a active Christian. My mother is a less active Christian.
What I believe is that religious differences can push people away from each other. This is a very reasonable
statement. Also about the verse, the reason that God does not interfere with divorce is because of free will.
God gave us free will and promised not to make us do anything.
Thanks for acknowledging that religion deepens divides between groups rather than unite them.
The point of this question is that marriages made before your god are no more sacred or stable than any other union between two people.
I hope you find my personal answers to these questions enlightening.
Not at all.
Also I must ask if you may remove this video.
I do realize that you probably won't remove it, but I must at least ask.
Why? You're afraid the video might actually make people think?
You may or may not want them but I am also sending my prayers.
So your god ignores amputees prayers but actually listens to yours. Arrogance upon arrogance. As if reciting magic spells actually