1.) Atheists can challenge God on healing amputees until the day they die. But one thing they fail to recognize is. Jesus said, “God shall not be tested!”
If you read through the bible, you will find more than one example, where god is tested and
he answers (Baal vs. biblegod). Go figure!
2.) The question is a direct order to God. "Why won't you heal amputees?" That is testing God, and that is a punishable sin! Therefore, more than likely he is ignoring your request. When Jesus used the word "Shall" he was being very strict about God and his laws. Why do atheists feel they are any different?
So even if we assume that god does not listen to atheists, then what about theists? Why hasn´t god performed even a single non-ambiguous healing of a theist or a person, for whom a theist honestly prayed? Remember, jesus promised that every
prayer will be answered if there is even the tiniest shred of faith in the person, who prays.
3.) Not only do atheists disbelieve in God, but they feel as an unbeliever they have to go one step further, and they start marches, groups, forums, bulletin boards, protestings, and some of them even go to the extremes and build websites that reject God and his Word. (See; "Why won't God heal amputees.")
You make it sound like that´s a bad thing. Just for your information, even if you don´t like it, we have the same rights as theists. What makes you think, we should silently sit in a corner while theists spew forth hatred and try to impose their rules even on those people, who do not believe in their imaginary friend?
"Not only do theists believe in an imaginary being, but they feel as a believer they have to go one step further, and they start marches, groups, forums, bulletin boards, protestings, and some of them even go to the extremes and kill innocent people, who do not want to share their delusions."
When atheists deny or reject God. You will notice 99.99% of the time they reject and deny the Christian Bible God.
I will go one step further and add the last 0,01%, too. An "atheist", who does not reject god, is not an atheist. And with that comes a rejection of all other gods aswell. An "atheist", who says "Biblegod does not exist, but Thor/Zeus/Allah/Xenu does." is not an atheist. Please look at the definition of "atheist" again.
But since we live in the western world, which is dominated by christians, most atheists will give examples, why biblegod does not exist, because the local theists will debate with them over the existence of biblegod alone, since the christians themselves do not believe in the other gods. So they would shoot themselves in the knees, if they would try to prove to an atheist, that Thor/Zeus/Xenu/Allah exists.
What about Europe? Christianity is declining and it’s becoming scarce, but yet, the atheists from Europe still build and create websites that slander, bash, insult and ridicule the Christian God. So, atheists, now what’s your excuse for always denying the Christian God? Didn’t Allah just order 19 of his believers to hijack four airplanes to cause fire and chaos upon the world? Gee, Why don’t atheists create websites that slander such a vicious and evil god?
I live in europe and it is true, that christianity is declining, but that does not mean, that it is near death as you would like to portray it to strengthen your argument. Churches still have alot of influence and the amount of christian nutjobs and fundamentalists is increasing not decreasing.
But even with christianity on an all time low, we would be foolish to just stop speaking up against it. Just because there are less theists around does not mean the religion itself and the ideas, that come with it, are less ridiculous/dangerous.
If you would open your eyes, you would see, that there are lots of people giving proof, that allah does not exist. But the predominant religion in the west is
christianity. If we say "Allah does not exist." the overwhelming majority will say "Yeah, that´s right. Stupid muslims, beliving in something that does not exist." and after that they go to church and pray to biblegod. So the best chance for atheists in the western world to stop that madness, is to get rid of biblegod first.
And if you ask, why you don´t see as much atheists in muslim countries as you see in christian countries, there´s a very simple answer to that: If you know, that you´ll lose your own head and your family might be killed aswell if you say, you don´t believe in allah, than the majority will keep silent about their disbelief. Just like in the past in the western worl, when stating your disbelief in god would lead to your death or imprisonment or to social distance. Your life was just over.
I can define atheism from a neurological point of view.
Rebellion; Anger; Extreme hatred
I would attribute the same feeling to a lot of "good" christians aswell. You can see those attributes in some members of every group of people, who share an idea. But you generalize and say that every atheist is like that, when in reality it´s just a tiny minority. What you mistake for "Rebellion; Anger; Extreme hatred" is when atheists "dare" to speak up, when theists try to push them around.
How can atheists dare to insist on having the same rights as theists! Preposterous!
I’m sure atheists look real smart by placing their fingers in both ears while they shut their eyes screaming, “la la la, I’m not listening to you.. I don’t believe you, amputated limbs do not regrow, therefore God doesn't exist, la la la!!” Do you know how unstable and childish that argument becomes?
"I’m sure theists look real smart by placing their fingers in both ears while they shut their eyes screaming, “la la la, I’m not listening to you.. I don’t believe you, science is wrong, there are no errors in the bible, you will all burn in hell...god loves you la la la!!” Do you know how unstable and childish that argument becomes?"
But back to the main subject. An amputated limb is certainly not the worst thing that can happen to man. God considers life more precious than a severed body limb. I would amputate both legs before I would walk away from God.
God's omniscient mind knew mankind would be asking this question even before he created us. Gaining trust and faith in God is going to take more than a silly question. We are nothing but a tiny speck of dust compared to God. Do you know how silly atheists look by asking such a miniscule question to a supreme being?
I wont even touch the "omniscient"-dilemma because that would just derail the thread. Apart from that, if we really are "a tiny speck of dust compared to god", I don´t see where the problem is. If it´s a "miniscule question to a supreme being" we should see god healing people everywhere. I am not even talking about atheists. The number of non-ambiguous healings of believers should be uncountable by now. If asking for restoration of a severed limb is a "miniscule question", I can´t even imagine what questions like "God, help me find a parking slot" or "God, please help me find my car keys." are. So if god fullfils those request (since lots of christians claim he does) then regrowing a little bit of flesh and bones shouldn´t be a problem, right? We should see atleast it a few times per week, right? If
it really is a miniscule thing for the "supreme being"...
I have scoured the internet on "Why won't God heal amputees." And it's funny because this question is only asked by atheists and skeptics. This is in comparison to a group of Hindus asking, "Why won't Allah cure cancer?" The Hindus do not believe in Allah, so why would they ask such a nonsensical question to a being they believe is non-existent? The Hindus are not going to ask this question to challenge the Islamic god. And same with the Christians.. We are not going to ask, "Why won't Thor heal amputees?" BECAUSE WE DON'T BELIEVE THOR EXISTS!! So.. how can any sensible brain ask a question to a non-existent being?
You are right, we (christian and atheists alike) don´t believe in Thor and I guess you also don´t believe in Vishnu, Zeus, Allah, Xenu, Ra, the rainbow serpent and lots of other gods. But you do believe in biblegod. The question "Why won´t Thor heal amputees?" does not come up, because you see Thor is a fiction, a myth made by primitive men. But you violently deny to be asked the same question about your own "god". You would have no problem to go to a believer of Zeus and ask him the question, "Why won´t Zeus heal amputees?", yet you cling to the bible and throw paragraph after paragraph of scripture to show why your own "god" should not be held to the same standards as other "gods", if someone asks you "Why won´t biblegod heal amputees?".
Fun fact: Christian missionaries often destroyed "heathen" sanctuaries to show that those gods are non-existant. The question "Why won´t XXX heal amputees?" does just the same but without destroying buildings, sanctuaries or books.
I'm still searching online for website from atheists, "Why won't Allah heal amputees?" or "Why won't Thor heal amputees?" Hell, I'll even accept "Why won't Zeus heal amputees?" But no such results exist on the information super highway. Can someone give me the link? Or do you guys think only Yahweh is capable of healing amputees? Because when atheists ask "Why won't God heal amputees?" You are giving us the idea that he can, but he won't.
AFAIK there is no such site, but there are lots of sites out there, that deal with islam and other gods in general. To ask "Why won't God heal amputees?" is just one of many ways, to dismantle the "sanctuary" inside your head, that binds you.
Conclusion; I don't think very much intelligence went into this question before this website was designed.
Sorry, but your attempt to argue against the question was rather poor performance.