Good question, but why would God heal them?
...because he said he would. And we are meant to believe he apparently heals all sorts of internal ambiguous illnesses, so, why not amputees?
I am a military man and have friends who are amputees; and the last person they blame is God.
...didn't you read the site? Who says any amputee blames god? This is a strawman argument.
Further, they don't expect him to heal them either;
Shows quite a lack of faith don't you think?
they do pray though.
So are you claiming that no amputee has ever prayed to god for god's divine intervention and miracle cure?
Their prayer gives them hope and I have seen success from it.
So suddenly the downgrade.
Prayer doesn't get answered with gods miraculous intervention, the best we can actually expect is the feeling of hope it gives us.
Does this mean all the claimed miracles that prayer has supposedly wrung from god in the past are fraudulent?
Call it what you want, but they usually are productive with prayer.
I guess that pretty much means that all the productive amputees that exist elsewhere as non-believers of your particular version of god, are just freaks.
Or does it mean that christians are particularly cursed, weak, made unproductive by their amputeeism? Fortunately their god gives them extra strength to be productive.
You wish to take this away?
Well if every amputee that doesn't believe in christ, (and therefore didn't pray) was seen to be a slumping blanchmange unproductive, then I'd have to answer no.
But as amputees of all faiths as well as amputees of no faith whatsoever, lead productive lives without praying to your god, then I'd have to say the act of prayer seems nothing more than a ritualistic servicing of a shared delusion that psychosomatically makes some feel better.
So what would I be taking away? The crutch of an illusion.
God doesn't make war, we do.
Come on, haven't you read your bible?
Even your own apologists will correct you on that one.
God often ordered the Israelites to go to war with other nations (1 Samuel 15:3; Joshua 4:13). God ordered the death penalty for numerous crimes (Exodus 21:12, 15; 22:19; Leviticus 20:11). So, God is not against killing in all circumstances, but only murder. War is never a good thing, but sometimes it is a necessary thing. In a world filled with sinful people (Romans 3:10-18), war is inevitable. Sometimes the only way to keep sinful people from doing great harm to the innocent is by going to war. In the Old Testament, God ordered the Israelites to “take vengeance on the Midianites for the Israelites” (Numbers 31:2). Deuteronomy 20:16-17 declares, “However, in the cities of the nations the LORD your God is giving you as an inheritance, do not leave alive anything that breathes. Completely destroy them…as the LORD your God has commanded you.” Also, 1 Samuel 15:18 says, “Go and completely destroy those wicked people, the Amalekites; make war on them until you have wiped them out.” Obviously God is not against all war. Jesus is always in perfect agreement with the Father (John 10:30), so we cannot argue that war was only God’s will in the Old Testament. God does not change (Malachi 3:6; James 1:17).
Jesus’ second coming will be exceedingly violent. Revelation 19:11-21 describes the ultimate war with Christ, the conquering commander who judges and makes war “with justice” (v. 11). It’s going to be bloody (v. 13) and gory. The birds will eat the flesh of all those who oppose Him (v. 17-18). He has no compassion upon His enemies, whom He will conquer completely and consign to a “fiery lake of burning sulfur” (v. 20).
It is an error to say that God never supports a war. Jesus is not a pacifist.
But what really interests me is how and why you've completely focussed this on war veteran amputees. Why only them?
Do you just not recognise that amputees are in all walks(sic) of life, and many are born that way, requiring no violence of any sort to have to live life as amputees.
(Well of course if one believes in your god I guess they require the violent mental adjustment of finding a way of accepting it is their god's choice to create them to live life as amputees, and surely he's got a mysterious plan ....right?)
There is good and evil and for any person that has been around and seen the world knows this.
Don't get me started on the hilarious paradox of a perfect, all powerful, all good, and all loving god creating evil.
We are left to our own here on our small planet.
Now you've got it. Only we weren't left here (that implies someone left us) we are just here, alone on our small planet, which goes a long way to explaining why god doesn't heal amputees (as there is no god).
God doesn't interfere with that nor should he.
So you've obviously built this god (your version) however you damn-well felt like, without reading the manufacturers directions.
Doesn't that void your warranty?
God is built into us and you think you take this away like it was a habit of sorts, like smoking.
Does that mean amputees have less god in them? I mean there's obviously less of them for god to be built into.
No wonder their lesser prayers for a healing don't work so well then.
I'm sorry, but a sense of God is in us all, even you.
And everything was sadly quite limited but acceptable up until this.
Oh! the presumption.
Are you dictating the world now?
Are you really arbitrarily claiming that "a sense of God is in all of us. ......even me!"
Well praise the omnibutt lord
Evidence please. That's right you fucking know it all, where is your evidence to prove your self proclaimed omniscience?
You know this, but block it out with what you call rationale.
And now you are a mind reader as well.
You stupid braggart christians betray yourself at every turn.
Claiming telepathy will win you no friends here you idiot.
Where in my statement "I have no belief there is a god" is there room for your self-aggrandising presumptuous and arrogant demand that "I know" there is a fucking god.
What I do know, oh braggart, is that your god is best defined by "absence and ambiguity", and your implied internal knowledge of it (your god) is just your emotional dependence on a feeling to give your life meaning or purpose (your words not mine).
What a shame you are not smart enough, or honest enough, or brave enough to live without this crutch.
I guess god didn't answer your prayers either.
I'm not even sure why I'm writing this because I considered myself a nonbeliever, but your site may have converted be to a believer. Thanks.....
What is it with you fuckwits?
You have no idea how many times christians have come here claiming to be atheists or nonbelievers who've changed their minds.
Is this supposed to be a winning play or something?
Sad really, ......... laughable, but sad.