Yahweh is the father who gets jealous when people aren't giving him his proper due. Did you miss my analogy to the human father? Or for a different example, a man who gets jealous when he finds out his wife cheated on him because they are supposed to belong to each other. A man who gets jealous simply because a girl he liked (but wasn't his girlfriend) had sex with another man is the bad kind of jealousy because you don't belong to each other.
No, not at all, but I saw it as the psychopathic human father who kills his wife and children and never questions his own motives. These people are either taken off to Squirrel Farms or locked up for life.
But you seem to think this is praiseworthy?
We all belong to Yahweh as his children and owe Him his proper respect and dues.
No. No we do not. Yahweh is your invisible friend. You think he is real. I don't and even if I did I would not worship some Middle Eastern god of war.
What do you mean "as an excuse"?! God tells them to do it. Do you want a few genocidal quotes from the OT or a list of things that will happen to unbelievers come Armageddon?
Yes, but the unbelievers have the choice of accepting Jesus during the tribulation or rejecting him. Rejection of Jesus has severe consequences, just like rejection of a law has severe consequences (jail).[/quote]
I hope you see the difference between jail and death followed by eternal, inhumane torture.
Why is it such a big deal to worship any god? Why does it matter? (And don't give me any crap about an after-life. I have spoken to dead bodies and they have never said a word,)
This very similar to a lie. There was no real science back in the day. You either proved God was right, or you were burned at a stake by loving Christians. In non-Christian lands, maths and science flourished - Arabia and China.
But it wasn't until Christians came along to really study it that it began flourishing.[/quote]
Are you homeschooled?
Hospitals were primitive in Christian times as the Church forbade dissection of the dead. It was not until the Enlightenment (i.e. the time when the Churchs' posers diminished, that real science could start. Even into the late 18th century, hospitals were basically places of death with quack medicine and brutal surgery.
The advances were made in anaesthetics and hygiene following the discoveries of Priestly (Nitrous Oxide), germ theory (Pasteur) and Carbolic Acid (Lister). Pasteur's work was rubbished by ignorant Christians.
Please do not post on this board things that are untrue and deeply ignorant. We do not want your ignorance and superstition.
And Yahweh has taking snakes and donkeys. He has magical horses and weird creatures in Revelations. What is your point?
That is different from donkeys being gods themselves.
What is the matter with you? Why cannot you see the obvious? Why do you post the first excuse that enters your mind? What is the difference between a cat that is a god and an invisible being that is a god?
No, an orderly universe PROVES God. No physicist has an explanation for how the laws of physics came into being.
Yes they can but first there was matter and then there were laws. Laws do not exist on their own. Laws apply to things.
The best they can say is, "That's just the way it is,"
You simply are too uneducated to understand, aren't you. They do not say this. Their answer is perfect. It is explained by internal forces within an atom.
which is coincidentally, the same reason we theists use for how God got there.
No. "You theists" say, "An invisible something magicked us into existence."
How silly is that?
It appears we are not so different after all
Either you have understood nothing or are insulting me. I am nothing like you at all and, you are nothing like anyone I know.
The only difference between us is the rejection and acceptance of Jesus. Everything else is pretty much the same reasoning.
No. You do not reason. You state lies and ignorance as if they were the truth. You know nothing about how anything works and explain it all by saying "God did it." You know nothing of history and invent it by making it up similar to what Iron Age peasants thought was an explanation.A Christian Lesson for skeptic
Let me give you a lesson given first by Saint Augustine (A.D. 354-430) in his work The Literal Meaning of Genesis (De Genesi ad litteram libri duodecim) this provides excellent advice for all Christians who are faced with the task of interpreting Scripture in the light of scientific knowledge. This translation is by J. H. Taylor in Ancient Christian Writers, Newman Press, 1982, volume 41.
Usually, even a non-Christian knows something about the earth, the heavens, and the other elements of this world, about the motion and orbit of the stars and even their size and relative positions, about the predictable eclipses of the sun and moon, the cycles of the years and the seasons, about the kinds of animals, shrubs, stones, and so forth, and this knowledge he hold to as being certain from reason and experience. Now, it is a disgraceful and dangerous thing for an infidel to hear a Christian, presumably giving the meaning of Holy Scripture, talking nonsense on these topics; and we should take all means to prevent such an embarrassing situation, in which people show up vast ignorance in a Christian and laugh it to scorn.
The shame is not so much that an ignorant individual is derided, but that people outside the household of faith think our sacred writers held such opinions, and, to the great loss of those for whose salvation we toil, the writers of our Scripture are criticized and rejected as unlearned men. If they find a Christian mistaken in a field which they themselves know well and hear him maintaining his foolish opinions about our books, how are they going to believe those books in matters concerning the resurrection of the dead, the hope of eternal life, and the kingdom of heaven, when they think their pages are full of falsehoods and on facts which they themselves have learnt from experience and the light of reason?
Reckless and incompetent expounders of Holy Scripture bring untold trouble and sorrow on their wiser brethren when they are caught in one of their mischievous false opinions and are taken to task by those who are not bound by the authority of our sacred books. For then, to defend their utterly foolish and obviously untrue statements, they will try to call upon Holy Scripture for proof and even recite from memory many passages which they think support their position, although they understand neither what they say nor the things about which they make assertion. [1 Timothy 1.7]