Top Ten Questions Atheists Could Have About Christianity
The Top Ten
Because in early church of ancient times, they didn't like gay people and made it illegal.
It was illegal till the 1960s how pathetic. It still is in some countries.
Obviously Cave men didn't care if they kissed someone the same as them.
Everyone knew that love is love till the church came.
Now people must get with the times, and if you don't like someone dating the same as them, then you should just wave goodbye earth, find if you're in the book of life to enter the golden gates. After all it's supposed to be greater than earth. Oh wait its also a sin, sorry so you can stay on earth till it's time to go but keep your mouth shut if you don't like people liking the same as them.
--I didn't use gender being uh I dunno how many are there.
Because, God created man and woman. He didn't create gays and lesbians. Being gay and lesbians are contradictory to what God has made for us. He chooses us to be man and woman based on our gender and we should respect it because, he is God that gives us this body. We should show our gratitude to God by respecting His decisions. God's decision is absolute. There's no "buts".
Or, we don't believe in things that don't exist and respect each other's sexuality.
I'm a Hindu and I have this question too, because in my religion it is okay to be homosexual. I am. I just don't understand some things about why being gay is so bad. I'm not some crazy liberal either, so don't use that excuse. I'm republican. Let me ask you homophobes out there something...
What does being gay have to do with AIDS?!?! You guys are so ignorant! Anyone can get HIV, it doesn't matter if you had homosexual sex or heterosexual sex! It is a virus, it will hurt anyone, and it doesn't make exceptions for certain people just because they are straight! Please... just stop. I've had enough cringe for today.
I'm an atheist and the concept of sin is not in my beliefs. I would never ask why being gay is a sin. I would rather ask why gays are not accepted. I'm not gay but I can't understand why gay people are not accepted as anybody else. Especially when they rather use the word sin than acceptance to cover up their dislike. I think in a way that this is very hypocritical.
True atheists doesn't say or ask questions like that! They don't believe in god, heaven or hell. And if There is a hell I say : I rather rule in hell than to serve in heaven!
Say this person is nice, smart, kind, and has not done anything against the Ten Commandments but doesn't believe in Christianity. Would his person still go to hell?
Most Christians would say no, but that means their denning the bible.
I don't think so. It isn't the religion that can save.
Atheist don't believe in hell
Yes. You can choose to believe in whatever you want. So if you turn Christian you just changed your belief. That is fine and we welcome you to join.
Yes anybody can change beliefs at anytime but they have to honestly believe in it
I did this a few years ago. Its weird to think I didn't even know who Jesus was a mere three or four years ago.
Stupid question? Yes
So, you are saying that because they didn't mean it in real life ( because they're acting ) it isn't a sin. But what about the people who wrote the script ( they were thinking it )? Even if their supposed thoughts aren't true, it means they are lying. The opposite of telling something or thinking something true is telling or thinking a lie. And is lying not also a sin? This actually proves that the concept of sin is crap and that it has no value.
Yes, because it is only acting.
They didn't mean it in real life, so it isn't a sin.
No, because you just changed your belief whick really shouldn't matter. I think everyone goes to heaven.
So what you are saying is that for instance a Christian who decides to not believe anymore and switch to buddhism he will go to hell. His new religion will teach him that he can reach nirvana but that doesn't matter because it's for sure that he or she will go to hell. It seems here that fiction is a strange thing.
That is a good question... As far as I know about the religion, they probably will.
God loves all.Also atheist would not ask this they do not believe in good or he'll
We only know when we pass away. The only evidence of heaven and hell comes from people that had near death experiences that reported seeing heaven, dead friends and relatives up there.
If you don't know why believe in them? Like Socrates used to say : " What you don't know will not harm you " meaning, why bother?
Further away from earth obviously.
We don't it's a leap of faith.
Nobody is perfect and God has empathy. (the rainbow after the great flood is an example)
No, Jesus died for the forgiveness of our sins. If you believe in Him, and you're doing the best you can, than you're good.
If that's true, I hope so! It will be some kind of eternal party.
No, because if you repent you go to heaven.
We don' t know everything about heaven. You could possibly make friends with dead peopleor be able to create things for your enjoyment.
If Heaven exists, we don't even know where Heaven is, same for Hell. How BIG are these planets? How does God watch people from planet and earth. He must have over a billion books of lives, that the Angel Michael must get frustrated searching through 24/7. Anyway we don't know what Heaven is if it exists, the only after life that has a description is Hell, burning lake of fire, perish, torture with the devil and other demons.
Sure it will. Can you imagine an eternal ( never ending ) life where everything is perfect, no challenges to make your " afterlife " interesting ( no love rejecting. you see someone and you know that you will get her / him even if someone else is interested in the same person [? ], no work, no money because you will be able to get everything you want, no T.V., no social media, no music of your favorite bands... etc... People who believe in this life for an afterlife are really not aware that the life they are living now here on earth is the best one. Also, what about those people you didn't like here on earth? You can not love everybody because this would be not sane. Will you be forced to love them suddenly? Hoping for a boring life? Really, who wants that?
It is an eternal party where you have everything you ever wanted and you are reunited with your family. so, no.
How is the Earth at the right spot? Why do many creatures have to have sex and stuff to make more of their own kind? Why do creatures and features of nature have their own shapes and designs? Like the other person said, science can explain how, but it will never be able to answer where it came from. It is very unlikely that Earth being at the right spot is just a coincidence. And I agree with what the other person said. You don't have to believe that.
Just watch your surroundings. Can't you see that everything has a beginning? The question there is: who made who?. If everything in this world has a beginning, then, who made all of this that doesn't have a beginning? God is the answer. You've been searching for an answer that is already on your face. Just like your self. Who gave you the limbs that you have? Parents? Is your parents have 4 arms and 4 legs to give you the 2 arms and 2 legs, and the remaining to 2 arms and 2 legs is for them only? I don't think so. They don'y have extra limbs to give you those limbs. Science can explain how it grow but, they will never know where it came from. It just evolves. Just like the seed grows into a tree. Where the leaves, branches, and fruits came from? The seeds doesn't have that inside.
Thinking... still thinking... no answer. Oh, wait! Someone said " Read the bible and you will have proof ". No, I'm still not convinced...
Jesus is considered the only son of God because he never sinned which makes him the closest to God. We all children of god but stray further from him when we sin.
Because, Jesus was born on heaven before He was born to earth. And he is the son of God, biologically. While, we are the descendants of Adam and Eve.
We are technically his children
I think if you don't believe in god it is not possible to suddenly in your last minutes of your life accept that he exist. If you do believe it's because you have fear of death and that's not believing in his existence. It's just an irrational thought that cross your mind because fear is playing tricks with your mind. Meaning that you mind gives you doubts. And doubt if he exist or not is not truly believing.
That would mean that you " think " that you're an atheist but in reality you have doubts. Why should a true atheist suddenly at his last minutes of his life have doubts and fear something that he don't believe and know that it doesn't exist?
You can. But only if you truly believe it. God doesn't accept people who say that they follow him, but they don't act like it.
Isaac represented JESUS CHRIST. ALthough Abraham didn't, it shows that God WILL sacrifice Jesus, and he did on the cross. The ram, by the way, also represents Jesus.
Maybe originally as a punishment and it just got out of control.
It could be to test our resilience and faith.
It is very important for Christianity because if Jesus didn't die on the cross we would all have to pay a greater debt then our lives for our sin. It may be horrific in story but it is very important.
Also an Ancient Egyptian God had a similar cross.
This should be number one, because it's what we all want to know the most about God as Atheists.
How about also why didn't someone put paintings into the Bible. If the Bible is the true book then why didn't anyone put paintings into them. Only famous artists in history did paintings of things in the Bible.
How would you react if God just dropped out of the sky?
The woman is in control of her body, its her body.
Because, God gave us this life. He has the rights to decide whether it is your time to die or not. But, we have also freedom to protect ourselves by using our own minds to think on how we should survive in this world. Our life is only borrowed from God. So, if He decide to take it back, there is nothing you can do. But in this world, whether we like it or not, we all die - just defer in a matter of time. No matter what you do, death is inevitable.
Because abortion did not exist yet so nobody could say it was wrong
He doesn't really punish the evil, he enslaves them. He wants them to do evil so he can enslave them, because he is evil and wants to cause harm to others.
You need no time to always exist but since time does exist somewhat that means God had to be created by something else.
He was always there. it is one of the things that our brains can't understand
He gave you the ability to make decisions.
He didn't. You chose to be an atheist.
What. The. Frick. Horus is very different from Jesus. It would most likely be the people who only know Horus is the God of Sky in mythology who would ask this.
If god is omniscient it means he knows the future and that means that the future will develop the way he knew. If the future shouldn't develop that way it means he didn't knew the future. If everything develops because he is omniscient it also means that everything happens necessary and if everything happens necessary it means that there is no free will. You can't change something that will happen necessary. And if there's no free will it means that people aren't responsable for their acts or sins. If god punish people because of their sins from which they are not responsable it would mean that god is immoral. The conclusion is : Or god is omniscient and also immoral and not good or he is not immoral but in that case he isn't omniscient. Logic says that god can't be omniscient and good if he gave free will to men. In more logical terms it means that there is no god and for that matter a god-given free will. That's why bad and immoral things are happening in this world. It's part of a ...more
You say that evil comes from humans ( I agree on that ) but when you say that it's because god's given free will that humans use the wrong way, you're saying as a matter of fact that god is evil. He created humans at his image ( meaning good ) and he gave men free will ( for what purpose if he knew that it could be used wrongly? ). It's like saying that he created humans that are capable of evil because he created them with free will. Where's the good in that? There's no logic in all that and that's why I'm an atheist.
God gives humans free will. Some people use that for good, to serve Him, while others use it for evil. Sometimes things take time to heal;it's all in God's timing.
Satan is the one who brought evil to the world
Then it's not their fault. I actually believe that every religion worships the same God in different forms and names
They believe in a eternal heaven but what about all the people who lived in times before Christianity?
One of the many questions I had in mind before leaving Christianity.
God didn't want it to sink
and as for the second part. it was a big arc.
and the animals may have evolved after the flood so there were less during the flood
or God made more animals when he gave the world a fresh start