Christianity

It’s God’s Right!

Remember all those posts about God being a douchebag? I’ve been discussing God with a friend of mine who suggested the following argument (which I will probably muddle, since I’m summarizing from memory). I’d love to hear your responses! So what if God is an asshole? Even if God did Read more…

Christianity

God’s Justice is Anti-American

Christians declare God’s perfect justice (Zephaniah 3:5; Psalm 37:28; 2 Thess 1:6-9). But how does God measure up against the imperfect American justice system? YHWH’s Justice You are guilty until proven innocent. The laws you are supposed to follow were collected over time thousands of years ago in another culture, Read more…

Christianity

When God Says No

[caption id="attachment_150" align="alignright" width="202" caption="from The Onion"]from The Onion[/caption] Christianity commonly teaches that God always answers prayer in one of four ways (here's an example): 1) Yes 2) No 3) Wait 4) A specific answer. ex. "Choose chocolate, not vanilla." Let's examine these answers a bit more, shall we? I hope it's agreed that no one can physically hear God. We just don't have casual back-and-forth chit-chats with the Almighty Whatsit. Prayer, for even the most sensitive and faithful religious individual, is a one-way street. If we could hear God, we wouldn't need to guess what he was saying in response, now would we? (more…)