Exploring Absurdity

absurdity

  • Do you believe in a God that asks you to forgive those who violate you without extracting revenge, yet he himself requires that his son be tortured in order for him to forgive our iniquity? Is not the absurdity rather salient?
  • Do you worship a God that claims you will inevitably sin since your grandpappy Adam ate an apple that a woman said that a snake said was the source of enlightenment, then toss you into an eternal lake of fire for acting according to a nature that you had no say in? Bizarre.
  • Do you respect a God that sends a young impoverished girl of ten in a remote Amazon village untouched by proselytizers to this eternal lake of fire if she does not accept his son as “savior” though she has never heard of this son? Do you long for a God who administers this perverse form of justice?

Is it perhaps time to reassess the logical consistency of your beliefs?

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4 thoughts on “Exploring Absurdity

  1. awfrick says:

    Good critique of Evangelical thought fallacies. Interesting points.

  2. My friend it’s not our place to understand God. He is way above our thoughts.He is GOD he does’nt owe us an appology for anything.Everything that happens on this earth is not from God.Question, if you almost die in an accident whos name will you call? Your mother?Your father?No, you will either say oh GOD! Or you would say oh MY GOD!Notice you would say “My GOD”!If you need to continue this convo feel free to email me at millenniumdisciple@gmail.com

    • It is exactly our place (and responsibility) to question everything pushed under our noses and proclaimed to be truth.
      Have you not dismissed the god(s) of Islam and Hinduism for their absurdities?
      If your father told you that he loved you, yet threaten the lack of reciprocation with eternal hellfire, and then you maintained that he was loving and worshiped him, I’d correctly diagnose you as mentally confused.
      You start with the assumption of god (most commonly defined by whatever religion you were born close to), then state that we cannot question that assumption because the concept of god is beyond us? Bizarre.

      Is it not utterly Christian to make the arrogant claim to know what other people will do or say upon their deaths? This question is rhetorical.

      You may want to read the following to better understand my position.
      https://philstilwell.wordpress.com/2008/12/07/reasons-for-my-deconversion/

  3. awfrick says:

    Marlon,

    For an individual who claims it is not our place to know God, you seem to know quite a bit about him yourself!

    Phil is absolutely right, we have a fully-functioning intellect, and we should always use it to determine the validity of any claim, religious or not.

    You’re welcome to follow whatever belief you choose, but don’t tell any of us that it’s not our ‘place’ to question God; who are you to tell me what I can and cannot question?

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