Thursday, August 9, 2012
Deep Thoughts on a Thursday
The only way your prayers might be answered is if you say them out loud around people who love you, preferably with power & money.
There is no evidence against God. Evidence has always been natural. God is, by definition, supernatural. There has never been supernatural evidence for or against anything. The lack of supernatural evidence, is, in a way, evidence against the supernatural in general and God specifically. It's impossible to prove the existence of a criminal if he never committed a crime.
To take the slippery slope argument one step forward and one step back, we have something like this: If we allow men to marry women, next thing you know we'll have station wagons marrying palm trees.
Jesus's lessons were 90% positive, the other 10%* was his sponsorship of the Hebrew Bible, which has pro-violence rhetoric and out-dated rules. If the guy wanted to make up a new religion from scratch without staying in Jewish continuity, things might be better off today. However, I doubt he could have gained the momentum without claiming to be the Jewish messiah.
If you have faith, then you don't need apologetics. If you are confident of your apologetics, then you don't need faith. I don't understand why or how some people claim both.
I love it when a company labels itself a "faith-based" company. Do they pray for profits? I'm sure they are still a cash-based company. (this was on my mind because a "faith-based" company wanted a logo designed for them recently, I turned them down)
Ever wake up, look in the mirror, and say "I devote an awful lot of time debunking a zombie who is his own father"?
*the percentages of this post are completely subjective and guesstimated.