Ten Awkward Questions For Creationists
- You tell me the bible is inerrant, 100% true, and trumps all other sources of knowledge including science, my own eyes, and logic. In Leviticus 14:1-8 it says, the way to cure leprosy is with animal sacrifice and dove blood. Do you concur? If you were traveling in Africa and your son contracted leprosy, is this seriously the treatment you would insist on?
- You tell me you postulate the bible is inerrant, 100% true, and trumps all other sources of knowledge including science, my own eyes, and logic. A postulate is something self evident, something about which there is no controversy. Are you claiming this inerrancy is self evident to all Christians, atheists, Buddhists, Muslims etc. or just to yourself?
- You tell me the bible is your sole source of morality and you take it 100% literally. Nearly everyone has met a woman who was raped. Presumably you have too. What did you do? Unless you stoned her to death, you spat in the face of god Deuteronomy 22:23-26 . You are not a Christian. You not only sinned, you rejected the holy word of god putting your own morality above Jehovah’s.
- Your daughter comes home with an orange swimsuit made of nylon and lycra. What do you? Make her remove it? If you don’t beat her to death, you have given the finger to god. What is the matter with you that you spit in the face of god’s morality? Deuteronomy 22:11
- You tell me the bible is your sole source of morality and you take it 100% literally. I presume you have or did have kids. What did you do when they talked back to you? If you failed to kill them, you spat in the face of god. You are not a Christian. You not only sinned, you rejected the holy word of god putting your own morality above Jehovah’s. Deuteronomy 21:17
- The bible says mental illness is caused by demons. Yet you are willing to take pharmaceuticals to treat mental problems such as depression or nervousness. On what Authority do you rejecting the teaching of the bible?
- The bible says that illness is caused by displeasing god or by demons. Why then are you willing to submit to surgery, modern pharmaceuticals, radiation treatments all of which directly contradict the bible?
- Your home is probably heated with fossil fuels and your car runs on fossil fuels. Geologists found and extracted these using science in direct contradiction to creationism. Why do you insult god by using them?
- The pharmaceuticals that keep me alive were developed using the theory of evolution. If I were a Christian, would it be best to stop taking them and die?
- You accidentally eat a shrimp at a cocktail party, not having seen one before. What should you do now to atone? Suicide? Leviticus 11:9-31
At the very least, creationists are hypocrites, using one morality for themselves and fobbing off another that they personally reject, on others. Even creationists recognise a much superior morality to the one in the bible.~ Roedy (born: 1948-02-04 age: 66)
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|Why I Am Not A Christian||Bertrand Russell’s classic 1927 essay on why he is not a Christian. 2014-09-30|
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|Intelligent Design||Evolutionary theory does include Intelligent Design, just not the way Creationists imagine. 2014-09-29|
|Did a God Write the Bible?||Why it is highly unlikely a god wrote the bible. 2014-09-29|
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|Are We Alone?||Are we alone in the universe? Is there life in other parts of the universe? 2014-09-29|
|Christian Apology||The apology I would like to hear the pope to read on behalf of all Christians for the harm they have done to our planet with their nutty beliefs. 2014-09-29|
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I think it should be illegal to destroy an organ that could be used to save a life. It is a type of indirect murder. Yet we permit Christians to bury and cremate such organs every day for purely superstitious reasons. Superstition should be no excuse for murder. Failing that, we should recycle organs unless the donor explicitly applied for a religious exemption.~ Roedy (born: 1948-02-04 age: 66)
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