Wednesday, March 24, 2010

God is a logic exercise

  • Does God exists? If so what does he look like?
  • Did God create the heavens and the earth in six literal days?
  • What did God do before the earth was created?
  • Who created God?
  • If God is omnipotent couldn't he have simply made a perfect (sinless) man and also have given him free will? God can do anything right?
  • If God is omnipotent, could he make a round square?
  • Can God make a stone so heavy He could not pick it up?
  • If God is loving, why does he allow so much suffering and pain?
  • Why will God put bad people in the lake of fire to burn for all eternity?
  • Why did God create Satan?
  • Why do bad things happen to good people?
  • Before the Fall what did Adam and Eve eat? Couldn't they have accidently stepped on an ant?
  • Will my pet go to heaven?
  • Once I am saved am I always saved?
  • Is there one God or are there three (Father, Son and Holy Spirit)?

I have laid out a bunch of questions a newbie Christian might ask and even some old timers. There are countless others. Paul in the his epistles repeatedly throws out all kinds of odd logic questions for him to answer. One is if my bad behavior brings glory to God than how can God punish me? Romans 3. Wonder who was even asking.

In the early Church there arose apologetics. People who would use logical arguments to "prove" the divine. Apologetics is defined as a systematic argumentative discourse in defense of a doctrine.

This all boils down to a simple logic exercise that amuses the brain but really is insignificant. God doesn't live in reality but in the mind. His existence cannot be proven. He lives in an imaginary world. Read C. S. Lewis books and you will get the idea. Being that humans are not entirely rational it is no wonder there are countless concepts of God(s). Therefore none can really be trusted and it is meant simply for entertainment purposes but that part has been forgotten.

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