• How can a person who BELIEVES in an ALL-Wise, ALL-Powerful Creator also BLASPHEMOUSLY claim that people have "No Chance Without Jesus"?

    A Creator which can Intelligently Design over TEN THOUSAND species of equally valid BIRDS should be SMART enough to Intelligently Design several equally valid Belief Systems, some with MANY Gods & Goddesses, some with VERY FEW Gods & Goddesses, and some with NO Gods or Goddesses.
    A Creator which can Intelligently Design over TEN THOUSAND species of equally valid BIRDS should be SMART enough to Intelligently Design several equally valid Belief Systems, some with MANY Gods & Goddesses, some with VERY FEW Gods & Goddesses, and some with NO Gods or Goddesses.
    Religion & Spirituality · 2 weeks ago
  • Has anyone's opinion about Gods and/or Goddesses been CHANGED by visiting the Religion & Spirituality forum?

    If someone posted, ON the Religion forum, that their opinion about the existence of some God or Goddess had been CHANGED by something posted on R&S, would you believe them? Why or why not?
    If someone posted, ON the Religion forum, that their opinion about the existence of some God or Goddess had been CHANGED by something posted on R&S, would you believe them? Why or why not?
    10 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 4 weeks ago
  • Which Gods or Goddesses should get credit for the Thai kids getting out of the cave alive?

    People all over the world were praying to their Gods and/or Goddesses, for the safety of those children. Which ones should get the thanks? And what is your reason for thanking the ones you DO thank, and ignoring the efforts of all the others?
    People all over the world were praying to their Gods and/or Goddesses, for the safety of those children. Which ones should get the thanks? And what is your reason for thanking the ones you DO thank, and ignoring the efforts of all the others?
    3 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 1 month ago
  • If I'm a preacher for a religion you don't believe in, and get killed for what I say, do you owe me any gratitude?

    I did not ASK Jesus to die for my sins, and yet, people tell me I owe Him thanks and praise because He DID get killed for what He said. People ALSO tell me that it is blasphemously RUDE to ask for testable evidence that Risen Jesus exists, and that Risen Jesus CARES whether or not I become a Believer. So, BONUS Question: WHY is it rude to ask for... show more
    I did not ASK Jesus to die for my sins, and yet, people tell me I owe Him thanks and praise because He DID get killed for what He said. People ALSO tell me that it is blasphemously RUDE to ask for testable evidence that Risen Jesus exists, and that Risen Jesus CARES whether or not I become a Believer. So, BONUS Question: WHY is it rude to ask for evidence, before pledging my loyalty, affection, enthusiasm, and MONEY to some religion or other?
    4 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 1 month ago
  • In what way is Sarah Huckster Sanders DIFFERENT from a person ordering cake decorations?

    It BOTHERS me that the Liberals in the U.S.A ( at least the ones not stupid enough to vote for Trump) are not marching in protest that the restaurant REFUSED SERVICE, based on how they felt about her behavior. When a baker did that to a gay couple, wow!!
    It BOTHERS me that the Liberals in the U.S.A ( at least the ones not stupid enough to vote for Trump) are not marching in protest that the restaurant REFUSED SERVICE, based on how they felt about her behavior. When a baker did that to a gay couple, wow!!
    14 answers · Politics · 2 months ago
  • May TIDAL MOVEMENT be considered "evidence" of the existence of the God known as NEPTUNE?

    Many people claim that they have PERSONAL evidence that the Gods or Goddesses which THEY believe in. But nobody seems to have any TESTABLE evidence for us non-believers to examine. However, tides can be measured, and happen with somewhat predictable regularity. Does this not put Neptune a step or two above all the other Gods and Goddesses?
    Many people claim that they have PERSONAL evidence that the Gods or Goddesses which THEY believe in. But nobody seems to have any TESTABLE evidence for us non-believers to examine. However, tides can be measured, and happen with somewhat predictable regularity. Does this not put Neptune a step or two above all the other Gods and Goddesses?
    Religion & Spirituality · 2 months ago
  • Why would U.S. politician Jeff Sessions quote St. Paul to justify separating children from parents?

    Doesn't your U.S. Constitution prohibit favoring one religious opinion over any others? And if the law was ALWAYS in place, why was it not enforced until NOW??? Sure looks like your Dear Leader is just enjoying being mean.
    Doesn't your U.S. Constitution prohibit favoring one religious opinion over any others? And if the law was ALWAYS in place, why was it not enforced until NOW??? Sure looks like your Dear Leader is just enjoying being mean.
    Politics · 2 months ago
  • Since the God which allegedly DESIGNED the human body should have KNOWN that the BRAIN is the organ which makes decisions,.....?

    .. why did He inspire the writers of the Bible accounts to claim that the Pharaoh's HEART was hardened, and not that his MIND was led t hold firm to his decision? After all, this God allegedly has always KNOWN that people will be looking for errors in the bible.
    .. why did He inspire the writers of the Bible accounts to claim that the Pharaoh's HEART was hardened, and not that his MIND was led t hold firm to his decision? After all, this God allegedly has always KNOWN that people will be looking for errors in the bible.
    Religion & Spirituality · 2 months ago
  • Will a risen body have all the parts, including those absent at birth OR removed by accident, disease, or surgery?

    IF you don't believe in the resurrection, save your keystrokes. I don't believe in it, but I am interested in what OTHERS believe, and why they believe. I have been told that wounded soldiers will get there arm or leg or whatever restored.
    IF you don't believe in the resurrection, save your keystrokes. I don't believe in it, but I am interested in what OTHERS believe, and why they believe. I have been told that wounded soldiers will get there arm or leg or whatever restored.
    13 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 2 months ago
  • Why would any GOD inspire Paul to write Thessalonians 5:21?

    "Test all things. Hold to that which is good". But, I am scolded, I am condemned, I am Thumbed DOWN for trying to test as to whether there really IS ANY God or Goddess who really CARES what I believe, really KNOWS all things, and really ANSWERS unselfish prayers from Believers.
    "Test all things. Hold to that which is good". But, I am scolded, I am condemned, I am Thumbed DOWN for trying to test as to whether there really IS ANY God or Goddess who really CARES what I believe, really KNOWS all things, and really ANSWERS unselfish prayers from Believers.
    14 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 3 months ago
  • Why would the God of Israel reveal most of the Ten Commandments to a PAGAN like Hammurabi, centuries before He told Moses?

    Hammurabi seems to have existed around 1810-1750 BC ( or BCE, if you MUST). And the Bible scholars ( at least the ones which claim the Exodus happened) seem to agree that Moses was given the Commandments some time around 1450 to 1410. ( During the 40 years wandering the desert.) Sure SEEMS like Moses just copied most of an existing social contract.
    Hammurabi seems to have existed around 1810-1750 BC ( or BCE, if you MUST). And the Bible scholars ( at least the ones which claim the Exodus happened) seem to agree that Moses was given the Commandments some time around 1450 to 1410. ( During the 40 years wandering the desert.) Sure SEEMS like Moses just copied most of an existing social contract.
    14 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 4 months ago
  • Why do preachers who CLAIM that Jesus has the POWER to turn water into wine, ask for MONEY?

    Why don't they ask for puppy poopie, and trust JESUS to turn it into lumps of gold? The sidewalks would be cleaner, and the Power of Jesus would be manifested unto the non-believers.
    Why don't they ask for puppy poopie, and trust JESUS to turn it into lumps of gold? The sidewalks would be cleaner, and the Power of Jesus would be manifested unto the non-believers.
    11 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 5 months ago
  • Spiritually, why make trouble for a baker?

    So you're ordering a cake for a same-sex marriage. So what? Order the cake without any little couple atop it, no names. Then go to a place which sells little plastic brides and grooms, buy two of whichever gender you want, and at the party, stick 'em on there. (It would be FUN to discover whether or not the goofy folks at Hobby Lobby have... show more
    So you're ordering a cake for a same-sex marriage. So what? Order the cake without any little couple atop it, no names. Then go to a place which sells little plastic brides and grooms, buy two of whichever gender you want, and at the party, stick 'em on there. (It would be FUN to discover whether or not the goofy folks at Hobby Lobby have a RULE that nobody can buy two cake toppers of the same gender! They're some sort of Fundies, or so the rumours go).
    6 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 6 months ago
  • Are we allowed to ask for evidence of the existence of any Gods OTHER THAN the "God of Abraham"?

    Believers in THAT one ( Jews, Christians, Muslims) scold me for asking. Say it's rude, or blasphemous, or somehow against some RULE that the God HIMSELF made up.
    Believers in THAT one ( Jews, Christians, Muslims) scold me for asking. Say it's rude, or blasphemous, or somehow against some RULE that the God HIMSELF made up.
    1 answer · Religion & Spirituality · 6 months ago
  • How might a NON-Believer acquire FAITH in the four most powerful Supernatural Beings?

    Imagine there are six Beings who have been worshiped, but for Whom there is no testable evidence. We are supposed to have FAITH in them, but, how to GET it, without testable evidence? How would a person acquire faith in the FOUR most powerful? I figure the four most powerful can protect me from all the others. Allah, Athena, Jehovah, Phuquioras,... show more
    Imagine there are six Beings who have been worshiped, but for Whom there is no testable evidence. We are supposed to have FAITH in them, but, how to GET it, without testable evidence? How would a person acquire faith in the FOUR most powerful? I figure the four most powerful can protect me from all the others. Allah, Athena, Jehovah, Phuquioras, Quetzlcoatl, Zeus. There should be a technique which will work for any number, since there have been Faithful Believers in various different Gods, over the centuries. Remember, I'm asking for FOUR. Any technique for developing faith in FEWER than four, gets Thumbs DOWN for avoiding the question.
    12 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 7 months ago
  • How did Peter and James KNOW they were seeing Moses and Elias?

    Matthew, Mark, and Luke all claim that Peter, James and John saw Moses and Elias talking to Jesus. Did Jews have really accurate paintings of those guys? And the Gospel attributed to John, who the other Gospel peddlers CLAIM was an eyewitness, doesn't mention it even HAPPENING. Hey, it's SUPPOSED to be one of the MAJOR PROOFS that Jesus... show more
    Matthew, Mark, and Luke all claim that Peter, James and John saw Moses and Elias talking to Jesus. Did Jews have really accurate paintings of those guys? And the Gospel attributed to John, who the other Gospel peddlers CLAIM was an eyewitness, doesn't mention it even HAPPENING. Hey, it's SUPPOSED to be one of the MAJOR PROOFS that Jesus was the Son of God, the Messiah. Would that not make it IMPORTANT enough for an "eyewitness" to mention that he was THERE and saw it happen?
    12 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 7 months ago