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This is primarily for believers in the Abrahamic God: Jews, Christians, Muslims and Baha’is, but anyone else can jump in if they want to.
What’s up with God? Is He really after us, sending us tests and difficulties (as Baha’is refer to them) in order to teach us lessons and help us grow stronger? If that is true, how am I supposed to love a God who causes me suffering constantly? I would not love a husband who beat me constantly. I would leave him. The problem is I cannot escape God....
Some children die of cancer because God doesn't exist holds the same logic as saying God does exists because some children are healed from cancer.
It's assuming god somehow has a play in someone's health afairs whether he decides not to do anything to help children or he does.
1. How did you both draw either conclusion on whether god exist or not based on the child's health (dying or healing) alone?
2. When both statements follow the same logic and same god with the same...
Is there any proof the answer to that question is a resounding YES?
Please, watch the following.
Inside Iraq's crippling crystal meth crisis - CNN Video
As you would have heard, if you watched the video, people who lose hope, often find it hard to cope, and easily turn to drugs - ruining their lives.
Losing hope, or hopelessness is demonstrably a bad thing, while the opposite - being hopeful - is a good thing. One is negative. The other is positive.
The Bible Gives Hope
To give an example...
Why Would God forsake the politicians and party that represented his word and will and who strived to make our country's laws align with god's law? And how do almost half of the once greatest nation flip-flop something as black and white as good and evil? How did a country that was under god so easily fall from within?
This may be the ultimate challenge for some. I'd like you to....
Say something nice about another religion. If you're atheist, say something nice about any religion.
Try to do so without 'buts' or snide jokes added in after. Just be genuinely nice if you can.
Anything will do. Appreciation of a religious structure, music, teaching or tradition... all of it(or anything) works.
What have you got for me?
Pastor who stood up to police in viral video speaks out
This pastor made a few good points IMO. I had the same thoughts in the past year. This pastor grew up in Poland, with Russian police controlling them, which was no fun, and he felt again something similar, but now in the West. He thinks something is happening against Christianity. I won't be surprised if there is. And not only Christianity, Islam too. It goes slow, but steady, in my observation. I don't like seeing this kind of power...
Then God said, Let Us make mankind in Our image.
Remember also your Creators in the days of your youth.
For your husbands are your Makers, Whose name is Yahweh of armies.
In most Bible translations the singular form is used, but this is not correct, the words "creators, husbands, makers" in the respective verses are plural in Hebrew.
Now some would say that it is "pluralis excellentiae" or "Royal we", but if that were really the case, why don't...
Just released -- "Modern brains are younger than originally thought, possibly developing as recently as 1.5 million years ago, according to a study published Thursday -- after the earliest humans had already begun walking on two feet and had even started fanning out from Africa."
Like I say, what's a few million years change in evolution? After all, them's the facts (according to the many). Give or take a few million -- (who cares?)
Mind blown: Modern brains evolved much more recently than...
Are you a person who accusing God for being bad or evil because you your self is suffering in this life?
How about when things really go well in life for you? Do you praise God/Allah for being good toward you?
(Remember this debate is about how you do it, Not about how the OP starter do or think about the question)
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