Fret not; there are rational atheists out there. I will be writing of my experience with one here shortly, Ebonmuse of Daylight Atheism, whose wedding I recently attended. Well…the reception, anyway.
The following drivel should not be attributed to rational atheists, or any of our skeptical friends who drive by the Areopagus from time to time. Y’all know you’re valued, so don’t take this personally. This is genuinely sophomoric thinking on display, which causes me to wonder why it’s trumpeted around the Internet so often. Believe it or not, the video claims 4 million views! I’ll provide some commentary on that as well, in good time. At any rate, here’s the supposed top ten questions that all intelligent Christians should answer. I’ve listed the questions below, along with a brief response for now. I’ll provide a post on each one in detail, though their desert is questionable…
Question #1: Why Won’t God Heal Amputees? (touted as “the most important question we can ask about God”)
Did you want him to contradict his own word? When He doesn’t want to, he doesn’t…and who says he doesn’t?
Question #2: Why are there so many starving children in our world?
Since there’s enough food in the world to feed everyone, perhaps we should locate blame with someone(s) other than God…just perhaps?
Question #3: Why does God demand the death of so many innocent people in the Bible?
There are no innocent people in the Bible. You would think that in any top ten list, all the questions would at least be logically coherent!
Question #4: Why does the Bible contain so much anti-scientific nonsense?
Question #5: Why is God such a huge proponent of slavery in the Bible?
Question #6: Why do bad things happen to good people?
They don’t. (see answer to question 3)
Question #7: Why didn’t any of Jesus’ miracles leave behind any evidence?
Question #8: How do we explain the fact that Jesus has never appeared to you?
Remember, don’t accuse the rational atheist of this stuff
Question #9: Why would Jesus want you to eat his body and drink his blood?
Isn’t the Bible clear about this? Just go read what it says…
Question #10: Why do Christians get divorced at the same rate as non-Christians?
Even one instance of this is troubling (not for the same reasons the question assumes), but does any real Christian have difficulty answering this question?
Yes, I told you they were weak, but they’re worth delving into for ancillary reasons, as I hope will be clear as we do so. See you soon…