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Need help for a Sunday School class
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Need help for a Sunday School class
Greetings Everyone. I've come here asking for some assistance if anyone would be interested in participating.

A brief introduction; my real name is Adam Christian. I realize no one on the internet uses their real name, but in my head, I keep seeing this de-motivation poster of the Pope in his glass cage car with the caption "Nothing says absolute faith in God like three inches of bullet proof glass." So I felt compelled to tell you who I really am.

I live in a small town in Missouri and I teach a Sunday School class for young married couples. They are all in their 20's, mostly college educated, and seem to know very little about the substance of their Christianity. They know every word to every worship song from the last ten years, but cannot even begin to form an answer to the question, "How could a loving God command the Israelites to commit genocide?".

I find this to be unacceptable. The Bible commands us to always be ready to give an answer for the things we believe.

So I have come here for help. I'm not here to ask questions and try to challenge your beliefs. I'm here to ask FOR questions to try and challenge our beliefs.

Next week, we are beginning a series of studies on defending our faith. The focus will be on developing reasoned responses to tough questions and challenges. There are tons of books we could use for source material, but I would prefer specific questions from real people.

If anyone would like to participate; what are some questions you feel Christians must answer? Any legitimate, rational challenges are greatly appreciated (i.e. "Why did your God rape a virgin and force his son to commit suicide?" will probably not be considered)

Just to be clear, my intention is to prove you wrong. My personal belief is that the Christian doctrine is suitable to answer any challenge in a reasonable and intelligent way. I need to get these young people thinking about their beliefs in the same manner.

So why would I expect you to help me?
I had two reasons for coming here. Generally, I've found that any time people get together in a discussion forum, whatever the topic, it is because they want to share ideas and have discussions and most people are pretty helpful about it.

2nd, I assume that if you had to meet and have a conversation with a Christian, you would prefer to talk with someone who had a semi-intelligent though process (even if you disagreed with them) than someone who just says, "it's in the Bible and that's good enough for me!".

Thanks for taking the time to read my long first post. I look forward to hearing from you.
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#2
RE: Need help for a Sunday School class
Welcome.
Cunt
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#3
RE: Need help for a Sunday School class
Welcome

[Image: The-Pope-Mobile.jpg]

Thats my favorite poster Big Grin

First I would ask do you have any tangible proof of a god?

Don't say the bible or I will laugh.

My next question is why your god is so desperate for worship? Is being good not enough? or is your god just insecure?

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RE: Need help for a Sunday School class
This moral dilemma is worth considering: http://whywontgodhealamputees.com/god1.htm
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Why does God allow Rick Santorum to live?
Cunt
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Seriously...You are asking a bunch of ATHEISTS to help with your "Sunday School" teachings??

Oh My Ghey God!! That is one for the books.

I would happily tell you to tell these young 20something, educated, married couples that the bible is a lie and that they should go and be happy; work hard at staying together and that life is never what it says in any book. Christian, Muslim and Judaic doctrine is inadequate to answer anything that petains to real life and is just a bunch of stories that are woefully out of date.

You are also admitting that Christians are not-cognitive...


ROFLOL If this isn't an April Fools joke I wish you luck.
"The Universe is run by the complex interweaving of three elements: energy, matter, and enlightened self-interest." G'Kar-B5
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RE: Need help for a Sunday School class
I want to know why Christians tend to be so stupid they confuse the bible (which is their claim) to be their evidence?
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RE: Need help for a Sunday School class
Hello Adam Christian(strangely appropriate for some reason I can't put my finger on)

Where did Cain get his wife?

And why was he branded by god so that no-one else would kill him when there where only two other people(his parents) in the whole world?
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If you're not supposed to ride faster than your guardian angel can fly then mine had better get a bloody SR-71.
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I want to know WHY a "Sunday School Teacher" has to come to an Atheist Forum to get answers to their own fucking religion??
"The Universe is run by the complex interweaving of three elements: energy, matter, and enlightened self-interest." G'Kar-B5
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RE: Need help for a Sunday School class
Thanks guys for the quick responses. Yes, that is the Pope mobile picture I was thinking of and seeing it again puts a smile on my face.

My intention, again, is to take these questions back to our class and discuss. I thought I might bring the answers back to you for critique, but only if anyone actually wants to hear what we come up with. I'm not trolling and have no intention of spamming your board so I'll reply only if it is requested.

Just trying to be as open and sincere in this as I can.

thanks,
Adam
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