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10 Questions Biblical Literalists Cannot Honestly Answer
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10 Questions Biblical Literalists Cannot Honestly Answer
Quote:1. Can you make a moral judgment against rape or slavery using only scripture?



2. Would you sacrifice your child if god asked you to?



3. Is it acceptable to cherry pick the bible and only follow the parts you agree with?



4. How did animal X get from point Y to point Z after the great flood?



5. How did carnivorous dinosaurs supposedly eat plants before the biblical fall of man, when their teeth and digestive systems were not equipped to process a vegetarian diet?



6. Can god tell a lie?



7. Is observable physical evidence more important and valid than what the bible claims to be true?



8. Is there any amount of evidence that would change your views?



9. What physical proof is there that your particular god even exists?



10. Do you believe hell is a justifiable punishment for a simple lack of belief?


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RE: 10 Questions Biblical Literalists Cannot Honestly Answer
Quote:10. Do you believe hell is a justifiable punishment for a simple lack of belief?

Nope. But as Biblically hell isn't punishment for a simple lack of belief, it's not an issue. People who say this don't understand mercy. It's like saying that every person who is in prison is being punished for not successfully applying for a pardon. No, they're in there for a crime. If they get pardoned, that's a separate matter.
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RE: 10 Questions Biblical Literalists Cannot Honestly Answer
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 The granting of a pardon is an imputation of guilt, and the acceptance a confession of it. 




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RE: 10 Questions Biblical Literalists Cannot Honestly Answer
OP: Not a literalist. Does not apply. Are you of the opinion that Christians must be literalists?
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RE: 10 Questions Biblical Literalists Cannot Honestly Answer
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 The granting of a pardon is an imputation of guilt, and the acceptance a confession of it. 




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RE: 10 Questions Biblical Literalists Cannot Honestly Answer
Quote:2. Would you sacrifice your child if god asked you to?

Probably not. 
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RE: 10 Questions Biblical Literalists Cannot Honestly Answer
(June 15, 2017 at 11:06 am)alpha male Wrote:
Quote:2. Would you sacrifice your child if god asked you to?

Probably not. 

Why not?
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RE: 10 Questions Biblical Literalists Cannot Honestly Answer
Quote:3. Is it acceptable to cherry pick the bible and only follow the parts you agree with?


No. It is appropriate, though, to check who a particular passage was intended for, and not follow those which don't apply to you. For instance:

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Okay, this is actually a trick question. The reality is that nearly everyone, from every denomination of Christianity, cherry picks the bible. Literalists like Comfort and Ham will tell you that homosexuality is a morally reprehensible act and an abomination unto the lord, and will point to the bible as justification for their own bigotry. Of course, when you point out that it also says to stone your unruly child to death and not to eat bacon wrapped shrimp, suddenly those parts don't apply to them.

Homosexuality is condemned in multiple parts of the Bible, not just the law, and is a general prohibition. The other provisions mentioned are just in the law, and so only apply to Israel. This isn't a difficult concept. I don't know why skeptics struggle so much with it.

Quote:5. How did carnivorous dinosaurs supposedly eat plants before the biblical fall of man, when their teeth and digestive systems were not equipped to process a vegetarian diet?


Panda bears do it, so why not dinosaurs?

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2015...tists-find
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RE: 10 Questions Biblical Literalists Cannot Honestly Answer
(June 15, 2017 at 10:11 am)alpha male Wrote:
Quote:10. Do you believe hell is a justifiable punishment for a simple lack of belief?

Nope. But as Biblically hell isn't punishment for a simple lack of belief, it's not an issue. People who say this don't understand mercy. It's like saying that every person who is in prison is being punished for not successfully applying for a pardon. No, they're in there for a crime. If they get pardoned, that's a separate matter.

Even a dumb shit like William Lane Craig disagrees with you.  You guys had better get your act together.

Quote:But isn't the real problem here simply the necessary condition of believing in the name of Jesus that you both heard his name and understood its significance? No one can be saved from hell if they haven't been evangelized. What, then, of those who have lived in times or places in which the name of Jesus is unknown or ill-understood? Are we then to suppose that a loving God will send to hell all those who can't believe either because they have never heard or because, like me, they have heard but still find it impossible to believe?

Once more, Dr. Craig bites the bullet. Yes, he says, that's the way it is. The gate of salvation, he likes to remind us, quoting Jesus, is narrow, and the way is hard, and those who find it are few (Mt. 7.14). The exclusion of most human beings on the grounds that they don't believe in Jesus is a simple consequence of the fact that most of them haven't even heard of him.

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RE: 10 Questions Biblical Literalists Cannot Honestly Answer
First, yes, Christians disagree. When we do, you guys criticize. When we agree...you call us sheep and criticize. 

Second, it appears you skipped Craig's own remarks and went to his opponent's paraphrase. Did you bother reading Craig's opening arguments? He says basically the same thing as me. Do you need me to quote it?
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