posted on Jun, 30 2004 @ 03:16 PM
The main reason I left Christianity was because it just didn't click with me; I felt there were too many holes and inconsistancies to work properly
in my mind.
There is the Argument Of Evil: If God is all-knowing, all-powerful and all-good then why is there evil?
I've never felt I've gotten a square answer on this, St. Thomas Aquinas, Augustine and the other Catholic philosophers never gave me a satisfactory
response, and I hate the fundamentalist answer of Satan. If God is all-powerful and all-good he could just unmake Satan and end all of that evil
There is the issue of Free-Will vs. Determinism: If God is all knowing is free-will an illusion?
I've always wanted to punch Calvin, too bad I was born too late for it.
There is the question Does God Create Morality?
Before the destruction of Soddam and Gamora (which was a lession about how people treat the poor not about homosexuality!) God came down as a person
and David bartered with him to save the cities. If God created morality can he do wrong? he seemed to want to destroy the cities out of anger, which
would have been an immoral act.
These are just a few of my ideas regarding a very few of the many questions that lead me away from the Catholic Church. I also have great problems
with the current teachings of many (not all) Christians that abortion, homosexuality, pre-marital sex and other things are wrong, but I believe that a
religion should be judged by the dogma and teachings, not the humans that follow it.