posted on Sep, 23 2007 @ 03:13 PM
1. If God is so great, why does He create so many imperfect beings (so many selfish, stubborn and greedy people that we all have to put up with)? and
leave people to suffer from famine and epidemic, or worse, even pandemic like the Black Death? medical science would have no place in today's society
if that was the case. all we need to do is pray hard and the so-called Evil (Viruses) would have been easily defeated by the almighty Hand of God.
think about it, how many of you are actually alive today because of the advancement of human understanding of the world around them (science,
technology and education) and not resortment to some fancy shamanism and/or mythology? but then, of course, if you prayed hard enough and in good
faith, the high hopes and optimism in the praying process might actually aid your body's own self-repairing mechanism into healing 'some'
sicknesses. this is known as the placebo effect..none of it has to do with holy water or exorcism. God should be sued.
2. If we are His beloved children, and He loved us (or Himself) so much so that He has to create us in His own image, is He willing to punish us in
eternal suffering just by not calling Him Father? we are all orphans in a sense. would you kill your own child for stealing? how imperfect! the bible
said the earth is only 6000 year's old.? every religion in the world would claim that their god is the true God, and those non-believers would go to
hell, and only the faithful will go to heaven. the classic carrot-and-stick doctrines; these are suited for the general people's standard or freedom
of thought thousands of years ago, as widely used as a measure of 'crowd control' and also shows the political influence of a given empire at that
time. or maybe simply a lack of understanding of the world? what happened to the people who roamed this earth 20 000 years ago, i wonder? where would
their souls go? also, what kind of heaven would Muslims go? and what about those mainstream Buddhist monks whose religion doesn't revolve around a
supernatural being but instead is simply a teaching of 'the way of life'? i strongly believe that we have created God in our own image, and not the
other way round. the ability to imagine things marked the major step of humankind out of the bush in Afrika...and the 'soul' everyone talks about is
merely a 'mind', which is unique to human brain. a mentally retarded person won't care to spend so much time worrying about where his 'soul'
would end up when he dies, because a 'soul' is meaningless to him.
3. Why must we behave humanely to other beings only in the hopes of going to heaven and out of fear of going to hell? what has our civilisation
become? through thousands of years of modern evolution of the mind and thought, this is the best we arrived at? it certainly is ashtonishing to
believe such is the case...
4. After the mortal sin, Adam and Eve were punished to come down to Earth from Garden of Eden. here, they would be stoned by people because they
opposed God by eating a deliciously poisoned apple. (if i remembered correctly from my Sunday school) but who were these 'people' who were going to
stone them? Also, they had 2 sons, Cain and Abel. Cain killed Abel (or the other way round). so, how did they reproduce? p/s: excuse me for my lack of
bible knowledge, i learned nothing from my Sunday school...only contradictions and ironies. you are free to correct me if i'm wrong.
5. I think the Bible is one of those attempts by humankind to establish a statutory law system during ancient times of chaos and political unrests.
it's by all means a very very clever way to govern the peoples' behaviour.
I'm not advocating for anti-Christ or anti-religion, just that my logic doesn't rhyme with it. as i study the cosmos now i oftentimes find it easy &
convenient to put God in the equation whenever i can't grasp a deep understanding of things. if so why bother to research further then? everything
will 'just be'!