If God is God he can make whatever rules He wants.Ooh, diversion? Nothing to say about the sentiment behind the comment? I'd say it's pretty pathetic really. Or do you think that God is just for burning you in Hell for the terrible crime of not believing in Him?
I guess it's no wonder you don't want to think about it or try to justify it in public.
So this loving, merciful, caring God decrees that no matter what good you do in your life, you are condemned if you don't believe?
Yes I'm cool with it.So this loving, merciful, caring God decrees that no matter what good you do in your life, you are condemned if you don't believe?
And objectively, you are cool with this? I mean, really, just think for a sec. You seriously cannot see how ridiculous this is?
So doing good deeds by helping people and being a good person is a ridiculous argument?Yes I'm cool with it.
I see a ridiculous argument from you, that's all. The rules are pretty clear. No good deads are enough, you can't buy your way into heaven. (if that's your thing maybe try scientology,) all it takes is belief.
Good deeds(as in charity)are good. Why do you do them? do you expect a reward? Then it is no longer good deeds.So doing good deeds by helping people and being a good person is a ridiculous argument?
But regardless, the remarkable thing is that you seem to be completely unaware of who actually made these rules that you base your life on?
Easy to say God, but it wasn’t though was it? They were written by humans and changed many times over the years as shown. These are indisputable facts that you seem unaware of and argued against yesterday blaming atheists because it just means you don’t have to question. But if did have a look you’d see you are completely wrong, yet you actually base your whole life on a book of origin unknown?
I mean seriously? I don’t even.
What does it matter if I'm good with that?
Yes, I think so.Tell me honestly, you must be a reasonable guy in real life. There is probably a non-christian family living next to you. Their god says this of non-believers
"The only reward of those who make war upon god and His messenger and strive after corruption in the land will be that they will be killed or crucified, or have their hands and feet on alternate sides cut off, or will be expelled out of the land. Such will be their degradation in the world, and in the Hereafter theirs will be an awful doom."
And your god says this of non-believers
"But as for these enemies of mine, who did not want me to reign over them, bring them here and slaughter them before me.’”
Do you realize the thousands of such similarities between scriptures? Do you realize that "your" religion people are fighting and killing (and vice-versa) "their"/"other" religion people for centuries over absolute "truth" of your respective beliefs? Do you ever pause and think?