Here’s a link to my religious Pinterest board. It’s not really uplifting, nice-Bible-verse type stuff either.
I follow a few Atheists on Pinterest because I like their other boards and get great stuff from them, but sometimes, the things they post on their Atheistic boards are just ridiculous!
They actually inspired me to create a board, re-pin some of their most ridiculous pins, and correct them with a caption, and/or a link to the right information. So I guess this is more an Apologetics-type board?
Anyways, I hope someone can get something from it!
Be sure to check out my other boards as well when you have some free time, I have a lot of children-themed stuff, natural/healthy living stuff, and DIY stuff!
My feelings are not God. God is God. My feelings do not define truth. God’s word defines truth. My feelings are echoes and responses to what my mind perceives. And sometimes - many times - my feelings are out of sync with the truth. When that happens - and it happens every day in some measure - I try not to bend the truth to justify my imperfect feelings, but rather, I plead with God: Purify my perceptions of your truth and transform my feelings so that they are in sync with the truth.
No matter what type of religious faith, or even lack of faith, you may have, you need to check out this website.
It is primarily a group of New Testament Christians with Ph.D’s in Science and History, teachings Christian evidences, but there’s a little more to it than that.
They’ve been writing in-depth articles for years, on topics like:
- Alleged Bible discrepancies
- The Founding Fathers, and their beliefs
- Moral Issues, such as divorce, abortion, Homosexuality
- Scientific Issues, such as stem-cell research, cloning, cosmology, evolution, scientific laws, biomimicry, dinosaurs, age of the Earth, genetics, etc.
- Deity of Christ
- Bible Issues, such as Baptism, difficult passages, faith and reason, salvation, worship, etc
- Existence of God
- Inspiration of the Bible
- World Religions
Not only do these men provide scripture references, but they also give world evidences, scientific, historical, etc. because they understand that there are people who need more than the Bible, and honestly, there’s nothing wrong with that.
You can also “Like” their Facebook page, to keep up to date on new articles!
If God exists why does He allow there to be evil and suffering? A number of philosophical reasons have been offered in order to show as to why the following question cannot be answered coherently, thus demonstrating an explicit lack of genuine love and omnipotence in the character of God. These objections can stem from suggesting that if God exists, that He would be ‘essentially’ good; God would/should/could destroy all evil but doesnt; and even that logically speaking, evil contradicts the character of God.
Could it be that if God is all-powerful, he “could” get rid of evil, or that if God were all-loving, he “would” get rid of evil? It seems we have a logical dilemma on our hands since universally we can all agree that evil in fact exists. Is it the case then that God is not all-loving, not all-powerful, thus not perfect, thus ceasing to be God? A relatively new resurgence of public [and to a degree pop-phenomenon] arena of contentious atheists have risen called the ‘New Atheists’. A large central message to their movement persists toward the goal of establishing religion as poisonous, and God as a moral monster (see C. Hitchens, “God Is Not Great”; R. Dawkins, “The God Delusion”, chp. 3; S. Harris, “Letter to A Christian Nation”)Before I answer the questions above, I would like you to consider the following statement by George McLeod regarding the crucifixion of Jesus, “The cross must be raised again at the center of the marketplace as well as on the steeple of the church. I am claiming that Jesus was not crucified in a cathedral between two candles, but on a cross between two thieves; on the town garbage heap, at a crossroads so cosmopolitan they had to write His title in Hebrew, Latin, and Greek. At the kind of place where cynics talk smut, and thieves curse, and soldiers gamble, because that is where He died and that is what he died about and that is where churchmen ought to be and what churchmen should be about” (‘Only One Way Left’; The Iona Community, pg. 38).
In regards to the “what” question of suffering, it is easily settled from the philosophical appeasement offered to us by 4th century philosopher St. Augustine (354-430 AD). Both of his arguments ran as the following:
1) All things that God created are good
2) Evil is not good
3) Therefore, evil was not created by God.
1a) God created every thing
2a) God did not create evil
3a) Therefore, evil is not a thing.
Augustine writes, “Where is evil then, and whence, and how crept it in hither? What is its root, and what its seed? Or hath it no being?” On this note, Augustine replied, “Evil has no positive nature; but the loss of good has received the name ‘evil.’” (‘Confessions’, VII: [V] 7)
Friends, there is no logical inconsistency with the existence of God and the existence of evil. The “why” question of evil ultimately points us to Christ; particularly we should ask, “If Jesus is God and the Son of God, then what is God doing on a Cross?” It comes to this by which we understand God is not outside our understanding of evil but became directly apart of it. He has not lost sovereignty.
I would like to first point out the fact that never in my life have I spelt atheism right on the first go. Nor most words with an i-e combination. I mean e-i, augh!
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