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3 Questions Christians never ask (or try to answer)

20 December 2012, 08:26
1. If God made us in his image, why did he include tonsils, the troublesome appendix and wisdom teeth?  Also, why did he build a mammalian brain around the primal inner retilian brain that controls our core functions?  Surely a perfect God would create a perfect machine?  Of course the body resembles a highly tuned instrument refined over unimaginable gulfs of time.  While it is more probable that is how our world and we came into being, why do Christians prefer to believe we were conjured - with defects - into the world?  So that God may save us?  God creates us with problems and then offers himself as a 'solution'?  Is that the thinking?

2. What does it mean to be a human being, and what is a soul?  The human body is outnumbered by the cells that aren't human than by those that are.  Microbes, that filthy icky bile stuff that digests our food, accounts for more than ten times the number of the cells that comprise a human being.  This means a human being isn't really a standalone masterpiece as Christians would have a believe, but a living symbiote.  A product of this world, and very much part of it if it wants to function porperly.  God hates the world and wants us separated and divorced from it, except in reality, we evolved out of this world.  To separate ourselves from it psychologically is delusional.  What is a soul?  Something we created in order to have 'body' after death in order to go and 'live' in a mythical realm?  But what is a soul exactly?  What substance is it?  How is a soul different to a spirit? 

3. Is there life after death?  We think we know there is, because of what we've heard.  But we don't rely on firsthand experience.  Yes, all of us have been dead before.  Or rather, we have experience what it is like to not exist.  Let's call it 'Before Life'.  Did we experience any divine presence before living out our present lives?  And what was the state of not existing like before our present existence?  Did we feel fear, pain, desolation?  No, we felt nothing.  That's what non-existence and death is.  You are not there to feel anything about it one way or another.  It is only the living who care about death, and we should, because we are programmed to survive.  But surviving death is simply a contradiction none of us want to face.
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