Questioning Your Beliefs

 Replies like, one can never know the mind of God so don’t bother to think about it aren’t helpful, you can give them, but they are merely an excuse for not thinking. Because you don’t know the exact response a Republican or Democrat would give, you can still make an educated guess and have an 80% chance of being right. Especially because you speak to him [God] all the time (it’ll be like an unlimited supply of ‘phone a friend,’) you should be able to give descent answers to these fairly simple questions.

 I’m asking these questions, not so you can/will examine your beliefs, but because so many people have vastly different ideas within the same religion and it is very interesting hearing them.

Heaven

posted May 26, 2011, 5:20 AM by Garrett Fogerlie


  • Are there plants and animals, or are the gardeners and pet-lovers and bird-watchers and equestrians out of luck?
  • Do all your dead pets join you in heaven?
  • Will your memory of your sins be wiped clean, or will you still have shame?
  • If you had a miscarriage on Earth at ten weeks' term, is the child waiting to meet you in heaven?
  • What about discarded human embryos?
  • What about stem cells? 
  • If you were a fetus or infant or child at death and get an adult's mind in heaven, what determines your personality?




Prophecy

posted May 26, 2011, 5:01 AM by Garrett Fogerlie


If you believe that your bible or whatever holy book you have, made prophecies that later were fulfilled, how do you explain the secular scholarly consensus that no such prophecies were actually recorded before the predicted event? Isn't it vastly more likely that the writer who wrote the story that "fulfilled" a prophecy, altered their story so that it would fulfill a prominent prophecy in their culture?

What single prophecy would you say is the one that should be most impressive to skeptics?

What happens when you go to Heaven?

posted May 23, 2011, 4:59 AM by Garrett Fogerlie   [ updated May 26, 2011, 5:00 AM ]


When your ‘soul’ goes to heaven, will you have the same mental deficiencies as you did when you died? In other words, would you have the same Alzheimer’s riddled malfunctioning mindset that you had before you died?


If you are born with a disadvantage or advantage, and you die and go to where ever you go, will you have that same advantage/disadvantage or not?

Evolution or Intelligent Design

posted May 23, 2011, 4:47 AM by Garrett Fogerlie   [ updated May 23, 2011, 5:20 AM ]

Do you think that evolution is not the correct idea to how all life on Earth became what it is today (or what it was 20,000 years ago, etc)?
If not, why did God go out of his way to place all the millions of fossils in the ground; fossils of animals that never lived, depending on your idea of the amount of time the Earth has existed? Not only placing them in the ground, he made sure not to place one, just one, in a fossil layer (period of time) it didn’t belong to. Beyond the fossils, he meticulously placed all the creatures of a similar lineage near each others. Unique plants and animals on secluded islands, islands that were within range for seeds/eggs/animals to survive the travel in the ocean or on birds have those life forms, but the ones too far don’t. To quote Richard Dawkins,

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