ATHEIST QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

            This chapter answers the most common atheist accusations against God or the Bible.  These answers completely refute most of their arguments.

 

            ALL RELIGIONS LEAD TO VIOLENCE

            Atheists often mention that Hitler was a Christian, which he did claim to be.

            I was never foolish enough to think that Hitler was a Christian just because he claimed to be one or because some people say he was.  Search “Hitler” on Wikipedia.com.  Then scroll down a bit and click, “Views on Religion.”  Here are the basics of Hitler’s religious views.

            Hitler was born to a Catholic mother but after leaving home he never attended Mass (church) again.  Hitler often criticized religion and referred to Christianity as “meekness and flabbiness”.

            Hitler viewed the church as an important political influence on the people, and he adopted a strategic relationship with it that suited his political purposes.  Politicians still do the same thing nowadays.  They claim they’re Christians just to get more votes.

            Hitler’s beliefs were very different than Christianity.  He also described Christianity as “absurdity” and “nonsense founded on lies”.

            And “The Nazi Master Plan” describes Hitler’s plan to destroy the influence of Christian churches within the German government.  But Hitler kept his plans secret to gain the people’s favor as a leader.  You can read all of this on Wikipedia.com.  Search Hitler and then click on religious views.

            It’s too bad there’re so many gullible people who just believe whatever they’re told.  Hitler claimed to be a Christian for political reasons only.  The people were fooled then as some still are today.  Hitler was not a Christian.

            These are real historical references about Hitler’s religious views.  It’s interesting how those that claim he was a Christian never list detailed references, facts, or the complete truth.  So either the atheists that claim Hitler was a Christian are uneducated about these easily accessible facts.  Or they’re deliberate liars who are twisting facts to promote atheism.

 

References

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            Hitler was not a Christian, but he did claim to be one on numerous occasions.  Hitler occasionally spoke about being a Christian before the election year in 1933.  This was clearly done to get more votes.  Politicians still do the same thing nowadays.  Just because a politician makes a statement during an election (or anytime), it doesn’t mean that they’re telling the truth.

            The real question here is, Did Hitler live and practice the things that Jesus taught?  Jesus started Christianity and He taught nothing agreeing with what Hitler did.  Real Christians also have great respect for the Jews who wrote the Bible.  And of all the quotes that Hitler made, he never once quoted the Bible like a real Christian would have.

 

Here are a few Hitler quotes:

- Evolution is the most forceful weapon against traditional religion.

- It is always more difficult to fight against faith than against knowledge.

- Christianity is an invention of sick brains.

- Hate is more lasting than dislike.

- I suggest you to do war but never love.

- Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it.

- We were convinced that the people need and require this faith.  We have therefore undertaken the fight against the atheistic movement.

 

            During the war, only 7-12% of Germans were Nazis.  And the Nazi soldiers were given meth and speed by the German government.  So both Hitler and his soldiers weren’t Christians fighting for God as atheists claim.  Anyone who seriously thinks that Hitler or other Nazis were Christians must be either uneducated or purposely lying.

            Yet atheists still claim that religion brings violence.  Are American soldiers being violent for fighting a war in oil rich countries?  Or are they just following orders from one man?  Maybe we shouldn’t judge a group of people based on one man’s orders.

            The Russian dictator Joseph Stalin was an atheist though.  He killed 50 million people and enslaved many others.  So should we blame all atheists for this?  No.

            So then why do atheists compare all of the religions to Hitler or the few Muslim extremists?  Are they unaware of the fact that Christians are not involved in acts of terrorism?  Atheists just deliberately lie and twist facts.  They stereotype all religious people for what only a small handful of religious people do.

            Should American Indians hate Christianity because some people took their land and killed their ancestors even though 99% of the Christians that have ever lived took no part in that?  Plus a real Christian would’ve never been a part of any of these examples in the first place.  I never read about Jesus being a part of any killings or teaching to kill.

            So if religion causes violence as atheists always say, how many atheist charities are helping the needy?  How many homeless shelters are run by atheists?  How many orphanages are run by atheists?  Clearly it’s the religious people that are responsible for trying to better humanity.  Though atheists do give to charity also.  They donate to scientific research while suggesting their atheistic propaganda at the same time.

            Islam is the only religion that regularly kills people in the name of Allah.  But Islam is nothing like Christianity, Buddhism, Hinduism, or any other religion.  Islam’s originator Mohammad started killing innocent people from the very beginning.  Jesus or Buddha never killed anyone or caused people harm.

            Yet atheists just stereotype all religions as evil and violent.  It’s ridiculous to blame billions of religious people for what a small percentage of Muslims are doing.  Muslims have no affiliation with the other religions.  And most wars were based off of one leader’s orders followed by false information given to the soldiers.

            Religion is not to blame just because a leader claims to be religious and starts a war.  These kind of accusations are not justifiable.  They’re based on twisted facts and logic.  How many Christian murderers are there who regularly read the Bible and pray?  How many devout Buddhists are robbing banks?

            So who’s really making our society worse?  These things are being done by people with atheistic mindsets that feel as if they have no consequences for their actions after they die.  I’m not saying that all atheists are bad people even though they falsely stereotype all religions.  I’m saying that atheism is not making the world a better place.

 

            RELIGION CAUSES WARS

            Atheists often claim that religion causes wars.

            These are the facts.  According to the Encyclopedia of Wars by Charles Phillips and Alan Axelrod, of the 1,763 major conflicts in recorded history, only 123 of them were classified as having been fought over religious differences.  That’s about 7%.

            Religion is sometimes used for manipulation in times of war.  But most wars were fought over land, resources, or freedom from oppression.  Even in modern wars around the Middle East, religion is not the main reason for the fighting.  Oil, resources, politics, and land are the main causes.  Religion is used by leaders to convince the soldiers that they’re fighting for a just cause and to keep up moral.  Some soldiers are just following orders to collect a paycheck.  Historic facts do not support the claim that religion is the major cause of wars.

            Atheists like to always bring up the religious wars known as the Crusades.  About 500,000 people died over this 200 year period.  The crusades were fought between Christians and Muslims.  The Crusades began around the year 1100 AD.  But Muhammad started conquering nations in 620 AD before the crusades.  And his followers continued to conquer other nations for 400 years before the crusades began.

            The Christians were fighting Islam to get their land back and probably for justice also.  Islam started the problem by attacking and conquering other nations around Europe and the Middle East.  And they were probably doing it mainly for profit, not for Allah.

            Misconceptions about the Crusades are made by the uneducated who just repeat incorrect facts.  The Crusades are falsely considered to be a series of holy wars against Islam fought by religious fanatics.  That is just plain false.  The Christians who fought in the crusades did not have Bibles to read for themselves.  So these Christians were just following orders from their leaders.

            And the Crusades were a direct response to the previous 400 years of Muslim aggression and violence.  They were an attempt to gain back the land that was previously conquered by the Muslims.  The Muslims had captured 2/3rds of the old Christian territory 400 years before the Crusades started.

            At some point, the remaining population of Christianity had to defend itself or eventually be conquered by Islam.  The Crusades were also partly fought in preventative self-defense.  I’m not saying that everything they did during the Crusades was good, but that the reason for the entire conflict was over the control of land, not over religion.  Imagine if some other nation took over the state of New York.  Would we not take it back in war?

            I did my own research on Wikipedia.com under “List of Wars by Death Toll” because it had the most amount of wars in one list.  Out of the 121 deadliest wars in history, only 13 were fought over religious reasons.  That’s 12% of the deadliest wars in history.  But in my research almost every single war was caused by revolts from corrupt governments including the ones that were also considered religious.  Religion was just a part of some wars, but hardly ever the main cause.  My research showed that government oppression is the main cause of war.

            The total deaths for all of the largest wars listed on this Wikipedia page are 465 million.  These religious wars together produced 58 million of those deaths (12%).

            But the atheist dictator Joseph Stalin caused 50 million deaths all by himself.  That’s almost the same amount of deaths caused from one atheist as there was for the deadliest religious wars I researched.

            Christianity was started by Jesus.  He never taught to kill or practiced any killing.  Christianity as a whole cannot be blamed for the mistakes of some people.  Out of the 2 billion Christians living today, what percentage are actually killing people?  If the percentage was .00001%, that would mean that 200 Christians are out there killing people.  But there is no group of 200 Christians doing this.  And that would still be only .00001%.  The only reason that atheists blame religions for most of the wars is because they deliberately lie.

 

            RELIGIONS KILL IN THE NAME OF GOD

            Atheists claim that there can be no loving God because some people kill in the name of God.

            But the facts prove that there are hardly any people killing in the name of God.  It’s only a very small percentage.  There are about 1.5 billion Muslims in the world.  So how many of these religious people are actually killing because God told them to?  Atheists never have any actual statistics or facts to present.

            The only religious people in the whole world who kill because God supposedly told them to are Muslims.  No other religion behaves that way and no other religion began with that sort of teaching and practice.

            Out of the 1.5 billion Muslims in the world, the Muslim extremists known as al Qaeda currently make up about 100,000 fighters worldwide.  That equals less than .007% of Muslims that kill in the name of Allah.  That’s not even close to 1%.

            Imagine if a news pole came out saying that .007% of all Caucasians are racist.  And everywhere you go you’re being called a racist because of the .007%.  That’s 1 out of 15,000.  But this is exactly what atheists do with religions.  They misrepresent the truth and twist facts.  They just make up accusations without doing any research.  Maybe atheists don’t know how to do math.  They always talk about the .007% of Muslim terrorists and then include all other religions as violent just to deceive people.  Math doesn’t lie, atheists do.

            I researched how many people get killed by religious fanatics (terrorists).  There were about 400 terrorist attacks in the world since 1980.  They equal about 17,000 deaths in the last 35 years.  This amounts to an average of 500 deaths per year that are caused by terrorism.  But 16,000 people die per year from drunk driving accidents (globally).  So the amount of people being killed in the name of Allah is very small.  And no other religion takes part in these killings, only radical Muslims.

            So there are 100,000 al Qaeda in the world and 500 people are killed by terrorists per year.  That means that only a ½% of terrorists even kill someone every year.  So only 1 out of 200 al Qaeda members kills someone per year.

            Anyone can see that atheists are exaggerating these religious killings.  Only a very small amount of Muslims kill in the name of Allah.

            Besides, atheists are in no position to accuse others.  There have been plenty of atheist mass murderers.

            Some of the major “school shootings” in America were done by atheists.  Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold killed 15 people in Columbine Colorado.  Seung-Hui Cho killed 33 people at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg Virginia.  Adam Lanza killed 28 children at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown Connecticut.  Chris Harper Mercer killed 10 people in Roseburg Oregon and asked, “What religion are you?” right before he shot them.

            These are some mass killings done by atheists.

-Joseph Stalin killed 20-60 million people and enslaved many others.

-Mao Tse-tung killed 40 million people during the Chinese civil war.

-Pol Pot, the leader in Cambodia killed 1.7 million of his own people.

-Kim Jong-Il was the atheist leader of North Korea.  He’s responsible for the deaths of 4 million Koreans.

-Napoleon Bonaparte killed 40,000 people during his “Reign of Terror”.

-Benito Mussolini was an atheist dictator during World War II.  In 1935, he invaded Ethiopia with poison gas, he bombed hospitals, and he bombed concentration camps to destroy “inferior” cultures.

-Jim Jones drew people into atheism through the People’s Temple, in California.  He said that he “used the church to bring people to atheism”.   In 1978, 909 people committed “revolutionary suicide” at his command by taking poison.

-Jeffrey Dahmer was an atheist serial killer.  He said, “If a person doesn’t think that there is a God to be accountable to, then what’s the point of trying to modify your behavior to keep it within acceptable ranges?”

            So should I compare all atheists to these people?  No.  Then there’s no reason to stereotype all religions for the .007% of Muslims that promote killing in the name of Allah.  Mankind is never claimed to be perfect by God or the Bible.  And most importantly, the actions of mankind are NOT relevant to God’s existence.

 

            WHO CREATED GOD?

            Atheists have asked, “If God created the universe, then who created God?”

            The real question to ask here is: Who created time?  People assume that time always existed and the idea of eternity seems unnatural.  But outside of our universe eternity is probably natural.  The limitation of time was created with the big bang inside of our universe.  Mass and motion effect time.  If eternity is normal outside of our universe, then an eternal Creator could also exist there.  There’s no reason to think that our universe is all that there is or ever was.

            So then time must be a temporary force that only affects the inside of our universe.  Eternity might be what’s really natural outside of our universe.  So if eternity is natural, then why not an eternal being?  And not just any eternal being, but one who creates life all throughout the universe or possibly multiverse.

            There’s no need for God to have been created.  Since God created time with the big bang, cause and effect would only apply to our universe, not to God’s existence.  He is from a place where there is no time.  He always existed in an eternal state.

            It’s important to understand that only everything that has a beginning point like our universe did needs to have a cause.  God never had a beginning and doesn’t need to have a cause.

            It’s our universe that suddenly exploded with the restriction of time.  But a mindless universe couldn’t have existed eternally, and we already know it did begin 14 billion years ago.  So it would’ve had to have been created by an eternal being.  Otherwise, why would our universe full of life have begun without an eternal being to create it?

            Another point is that mass and motion effect time.  Scientifically speaking, if God has no mass just like a photon of light, then he won’t experience time.  Light particles and some energy waves are not affected by time at all because they have no mass.  This is how God could be outside of time.  And energy can be entangled (connected) together from any distance apart.  This could explain how God can be everywhere at once.

            A different analogy can be related to black holes.  Black holes have an enormous amount of mass and gravity.  The more gravity you’re near, the slower that time passes for you.  If you were next to a black hole and looked out into the universe, you would see the entire future of the universe fast forward very quickly.  This is because time moves so slowly near a black hole while time passes faster everywhere else.  The same concept can be applied to God.  He’s immune to time and He can see the entire past and future at once.

            Time passes differently depending on where you are in the universe.  If God is outside of our universe, then he could be watching from an eternal location.  Or else God could just be a spirit that isn’t made of solid matter.  Then He wouldn’t experience time just like a particle of light doesn’t.  God could be made of something completely different than energy and matter that doesn’t experience time.

            Let’s face it.  An eternal God seems impossible.  But an eternal multiverse also seems impossible.  So we have to choose which seems more logical.  An eternal intelligent being or an eternal brainless multiverse?  If anything is going to be eternal, it would be an intelligent being.  It’s ridiculous to believe that nothing caused all of the matter in our universe to just “pop” into existence.

            Atheists do believe that space is eternal.  The only difference between an eternal God and eternal space is intelligence.  An eternal God with intelligence would explain our existence.   But an eternal brainless space does not explain our complex existence at all.

 

            WHY WOULD GOD ALLOW SUFFERING?

            Atheists have asked, “How can there be a loving God who allows so much suffering in this world?”

            Imagine a parent gives their teenage son a car and tells him to take care of it and change the oil and so on.  If the engine eventually blows up because he didn’t change the oil, then who should be blamed?  Obviously the son that didn’t follow his parent’s advice.  A spoiled brat would probably blame his parents.

            The Bible says that God made mankind to “rule over the Earth and everything in it” (Genesis 1:28).  “The highest heavens belong to the Lord, but the Earth He has given to mankind.” (Psalm 115:16)

            So Earth belongs to mankind according to the Bible.  But why are atheists blaming God because of all the suffering that WE allow on Earth?  God expects mankind to be responsible and take care of each other.  Are we technologically unable to treat every cancer patient?  Is mankind unable to help the needy?  Is there not enough food on Earth to feed everyone?  God supplied us with everything we need, so maybe the blame should fall on those who have the means to share but don’t.

            There’s more than enough supplies for everyone to live comfortable lives.  God is not responsible for the greed of others.  Many people are poor and go hungry while many others have plenty and are always full.  Those that have much are expected to help those that don’t.  God left mankind in charge of Earth and we’re the ones who allow suffering.  Greed, selfishness, and our endless desire for more possessions are the cause for suffering in the world.

            God is not at fault here, mankind is.  It’s not that there’s not enough supplies or medical technology to go around.  It’s that some people aren’t sharing the supplies.

            All of the governments on Earth would rather spend $1,750,000,000,000 per year on military weapons instead of helping the needy.  Imagine if we started using that money to help the needy for the next 100 years.  How much of this suffering could we solve with $175 trillion dollars in 100 years?  Imagine if mankind had used their military finances to help others during the past 1,000 years.  There would be no suffering.

            Imagine if Mother Theresa was still alive and every country in the world nominated her to be the global President of the world.  After a few years and many changes I doubt that there would be any suffering left to talk about.  Imagine if a person like Mother Theresa was in charge of the whole world for the last 100 years.  Our society would be completely different today.  Therefore it’s the greed and selfishness of mankind that is responsible for the world’s suffering, not God.

            Another point to notice is the distribution of wealth.  The total amount of money in the world is about $125 trillion combined.

 

*The wealthiest 85 people in the world are worth $2 trillion.

*1,800 people are each worth more than $1 billion.

*29,000 people are each worth more than $100 million.

*1 million people are each worth $10-100 million.

 

These 1,030,885 people combined are worth over $65 trillion.  This 1% of people have more wealth than the rest of the people in the world combined!

 

*1% of people are worth $10 million – $50 billion.

*8% of people are worth about $100,000.

*46% of people are worth about $10,000.

*45% of people are worth nothing but make $3,500 per year.  They’re worth nothing because they’re on the verge of starvation.  All of their money is spent on “living”.

            So the real question is, Why does mankind allow others to suffer?  If God suddenly made crops grow faster, would the starving people ever get any of that extra food?  I doubt it.  And Earth does have enough food for everyone to eat.

            Greed is the reason why people suffer.  We have the ability to stop suffering but those with money and power choose to do nothing.  I don’t claim to have a definite answer to this problem.  But this shows that God is not at fault here, mankind is.

            Cause and effect plays a major role also.  Almost every one of the Ten Commandments are also laws by our governments.  Then add Jesus’ commandment to treat others as you would want to be treated.  If these laws were followed, then there would be no suffering.

            Those that commit crimes and practice evil are also to blame for the suffering.  If all of the evil people suddenly disappeared, there would be absolute peace.

            We all contribute to suffering and God expects us to treat each other as we would want to be treated.  Whether you’re honking your horn at someone’s driving, gossiping about a coworker, or just being rude to some cashier.  We all play a part in shaping each other’s attitudes in life.

            Imagine if everyone had a generous attitude, the world would be much different.  If everyone treated each other with kindness, we would want to take action to stop world hunger.  If all the countries in the world had no thoughts of war, we would focus our attention on helping the sick.  And most importantly, if everyone treated each other kindly then the desire to be charitable and help others would spread like wildfire.  Anyone who’s donated time or money to a charitable cause is familiar with the great feeling that follows.  Mankind can choose to stop the world’s suffering any time we want to.

            Another point is that the time when mankind will suffer is very short.  The oldest cave drawings are 30,000 years old.  So in 20,000 years, “intelligent humans” will reach our 50,000th birthday.  So if mankind continues to live for 1 million years, then the first 50,000 years of suffering make up only 5% of our existence.  If mankind continues to live for 100 million years as many species have, then the first 50,000 years of suffering only makes up .05% of our existence.  Mankind invented the wheel 5,000 years ago.  So I’m confident that mankind will solve most of the suffering during the next 20,000 years until our 50,000th birthday.

            Another point about suffering is that we’re so short sighted that we only consider our short lifetimes.  God sees this tiny bit of suffering as nothing compared to an eternity afterwards.  Earth has no amount of sorrow that heaven cannot heal.

            Imagine you have a child that keeps playing near a hot stove.  You warn him but he burns himself because he didn’t listen to you.  Imagine if that child cried out, “You don’t even care about me because you let me get burned.”  How short sighted would that child be to say that from such a short period of pain?  That’s the way atheists talk about world suffering.

            Atheists complain that God made this world with so many imperfections, so how can He be that intelligent?  But Earth is perfect for us.  Mankind is responsible for causing all of the suffering.  Don’t blame God for Earth’s problems that are really caused by mankind’s greed.  And I’d like to see an atheist do a better job by making a perfect world out of nothing.  Besides Christianity teaches that we will live eternally after this life is over with.  God made a perfect heaven for us without any evil in it.  He just wants to test us now to see who rightfully belongs there.  That is God’s ultimate plan for us.

            God isn’t responsible for the world’s suffering.  God is responsible for giving us free will to make our own choices.  Mankind chooses to allow suffering even though we have to ability to stop it.  If atheists point to the world’s suffering to claim that there is no God, then we have to also consider how much good there is in the world.  But the amount of suffering caused by mankind’s greed must first be subtracted before weighing the good vs the bad.  Therefore the good greatly out-weighs the bad.  And the amount of suffering that mankind allows does not disprove God’s existence.

            It’s also interesting how the ones who are not suffering like the wealthy atheists are the ones complaining about all the suffering.  While many people who are suffering in the world have no problem believing in God.

            Atheists don’t really care about world suffering.  They only care about blaming God for the suffering caused by mankind’s greed.  Christianity teaches to help those that are suffering.  Atheism teaches to ignore any Godly instructions to help the needy.

 

            WHY WOULD GOD MAKE DISEASES?

            Some atheists have asked, “Why would God have made diseases like cancer or AIDS?”

            So what exactly causes cancer?  The truth is that 80% of lung cancer is caused from smoking.  And among every type of cancer, lung cancer is #1.  Plus, smoking can cause all types of other cancers.

            Smoking is the major cause of the world’s most deadly diseases including heart disease, strokes, and lung diseases.  The Surgeon General has called smoking “the leading preventable cause of disease and deaths in the United States.”

            Cancer is also caused by the air pollution from some irresponsible corporations.  Another cause is obesity due to extra fat tissue.  That could also be related to the chemicals in our food or maybe from not sharing with the needy.  Plus cancer is usually something that people get in old age.

            Out of the 300 million Americans, about 14 million people had cancer in 2012.  That’s less than 5%.  So is the glass half empty or half full?  It seems like the glass is 95% full of cancer-free people.  (14 mil ÷ 300 mil = .046 or 5%)

            Now what exactly causes AIDS?  It might’ve been caused from humans mating with chimpanzees which God instructed us not to do.  Plus God instructs humanity not to sleep around.  So who is really responsible for infecting so many people with AIDS?  Regardless of where it came from, it was mankind that spread AIDS around into what it is today.  God explicitly says not to sleep around.  So it’s people ignoring God’s instructions that spread AIDS.

            There are 7 billion people in the world.  About 35 million people have AIDS.  That’s equals ½%.  So it seems like the glass is 99.5% full of healthy people.

            Many other illnesses are caused by poor choices.  Diabetes probably evolved from people eating too much food.  That could’ve been avoided by sharing with the needy.  Smoking causes many other health problems besides for just lung cancer.  Alcohol also causes many different health problems.  And sex with many different people causes STDs which are responsible for other health problems that get worse in old age.

            There are many different viruses today.  But aren’t all of these viruses responsible for life’s existence?  Evolution teaches that viruses evolved into bacteria and eventually into humans.  These viruses are considered responsible for life.  So is the glass really half empty or half full?

            There are almost 5,000 hospitals in the US.  There are about 1 million total hospital beds in the entire US.  Out of the 300 million Americans, there are only .3% of hospital beds available.  That’s not even half of 1%!  Some of these beds are used for child birth or minor injuries.  And many of these beds remain empty until they’re needed.  If every single hospital in America was completely full, it would still seems like the glass is 99.7% full of healthy people!

            Do you see how ridiculous atheists are in making these accusations against God?  Atheists must be bad at math.  Someone should make a statistic for how many healthy people there are in the world from ages 0-65.  It’s probably in the 80-90% range.

            The top three causes of death are heart disease, strokes, and lung diseases.  Each one of these kills twice as many people per year than any other single disease.  Together they kill 6 times more people than malaria does.  And the main causes for these diseases are old age, smoking, poor diet, and the lack of exercise.  Though some cases are hereditary.

            Heart disease and strokes are the two most common causes of death in the world.  So if most people ate healthy and exercised, everyone would live even longer.  Don’t blame God because some people like to eat greasy food and be lazy.

            According to American death statistics from cdc.gov.  About 2.6 million Americans die every year.  That’s about 1% of all Americans that die every year.  Here are the age ranges for these 1% of deaths.  Notice the percentages.

 

* 176,000 deaths are from ages of 0-45 (7%).

* 516,000 deaths are from ages of 45-65 (20%).

* 1.9 million deaths are from ages of 65-100 (73%).

 

            Now comparing all 100% of Americans instead of just the 1% that die every year.  These are your chances of dying every year in relation to your age.

 

* .06% of Americans die every year from age 0-45.

* .17% of Americans die every year from age 45-65.

* .6% of Americans die every year from age 65-100.

 

            So out of the 1% of Americans that die every year, most of them are dying from old age!  In other statistics, diseases are labeled as the cause of death.  But old age is really the main cause.  Only .06% of Americans die before the age of 45.  That’s only 1 out of 1,700 people.  And don’t forget the 99% of Americans that don’t die every year.  We should definitely blame God for that.

            And if you’re still not convinced, search Google.com for “worldwide average life expectancy”.  The average global lifespan is 71 years old.  The global death rate is only .8% per year or 58 million people.  But that leaves 99.2% of people that don’t die every year.  And most of the people that do die are dying from old age!

            As you can see, the final answer for the cause of death is not diseases.  It’s mostly caused by people living long lives.  So maybe God should be held responsible for so many people living for 71 years.  Atheists must be upset that God allows most people to live a full life.  Or maybe atheists are upset over nothing and just exaggerating.

 

            WHY DOES GOD ALLOW NATURAL DISASTERS?

            Some atheists have asked, “Why would a loving God allow people to die in natural disasters?”

            About 160,000 people died in Haiti during the 7.0 earthquake.  But California survives 6.6 earthquakes with hardly any deaths.  Most of those Haiti deaths were caused by building collapse due to poor construction standards.  Haiti has virtually no building codes.  The only multi-story building that survived the earthquake was the American Embassy which was constructed according to U.S. building codes.

            This is partly why natural disasters cause so many deaths.  When a disaster strikes, the people have no safe place to go.

            About 250,000 people die every year from natural disasters.  (250,000 ÷ 7 billion people = .000035)  That’s .0035% of people that die from natural disasters, or 1 out of 28,000 people.  It hardly seems like God is that cruel and heartless to allow 6,999,750,000 people to live prosperous lives.  It seems like the atheist argument is 99.9965% wrong.

            Atheists say things like, “The Sun causes cancer so what kind of a God would’ve designed that?”  But the Sun also supports life and photosynthesis.  And different kinds of radiation that cause cancer are also used to treat cancer patients.

            Earthquakes can cause deaths, but earthquakes also cause land to rise and intelligent life to evolve.  Hurricanes also cause deaths, but hurricanes create rain and balance Earth’s temperature by mixing the hot and cold air.  Hurricanes are also responsible for mixing the hot and cold water which balances the ocean’s temperature.  This process circulates nutrients from the ocean floor into the ocean (thermohaline circulation).

            And if I have to explain why God allows suffering from natural disasters, then atheists have to explain why endless coincidences produce so much life.  If we added up the amount of deaths from natural disasters and compared it to those who live long lives, the amount of life far exceeds these occasional deaths.

            If you consider the time that the human race will continue to live.  These natural disasters are nothing compared to the amount of people that will live long lives.

            Plus God’s plan for humanity is for us to live eternally after death as I showed in chapter 5 regarding NDEs.  The time that we die on Earth is irrelevant to God’s existence.

            My other book called God is Cool also explains this topic from a new perspective.  It can be found on Amazon.com or Godexistsbook.com.

 

            WHY WOULD GOD SACRIFICE HIMSELF?

            Atheists have asked, “Why would a God need to sacrifice Himself to forgive us?”

            If a God does exist who is a perfect being.  It would be normal for Him to dislike what He considers to be imperfection or sin.  If He is a supreme being then His idea of sin must be correct not ours.

            If God is pure and perfect, than He cannot allow impurity or imperfection in His presence of eternal heaven.  God is a spirit and He made us to have a conscious spirit similar to His.  So it seems that God wants to bring our spirits back to Himself in eternal heaven after this life is over.  But He cannot allow impurity to enter into heaven.  It has to be removed or cleansed.

            So say there’s a criminal that does bad things, maybe his spirit becomes evil and God will not allow that person’s spirit to enter heaven after death.  But the only way to purify that person’s spirit is to cancel out the evil.  And the only way to cancel out evil is through a payment, punishment, or sacrifice.

            In the science of microscopic particles (quantum physics), they teach that for every particle there’s an anti-particle.  If you combine them both, they annihilate each other.  Sin is like a bad energy attached to your consciousness spirit that must be canceled out by a sacrifice of some kind.  The sacrifice is like the anti-particle which would remove the sin and ultimately allow God to accept someone into heaven.  This is just an analogy describing the sinful consciousness that God will not allow into heaven.

            No forgiveness can be given without a cost or punishment being paid.  If I dented your car but didn’t have insurance, wouldn’t you want the cost of repairs to be paid?  We live in a sue-happy country where someone is always being sued to pay the cost for a wrong that was committed.  And the person being sued always feels as if they’re innocent, but it’s the judge that ultimately decides who was wrong and what price will be paid.

            God doesn’t like what He considers to be sin and demands a sacrifice to be paid.  God won’t allow heaven to be tainted with imperfection.  Whether you agree with what’s right or wrong doesn’t matter.  God will judge what He sees to be wrong.  And the whole idea of Jesus’ sacrifice was to pay the cost for all of humanity’s sin.  Therefore this whole concept does make sense if a God does exist.

            So it’s not that God needed to sacrifice Himself to cancel out the evil in humanity.  It’s that He wanted to.  This is necessary for humanity to be able to enter into heaven.  Otherwise what would be the point of entering heaven if evil was there also.  That would not be a great place to be.

            Most people agree with the Ten Commandments besides for a few like adultery, keeping the Sabbath holy, and to worship God only.  Now if you don’t agree with some of these commandments, that’s Ok.  All you need to do is create your own universe and then you get to make whatever commandments you want to.  But unfortunately you’re just a creation, not a Creator.

            Atheists claim that God doesn’t exist because they don’t agree with some of His rules or ways of doing things.  Just because someone doesn’t agree with God’s rules or methods, that doesn’t mean that God doesn’t exist.  If God made the universe, then God can make whatever rules He wants to.  God’s existence does not depend on humanity’s approval of His decisions.

 

            WHY WOULD GOD SEND PEOPLE TO HELL?

            Atheists have asked, “Why would a loving God send people to hell?”

            Imagine you have a pet dog that you love dearly.  You let him outside unattended but he gets into all sorts of mischief.  So later he barks at the door to be let inside and you see he’s covered in mud, he has a dead squirrel in his mouth, and he seems to be itching with flees.  Would you let him inside of your house in that condition?

            So it’s not that God is sending anyone to hell.  It’s that He cannot allow impurity into heaven.  It’s not like He didn’t give us warnings and the chance to live a good life.  Besides, those who do evil have resentment towards God and want no part of Him.  Well maybe God’s going to give them exactly what they’re asking for, an eternity without God.  Maybe an eternity as a conscious spirit is inevitable as I explained in Quantum Consciousness.  But maybe without acceptance into heaven, this universe will eventually become an eternity in hell.

            To live on afterwards as a conscious spirit on Earth might be the hell that some people are asking for.  The Sun will eventually grow large enough to consume Earth.  Then they’d exist in a lake of fire.  And eventually the black hole in the center of our galaxy will consume our entire galaxy.

            A black hole is the closest thing that resembles hell in our universe.  The Bible describes hell as an eternal bottomless pit with darkness and intense heat.  Near a black hole time moves very slowly, there’s complete darkness, and it produces intense heat.  I’m not saying that a black hole is hell, but the resemblances are identical.

            Is hell really that bad of a thing for God to create?  Have you ever wanted to see Hitler, Stalin, or politicians get the justice they really deserve?  And what about rapists, murderers, and con-artists?  Well God is patient since He doesn’t exist in time.  Maybe hell is really what we all want as a form of justice for evil people.  I’ll be grateful to see some people in hell.

            Another point is that hell is not an issue of a crime that deserves an eternal punishment, but to whom the crime is against.  If a man were to slap another man in the face, the punishment would be a fine or community service.  However, if someone were to slap the President of the United States in the face, the punishment would be completely different.  That person would go to prison and face felony charges.  So this is why the punishment for rejecting God is so harsh.  God doesn’t rule the United States, He rules the entire universe.

            I don’t really like talking about hell though.  The Bible says that hell is a place for the devil and the fallen angels.  It also describes humans being there too but I suspect that these are the most evil people that have ever lived.  For an atheist who lives a good life, as many do.  I don’t think the Bible says clearly that they will go to hell.  But it does say that they will not go to heaven.  The Bible also says that a person will be judged for what they’ve done.  And it also says that God requires a relationship with Him all throughout the Bible.

            I’m not an expert on hell because I don’t plan on being there.  Whether there’s another place in between I have no idea.  If you want to make up your own ideas, it doesn’t mean that they’re true.  I just know that a person’s ideas are not a reliable basis for a belief system unless that person lived an impressive life.  If Mother Theresa wrote something about hell, I would take it seriously.

            If people spent more time being thankful for an eternal heaven to look forward to instead of being so mad about an eternal hell, then maybe they’d see the glass as half full instead of half empty.

 

            HELL NEAR DEATH EXPERIENCE (NDE)

            These are the reported experiences of those who’ve had a Hell related NDE.  This explanation has some very interesting insights from eye witnesses.  These are not my thoughts, but the explanations of those who’ve experienced hell after surviving a period of death (NDE).

            Hell is a place of darkness with different levels.  What level a person goes to depends on the way they lived and treated others.  It’s a reflection of ones deeds.  Those who go there were lacking in love for others.  It can last for a short time or a very long time depending on the kind of life that person lived.  Some choose not to leave because they refuse to forgive others who’ve wronged them.

            Hell is a place where everyone keeps the desires they had on Earth, but without any way to satisfy them.  Hell is a place for people who lived to satisfy their own selfish desires.  Physical desires can be brought into hell, but they can never be satisfied there.  This causes constant mental suffering for the people there.  The only thing that burns in hell is the part of them that won’t let go of their negative feelings and worldly attachments.  While people are there, hell burns those desires away.  But it’s not for the purpose of punishing them, it’s to free their souls from evil.  Hell is also a mental torment of the pain, anger, and hurt that a person has caused towards others.  The amount of suffering in hell is based on a person’s previous thoughts and actions throughout their life.

            Hell is not an eternal suffering.  It’s a period of suffering for previous actions that lasts as long as it takes for a person to let go of all negative thoughts and feelings.  Then that person will be able to enter heaven.  These feelings of regret, bitterness, selfishness, or anger are described as difficult to let go of.  That’s why it’s considered to last for an “eternity” to some.

            God’s sees us through the eyes of eternity and His plan is to purify the evil out of our souls.  There is no amount evil that cannot be healed.  Death turns out to be one of the greatest blessings for humanity.  And yet people fear it as if they know for certain that it’s the greatest evil.

            Our consciousness is part of the physical universe in a way that we cannot understand.  This life is just one step in God’s ultimate plan.  The idea of the afterlife does not break the laws of physics.  It’s an effect of scientific laws that we don’t even know exist.  We are not human beings that will later have a spiritual experience.  Instead we are spiritual beings that are currently having a human experience.

            The Bible even explains that Jesus descended into the lower afterlife regions to unlock the gates of hell.  But souls still remain there because the gates are locked from the inside by their own negative thoughts.  Jesus continues to rescue souls from hell.

             “It will be revealed with fire, and the fire will test the quality of each man’s work.  If what he has built survives, he will receive his reward.  If it is burned up, he will suffer loss; he himself will be saved, but only as one escaping through the flames.”

(1st Corinthians 3:11-15)

            This entire description was not my own words.  These are the descriptions from those who’ve had a hell experience after dying.  And the Bible verse and quotes listed were made by NDEers which points out that people in hell can escape the flames eventually.  This description doesn’t sound so bad but there are other NDEers that describe it as a place of suffering and torment.

             I personally knew one NDEer named Carlos that was crossing a highway drunk and got hit by a pickup truck.  He was pronounced dead but was revived later.  He said that he was conscious in hell.  I asked Carlos lots of questions about his experience.  But he wouldn’t talk about it at all.  He was terrified to even speak of it.  All he ever told me was that it was a horrible place.  Every time I asked him a question about it, his face became terrified and he would completely stop talking.  The look of absolute terror on his face was more convincing than any description I’ve read about.  I knew him personally, and he was not making up stories.  He did get hit by a truck and he was pronounced dead.  It’s easy to dismiss a wild story from a total stranger.  But hearing it from someone you know is completely different.  And Carlos is just one of thousands of people who’ve reported an NDE.

            The highest form of ignorance is when someone rejects something they know nothing about.  Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said, “Our scientific power has surpassed our spiritual power.  We have guided missiles but misguided men.”  Albert Einstein said, “The more I learn, the more I realize how much I don’t know.”

            Some scientists are only worried about what we can prove.  But we’ve forgotten about the most important things in life.  Science cannot prove or disprove the afterlife.  But that doesn’t mean we should live as if none exists.  To think that modern science has all of the answers is false.  Most of what we know about our universe is based off of theories and scraps of evidence.  It would be wise to take all of these NDE testimonies seriously.  And remember that it was A. J. Ayer who started the skeptical idea that if we can’t prove something, it isn’t true.  Then he had an NDE and changed his beliefs about life after death.

            Now it can be understood that hell has its purpose.  We might not all agree with it but hell is a necessary form of justice.  Hell seems to be the final way to remove evil from those who cause world suffering.  Besides, heaven would not be a great place to be if evil was there.  Atheists that complain about hell or how imperfect this world is seem to forget how perfect heaven will be.  That’s just being short sighted to God’s larger plan.

 

            WHAT’S SO GREAT ABOUT HEAVEN?

            Atheists have asked, “What’s so great about heaven?”

            Heaven is a perfect place without any of the problems we have today.  Atheists always point out the problems that Earth has.  Heaven is the life that atheists expect now.  God is just testing mankind to decide who gets to be there.

            Our universe will possibly last for up to 100 trillion years, but it can only support human life for about 20 billion years.  But that’s only considering human life as we know it.  About 97% of the stars in our galaxy will eventually collapse into a white dwarf star including our Sun.  Life as we know it cannot exist around a white dwarf star.  But maybe some other kind of energy beings (angels) can live around these kinds of stars.  We just don’t know for sure and we’re not going to find out in this life.  But everything in this universe has a purpose that results in life.  So maybe the next stage of this universe has a greater purpose that we can’t understand with our limited knowledge.

            The Bible mentions that we will live in a new heavens and a new Earth.  Maybe this is what it means but we just can’t understand how this could be possible.  Instead of existing in 3 dimensions as we do now, we might find ourselves as 6 dimensional beings living as completely different angelic life forms.  But just because it doesn’t seem comprehensible now, doesn’t mean that we know for sure what other kinds of life can exist.  The Bible also says that we’ll be given new bodies that never die.  So maybe heaven is a real place in this universe.  These next three paragraphs are descriptions of heaven from those who’ve had an NDE and went there.

            Our life on Earth is just a preparation for our life in heaven.  The level of heaven we develop within us on Earth is the level of heaven we enter after death.  In heaven you feel much more alive than you will ever feel on Earth.  In heaven only the good in people survives and that’s all anyone wants there.  This allows a freedom and happiness that people on Earth cannot imagine.  On Earth we need thousands of laws to keep order, but in heaven no restrictions are needed.  Heaven is a joyous condition and a state of expanded awareness.  You will understand God’s ultimate plan more and more.  Knowledge beyond our deepest dreams exists in heaven.

            Heaven exists in a higher dimension of energy.  There are levels above, whose occupants can visit us.  Those living on the higher realms radiate the brightest light.  And there are levels below, for those who haven’t repented of their evil ways.  They must stay there until they learn to let go of all negative thoughts.

            A physical body has no use in the spiritual world.  People in heaven live with translucent spiritual bodies.  Jesus explained, “I tell you the truth, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless he is born of water and the Spirit.  Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to spirit.” (John 3:5-6)

            I see no reason that heaven will just be some magical place in a dreamy realm.  God is a scientist and He uses real scientific laws, energy, and matter.  Heaven will probably resemble our universe in some ways.  It could just be in other dimensions that we haven’t discovered.  We’ll have eternal lives as spiritual beings made of something that isn’t solid matter.

            We could actually have spiritual bodies in another dimension right now.  And they could be connected (entangled) with our current bodies until we die.  This IS scientifically possible in quantum physics.

 

            WHY DID GOD COMMAND TO KILL?

            Atheists have asked, “Why would the God from the Bible have commanded the Israelites to kill?”  Atheists accuse God of being bloodthirsty by ordering the Israelites to kill so many people in war.  These are the facts.

            God did command the Israelites to kill saying, “… do not leave anything alive that breathes.  Completely destroy them, the Hittites, Amorites, Canaanites, Perizzites, Hittites and Jebusites ....  Otherwise, they will teach you to follow all the detestable things they do in worshiping their gods, and you will sin against the LORD your God” (Deuteronomy 20:16-18).

            All of these nations practiced the same things in worshipping the idol named Baal.  And although the women didn’t fight in battles, they were not innocent.  Their seductive behavior is described in Numbers 25:1, “…the men began to indulge in sexual immorality with Moabite women, who invited them to the sacrifices to their gods (Baal).”  Some of these were child sacrifices.

            Atheists claim that all of these wars were fought over religion and they’re correct.  These pagan nations were constantly pressuring the Israelites to worship Baal and practice their ways.  But God wanted these practices to be exterminated.

            These pagan nations worshipped Baal by practicing incest, bestiality, child sacrifices, sexual abuse on children, and cannibalism.  Here’s some of the evidence:

             “Do not have sexual relations with an animal and defile yourself with it.  A woman must not present herself to an animal to have sexual relations with it; that is a perversion.  Do not defile yourselves in any of these ways, because this is how the nations that I am going to drive out before you became defiled.” (Leviticus 18:23-24)

            Notice how it says that these other nations “became defiled” #2930 which also means unclean or unhealthy.  This suggests that these nations had diseases from having sex with animals.

             “In worshiping their gods, they do all kinds of detestable things the Lord hates.  They even burn their sons and daughters in the fire as sacrifices to their gods.” (Deuteronomy 12:31).

             “When you enter the land the Lord your God is giving you, do not learn to imitate the detestable ways of the nations there.  Let no one be found among you who sacrifices their son or daughter in the fire…” (Deuteronomy 18:9-10)

             “You burn with lust among the oaks and under every spreading tree; you sacrifice your children in the ravines and among the overhanging cliffs.” (Isaiah 57:5)

            These nations worshipped Baal by having orgies, homosexual sex, and sex with animals (1 Kings 15:12, Exodus 22:19, Leviticus 18:23).  These nations also had sex with the idol Asherah that was a wooden pole.  Asherah was an idol considered to be the homosexual wife of the god Baal.

             “They committed adultery with their idols; they even sacrificed their children.” (Ezekiel 23:37)

             “Because Israel’s immorality mattered so little to her, she defiled the land and committed adultery with stone and wood.” (Jeremiah 3:9)  This is referring to when the Israelites worshipped Baal by peer pressure from these other nations.

             “You also took the fine jewelry I gave you, the jewelry made of my gold and silver, and you made for yourself male idols and engaged in prostitution with them.” (Ezekiel 16:17)

            The Israelites later made a name for Baal called Baal-zebub #1176 which means “god of flies”.  This is because the pagan nations would have sex with the Asherah pole or defecate near it.  Therefore flies always gathered around these areas.  Some worshipers of Baal also drank urine and ate feces.

            Numbers 31:16 proves that these nations had diseases, “They were the ones who followed Balaam’s advice and enticed the Israelites to be unfaithful to the Lord in the Peor incident (worshiping Baal), so that a plague (disease) struck the Lord’s people.”

            This “Peor incident” involved pagan women tempting the Israelites to worship Baal with them by having all kinds of sex.  Then it says that a plague struck the people afterwards.  So now we know that these pagan people had contagious diseases.

            These nations were constantly pressuring the Israelites to worship Baal so God wanted these practices exterminated.  Otherwise they would’ve spread diseases since the whole town was having sex with the same idol, with animals, and with each other.

            Now if these Baal worshiping nations were having every kind of sex imaginable while also sacrificing children.  They most likely forced the children to have sex with the Asherah idol.  Or it’s likely that they were sexually abusing the children before burning them alive.  Having all kinds of sex is the method of how Baal was worshipped.

            And when any culture made an animal sacrifice to a god, they ate the sacrificial meat afterwards.  So they probably ate the sacrificed children afterwards.  Although sometimes they just pushed the children off of cliffs instead.  This is how these pagan nations worshipped Baal and Asherah.

            These are other references proving this behavior that atheists must be sympathetic towards.

Sex and Eroticism in Mesopotamian Literature by Dr Gwendo Leick

Incest, Sodomy and Bestiality in the Ancient Near East by Harry A. Hoffner

Sexual Life in Ancient Egypt by Lise Manniche

Yahweh and the Gods and Goddesses of Canaan by John Day

Late Carthaginian Child Sacrifice by Shelby Brown

Dictionary of Deities and Demons in the Bible by Karel van der Toom

Religions of the Ancient World by Sarah Iles Johnston

 

            We don’t know the complete history of these immoral nations.  But we do know the behavior of these people.  They were having sex with each other, with animals, and with the same idol.  This probably caused and spread diseases like AIDS and other STDs.  AIDS is believed to have come from sex between animals and humans.  This is one reason why God ordered any Baal worshipers to be killed and all of their idols to be burned.  They also practiced incest by having sex with close relatives which is known to cause mutations and birth defects.  All of this would’ve been bad for humanity in the future.

            Who knows what mutations, diseases, or bad habits we would have nowadays if these immoral nations were not wiped out by the Israelites.  We don’t know what terrible after effects these practices would’ve had on us nowadays.  Only God knows.

            Although the Israelites did attack a dozen different nations, these nations were allied together and often fought in the same battles against the Israelites.  There were about 38 different battles fought with these pagan nations.

            Most of these nations were allied together with the Amalekites, Moabites, and Midianites.  All of these nations practiced incest, bestiality, child sacrifices, sexual abuse, and cannibalism in worshipping the god Baal.

            The Amalekites were the first nation to ever attack Israel for no reason as they were leaving slavery in Egypt (Exodus 17:8).  And most of these other nations were their allies.  That shows what kind of intentions and behavior they all had.  The Israelites were mostly fighting against this group of allies.  The Midianites led some Israelites to worship the god Baal (Numbers 31:16).  And the Moabites did the same thing (Numbers 25:1-3).  All of these nations practiced the same pagan rituals to the idol named Baal.

            The Canaanites and Perizzites were a separate group of allied nations that fought about 4 battles with Israel.  They practiced the same things in worshipping the god Baal.  And 5 battles were fought with the Assyrians who also practiced the same paganism.  All of these nations were pagans that worshipped Baal.  “They committed adultery with their idols; they even sacrificed their children” (Ezekiel 23:5, 37, Deuteronomy 18:9-11, Jeremiah 19:5).

            There are also 11 cities in the Bible with the names Baal-gad, Baal-hamon, Baal-hanon, Baal-hazor, Baal-hermon, Baal-meon, Baal-peor, Baal-perazim, Baal-shalisha, Baal-tamar, and Baal-zephon.

            These are where Baal temples were located.  This proves that these 11 nations were all worshippers of Baal.  They all had a city with a temple that began with the name Baal.  That was the real motive for every battle that the Israelites fought.  These wars were fought against the nations that worshipped Baal.  So now we know for sure that every one of these 11 nations had the same morbid habits while worshipping Baal.

            You can verify that these nations were allies by researching who was fighting against Israel in each battle at: constantlyreforming.wordpress.com/every-battle-in-the-bible.

            Out of the 38 battles that were fought, 29 were attacks against Israel.  So Israel was defending themselves 76% of the time.

            This is a list of each time when Israel was being attacked: Exodus 17:8, Numbers 21:1, Deuteronomy 2:32, Deuteronomy 3:1, 1st Samuel 11, 1st Samuel 17:1, 1st Samuel 23:1, 1st Samuel 28:1, 1st Samuel 29:1, 1st Samuel 30, 2nd Samuel 5:17, 2nd Samuel 5:22, 2nd Samuel 10:1-4, 1st Kings 20:1-3, 2nd Chronicles 20:1, 2nd Kings 6:1-23, 2nd Kings 6:24, 2nd Kings 10:32, 2nd Chronicles 24:23, 2nd Kings 15:19, 2nd Kings 15:29, 2nd Chronicles 28:17-18, 2nd Kings 17:3, 2nd Kings 18:9, 2nd Kings 18:13, 2nd Chronicles 33:11, 2nd Kings 23:29, 2nd Kings 24:2,10, 2nd Kings 25:1.

            This proves which nations were wrong here.  Israel was fighting defensively 76% of the time.

            When the Amalekites first attacked Israel for no reason as they were leaving Egypt (Exodus 17:8).  God later commanded Saul and the Israelites to kill them all.  Men, women, and children included (1st Samuel 15:2).

            So the Israelites did defeat the Amalekites, but they didn’t eradicate them all as they were supposed to.  About 20 years later, there were enough Amalekites left to attack Israel on two separate occasions after they were supposed to have been wiped out (1st Samuel 27 & 30).  These Amalekites were the once innocent children that were supposed to have been killed.  And again several hundred years later, an Amalekite named Haman tried to have the entire Jewish people exterminated (see the book of Esther).  So God knew what the results would be in the future if Israel did not completely kill every Amalekite.

            This proves that killing the Amalekite children would’ve been in Israel’s best interest.  It seems that these examples of killing in the name of God were for a greater purpose.  And these pagan children would’ve ended up starving without any parents.  Plus they probably had mutations and birth defects from being born out of incest.  And they probably had diseases from all the sex acts of their nation.  These diseases and mutations could’ve spread to all of mankind eventually.

            These nations and their animals probably had numerous diseases from practicing bestiality, incest, sexual abuse, and idol sex that would’ve spread to the Israelites.  The whole town was having sex with the same idol, the same animals, and with each other.  And it’s not like the diseased animals would’ve been useful in any way.  They would’ve spread their diseases to the healthy animals.  Would you want to drink milk from a diseased goat that people had sex with?  Or would you want some lamb chops from a diseased animal?  God protects those that follow Him.  Just because killing was involved doesn’t mean that it wasn’t for a greater good.

            God is the owner of all life and He can take life whenever He sees fit.  If God is responsible for giving life, then God has the right to take it whenever He chooses to.

            Whether you agree or not is irrelevant.  Only the opinion of the one who created life matters, despite how much a person objects.  God didn’t just create this universe, He owns it.  Only God understands the purpose for every act of killing or mass extinction that He allowed or caused.  But maybe God did have a purpose as in these examples.  Who knows what kind of diseases or mutations we would have nowadays if these nations weren’t wiped out.  If a God does exist, then He would have the right to do as He sees fit.  God’s existence does not depend on a person’s approval of His decisions.

            Besides, God ordered these nations to be wiped out because they were spreading diseases by having numerous forms of sex in worshipping Baal and Asherah.  They raped children, sacrificed them in fire, and ate the sacrificial meat afterwards.  These are the so called “innocent” nations that the Israelites slaughtered.  These attacks on Baal worshipping nations were obviously for a good reason.

            Having unprotected sex is a sure way to mix the blood of each participant.  That chemistry is not healthy for any living creature.  If someone doesn’t believe me, then they should start having sex with every animal they can find.  Let me know how that works out.

            Besides, these pagan nations ended up attacking Israel 76% of the time.  God was warning the Israelites to be ready to defend themselves.  Israel was only attacking offensively 24% of the time.

            Atheists always twist facts to spread lies.  They never show the whole story, they just withhold evidence.  Atheists are using these acts of killing to make accusations against the Bible, but these are the same people who support abortion.  So when diseased children are killed in the Bible, it’s wrong.  But when 57 million babies are aborted, then it’s Ok.  So who’s responsible for killing more children, atheists or Israelites?  Math doesn’t lie.

            Atheists always make accusations without any clue of what they’re talking about.  I wonder if atheists are still upset that God ordered these nations to be wiped out.  Clearly there was a good purpose for killing these pagan nations.

 

            WHY DOES THE BIBLE COMMAND TO KILL HOMOSEXUALS?

            Leviticus 20:13 says, “If a man has sexual relations with a man as one does with a woman, both of them have done what is detestable. They are to be put to death; their blood will be on their own heads.”

            This was not a commandment from God.  This is a part of the Law of Moses as I’ll soon explain.  The true history behind this verse was in regards to the pagan nations just discussed.  The homosexuals were the pagan nations that lived in the same area and were attacking Israel 76% of the time throughout the Old Testament.

            These were also the same pagans that were having sex with animals and spreading diseases.  The Bible also mentions to kill anyone who has sex with an animal two verses after Leviticus 20:13.

             “If a man has sexual relations with an animal, he is to be put to death, and you must kill the animal.” (Leviticus 20:15)

            As you can see, the reason that Moses recommended killing was because those homosexuals were the Baal worshiping pagans that kept attacking Israel for hundreds of years.  And also because they were spreading diseases to the Israelites. (Numbers 31:16)

 

            WHY WOULD GOD RECOMMEND RAPE?

            Atheists have accused the Bible of condoning rape.

            After the Israelites won a battle against the Midianites, the Midianite women and children were taken back to camp when Moses said, “Have you allowed all the women to live?”  “They were the ones who followed Balaam’s advice and enticed the Israelites to be unfaithful to the Lord in the Peor incident (worshiping Baal), so that a plague struck the Lord’s people.  Now kill all the boys.  And kill every woman who has slept with a man, but save every girl for yourself who has never slept with a man.” (Numbers 31:15-18)

            So Moses was upset that they allowed the diseased Midianite women to live.  These were the pagan women that practiced incest, bestiality, child sacrifices, and cannibalism.  These women had previously enticed the Israelites to follow their practices.  And they also gave the Israelites diseases.  So that’s why they were killed.

            Now when it says, “but save every girl for yourself who has never slept with a man.”  Atheists often consider this to be rape.  But a young virgin alone back then would’ve been victim to much worse problems living around Baal worshipping nations.  And they weren’t raped.  They had to either marry an Israelite man or they would become servants.

            One of the reasons for saving these virgins is because they were disease free since they hadn’t started worshipping Baal by having sex.  This also shows that the Israelites were only concerned with killing the diseased pagans, not the healthy ones.  These virgins were spared so that they would become part of a new family and be taken care of.  This is the way that ancient cultures behaved back then.  These girls were not able to get a job and live independently on their own.

            And most importantly these rules of marriage were made by man, not God.  These rules are not part of the Ten Commandments.  Moses gave the other 600 laws which I’ll explain later.  The Israelites made these rules to what they considered to be right in their time.  And mankind made plenty of other bad decisions in the Bible.  God never gave instructions for forced marriages.

            Two other cases of rape are told in Genesis 19 and Judges 19.  They describe a traveler passing through town who was offered to stay at a man’s house because the city was not safe at night.  Then at night, a group of men came to the door and insisted on raping the traveler who was also a man.  The home owner offered his virgin daughter instead and the men raped her until she died.  Then the home owner mailed messages about what happened along with pieces of her body to the surrounding tribes.  The tribes later came together and killed all of the rapists.  In the other story God sent some kind of volcanic eruption that wiped out the city of Sodom.

            Obviously this whole story is tragic.  But God never condoned any of this rape.  Atheists talk about this as if God condoned it because it’s in the Bible.  If anyone reads the whole story, it shows that God did not condone these actions.  And the home owner who sent out his daughter did so because he was scared that the rapists would break his door down and kill everyone.  He was desperately negotiating.  God never ordered him to let his daughter be raped.  The next chapter in one of these stories explains that the rapists were skilled warriors and they had swords.  And the Israelites avenged this crime and wiped out all of these men.  In both of these stories justice was served.

            If a similar rape story took place nowadays, who would be to blame?  Obviously the rapists.  So just because some men choose to be evil, doesn’t mean that God is to blame.  Other tragic stories are also in the Bible.  The reason these stories were written is because they happened.

            Should we blame the 9-11 terrorist attack on those that write the history books?  Are they condoning terrorist attacks by writing about it?  No.  So this atheist accusation is defeated with common sense.

            Deuteronomy 22:25 says, “…if a man happens to meet a young woman pledged to be married and rapes her, only the man who has done this shall die.”  God never condoned rape.

 

            DID GOD RECOMMEND CANNIBALISM?

            Atheists have accused the Bible of condoning cannibalism.  The Bible has plenty of bad situations throughout it.  But these things that atheists point out are taken way out of context.  God didn’t recommend every killing.  God never commanded anyone to rape.  And God never commanded anyone to practice cannibalism.

            Leviticus 26:29 says, “You will eat the flesh of your sons and the flesh of your daughters.”  And 2nd Kings 6:28 says, “This woman said to me, ‘Give up your son so we may eat him today, and tomorrow we’ll eat my son.”

            Both of these verses are often taken out of context by morons who don’t do any research.  The whole story is just a warning from God.  It was a prediction that they would be so desperate and hungry that they would eat their own children.  God never told the Israelites to eat children.  God was simply telling the Israelites their future.  And all of this happened because they chose to turn away from God to worship Baal.  This was caused by the Israelite’s choice to ignore God’s advice and instructions.

             “They (some Israelites) have built the high places of Baal to burn their children in the fire as offerings to Baal” (Jeremiah 19:5)

             “I will make them eat the flesh of their sons and daughters, and they will eat one another’s flesh because their enemies will press the siege so hard against them to destroy them” (Jeremiah 19:9).

            Imagine if your parents offered you the chance to go to college, but you rejected their offer and chose to party every day.  Then your parents give you a warning that you’ll end up homeless and eating out of dumpsters.  In this example your parents would not be instructing you to eat out of dumpsters.  It’s just a warning against a bad decision followed by bad consequences.

            The Bible never recommended cannibalism.  Atheists just twist facts and hide all of the evidence.  Feel free to read the whole stories for yourself in Leviticus 26:29 and 2nd Kings 6:28.

 

            DOES THE BIBLE TEACH CHILD SACRIFICES?

            Atheists claim that the Bible teaches to make child sacrifices.  Here are two examples.

             “You will not delay the offering from your harvest and your vintage.  The firstborn of your sons you will give to Me (God).” (Exodus 22:29)

            The Hebrew word here “to give” #5414 can also mean “to dedicate” or “to appoint”.  This verse is not talking about sacrificing children or animals.  It’s talking about giving 10% to God which actually just went to the priests and the temple.  The priests lived off of this 10%.

            Long before this happened, Abraham dedicated 10% of his harvest to God. “This stone, which I have set up as a pillar will be God’s house, and of all that You give me I will surely give a tenth to You (God).” (Genesis 28:22).

            Another example is when God told Abraham to sacrifice his only son in Genesis 22:2.

             “Then he reached out his hand and took the knife to kill his son.  But the angel of the Lord called out to him from heaven, “Abraham! Abraham!”  Do not lay a hand on the boy,” he said.  “Do not do anything to him.  Now I know that you fear God, because you have not withheld from me your son, your only son.” (Genesis 22:10-11)

            This was just a test from God and not a child sacrifice.  God stopped this from happening.  The atheist Richard Dawkins says that this is a horrific thing to put a child through.

            This child’s name was Isaac.  The Bible never mentions that Isaac had any trauma from this test.  Isaac also grew up to be very wealthy. (Genesis 26:12-13)  And Isaac lived a long and full life to the age of 180. (Genesis 35:28)

            And this is the only time in the entire Bible that God ever made such a request to test someone.  It was also meant as a form of symbolism for the future when God sacrificed His only Son Jesus.  The Bible never taught to make child sacrifices.

 

            STRANGE LAWS IN THE BIBLE

            Atheists often talk about some of the strange laws in the Bible.  Here are a few examples:

*The punishment for cursing one’s parents is stoning to death. Exodus 21:17.

*Do not allow a sorceress to live. Exodus 22:18

*Anyone who has sexual relations with an animal is to be put to death. Exodus 22:19

*Whoever sacrifices to any god other than the Lord must be destroyed. Exodus 22:20

*If a man sells his daughter as a servant, she is not to go free as male servants do.  If she does not please the master who has selected her for himself, he must let her be freed. Exodus 21:7-8

 

            These and other strange laws can be found in the Old Testament Bible.  But these were laws made by Moses, not God.  See the examples below.

 

            Exodus 18:13, 15-16

             “The next day Moses took his seat to serve as judge for the people, and they stood around him from morning till evening.” Moses answered him, “Because the people come to me to seek God’s will.  Whenever they have a dispute, it is brought to me, and I decide between the parties and inform them of God’s decrees and instructions.”

            This shows that the people came to Moses to seek God’s will, but it was really just the best advice from God’s chosen leader.  Moses even says, I decide … instructions.  Moses made his own decisions and laws based off of what he thought was right.  And this was said before the list of strange laws were made in chapter 21.

 

            Exodus 18:24-26

             “Moses listened to his father-in-law and did everything he said.  He chose capable men from all Israel and made them leaders of the people, officials over thousands, hundreds, fifties and tens. They served as judges for the people at all times.”

            These men probably helped Moses to make all of these laws to what they thought was right at the time.  They were like judges and law makers.

 

            Exodus 19:9

             “The Lord said to Moses, “I am going to come to you in a dense cloud, so that the people will hear me speaking with you and will always put their trust in you.”

            This again shows that the other laws were entrusted to Moses’ leadership.  These laws were made by Moses’s opinions of what was right, not God’s.

 

            John 1:17

             “For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.”

            The word “through” #1223 can mean “on account of” or “because of”.  Search the verse on Biblehub.com, click on interlinear, and then click on the number above the word.

 

            John 7:19

            Jesus said, “Has not Moses given you the law?  Yet not one of you keeps the law.”

 

            Mark 10:2-5

The Pharisees asked Jesus, “Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife?”

Jesus said, “What did Moses command you?”

The Pharisees said, “Moses permitted a man to write a certificate of divorce and send her away.”

Jesus said, “It was because your hearts were hard that Moses wrote you this law.”

 

            Jesus said to them, “I did one miracle, and you are all amazed.  Yet, because Moses gave you circumcision, though actually it did not come from Moses, but from the patriarchs, you circumcise a boy on the Sabbath.  Now if a boy can be circumcised on the Sabbath so that the law of Moses may not be broken, why are you angry with me for healing a man’s whole body on the Sabbath? (John 7:21-23)

            This verse says that the law came from the patriarchs (Jewish leaders).  Jesus even says that these strange laws were given by Moses.

 

            These laws were most likely considered to be from God because it was God who made Moses their appointed leader.  Or maybe the Israelites just assumed that every law Moses made came from God.  But these laws came from Moses, not God.  Moses and the other leaders were just expounding off of the Ten Commandments and adding their own laws to what they thought was right.

            God is not responsible for these laws or mankind’s mistakes.  God gave us the Ten Commandments and Moses gave the Israelites his own laws.  Moses wasn’t perfect and nobody claims that he was.  God is not responsible for mankind’s choices.  He gave us the freedom to make our own laws.  Religion is not based on the deeds of Biblical men, it’s based off of a relationship with God.

            If God told me to write in this book, “Treat God better than you do others.”  That doesn’t mean that God agrees with every other statement in this book.  If God had spoken that message to me, that doesn’t mean that all of my other opinions are in agreement with God’s.  Moses received the Ten Commandments from God but he also made other laws which he considered to be right from his own opinion.  If God appointed Moses to be the leader, that doesn’t mean that every decision Moses made came from God.

            It’s like when a pastor of a large church preaches good things and the church grows.  But sometimes a pastor gets caught up in all of the money coming in.  Then later on, we find out that he lives in a multi-million dollar home and has a private jet.  He may have started out doing God’s will but eventually he got carried away with his own ideas.  He may have been preaching God’s will at first, but that doesn’t mean everything he preaches is always God’s will.

            Just because some bad laws were made in the Bible, it doesn’t mean that God approved of them.  Moses was often frustrated with the disobedient Israelites.  That’s why he decided such harsh punishments.  Death was a common punishment for certain crimes because they had no prison system.  Moses was just trying to keep the Israelites civilized.  I use the word “civilized” considering the culture of ancient times.

            God gave us the 10 Commandments, not the 600 Commandments regarding selling people as servants, stoning blasphemers, and killing idolaters.  Moses made those laws for the Israelites 3,500 years ago.

 

            WHY DID GOD ALLOW SLAVERY IN THE BIBLE?

            Atheists have accused the Bible of condoning slavery.

            The slavery in the Bible was very different from the kind of slavery we would think of today.  The word “slave” in ancient Hebrew meant either “slave” or “servant”.  Search Leviticus 25:39, click on the interlinear tab, and then click on the number above the word #5650.

            If you scroll down a bit it will tell you how many times each definition was used.  It was used to mean “slave” 70 times.  And it was used to mean “servant” 725 times.  So this word was used to mean “servant” 91% of the time.  This shows that the word was more similar to a servant than a prisoner of forced labor.

            These are some quotes from the Bible about slavery:

             “If a slave has taken refuge with you, do not hand them over to their master.  Let them live among you wherever they like and in whatever town they choose.  Do not oppress them.” (Deuteronomy 23:15-16)

             “If any of your fellow Israelites become poor and sell themselves to you, do not make them work as slaves.” (Leviticus 25:39)  An Israelite could become a slave of another Israelite if they owed money and had no way of paying.

             “Anyone who steals must certainly make restitution, but if they have nothing, they must be sold to pay for their theft.” (Exodus 22:3)

             “Masters, provide your slaves with what is right and fair, because you know that you also have a Master in heaven.” (Colossians 4:1)

             “If you buy a Hebrew slave, he may serve for no more than six years.  Set him free in the seventh year, and he will owe you nothing for his freedom.” (Exodus 21:2)

             “Anyone who kidnaps someone is to be put to death, whether the victim has been sold or is still in the kidnapper’s possession.”  (Exodus 21:16)  Slave trading was not allowed by the Israelites.

            Although there still was a form of slavery in the Bible.  It was not based on race as it once was in America.  People were not enslaved because of their nationality or skin color.  People sold themselves as servants when they could not pay their debts or provide for their families.  Others were considered servants that worked for money.  And some people actually chose to be servants to have all of their needs provided by their masters.  This was what ancient culture was like.

            And God never made a commandment that said, “Thou shall have slaves.”  This was from the rules made by men, not God.  Mankind has been making mistakes since Adam and Eve.  God gave mankind free will and men decided to have slaves or servants.

            All of those strange laws in the Bible about dress code, bathing, marriage, and slavery were made by men.  God only gave the Ten Commandments besides for some occasional instructions.  So when atheists are accusing God of being inhumane, it’s really men that made those rules.

            Moses’ law says that someone may have to become a slave in order to pay a debt.  The law says that slaves are to be treated fairly.  It also says that slaves are to go free after 6 years.  And the Hebrew word for slave mostly meant servant 91% of the time.

            Moses’ laws about slavery bear NO resemblance to the 250 years of African American slavery.  There’s no evidence of racism and unfair treatment in the Bible.

            Even though slave laws were made by Moses, not God.  If the American slave owners had followed Moses’ laws on slavery, African slavery would not have been the atrocity that it was.  Each slave would’ve worked for 6 years and then became a free citizen.  In fact the original deal in 1619 was that Africans agreed to work for 7 years and then they were set free as American citizens afterwards.  But by 1640, greedy men broke that deal.  Slavery then lasted until 1865 for 250 years.

            Those who were responsible for the 250 years of slavery did not follow Moses’ laws on slavery.  If they had, Africans Americans would’ve been servants for only 6 years instead of 250.  And they would’ve been treated fairly as Moses instructed.

            I’m not condoning slavery at all.  Any form is wrong.  But atheists claim that God is in favor of slavery and that is completely false.  Moses’ laws aren’t comparable to the kind of slavery that African Americans experienced.  And the Law of Moses regarding slavery was made by men, not God.

 

            WHY DID GOD SEND BEARS TO KILL CHILDREN?

            Atheists have asked, “Why would Elisha from the Bible have cursed children to be killed by bears?”

            This Elisha story tells, “As he (Elisha) was walking along the road, some boys came out of the town and mocked him. “Get out of here, baldy!”  He turned around, looked at them and called down a curse on them in the name of the Lord.  Then two bears came out of the woods and mauled (tore) 42 of the boys.” (2nd Kings 2:23-24)

            First of all these were not children, they were young men.  The word for “boys” #5288 was used to refer to children or teenagers.  This word was used to describe a shepherd boy in 1st Samuel 16:11.  Shepherds were known for having to fight off wild animals which was not a job for anyone younger than a teenager.  This word was also used to describe young construction workers in Lamentations 5:13.

            Plus the verse never says that these young men were killed.  The verse says that two female bears “mauled (tore) the 42 young men.”  The Hebrew word tore #1234 can also mean “brake through”, “broke apart”, “divide”, or “split apart”.  It probably just meant that the crowd of 42 teenagers were scattered away.

            The story says that there were only 2 bears and 42 young men.  So how probable would it be that the 2 bears killed 42 young men?  Each of the 2 bears would’ve had to kill 21 young men.  So they most likely just “scattered” the 42 teenagers into running away.  And sometimes bears are just being territorial instead of trying to kill.  The verse also says that the two bears were females.  They might’ve had cubs nearby and were just trying to scare away the 42 teenagers.  Check the interlinear at Biblehub.com, it says “she bears”.  The Hebrew in this verse represents female bears.

            According to Bearsmart.com under the “About Bears” tab click on Behavior.  It says that, “Bears are NOT mean or malicious.  Bears are normally shy, retiring animals that have very little desire to interact with humans.”  It also says, “Bears protect an area around them that they may defend.  Once you have entered a bear’s critical space, you have forced the bear to act.”

            There’s an article on Dailymail.com called “Why male bears are more likely to kill than female bears”.  It says that 92% of the humans killed by bears were done by male bears.  It also says that female bears are not the ones that follow through with killing humans.  And bears only kill humans about once every 2 years.

            So this verse like many others is just misunderstood by atheists who don’t do research.  Obviously the 2 female bears didn’t each kill 21 young men.  They probably didn’t kill any but just “divided” the group of troublemakers.  Female bears are not aggressive like males are.  And the two bears wouldn’t have been feeling bold against 42 young men.  The teenagers were just scattered away, not killed.

 

            WERE THE ISRAELITES SLAVES IN EGYPT?

            Atheists seem to be in denial that anything written in the Bible is true.  The famous atheist Richard Dawkins claims that there is not a single piece of evidence that the Israelites were slaves in Egypt as the Bible describes in the book of Exodus.  This is just one piece of evidence among others.

            An Egyptian manuscript called the “Ipuwer papyrus”, was written around the end of the Middle Kingdom in Egypt (1700-1400 BC).  It describes the Exodus plagues referring to a revolt in Egypt, starvation, drought, disease, the escape of slaves, death throughout the land, and the river being blood (poison).

            This manuscript was written by an Egyptian named Ipuwer and appears to be an eyewitness account of the events described in the Exodus plagues.  The Ipuwer papyrus is 16 pages long and can be found at: (http://www.reshafim.org.il/ad/egypt/texts/ipuwer.htm).  These are the parallels from the Bible in the Book of Exodus.

 

1. IPUWER PAPYRUS 2:5-6, 2:10

Plague is throughout the land.  Blood is everywhere.

The river is blood, men shrink from tasting, and thirst after water.

1. EXODUS 7:20-21, 24

…all the waters of the river were turned to blood.  …there was blood throughout all the land of Egypt… and the river stank.  …for they could not drink of the water of the river.  (Blood just meant bitter or poisoned)

 

2. IPUWER PAPYRUS 2:10

Indeed, gates, columns and walls are consumed by fire.

2. EXODUS 9:24

...and the fire ran along the ground... there was hail, and fire mingled with the hail.  Some English Bibles say “lighting” instead of “fire”.  The correct meaning is definitely fire #784.  Check the interlinear at Biblehub.com.

 

3. IPUWER PAPYRUS 6:3, 10:3-6

Indeed, everywhere barley has perished … everyone says: "There is none."  The storehouse is empty indeed, grain has perished on every side.

3. EXODUS 9:31-32

All the flax and barley were ruined by the hail…

 

4. IPUWER PAPYRUS 5:5, 9:2-3

Indeed, all animals, their hearts weep; cattle moan because of the state of the land.

4. EXODUS 9:3

The hand of the Lord will strike all your livestock your horses, donkeys, camels, cattle, sheep, and goats with a deadly plague.

 

5. IPUWER PAPYRUS 9:7

Those who used to never see the day have gone out unhindered.

5. EXODUS 10:22

And a deep darkness covered the entire land of Egypt for three days.

 

6. IPUWER PAPYRUS 11:3

He (the evil man) would have imposed obstacles, he would have stretched out his arm against them.

6. EXODUS 9:23

Moses stretched out his staff towards the sky.

 

7. IPUWER PAPYRUS 2:13, 5:6, 6:12, 8:14

He who places his brother in the ground is everywhere.  Indeed, the children of princes are dashed against the walls, and the children of the neck (leaders) are laid out on the high ground.  Indeed, the children of princes are cast out in the streets.  Behold, the children of princes and of cattle (are given over) to the plunderers (scavengers).

7. EXODUS 12:29

The Lord struck down all the firstborn sons in the land of Egypt, from the firstborn son of Pharaoh, who sat on his throne, to the firstborn son of the prisoner in the dungeon.  Even the firstborn of their livestock were killed.

 

8. IPUWER PAPYRUS 3:14

Indeed, laughter is perished and is (no longer) made; it is groaning that is throughout the land, mingled with complaints.

8. EXODUS 12:30

And loud wailing was heard throughout the land of Egypt.

 

9. IPUWER PAPYRUS 7:1

Behold, the fire has gone up on high, and its burning goes forth against the enemies of the land.

9. EXODUS 13:21-22

He guided them during the day with a pillar of cloud, and he provided light at night with a pillar of fire.  And the Lord did not remove the pillar of cloud or pillar of fire from its place in front of the people.

 

10. IPUWER PAPYRUS 2:1, 3:3

Indeed, poor men have become owners of wealth, and he who could not make sandals for himself is now a possessor of riches.  Indeed, gold and lapis lazuli, silver and turquoise, carnelian and amethyst, and Ibhet-stone are strung on the necks of maidservants.

10. EXODUS 12:35-36

And the people of Israel did as Moses had instructed; they asked the Egyptians for clothing and articles of silver and gold.  The Lord caused the Egyptians to look favorably on the Israelites, and they gave the Israelites whatever they asked for.  So they stripped the Egyptians of their wealth.

 

            Another piece of evidence is an Egyptian poem called “Merneptah Stele” from 1200 BC.  It has one line referring to Israel that says, “Israel is laid waste, its seed is not.”  This is referring to after Israel had left Egypt.  And the seed reference could mean that there were no more Israelite children around Egypt or else that their grain fields were not being farmed anymore.

            Some atheists know about this evidence but just make excuses and claim that it’s not good enough.  They basically expect there to be a detailed Egyptian history book about the lives of slaves.  And since no such book like this has been found, atheists consider that the Bible is just a myth.  How can anyone take an atheist seriously with that attitude?

            Writing is the process of how history is recorded.  Certain events happen to a nation, and then that nation writes about it.  Why would Egyptians have had any reason to write a full history book about slaves?  The lack of more evidence means nothing.  The evidence presented is enough to prove that Egyptian writings confirm the events of Exodus from the Bible.

            Another piece of evidence I want to present is called “common sense”.  What other nation in all of history has ever lied about being slaves?  Some nations may exaggerate their wealth, power, or intelligence.  But what purpose would it serve to make up a lie about being slaves?  Who would lie about an embarrassing event like that?  No nation has ever lied about being slaves.  I challenge anyone to show me one example.

 

            This is evidence that the 7 years of famine in Egypt that the Bible describes was also recorded by the Egyptians.

 

GENESIS 41:30

The Bible tells of an Israelite named Joseph who was serving as an Egyptian adviser to the Pharaoh.  He predicted a seven year famine by interpreting a dream that the Pharaoh had saying, “Seven years of great abundance are coming throughout the land of Egypt, but seven years of famine will follow afterwards.  Then all the abundance in Egypt will be forgotten, and the famine will ravage the land.” (Genesis 41:30)

 

HUNGRY ROCK INSCRIPTION

An Egyptian inscription on “Hungry Rock” says, “…Because Hapy (the river god) had failed to come in time in a period of seven years.  Grain was scant, kernels were dried up, scarce was every kind of food.”

 

AMENI’S TOMB INSCRIPTION

Another Egyptian inscription on the wall of Ameni’s tomb says, “No one was unhappy in my days, not even in the seven years of famine.”  Ameni was a provincial governor in the time of Sesostris I during the 12th dynasty (1700 – 1400 BC).  These inscriptions were made during the same time frame as the Bible describes.

 

            The seven years of famine from the Bible are confirmed by these two separate Egyptian inscriptions.  This confirms the story of Joseph from the Bible.  Plenty of other Egyptian evidence can be found including Egyptian writings mentioning a man-made river called “Joseph’s Canal” from the same time period.

            Many other ancient artifacts also prove that the Bible is historically accurate.  Some of these include the Sebek-khu Stele (1860BC), Merneptah Stele (1208BC), Bubastite Portal (925BC), Mesha Stele (850BC), Kurkh Monoliths (850BC), Kurkh Monolith (850BC), Mesha Stele (840BC), Black Obelisk of Shalmaneser III (825BC), Tel Dan Stele (800BC), Nimrud Tablet K.3751 (733BC), Sargon II's Prism A (710BC), Siloam inscription (700BC), Lachish relief (700BC), LMLK seals (700BC), Azekah Inscription (700BC), Sennacherib’s Annals (690BC), and many more.

            Notice how I list reliable references proving that the Bible is accurate.  These are experts that have spent up to ten years researching and excavating in Egypt.  Atheists like Richard Dawkins have no references to list.

 

References

Unwrapping the Pharaohs by John Ashton and David Down

The Admonitions of an Egyptian Sage by Alan Henderson Gardiner

History of Egypt by James Breasted

Ten Years Digging in Egypt by William Matthew Flinders Petrie

Egypt, Canaan, and Israel in Ancient Times by Don Redford

Israel in Egypt by James Hoffmeier

A Brief History of Israel by Victor H. Matthews

 

            All of this evidence is not for the purpose of proving that the Israelites were once slaves in Egypt.  That was verified long ago.  This is to PROVE that atheists spread lies without any clue of what they’re talking about.

 

            HOW COULD GOD HAVE PARTED THE RED SEA?

            Atheists claim that it’s impossible for God to have parted the Red Sea as the Bible describes.

            When God parted the Red Sea in Exodus 14, there are two options that could’ve caused this.  This is the naturalistic explanation: While the Jews were slaves in Egypt.  Moses was arguing with the Pharaoh because the Israelites wanted to leave Egypt, but the Pharaoh wouldn’t allow it.  Then the local water supply became polluted with something unhealthy.  The frogs and insects fled the tainted water and started becoming some of the Exodus plagues.  Then the cattle drinking the water also became sick.  And some of the firstborn children also became sick from the same water and died.

            While the Egyptians were preoccupied with these disasters, Moses led the Israelites on an escape route through the Red Sea.  Moses may have found the “underwater land bridge” before the escape.

            Search google.com for: “Red Sea land bridge” then click on images.  This underwater land bridge is between Egypt and Saudi Arabia.  The land bridge diagrams will convince anyone that this is where the Israelites fled Egypt.  The land bridge is still there under 100 feet of water.  But both sides of this underwater bridge are 300-700 feet deep.  So if the water level of the Red Sea dropped by 100 feet, there would’ve been a path to cross over the Red Sea.  You may have to google the image to really understand it.

            In 2003 a chariot, weapons, and soldiers were found at the bottom of the Red Sea to verify that the Egyptians chased after them.  You can search “Red Sea Chariot” on google.com and click images.  This evidence added to the Ipuwer manuscript proves that the Israelites fled slavery in Egypt and this Bible story is true.

            So if the Israelites weren’t escaping slavery, then why were they being chased by a chariot?  And of course the Egyptians didn’t write about that piece of history.  That was an embarrassing moment in Egyptian history when they were outsmarted by slaves.

            Moses may have preplanned the whole escape after he had already discovered the land bridge.  Then the Egyptians saw the Israelites escaping across the sea.  So the Egyptians chased after them into the sea, but they didn’t approach from where the land bridge was.  So the Egyptians drowned and the Israelites escaped slavery.  That’s how obviously true the Exodus story in the Bible is.

            This description is not the option that I believe in.  I believe that God did manipulate the water to make it poisonous, thus causing the Exodus plagues.  Then I believe that God made the land rise above sea level into a land bridge.  Or God could’ve lowered the water level of the Red Sea by 100 feet.  Then the Israelites escaped.

            This land bridge was not manmade either.  It has the volume of one cubic mile and weighs 1 trillion lbs.  That’s equal to about 500 million loads with a small dump truck.  So this was either a miracle by God or another coincidence to add to the long list.

            The miracle option makes plenty of sense to me because I understand that a God must have deliberately created life throughout this universe.  And a God who creates life would have motive to protect those that honor Him.

            Regardless if anyone believes in God or miracles.  There is plenty of evidence confirming this Bible story and many others.  Atheists usually have no knowledge about the topics they discuss.  They just automatically deny anything about God or the Bible while completely unaware of solid evidence.

 

            WAS THE BIBLE’S FLOOD STORY COPIED?

            Atheists have accused the Bible of copying the Creation story and Noah’s flood story from the ancient Sumerians.  The Sumerians wrote about both stories and there are some similarities to the Bible.

            The earliest Sumerian Creation myth was written on the Barton Cylinder around 2400 BC.  But Adam and Eve date back to about 3000-4000 BC through the Bible’s ancestry records.  (Biblehub/timeline/)

            The Sumerian creation story mentions a demon snake, a tree of life, and a special garden similar to Eden.  It gives no other details like the Bible does in Genesis 1.  Plus Adam and Eve lived about 1,000 years earlier than 2400 BC.

            You can read the Sumerian Creation Myth at

(http://www.crystalinks.com/enumaelish.html) or

(http://history-world.org/sumerian_legend_of_creation.htm).

            The Sumerian Creation story has hardly any specific details and doesn’t make any sense, it does not compare to the Bible at all.  It’s a bunch of primitive poems that seem like the person who wrote them had the writing skills of a modern day 3rd grader.

            The Sumerian tablets also mention the flood story.  They date back to as early as 2100 BC.  But the earliest record of the Sumerian flood story was written on the 11th tablet in 1600 BC.  This can be verified on Wikipedia.com under “Sumerian Creation Myth”.

            So the Bible was written around 1500 BC around the same time as the Sumerian flood story in 1600 BC.  But the Biblical flood story took place about 1,000 years earlier around 2500 BC.  Noah lived long before the author of Genesis did (Moses).  So the Sumerians and the Israelites both passed on the same story until it was written around the same time.  That’s because the Sumerians and Israelites lived in the same area and both nations knew each other.

            This makes perfect sense since a flood took place around the Middle East and two different cultures both wrote about it.  The Sumerian version has hardly any details so they could’ve just copied the story from the Israelites.  But both nations could’ve experienced the same flood and wrote about it around the same time.  Neither of these nations described two separate floods so it had to be the same flood they’re both referring to.

            To compare the Sumerian flood story to the Bible’s is not the same at all.  The Sumerian stories are about slaying dragons and fighting giants made of stone.  The Sumerians also considered trees to be demons when cutting them down.  One tablet tells how Gilgamesh was born from a bull.  The Sumerians also wrote that the gods feared the flood.  They also wrote that the bull god came down from the sky and punished Gilgamesh with 7 years of famine.  And there are plenty of conflicting errors in the Sumerian stories.

            The Sumerian stories were probably copied from the Israelites.  The Israelites wrote a detailed history while the Sumerian stories are in the form of short poems that make almost no sense.  And don’t forget that the Bible accurately described the evolution of our solar system and animal life in perfect order right before describing the flood.

            You can read the Sumerian flood story at: (http://www.rosemike.net/quotes/misc/epic_gil.pdf).  The whole story is on pages 26-29.

            The Bible lists many details throughout the flood story including the exact date when the flood started (Genesis 7:11-12).  And the Bible’s flood story is 5 chapters long in Genesis 6-10 (2,600 words).  The Sumerian flood story is only 60 short sentences (1,600 words).  The Sumerian flood story was written like a poem and has hardly any details.  The Sumerians most likely copied their stories from the Israelites because both nations knew each other.

            This is a portion of the Sumerian flood story, “Those years were indeed faraway years.  The storm roared, the lights flashed.  In the sacred area of Nibru, the storm roared, the lights flashed.  Heaven talked with Earth, Earth talked with Heaven.”

            Anyone who reads the Sumerian stories will see that they’re just meaningless poems without any details.  This shows that the Sumerians wrote about whatever stories they heard from the Israelites.  The Bible did not copy from the Sumerians.

            Atheists also claim that there’s no evidence of any global flood taking place thousands of years ago.  That’s because some religious people claim this without researching the Bible.  Genesis 7:19 says that water covered the “Earth”.  But this is just a rough English translation.  The ancient Hebrew word for “Earth” (#776) can also mean “land”, “countryside”, or “countries”.  You can verify this definition on Biblehub.com.  Search Genesis 7:19, click on the interlinear tab, and then click on the number (#776) above the word.

            The word Earth can mean the entire planet when used sometimes but there is no way to say for sure in a verse like this.  There’s no other text signifying that the entire planet flooded.  And when the Bible uses the word “Earth”, it refers to the entire planet 659 times and it uses the word to describe an area of land 1,930 times.  The word “Earth” was used to describe a piece of land 75% of the time.  So the Biblical flood was most likely a local event.

            Therefore some religious people shouldn’t misquote Bible verses and argue with scientists when they don’t have a clue what it really says.  Look at the Middle East on a map.  The Sumerians lived near Baghdad in Iran and Noah lived somewhere north of there.  This area is surrounded by 5 different seas.  The Mediterranean Sea or the Red sea probably just expanded as a piece of land sunk.  This is probably the great flood that is referred to by both civilizations.  Both flood stories describe how water came up from the ground.  And land masses do change over thousands of years.

            Atheists also criticize the flood story when Noah gathered two of every kind of creature from the Earth (land).  But the word Earth meant land 75% of the time, so Noah just gathered two of every kind of creature from the local area.  And Noah was a farmer, so finding two pigs, goats, cows, and so on is not impossible.  He probably already owned a large variety of the local animals.

 

            HOW DID GOD MAKE THE SUN STAND STILL?

            In the Bible Joshua 10:13 explains that God made the Sun and Moon stand still for an extra day.

            A Greek Historian named Herodotus visited Egypt and came across an ancient hieroglyph which says, “The sun, thrown into confusion, had remained low on the horizon, and by not rising had spread terror amongst the great doctors.  Two days had been rolled into one.  The morning was lengthened to one-and-a-half times the normal period of effective daylight.  A certain time after this divine phenomenon, the master had an image built to keep further misfortune from the country.”

            The Aztecs wrote in the Annals of Chauhtitlan about an extended period of time when the Sun stood still.  It says, “The sacrificed gods had disappeared in the brazier’s flames, but as there was no sign of the sun, the remaining wonder when it would first appear.  At long last, the sun burst forth ... But the sun, despite his brilliant light, did not move; he hung on the edge of the sky, apparently unwilling to begin his appointed task.”

            The Chinese and Guatemalans wrote of similar events also.  So it seems that there are other nations that recorded this event.  This confirms that the Sun stood still for a while, but it does not explain how.

            This can be explained as a miracle from God.  This would also explain the other miracles in the Bible like the parting of the Red Sea or Jesus rising from the dead.  If there is a God, He would understand everything about science and have the ability to intervene any time He wants to.  The easiest way would be to gradually slow down Earth’s rotation speed.

            Scientist always mention that if the Earth suddenly stopped rotating, everything on Earth’s surface would go flying to the east at 1,000 MPH.  But God would’ve slowed down Earth’s rotation gradually and had a whole day to do it.  Earth’s rotation would’ve needed to slow down by less than 1 MPH per minute.  (1,000 MPH ÷ 1440 minutes per day = .7 MPH of deceleration per minute)  This would be scientifically possible if a God does exist.

            The Bible also says that large hailstones fell down while the Sun stood still (Joshua 10:11).  So if Earth gradually stopped rotating, the centrifugal force would diminish and the atmosphere would increase in pressure.  Then as the Earth started rotating again on the next day, the atmosphere would decrease in pressure.  This would cause hail to fall to Earth.  Any meteorologist would agree that a change in Earth’s rotation speed could cause a hail storm.

            Another way for God to make the Sun stand still would be to slow down time.  God would know how time operates better than anyone.  A God would have the ability to manipulate time which is scientifically possible.  This would be similar to how a black hole slows down time for any nearby object.  So if God wanted to slow down time for one day, He can.  A God would not need to break the laws of physics to do this, He can use the laws in ways that we don’t know are possible.  The real question here is, does a God exist?  If so, it would be logical to think that He wants to be involved with His creation.

            There are also other unexplained miracles like the big bang or life’s existence.  People often look for a natural explanation, but these are the biggest miracles of all.  Clearly a Creator must be responsible for these innumerable coincidences.  If a God was involved with our creation, then He would also want to be involved in our daily lives.  Genesis 1 accurately describes the evolution of our solar system and animal life.  So if a God was responsible for that, then He would be capable of changing Earth’s rotation speed or parting the Red Sea.  So these miracles are scientifically possible and the evidence shows that they did happen.

 

            HOW COULD MULTIPLE STARS FALL TO EARTH?

            Atheists claim that the Bible describes stars falling to Earth in the future which is not scientifically possible.  This is true because stars are millions of times larger than Earth is.

            In Revelation 6:12-13, it describes the future of the end days for mankind.  It describes stars falling to Earth, earthquakes, and the Moon turning red.  Obviously the author was having a vision of what looks like stars falling to Earth.  He later describes one of these stars as the size of a mountain that’s on fire (Revelation 8:8).  He’s basically mistaking stars for falling stars (meteorites).  They look the same from our point of observation.

            Revelation describes meteorites falling to Earth.  So meteorites would look like falling stars and cause earthquakes upon impact.  These impacts would also put tons of dust in our atmosphere which scatters light waves making the Moon appear red.  This is known by science to be one reason why the Moon looks red sometimes.

            When Earth was hit by a large meteorite around 65 million years ago during the dinosaur era.  Any life that survived would’ve seen a red Moon because of all the leftover dust in our atmosphere.

            Plus scientists know that there have been consistent global extinctions caused by meteorite impacts every 25-100 million years.  So these verses are describing another meteorite extinction as being responsible for the end of humanity.

            But how did the author of Revelation know all of this 2,000 years ago?  Most people nowadays have no idea that meteorites regularly cause mass extinctions on Earth.  And nobody knew back then what causes the Moon to appear red.  Clearly the author is accurately predicting the future from 2,000 years ago!

            The book of Revelation also describes that 1/3rd of the water will become bitter or poisoned (Revelation 8:8).  In 2007 a small meteorite hit the country of Peru.  It made 600 nearby residents sick from arsenic that was released from an underground gas pocket (Wikipedia.com Carancas Impact Event).

            Another impact happened 75 million years ago when a meteorite hit the city of Manson Iowa.  That impact still affects their water supply to this day.  Iowa’s Department of Natural Resources has spent years trying to find a clean water source to drill into.  Any water they find ends up being polluted with nitrates caused from the prehistoric meteorite impact.

            If a meteorite hit the ocean, it would cause the nitrogen and oxygen to combine forming nitrogen oxides.  This would then bond with the water forming nitric acid making the water a poisonous HNO3.

            Revelation also describes the Sun becoming darker.  This could be referring to the meteorite dust in our atmosphere blocking out most of the sunlight.  There would also be lots of fire and smoke that would block out plenty of sunlight.

            Another prophecy is in Revelation 21:1, it describes Earth having lost all of its water and having no more life on it.  Because of our modern science we know this will be Earth’s future with no water because our Sun is growing in size and heat output.  All of Earth’s water will eventually evaporate and be lost in space.  But there was no way the author could’ve known that 2,000 years ago without consulting modern science.  What other religious book accurately makes such predictions?

            Another prophecy is 2nd Peter 3:11 refers to the end of Earth after all life is gone.  It says, “That day will bring about the destruction of the heavens by fire, and the elements will melt in the heat.”  This is true of Earth’s future when the entire planet will be consumed by the Sun in a few billion years.

            So how is it that these authors are accurately predicting future events?  Nobody that lived 2,000 years ago had any knowledge of these scientific facts, yet these Bible authors predicted them accurately.  The only logical explanations are that the authors either had a time machine, or they heard from God.

            This proves that the Bible is accurate.  It also proves that God exists and that He speaks to mankind.  No other religious books have any accurate details like the Bible does.  So if any religious book should be considered to be true, it should be the Bible.

 

            DOES THE BIBLE CLAIM A FLAT EARTH?

            Atheists accuse the Bible of referring to a flat Earth when it refers to “the 4 corners of the Earth”.

            Isaiah 11:12 says, “…he will assemble the scattered people of Judah from the four corners of the earth.”  But the word “corners” #3671 just means “wing” or “extremity”.  It’s basically referring to North, South, East, and West.  The phrase means “from the ends of the Earth” or “from every direction”.  Search any of these verses at Biblehub.com, click on the interlinear tab, and then click on the number above the word.

            Numbers 15:37 says, “Throughout the generations to come you are to make tassels on the corners of your garments, with a blue cord on each tassel.”  It’s referring to extremities here, not actual corners.

            Ezekiel 7:2 says, “The end has come upon the four corners of the land.”  The word corners means “extremities” or “from every direction” of the land.  The word corners was put there by English translators who decided to use a word that sounds better than extremities.

            Acts 26:26 refers to the things that Jesus did being done in the open, not in a corner somewhere.  This verse is not referring to an actual corner, it’s just a metaphor to mean “a hidden place”.  Many words can be used for different meanings.

            Revelation 7:1 refers to “the four corners of the earth, holding back the four winds of the earth”.  This verse refers to 4 corners and 4 winds signifying North, South, East, and West.  It was just using the word “corners of the earth” to mean “from every different direction.”

            And even if the Bible authors did consider the Earth to be flat, so what.  Many people thought the Earth was flat a long time ago.  That doesn’t mean that everything else they thought was wrong.  The Bible was written by man.  God was never quoted saying that the Earth was flat.  And besides, the word “corners” was used to mean “extremities” or “from every different direction.”

 

            WHY ARE SCIENTISTS USUALLY ATHEISTS?

            Atheists like to brag that most scientists are atheists, so they claim that atheism must be right.

            This is not completely true and there are many scientists who do believe in a God.  Atheists always quote one statistic which says that 93% of scientists are atheists.  But that survey was from Nature Magazine in 1998 and it only included the 2,000 members from the National Academy of Science.  Plus only 50% of the members even responded to that survey.

            A Pew survey taken in 2009 states that 33% of scientists believe in God and 18% believe in a higher power of some kind.  That leaves atheist scientists at 49%, not 93%.  Elaine Howard Ecklund is a professor of sociology at Rice University.  She conducted another survey of over 1,600 faculty members at research universities.  Her results showed that 36% of scientists believed in a God or a higher power.  About 30% were agnostics that aren’t sure about a God or higher power.  And 34% were atheists.

            Many people in the world also understand science even though they’re not scientists.  I’m not a scientist, yet I understand science well.  And what about police, firefighters, nurses, mechanics, or garbage men?  Do none of them know anything about science or our universe?  A scientist’s opinion isn’t more credible than another persons’ who also understands science.

            Atheist scientists always consider every scientific process for our existence to be a coincidence.  Real science doesn’t teach the word coincidence to be used to explain everything.  Why do the scientific laws, space, matter, energy, and life exist?  No atheist scientist can answer the why questions, so their atheistic opinions aren’t proven to be true.

            Most people are smart enough to think for themselves regarding this topic because we understand science.  Most people don’t need to rely on an atheist to answer the why question with their opinions.  Atheist’s claim that there’s no sign of intelligent design in our universe.  But they’re the same people that just twists the definition of the word nothing to explain our existence.  How can an atheist’s opinion be trusted when they constantly play word games?

            Global estimates for the entire population from a 2015 poll shows that the highest estimate for “convinced atheists” in the world is 12%.  That’s 850 million people in the world that are atheists.  Many of these statistics include those who are just not affiliated with any religion.  Lower estimates claim that only 2.4% are truly atheists.  And many of the world’s atheists are from Asia where there is no freedom of speech and a limited freedom of religion. (Wikipedia.com Demographics of Atheism)

            A 2004 survey by the CIA in the World Factbook also agrees that about 12.5% of the world’s population are non-religious, and about 2.4% are atheists.  And a 2004 survey by the BBC in 10 countries showed that almost 30% of all atheists claimed to pray occasionally.

            The remaining 88% of the world’s population are not atheists.  Most people don’t think of our existence as just a coincidence.  Of all the world’s population, only atheists (12%) don’t believe in the scientific law of cause and effect for the big bang.  The rest of the world (88%) does believe in this proven scientific law.  Atheists ARE the minorities.  That’s mostly because of the ridiculous amount of blind faith that atheists need to believe that our universe came from nothing which I COMPLETELY disproved in Chapter 1.  And I’m referring to the true definition of nothing.

 

            SHOULD RELIGION BE ILLEGAL IN SCHOOLS?

            There’s a law called The Separation of Church and State which bans religion from being taught in schools.  I agree that science should be the only topic taught in the science classroom.  A teacher that expresses their religious opinions to their students can be fired for doing so.  This law does make sense.  But then this same law also applies to atheism.  If any teacher expresses their opinions of atheism to their students, then they should be fired also.

            I would recommend having your child secretly record any teacher that expresses their opinions of atheism.  Hiding a video camera in their backpack is a good way to get solid evidence.  Science class is the most likely place that children are forced to listen to atheist propaganda.  Talk to your kids about what their teachers are saying.  Then record the evidence and file a lawsuit.

            It seems extreme to sue a school over some atheist propaganda, but atheists sue schools if any teacher prays or mentions that they believe in God.  Atheists also sue cities and police departments if they have a sign that says, “In God we trust.”

            Since there’s a law separating church and state.  That includes atheism as a religion also.  It’s a religious view that requires blind faith in “nothing”, and it also twists the definition of the word nothing.  Atheism is based off of opinions and trillions of coincidences.  Science teaches the law of cause and effect, atheism does not.  The first law of thermodynamics also contradicts that our universe came from nothing.  Atheism is not proven or backed up by real science as I showed in Chapter 1.  It’s just a religious opinion and does not belong in the classroom at all.  That is the law.

 

            OTHER ATHEIST QUESTIONS

Atheist: If God is all-knowing, why does the Bible describe him as surprised or angered by the actions of humans?  Shouldn’t He have known what was going to happen?

My Answer: God is not surprised by mankind’s evil in the Bible.  He’s disappointed by it.  After Adam and Eve ate the forbidden fruit, God asked Adam, “Have you eaten from the tree that I commanded you not to eat from?”  God wasn’t confused, it was a rhetorical question.  This is similar to a parent asking their child if he took some cookies without permission while the parent can already see cookie crumbs on his face.  The Bible never describes God as being surprised.

 

Atheist: Why didn’t Jesus kill the devil when He was tempted in the wilderness?

My Answer: In the book of Job, God let satan test Job by ruining his life.  So God lets satan test us.  And as far as time is concerned to God.  Satan is already dead just as Schrodinger’s cat was.  The Bible says that God will throw satan in hell at the end of humanity.  It seems that God allows satan to be here as a temptation for mankind to weed out the good from the bad.  This life is nothing but a test.  So God chooses to allow evil and temptation from our point of view.  But from God’s eternal point of view, evil is already destroyed.

 

Atheist: Can religion agree with rational thought?

My Answer: It’s perfectly rational to see how complex and unlikely it is for life to just form on its own.  And not just here but all throughout our universe and all throughout time.  Atheism is completely irrational to claim to have an absolute answer that a God does not exist.  It’s completely irrational to claim that nothing caused by nothing is responsible for our existence.  Our universe didn’t just “pop” into existence for no reason.

 

Atheist: How can a Christian get a degree in science and also be religious?  What is going on in their head?  Do they have special experiences with God that an atheist like Richard Dawkins hasn’t had?

My Answer: How one gets a degree in science and remains religious is simple.  There is no scientific law that can explain our existence.  All that religious scientists do is believe in an intelligent design.  They agree with science and consider that everything is a deliberate creation by God.  Science and properly understood Christianity do not contradict each other at all.  There is no part of the Bible that contradicts science except for some miracles that were reported.  The answer for these miracles just reverts back to the question of whether a God exists or not?  If so, any miracle would be possible.  God doesn’t break the laws of physics.  He made them and can use them in ways that we would think are impossible.  He’s more technologically advanced than we could ever imagine.

            Only some Christians believe in things that contradict science because they misunderstand what the original Hebrew Bible says.  Maybe these religious people are willing to be ridiculed or question science because of how sure they are that God speaks to them.

            Some scientists out there claim that aliens are among us.  Some scientists believe that everything around us is an illusion like the matrix.  Should I discredit ALL scientists because of the few in that community?  No.  Then why do atheists stereotype all religious people because some disagree with science?

            And I don’t believe that Richard Dawkins would believe in God if Jesus came to cut his lawn every week.  I don’t think Richard Dawkins is ever going to have a spiritual experience with his attitude towards God.  God is not a dog that fetches when you say so.  God is not your butler to come running to your service at your every request.  God wants you to seek after him diligently.  The best way to have a true spiritual experience is to regularly speak with God in your mind.

 

Atheist: The majority of people see science as contradictory to religion.  If some people have religious beliefs but then they become a scientist, at some point isn’t there a line in the sand?

My Answer: That’s just not true.  The only contradiction is when some Christians claim that the Earth is 6,000 years old or that evolution is not true.  The Bible says no such thing anywhere.  I explained all of this throughout this book.

            There is no line in the sand at all.  Properly understanding the Bible and science should both be correct if Christianity is true.  The only contradictions to science are based on some people’s inaccurate interpretations of the Bible.  Christians and atheists both misuse the Bible’s words that are translated in English.  Research the ancient Hebrew before making assumptions.

 

Atheist: Regarding the beginning of our universe.  Why must the unexplained events require that there’s a God who caused it?

My Answer: Why must the unexplained events require the explanation of nothing caused by nothing?  And why must this “nothing” explanation be spoken of with such false confidence by leading scientists?  So far there are only two explanations for our existence.  An intelligent Creator or nothing caused by nothing.

            A Creator just makes more logical and scientific sense.  The majority of people agree that a God makes more sense.  Atheists think that religious people take this view because they were raised that way.  A God makes more sense because life is so abundant and complex on Earth and throughout our universe.  Scientifically there had to have been a cause for all of this.  Religious people base their views on their experiences with God AND because of science.

 

Atheist: I have no idea what caused our universe to begin and I’m perfectly content in not knowing.

My Answer: Atheists claim that nothing is responsible and religious people claim that God is responsible.  But atheists act like they’ve double checked every part of the universe for evidence.  Their claims are only based on opinions.  The “nothing theory” is not even close to being proven.  And even if it was proven, it would not explain why it happened?

            What bothers me is when some people are so content with the “nothing theory” that they no longer have the curiosity to learn why it happened.  When people stop asking why we exist, they hinder their own ability to truly understand life and the universe.

            Evidence does suggest that we are a Creation.  But why would a God create life through this universe?  There must be a purpose for our existence.  This Creator must have a larger plan for us.

 

Atheist: I don’t presume that the universe had to have a cause for its existence.  I’m open to the possibility that the universe is eternal.

My Answer: So if the idea of an eternal universe seems possible, then the idea of an eternal Creator is also possible.  They’re both based off of the same concept!  God is a much more logical explanation.

            Isn’t all of science based off of “cause and effect”?  So regarding the beginning of our universe atheists can “scientifically” just throw this law in the garbage whenever they feel like it.  What part of the universe doesn’t obey this law?  What scientific test can anyone present to show that this law doesn’t apply sometimes?  Christians simply believe in the scientific law of cause and effect.  And atheists choose not to.

            The idea of a mindless universe having always existed doesn’t hold up to the laws of science.  And neither does a universe creating itself from nothing by nothing happening.  Therefore atheism doesn’t hold up against science.  Besides, the scientific agreement of the big bang and our 14 billion year old universe mostly contradicts an eternal universe.

            Religious people believe in God because of scientific evidence.  They also believe in God because of the difference He makes in their lives.  I’m referring to a real difference that Christians test scientifically through answered prayer.  And not just answered prayer requests, but answers to questions with God speaking to them personally.  This is why Christians believe in God.

 

Atheist: The religions in the world come with a lot of rules from sacred books.  Why do I have to accept all these rules if I were to try being religious?  That complicates things for me.

My Answer: The majority of these rules are summed up into having a relationship with God.  And most of these rules are also illegal by government laws anyways.

            Some people are just waiting to meet a Creator that agrees with everything that they do.  Should such a Creator be taking advice from them?  And what part of the package is so unreasonable to accept?  The main belief system is to have a relationship with God and to speak your mind with Him on a regular basis.  That’s not a difficult request.

 

Atheist: Why did God create a world that was so convincing of His absence?

My Answer: The evidence is all around us.  Every complex scientific requirement for our existence is always labeled as a random coincidence by atheists.  These trillions of coincidences should be rightly considered as evidence for an intelligent design.  God chooses to remain unseen, possibly in different dimensions.  And why do atheists insist on believing in something that has to be seen?

            Why would anyone assume that the size of God can be seen by humans?  He’s probably larger than any multiverse.  And why would anyone assume that God is made of a substance that we can see?  We can’t see gravity or sound waves yet.  He’s probably made of some eternal energy that we’ve never even heard of.

 

Atheist: Why would all other religions be wrong but not yours?

My Answer: Evidence suggests that this universe which is full of life has to be a deliberate creation by an intelligent God.  So somebody’s God has to be correct.

            You can read about the evidence for other major world religions in my other book on Amazon.com called Not All Religions Are Alike.

            None of the other world religions have real evidence supporting them like Christianity does.  Anyone who thinks that all religions are alike has no idea what they’re talking about.

 

Atheist: The Bible just copied from older mythological gods.  The movie Zeitgeist talks all about it.

My Answer: The Zeitgeist movie is absolutely filled with lies.  I also show all of that evidence in my other book, Not All Religions Are Alike.

 

            CONCLUSION

            After answering all of these atheist questions, it seems like the atheists are now emptyhanded with evidence against God’s existence.  I do admit that some atheist arguments are 5% correct, but that still means that they’re also 95% wrong.  Feel free to read this chapter twice that presents real facts and statistics.  Now you can see that atheists do twist facts and spread lies.  And they have no legitimate arguments against God’s existence.  Free your mind from the lies of atheism.

 

 

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