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Thou Shall Not Question Thy God. But Why?

Whenever critics try to debate with fundamentalists, it normally ends up with THOU SHALL NOT QUESTION THY GOD. But why won't i question God when his attributes and characters are obviously questionable?

if God's characters are sraightforward and simple, who would dare to question him?

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Great! Actually it is +5 for nuclearboy. I'll accept my own +1 gallantly

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+1 @nuclearboy

+1 @vescucci

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Nuke! You want to kill me? I rarely laugh out loud. My brother thinks I have no sense of humour when I don't laugh watching sitcoms. Actually it's not lack, it's an advanced sense of humour. I digress o. I laughed out loud cuz of your description of God. People like to think of God as pure unadulterated love. I think if you can love which God can, you automatically can hate. There can be no north without south. What's light without dark. I'm sort of back now oga.

Your reply is apt and simple. The way I like it served. Good and evil are mostly relative. We murder millions of farm animals but no one gets preachy when eating a burger. Is it not evil and mass murder to kill livestock? People like to say for instance that a man goes to hell based on the choices he made. Let's assume there's hell, blazing and all that, wouldn't you question the one who presented him with those choices knowing that the sucker is handicapped in choosing wisely? It's like giving a child the option of swimming in boiling oil and wading in cotton candy. If the child chooses to swim (that's one dumb child) I will ask why should there be such a choice at all to begin with? No one who believes in hell will actively seek it. In the end, you can question all you want. Just don't jump off a bridge when an answer is not forthcoming.

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Interesting. My positions of Godly matters may seem unsympathetic to most people but what I really am is a brutally honest person seeking answers and without interest in fantastic or sensational colourations. In lieu of the above I'll say to the people who will no doubt soon reply the poster this:

If God didn't create evil and we brought it about then He also didn't create goodness. If God created goodness then He also created evil. It really is that simple. Keep in mind that lack of goodness doesn't automatically mean presence of evil and vice versa. A merciless person doesn't have to be evil. A harmless person is not necessarily good either. God does what He wants. I don't think he is 'unfathomable love' like some wishful thinkers.

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Asking questions does not necessarily has to equate blaming, my friend. People ask questions for multitude of reasons and only the ignorant acting as all-wise get scared and threatened of being questioned. So, what is it, then? Is your own idea of God all-knowing, or just pretending to be one?

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God is perfect, so questioning God is trying to put the blame on God for whatever. "GOD WHY ME" or "GOD WHY"

the issue is that God is not responsible for our lives , we are responsible. People try to blame God and question him so as to shift the responsibility of their misfortune on him.

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i wasn't  quoting the bible, if i was, i would have signified the exact portion in the bible where it is said.

my objective in this post is to know why believers normally resort to the idea of "you shouldn't question god" when on the other hand, his characters are obviously questionable.

Anyway, i'll go straight to the point because i won't like to bore anyone with lenghty pages.

If you think that we can question God, just answer me this one simple question(because God must have given u the answer since u can question him).

its the same question that we have been asking over and over.

WHY DID GOD CREAT EVIL? IF HE DIDN'T, THEN WHO DID?     

There are many questions to ask, but lets just start with this, i dont need to elaborate much on that because u know what i mean perfectly, and  I want u to be as coherent as possible.

And mind u, There is no need to start beating about and trying to come up with the same ol' stuffs, its a simple question and requires a simple answer.

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perhaps u want to take this up with the muslims. There are numerous instances in the bible where prophets, kings and disciples openly questioned God's motives. Moses, Jonah, Gideon, Philip . . . the list goes on.

The God of the bible can certainly be questioned - HE says in Isaiah 1:18 "Come now, and let us have an argument together . . ."

No where did He say Thou shalt not question thy God.

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