Does God Exist?
What does this have to do with guitar pickups? Nothing. Anyway:
“Only if there is a God who created man is man worth anything more than the value of the chemicals of which he is composed.” -- Dennis Prager
Does the universe have any meaning or purpose or is it just one big, pointless accident?
“If the whole universe has no meaning, we should never have found out that it has no meaning: just as, if there were no light in the universe and therefore no creatures with eyes, we should never know it was dark.” – CS Lewis
Do you believe there is no God because there is too much suffering and evil in the world?
The following question is not intended to take anyone's suffering lightly, but I have to ask it: What is the right amount of suffering and evil for you to allow for God's existence?
Before your answer, consider: You don't have to believe in God to see that zero suffering turns us into spoiled, entitled, self-infatuated demons in the flesh, so apparently we have to have some...
Do you have any thoughts on these quotes? You can share them with me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Be aware, however, that:
1) These will not necessarily be private conversations. I may post some of them here, unless you are divulging some personal information, though that’s probably not a good idea online with a stranger.
2) Responses that invoke the Flying Spaghetti Monster or the snarky spirit thereof will be ignored. If you have real, honest questions about God that have just never been answered to your satisfaction, I can put up with a certain amount of angst and even take something of a beating for the failures of my Christian brothers and sisters to give a cogent, adequate answer. (For that matter, I may also fail so I ask your forgiveness in advance.) But if you are just trolling or just want to use me as a punching bag or an object of ridicule, you will probably get silence.
Looking forward to your emails,
Mr. Zhang Bucker