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  • Ron Thomas 4:19 pm on 2014-10-22 Permalink | Reply
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    What an atheist did answer, then me 

    QUESTION: If there is no God, then why does every society have a religion?

    AN ATHEIST’S actual answer: Societies are people. People develop theories and create concepts. The existence of religion merely proves the existence of people. The various concepts of god(s) and the great number of different religions no more provide evidence for the existence of multiple gods than they do so for even one.

    A CHRISTIAN (me) answer: This answer is pretty much accurate. The debate on God’s existence must have a different starting place than a society’s religion, or many societies having a religious community. There might be some warrant to asking why the religion exists, but the answer will have to travel further into the depths of the foundation than mere existence of a community idea.

     
    • Jack 5:46 pm on 2014-10-22 Permalink | Reply

      “AN ATHEIST’S actual answer: Societies are people. People develop theories and create concepts. ”
      Of course they do, but that sword cuts both ways, for the atheist’s view that there is no God is only a developed theory and created concept in itself and therefore bears the same burden of proof that JEHOVAH GOD is not in light of the preponderance of evidence that HE IS.

    • Beth 12:04 am on 2014-10-23 Permalink | Reply

      When men argue from logic or man’s theories, they will always find themselves backed up in a corner. Unless we know what the Scriptures say for themselves, we are lost. Surely we can let God speak for himself.

    • Jack 5:31 pm on 2014-10-23 Permalink | Reply

      Ron, have you read the Alexander Campbell – Robert Owen Debate? If not it is a Free Google E-Book.

      • Ron Thomas 6:46 pm on 2014-10-23 Permalink | Reply

        I have the book (hardcopy), but I found Owens tiring as he read his manuscript. This is easy to see when he did not reply to Campbell, but kept on reading. The same thing in the Warren-Barnhart Debate.

        On Thu, Oct 23, 2014 at 5:31 PM, The Fellowship Room wrote:

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  • Ron Thomas 8:00 am on 2012-07-26 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: God's existence, meaning of life,   

    An agnostic tells us what God wants 

    http://etsop95.wordpress.com/2012/07/26/does-god-want-us-to-do-morally-right/

     
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