In response to REPuckett’s article “50 Questions Christians Can’t Answer” I’ve written this, containing much more profound questions and dropping the sheer stupidity of some of his questions that could be answered by a few 4-year olds I know. I challenge anybody who challenges the Christian faith to read this. You can’t be a critic without knowing both sides, now can you?
REPuckett recently wrote an article that stirred up massive amounts of controversy, entitled 50 Questions Christians Can’t Answer. In no way am I doing this to defame or insult users like REPuckett or Mark Gordon Brown or Vance Lethurin, I simply want people to put some thought into their lives. I was originally going to write an article in response answering each one in detail but after reading them all and reading all the comments, I realized that the Christian commentors had answered him thoroughly enough. Especially since he claimed to have lived much of his life as a Christian and to have attended theology classes, but the logic of his questions showed the maturity of an elementary school student, not a man educated in theology. Keep in mind I’m not attacking the man as a person, I’m simply stating the flaws in his article. We all need a little criticism sometimes, don’t we?
Before we get to the questions I’d like to explain 4 crucial things.
First of all I’d also like to state that almost all of the religious conflicts in history and atrocities committed by Christians were a result of men that didn’t have an understanding of the faith that they tried to represent. Yes, I’m talking about the Catholic Church of the olden days. The Spanish Inquisition, the Crusades, all such things were a result of men in high positions that made poor decisions based on a lack of understanding. Therefore, such examples mean absolutely nothing in attacking Christianity.
Secondly, any true Christian believes the Bible to be God’s word, as written down by men over a span of about 2000 years. There is nothing in the Bible about the age of the Earth, the history of the events recorded in Genesis was written much later. Those who deny the validity of the Bible apparently don’t understand that it contains no contradictions in it whatsoever. B.I.B.L.E. Basic Information Before Leaving Earth, as my chaplain put it. That’s what the Bible is, its like an instruction booklet to life. And with each new scientific discovery, whadda ya know, the Bible already said that thousands of years ago. Look it up, the Bible backs up science, not the other way around.
Third, most of what people attacking Christianity have to say is about free will and thinking. That is a gift God gave us to use, and the more a person contemplates life, the more that person will see that there truly is a God. Even in an age of science, not everything can be explained with the periodic table and physics. And thinking deeply, scientific explanations are the explanations we humans came up with ourselves to explain this world. They’re called theories for a reason, because we DON’T KNOW that they’re right. Science is based on guesses and experimentation, not fact.