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Thomas the Apostle speaks: "I won't believe it unless I see the nail wounds in his hands, put my fingers into them, and place my hand into the wound in his side." John, 20:25.

My belief in a nutshell (put into Christian terms):

  • Don't think too much about God (Exodus 20:4, Deuteronomy 5:8)
  • Be skeptical, not gullible (John, 20:19-29)
  • If there is something like a heaven everybody will get there, so don't you worry (Matthew 5:43-48)
  • ...and of course: Be nice to each other! (several)

There are so many interpretations of the Bible but I think this one is the most human friendly (and of course the only true one)!

Beware: Some of my questions and answers here are kind of tongue in cheek, so relax and bear with me ;-) If they got you thinking I reached my goal.


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revised Why does God not show Himself beyond reasonable doubt?
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revised Atheism is the default position. Isn't the burden of proof on the Christian to assert that God exists?
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comment Atheism is the default position. Isn't the burden of proof on the Christian to assert that God exists?
I added the point - hope everything is fine now.
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comment Atheism is the default position. Isn't the burden of proof on the Christian to assert that God exists?
@Shog9: I flagged your comment as offensive. Again: Tone down please. "cut and paste ransom letter", "suggests either [...] inability" and "active attempt to provide misleading information" is absolutely unacceptable, esp. for a moderator.
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comment Atheism is the default position. Isn't the burden of proof on the Christian to assert that God exists?
@Shog9: I will do that when I find the time. Regardless of that I ask you to tone down: "This is absurd" and "if you can't write a clear answer" are inappropriate for a moderator of any StackExchange site. Thank you.
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comment How can things considered bad when done by humans become good when God does them?
This is what I sometimes call "They don't know what they believe!" Your call "Christianity asserts [...] that we are inherently bad and have no right to anything less than eternal damnation, destruction, torture, you name it." would deserve it to be printed on every Bible, on all church entrances and should even be the motto for this site. It would separate the wheat from the chaff, or as you rightly said: "I would rather people had something clear to disagree with than ignorantly follow something they do not understand." Finally we are on the same page (which kind of worries me ;-)
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accepted How do human rights and Christianity relate to each other?
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comment Are love and hate in a harmonious balance within God?
...and it did indeed get me thinking). No need to apologize: I think your story nicely illustrates the point that Christians (if they know what they belief) compare human beings to mean vernim which could be squished any time by God's discretion whereas humanists like me compare human beings to, well, sentient human beings with undeniable human rights.
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comment How can things considered bad when done by humans become good when God does them?
Now it is really getting interesting, I think - I created another one: christianity.stackexchange.com/questions/2271/…
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comment How can things considered bad when done by humans become good when God does them?
I would of course argue that I put something into the center of the universe we both can be 100% sure it indeed exists (humans). But I guess that is a different story because in (your) reality of course God is as real to you as humans are to both of us. You would of course argue that I should delete the (your) above because their is only this one reality - but then we are back at where we started - our axioms :-)
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accepted How can things considered bad when done by humans become good when God does them?
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comment How can things considered bad when done by humans become good when God does them?
But then again: How is God allowed to breach these undeniable human rights?
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comment How can things considered bad when done by humans become good when God does them?
I could not agree more! Very well said. At the end this discussion turns out to be very valuable indeed (at least for me, I hope for you and many others too) - I want to thank you for that!