It isn’t difficult to stir up emotional opposing opinions when it comes to talking about God. And I got another example of this, recently, from a woman who didn’t like my post about Katharine Hepburn. Her comments were filled with false accusations against God. And even more interesting, the comments showed anger toward a “dictator god” she claims doesn’t exist.
Which is it?
God exists but does things you don’t like? Or God doesn’t exist? Because it can’t be both. Because if He doesn’t exist (but, of course, He does), then He didn’t do all those things. And if He does exist (and, of course, He does), then His actions, in the Bible, are worth a closer look.
It’s contradictory, at best, and schizophrenic, at worst, to say God is “the most immoral characters ever written about.” And then say He’s “this tyranical mythical character.” (side note: I copied and pasted her comments, so misspellings are included) (other side note: I find it intriguing to see her talk about one God, but then use the plural “characters”)
The comments were filled with straw man false accusations.
She said God can’t do “what ordinary folks around the planet do every day.” And, naturally, that’s about forgiveness. But that’s because the Bible shows God’s willingness to forgive anyone who asks for it. Anyone.
The comments continue with the accusation that God slaughters people “in a variety of horrific methods or drowns them in a world wide hissy fit.” And my guess is this woman probably supports abortion. I hope I’m wrong. But people who defend “baby bunnies” rarely defend baby humans.
This woman also compared “the biblical god” to Stalin, Hitler, and Kim Jung Un. And she said He kills more people than all those evil dictators (my definition, not hers) combined. Then, interestingly she says that’s “because Yahweh can’t just forgive people without stomping on their lives.”
And I say that’s interesting because she used the word “Yahweh.” That’s the Hebrew word for God. And she even capitalized it. Plus, she claimed to have read the entire Bible. So, it’s a good example of why God says we are all without excuse. Because the truth of His existence is manifest in us.
Finally, she ended her confused evaluations with magic.
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve read, heard, or debated the “magical book” assertion. In her last paragraph, she does say something partially true. She said we “theists need” is to provide incontrovertible, unbiased evidence OUTSIDE of your magical book to prove your god exists.” And I say “partially true” because if the Bible doesn’t support its own claims, then nothing else can or will.
And her last jab (which was silly on multiple levels) was to say, “Thus far no theists has ever done this or submitted anything that could possibly be considered evidence of a god.” Of course, that actually means no one has submitted anything the SHE considers evidence. Ironically, she ended her comments with “Take care.”
But here’s the thing.
The WHOLE world and universe are “unbiased evidence” for our Creator God. Because to believe all the complexity in existence came from nothing is to believe in something “magical” and false.
Everything from nothing is just silliness, squared.
No man-based philosophy holds up when it’s compared
To all the love, forgiveness, and eternal life you get
When you accept your Savior’s love and leave this short vignette.
You can read this woman’s entire comments (and my article that stirred them up) at https://www.tonyfunderburk.com/katharine-hepburn/
I invited her to discus it with me. So far, no response.
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