Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Common Objections to Christianity

John Hendryx of Monergism fame recently solicited my input on a questionnaire. Here's the link:


  1. Of these, this one hit a tone within me:

    12. If God truly wants people to believe in him, why does he not simply show himself to them like he did to Paul?

    i) God doesn’t intend to save everyone.

    ii) Hardened unbelievers like Richard Dawkins and Christopher Hitchens say they find God morally repugnant. So, for them, it’s not a matter of evidence.

  2. 7. If God really cares about about people and is all-powerful...why doesn't he stop [x]?

    ii) Yes, God could prevent natural disasters, but there are tradeoffs. Consider those science fiction scenarios in which the protagonist travels back into the past to change the future. To preempt some tragedy or catastrophe.

    Only he discovers that by making one thing better, he makes another thing worse. Every improvement is offset by losing something good. For every action, there’s a reaction.

    Suppose you save a child from starvation. Suppose the child grows up to be a murderous military dictator.

    Not every pedestrian is a good person: