Ten Questions to Ask Your Pastor, Reverend, Minister, or Priest

Monday, 19 September 2005

  1. Biblical Law. Matthew 5:17-18 says quite clearly that Jesus demands Christians follow Old Testament law completely, to the smallest possible point. Why don’t they?
  2. Infanticide. The modern Christian churches of the world tend to gloss the fact that God is a child killer—the 10th plague in Egypt—and say that Jesus set this right. Ignoring for a moment that the crucifixion is just one more child killing to fulfill God’s will, why does Jesus say He also will kill children in Revelation 2:23?
  3. Fact or Allegory. The Bible says the Earth is between 6,000 and 8,000 years old, that it was created in 7 days, and that Man is made of dirt and Woman a piece of Man. Most churches today say that this is allegory. What passages of the Bible support it all being just allegory?
  4. Needle’s Eye. Jesus said rich men don’t go to Heaven easily and even implied that it wasn’t possible. Why are so many people with money and property Christian if they are probably going to Hell?
  5. Apocrypha and Biblical Revisions. The Bible of 400 CE and the Bible today differ by dozens of chapters and thousands of parts. Which Bible is the word of God and why does man edit it?
  6. Born Fallen. Even in this global age there are millions of persons who never hear the Good News. We are born in sin. Do some go to Hell just because of their birth circumstances?
  7. Graven Images. Isn’t wearing the cross and making statues and movies of the life of the Christ a violation of the 2nd Commandment? “Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image…”
  8. Inquisitions, Crusades, Witch Trials. Historians put the number of those killed and executed by Christian churches at between 2 and 15 million; mostly Jews, witches/pagans, and Muslims. Do Christians retain this murderous nature? If not, why not?
  9. Turn the other Cheek. Jesus instructs the saved to love and to forgive even deadly insults (Matthew 5:44: “Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,” et cetera). Why do no prominent Christian leaders seem to follow this?
  10. Free will. Freedom to choose is given to man by God. Man has two main choices: 1) accept the Love of God and, upon death, go to paradise for eternity, 2) Refuse God and, upon death, just die, be utterly damned. How is that freedom of choice when it is the same thing as a gun to your head?

Update: Picked up by About.com, among others, on 10 October 2005 — Ten Questions to Ask Christians.

Remixed into a nice little video, A ridi0t slideshow: 10 Questions for Christians to Answer.

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Panta Dokimazete

Re: Ten Questions to Ask Your Pastor, Reverend, Minister, or Priest

Answers here.

-JD

By Panta Dokimazete on 22 September 2008 · 20:35
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Jenny

Re: Ten Questions to Ask Your Pastor, Reverend, Minister, or Priest

1. Is reverend, minister, pastor and priest is same?
2. i am civil married we both catholic, in that time they dont have availble judge to attend ceremony so the minister attend in our ceremony. my question is..is it ok the minister attend in ceremony even we are catholic? we are not baptist. is it valid civil marriage?
3. because i am filling for annulment..atty asking me why not the judge and why minister attend in our civil wedding. atty known the minister is not valid to attend ceremony in catholic civil wedding.. although they had license no...the minister..thanks

By Jenny on 19 January 2010 · 17:24
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Ashley

Re^2: Ten Questions to Ask Your Pastor, Reverend, Minister, or Priest

They are not the same and, if I’m correctly informed, you have to be able to prove you had a Catholic wedding to get an annulment—one of the most ridiculous things in a world packed with absurd inanity—and even then it’s very difficult so no, I think you’re completely out of luck.

By Ashley on 19 January 2010 · 19:14
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velva

Re: Ten Questions to Ask Your Pastor, Reverend, Minister, or Priest

THINKING OF DONATING MY BODY TO MEDICINE/SCIENCE. WILL THIS SEND ME TO HELL. I WANT TO TRY AND HELP PEOPLE LEARN THE WHYS AND HOWS OF THE BODY. IF THEY FIND A CURE FOR A DISEASE ON MY BODY WOULD THIS BE WRONG.. I NEED GUIDANCE BEFORE I SIGN THE PAPERS.

By velva on 28 February 2011 · 05:07
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Ashley

Your body, your choice, something, something

By Ashley on 28 February 2011 · 16:54
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jlk

Re: Ten Questions to Ask Your Pastor, Reverend, Minister, or Priest

Rabbi how does one, me, who believes in Christ and the concept of the Trinity come to terms with parts of the bible (verse), which I believe is God given. I cannot believe God would barr good Muslims, Jews, or other religions who do not believe that Jesus is the Son of Man. Would God look unfavorably on a truly righteous person who was born into his family and their beliefs. Who then strives to be a person who truly cares about the fellowship of man. I do not believe the God I worship would do that. Or that a person who is gay is destined for hell unless he repents.Does one truly choose to be ostracised by society.
Rabbi I have felt our Lords present at times in my life. A presence of so much love and warmth. That God truly loves us all equally.. I' m in tears as I write this as He's in my presence now.

Blessings
Jim
Dissapointed American

By jlk on 5 May 2012 · 12:18
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