Thursday, March 3, 2011

Day 240: Afraid of These Questions?

I just got a free book in the mail by, Mark Mittelberg entitled “The Questions Christians Hope No One Will Ask.” This book is published by, Tyndale with the foreward by, Lee Strobel. It is not our of the ordinary for pastors to get random books in the mail but this one caught my attention. As soon as I opened the package and saw the title, I immediately thought “I doubt the questions are all that bad.” So here are the questions which are also the chapter names.

1. “What makes you so sure that God exists at all-especially when you can’t see, hear or touch him?”

2. “Didn’t evolution put God out of a job?

3. “Why trust the Bible, a book based on myths and full of contradictions and mistakes?”

4. “Everyone knows that Jesus was a good man and a wise teacher-by why try to make him into the Son of God, too?”

5. “How could a good God allow so much evil, pain, and suffering-or does he simply not care?”

6. “Why is abortion such a line in the sand for Christians-why can’t I be left alone to make my own choices for my own body?”

7. “Why do you condemn homosexuality when it’s clear that God made gays and that he loves all people the same?”

8. “How can I trust in Christianity when so many Christians are hypocrites?”

9. “Why should I think that heaven really exists-and that God sends people to hell?”

I would contest that this is actually a light read compared to many questions I have gotten read online. What do you think? Are these tough questions or what would you classify as a tough question? Perhaps many other books have been written like this one which is why it did not excite me at all. What would excite me in a book like this are questions being answered on a collegiate level asked by some of today’s top philosophers.

1 comment:

  1. I think questions like this need to be answered. Even if all we can do is say our answers are our opinions and I think it's ok to say when we don't have an answer. How about answering something like this, "I don't know, but lets look into it together and see what we discover." :)