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Question Name 10 things the Bible doesn't mention

1.Dinosaurs - Good or Bad?

2.Is God only capable of doing good? If so, wouldn't that make him incapable of something (bad), thus contradicting his omnipotence?

3.If God is infallible, why in Genesis 6 did God choose to destroy his creation, a creation by a creator that was incapable of making mistake.

4.Incest and incestuous marriage - weren't Adam and Eve brother and sister?

5.Homophobia and other hidden hatreds

6.Hermaphrodites

7.The morality or immorality of society's gender conditioning

8.White man's burden

9.Separation of Church and State - should the government function outside the bounds of religion? Is it even possible? (The Bible does mention government's like Caesar's)

10.When is the exact first moment of life? (the same question both sides of the abortion debate seek to answer)

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Re: Name 10 things the Bible doesn't mention

1- The usual answer is that the Bible doesn't mention dinosaurs because there is no need to.

2- Assuming there is an omnipotent God, He would be capable of doing something bad, but His good nature means He wouldn't do it. Just because you're not doing something doesn't mean you're not capable of doing it.

3- He chose to destroy His creation because He wasn't happy with it. It isn't a God mistake because His creature have free will, and are to blame.

I'll stop there. Check out a Christian apologetics website, they have an answer for everything (or rather, they think they have an answer for everything).

The Bible is not an encyclopedia, by the way.
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4. adam and eve weren't brother and sister... the bible never said that.. as for incest, i was told that God permits incest happens, but after someone's rape her sister (i forgot the verse, it's in old testament.), God forbids incest to be happening..

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4. adam and eve weren't brother and sister... the bible never said that.. as for incest, i was told that God permits incest happens, but after someone's rape her sister (i forgot the verse, it's in old testament.), God forbids incest to be happening..
If God created Adam and Eve, then they were siblings and God was the father (and mother).
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wasn't eve like technically sort of a clone of Adam minus a Y chromosome?
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If God created Adam and Eve, then they were siblings and God was the father (and mother).
I really don't think in that story Adam and Eve are intended to brother and sister.

I can't tell if you are serious or being a smartass.
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1. This is an stupid thread





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The thing I don't understand is how Christians who believe in evolution explain Adam and Eve. It's clear given evolution that there was never 2 humans, so...? They can dismiss Genesis as a myth, but if Genesis is a myth, then the root of Christianity is a lie. I mean, take away the original sin and the Fall, and Christianity makes no sense.
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2- Assuming there is an omnipotent God, He would be capable of doing something bad, but His good nature means He wouldn't do it. Just because you're not doing something doesn't mean you're not capable of doing it.
that doesn't make sense, if he is omnipotent, then he defines good and bad, nobody sets rules for him, he sets rules for everyone, therefore, he can't do anything bad.

If he is omnipotent, why would he care anyway?
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If God is naturally good, then why do Christians worship him for doing what he naturally does? Better yet, if he can only do good, why worship him for doing the only thing he can do?

Another one, if Jesus could cure a blind man, why not just cure blindness?
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It's so sad that Christians actually believe in the Bible. I actually wonder if they don't even believe most of that bullshit, and if they just use it as their reason to hate gays.
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that doesn't make sense, if he is omnipotent, then he defines good and bad, nobody sets rules for him, he sets rules for everyone, therefore, he can't do anything bad.

If he is omnipotent, why would he care anyway?
What doesn't make sense? It's precisely because he sets rules that he can't do anything bad, it's not because he doesn't have the power to.

Omnipotent is being able to do what is logically possible. Once God sets rule, logically he has to follow them. It's not a limitation of his omnipotence. If God plays Scrabble and follow the rules, he won't be able to place a word where he wants to, even if he has the power to.
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If God is naturally good, then why do Christians worship him for doing what he naturally does? Better yet, if he can only do good, why worship him for doing the only thing he can do?

Another one, if Jesus could cure a blind man, why not just cure blindness?
Why doesn't God cure aids, cancer, leukemia, blindness? Why doesn't he send food to African kids? Why didn't he do anything to stop Hitler, Hurricane Katrina, the tsunami, 9-11?

I can think of a very simple answer to all those questions.
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What doesn't make sense? It's precisely because he sets rules that he can't do anything bad, it's not because he doesn't have the power to.

Omnipotent is being able to do what is logically possible. Once God sets rule, logically he has to follow them. It's not a limitation of his omnipotence. If God plays Scrabble and follow the rules, he won't be able to place a word where he wants to, even if he has the power to.
Omnipotent is being able to do anything, not just what is logically possible, an omnipotent being defines what is logically possible. He won't follow rules. He defines good and bad, by definition everything he does is good, because he is the escense of good.

the omnipotent label is one of the greatest contradictions in religion, it really puts it in deep waters and they always try to avoid the issue because they can't make sense of what they say assuming God is omnipotent.
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