Monday, October 8, 2012

Isn't Fine-Tuning of the Universe a Result of Chance + Time?

Regarding the Fine-Tuning Argument of the Universal Constants (explained here, also in Course 101 chapter 1 Appendix), even if the probability for a fine-tuned universe to happen by chance is small, if there's a large enough amount of time, wouldn't the event eventually happen?  So this argument doesn't seem to have any religious implications.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Abraham's Sacrifice of Isaac

Why did God ask Abraham to sacrifice Isaac?  Even if it was a test of Abraham's love for God, why would God choose such a test?  What purpose did such a test serve?

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Fear and Love

The Bible tells us to fear God, but at the same time, the Bible says that God is loving.  How can I fear a loving God?

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Why is Hell Eternal When Sin is Temporary?

Sin is something that happens once and passes.  So the whole business of hell being eternal seems like it is WAY out of proportion.  Even in our human justice system, there is this idea of proportionality of punishment.  Doesn't it seem unjust that God would punish us eternally for something that we did during the short years of our earthly lives?

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Free Will and God's Foreknowledge

If God knows the future, then doesn't that mean that I don't have free will? 

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Why is God a "He"?

God is Spirit and does not have gender.  So why is God called a "He"?  I am hearing many accusations in classes that Christianity is sexist because God is labeled as a "He".


Why are there so many divisions and denominations when we all basically believe the same thing (the gospel)?  Isn't that a tragic thing that we have to be so divisive?  Why can't we all just be one denomiation?