Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Does GotQuestions have Answers?

Yes, but you might not like them. is an apologetic website that promotes a literalist and legalistic view of the bible. Here's a few things that have to say about a few subjects.

"At the same time, it takes just as much faith to believe in atheism. To make the absolute statement “God does not exist!” is to make a claim of knowing absolutely everything there is to know about everything – and of having been everywhere in the universe there is to go – and having witnessed everything there is to be seen."

That is so wrong. Can anyone say "strawman"?

Women Ministers
"God has ordained that only men are to serve in positions of spiritual teaching authority in the church. This is not because men are necessarily better teachers, or because women are inferior or less intelligent (which is not the case). It is simply the way God designed the church to function."

Legalistic and misogynistic! Two oppressive doctrines in one!

"According to the Bible, suicide is murder; it is always wrong. I would have serious doubts about the genuineness of faith of anyone who claimed to be a Christian yet committed suicide. There is no circumstance that can justify someone, especially a Christian, taking his or her own life."
Would a mental illness justify it? Like maybe Chronic Depression? The author is obviously ignorant and unsympathetic of that subject.

"The inability to have children is always presented in Scripture as a bad thing. At the same time, it cannot be argued from the Bible that it is explicitly wrong to use birth control for a time . All married couples should seek the Lord’s will in regards to when and if they should try to have children and how many children they seek to have." (emphasis mine)
It's a bad thing for a married couple to be inable to have children? Hey, it's not our fault. Of course only married couples should use contraception. Yeah, teen pregnancy must be a good thing.

Tip of the hat goes to Philip for bringing this awful website to my attention.

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