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Monday, July 23, 2012

Fudged Vision

Do you ever have those days when you come across a video online that just makes your brain want to explode? Well today I found several of those. The YouTube channel visionfudge has many short videos dealing with Christian apologetics. Below are my three "favorite."

This video gives us the usual spin about the problem of evil, and how no matter what happens in the world, we should just "trust" God. Yep. Just keep on trusting that unseen babysitter cause he obviously has a plan for us. I especially love his comment about how "nothing is thrown our way that is beyond our strength to handle." Uh... not really the case for everyone who has ever died, don't ya think? Care to explain how this works for a small child who has cancer? Don't you think death by cancer was more than the child could handle? And you gotta love the usual talk of how "nobody is really good." I'll grant that no human on this earth is perfect. But there is such a thing as balanced justice. Would any rationale person conclude that everyone who died in the holocaust was imperfect enough to have had that done to them? And it's not like God hasn't interfered before to help those he felt were being treated unjustly (at least according to the Bible). If there really is a God, than we certainly should question why bad things happen to good people and vice versa, because it really doesn't make any sense. Unless of course there is no God. Then it makes perfect sense.

Here we get a nice little lesson about how "unique" Jesus is. Apparently no other religion forgives sin. Might be a good idea to actually read what these other religions teach before trying to tell us what they don't teach.
And Jesus certainly can be seen as unique due to his death and resurrection. Well, as long as you ignore this.

And finally...

I read this quote on Facebook and I think it summarizes the problem here nicely.
"Yep. All those children stricken with cancer and killed by natural disasters did things their own way, therefor he didn't help them. Makes perfect sense!"
Really people, let's be sensible here. This is the kind of thing that makes it so hard for me to take Christians seriously. I'm sure the makers of these videos are well intentioned, but the deliberate ignorance they're spouting is just too much. Visit their channel if you must, but please have some sort of fact-checker handy when doing so.

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