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questions on religion/ god
1 year ago · 5 · Religion
I have so many questions on religion but I’m too scared to ask them to anyone because they might come off as offensive. I’m not the type to start arguments on the belief of god I’m just curious as to why people choose to believe in a god and honestly I don’t know much about religions. It is not my intention for these questions to be offensive these are just the questions that have been in my head and which I want answers to. Don’t answer them if you’re not comfortable! So yeah here’s a few of the questions >
1. Is god always watching us? If so, why doesn’t god take any action when there’s murders, kidnappings, wars, etc. ?
2. Why do people say god is all loving if people that don’t worship him are supposedly sent to hell for punishment?
3. Doesn’t heaven seem too good to be true? Why do only humans go to heaven and not animals?
4. Why do people say space and the universe are all God’s creations if religion was created on Earth?
5. Why would someone be sent to hell? Based on their sins? Would someone that steals money be sent to the same place of murderers?
6. Why do people say god has a plan for all of us? What about babies that die the second they enter the world? Were they just not in the plan? Same with the 3.9% of kids that die before the age of five?
7. Why doesn’t god just kill the devil, assuming god is all powerful? Why can’t god get rid of all evil?
8. Can you have more than one religion?
Ok that’s all I can think of as of now. Again, You don’t have to answer all or even any. Just throwing these out there in case anyone does want to answer. Sorry again if these came off as rude and disrespectful to your religion. I’m just curious.
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Those are good questions. I’m not religious myself since I have really bad experiences with it but I think people chose to believe in god because that’s either what they were taught when they were little or they want something to believe in other than possibly themselves.
It’s because of questions like that further made me not believe in god. There are so many loopholes but then again that’s just what I think.Reply
I agree with there being a bunch of loopholes! I’m sorry to hear you’ve had bad experiences with religion, I hope you’re doing alright!Reply
1.) Yes. Because of free will. The same way the sun rises and sets on good AND bad people, everyone has the right to make their choices, and that's not something God's about to encroach on. Besides, if everything considered bad were dealt with, that wouldn't mean just what fits a person's moral compass; it'd be everything *God* considers to be bad, which would mean forcing those standards onto others. Then it'd be a matter of, "why can't God just let us do whatever we want?"
2.) People mistake what Hell really is. It's simply the grave, where everyone goes when they die, whether in an urn or casket or the bottom of the ocean. Death happens to everyone, not just people who don't worship him.
3.) Biblically speaking, Heaven, while a reward, isn't applicable to every single person who dies. As for animals, they aren't as sentient as human beings; they don't actively behave one way or another based on morals or core beliefs, only on instinct. That being said, people in Heaven play an active role in fulfilling divine purpose (or tormenting others, because demons do exist…they're really just angels who turned bad). Animals aren't sentient enough for that. As for why, well that's simply the way they were created.
4.) His existence isn't necessarily confirmed solely because religion came into play. Think of it this way: gravity didn't suddenly exist simply because Isaac Newton studied and gave a name to it.
5.) People misunderstand what Hell really is. It's not a place of eternal torment, it is simply the grave: a place everyone goes when they die, whether that's in the ground, in an urn, or whatever else. The scriptures even say that a person is acquitted from sin once they die, because death is the ultimate price. Not to suggest that a thief or liar deserves to die, death is just an inevitably. Since life is one of the most precious things, there's really nothing more that can be given as a form of atonement when a person dies.
6.) As a whole, there's a plan that involves the whole Earth and everyone on it, but not in the way people might think. Before Adam and Eve sinned, for instance, we were all supposed to have eternal life. People dying was never a part of his plan. Cruelty and misuse of free will (i.e. deliberately harming others or committing crimes) was never part of his plan. It's an unfortunate result of Adam and Eve deviating from his plan: simply for everyone to enjoy the gift of living and take care of the planet.
7.) He can, and he will. As for why he hasn't done so yet…well, getting rid of all evil would mean getting rid of bad people, as well. That's not to say that he refuses to do so, but even the scriptures say he doesn't want to punish anyone to that extreme, but wants them to see the error of their ways and repent. For some, that isn't possible; for others, it is and has been. Ultimately, he's offering everyone both time and the choice to change course, if they're considered wicked. This isn't an infinite time frame, as eventually his patience will run out, but when it does, it won't just be striking down evil people one by one, every other day of the week. I hope that made sense, I'm a little tired. 😆😅
8.) Multiple religions have existed for a very long time now, but it doesn't mean that everyone is serving the exact same god, if that's what you mean.
Asking questions is never rude or disrespectful. Even God himself welcomes questions, as long as they're genuine; how else will someone learn if they don't ask?
Of course, I'm not suggesting that I'm comparing myself to him, just saying that questions are never a bad thing if it's from a place of genuine curiosity.Reply
1. people have free will and they come under the devil's control. 2. people who love God are also sent to hell according to their sins, it makes no difference. 3. animals are meant to serve us and are not made in the image of God. 4. the god we see here is in the image we on earth see him, he is in the image earthlings need. 5. no one is sent to the same place (time/space is different), each person's hell is individual to what is hell to them. 6. everything dies, every single thing. 7. what is death? who is to say it is an end? the devils punishment is to suffer eternity is why he hasn't been killed. it would have been an end to his suffering. 8. no, you cannot have more than one religion. if they were the same, one of them would not exist. they would envelope the other.Reply
1. Its all a test.a part of God’s plan
2. They don’t belief he exists that’s why and haven’t followed his rules?
3.there are special animals in heaven e,g unicorns
5. I don’t understand
6. It’s all a plan and test.
7. God ordered all his angels to bow down in obedience before Adam. Iblīs(devil) refused, claiming he was a nobler being since he was created of fire whereas human beings came only of clay. For this exhibition of pride and disobedience, God threw Iblīs out of heaven. His punishment, however, was postponed until Judgment Day, when he and his host will have to face the eternal fires of hell; until that time he is allowed to tempt all but true believers to evil.