- 6. Making pleasure taboo is harmful
- This would be true… if God did not exist
- Proverbs 9:3-4 and Proverbs 9:13-16
- Proverbs 9:17-18
- The pleasures of sin are fleeting and lead to death
- Real joy comes with our eternal rewards
- We have a higher joy available to us!
- What about the fruits of the Spirit?
- We shouldn’t live in the moment. Instant gratification does not last
- 7. Christianity has a long tradition of holding back scientific progress.
- The story of Galileo is overused to prove this point
- There is a difference between stem cell research and embryonic stem cell research
- Mainstream churches do not normally hold medicine back in anticipation for God to heal
- The article talks of exceptions… not the rule
- Many early scientists believed in God… as do many contemporary scientists.
- Early scientists got into science to explain and discover God and His creation
- Here is our long list of scientists who were persecuted by the church… Galileo… umm… and Galileo?
- 8. Life sucks for everyone else when Christians rule the world.
- This is just plain wrong
- Christianity has fought against slavery and exploitation since the first century.
- Let’s compare Atheist Governments to Christian Governments
- 9. Prayer is Useless
- Jeff and his Prayer Journal
- What comes from prayer? People who do the work!
Was John the Baptist Elijah who was to come? John 1:19-21 vs Matthew 11:14
READ: 10 Ways Religion Ruins Society by Wise Sloth