...it gets a little weird when they say:
5.We know God exists because he pursues us. He is constantly initiating and seeking for us to come to him.
Here’s the real story, we know God exists because he chases us, he keeps wanting us to come to him. And how do we know this? Not through critical scientific study but through that great contribution to science: personal experience. People “know” God exists. They can’t produce any valid verifiable evidence for his existence but they insist that those of us who don’t believe in him, should simply accept their word that he exists.
And they’ll tell you that they know this because he answers their prayers. I’d like to see the prayers of an amputee answered before I’m likely to even concede that there might be something in this prayer business.
I knew Jesus had to enter into it somewhere, here we go:
6. Unlike any other revelation of God, Jesus Christ is the clearest, most specific picture of God revealing himself to us.
There is absolutely no concrete evidence that Jesus ever existed. Not a single artifact or word written by his contempories about him. The Romans, who were assiduous record-keepers in the same way that the Nazis were, never wrote a word about him. All we have that suggests that he might have been a real person is the fact that from around the middle of the first century, people spoke about him and began to worship him. But everything said and written about him was produced long after he supposedly lived.
I want to close with some quotes that may be food for thought:
God made a garden. He made a snake. He had the power to stop the snake tempting Eve, but he didn't. He put a temptation in the garden, for children who DID NOT at the time know the difference between good and evil. ONLY by eating of the tree, did the children become apprised of good and evil. Therefore, the children did not have free choice as to choosing to eat; they lacked understanding of good and evil, which was antecedently required in order to make that decision. Furthermore, since the snake compelled them, through their God-given ignorance, it's the snake's fault. But since God laid the trap and MADE the snake, it's his fault. Now, God decided to turn himself into a mortal to come to earth for man. But he did, admittedly, wait 4000 years first. So for 4000 years, evil was allowed to reign on earth, with no chance of salvation. After 4000 years of guffawing at the misery, God finally felt guilty and went to earth. How? Well, he had sex with a virgin. He didn't marry her and become mortal first, no. He broke his own law. But anyway, this virgin gave birth to God in human form, Jesus. This means God had sex with his own mother. Thereafter, he wandered around and got into trouble. He was executed. His followers chalked this up to him offering himself (as Jesus), to himself (as God), as a human sacrifice. Let me repeat that so you can see how stupid it is: he sacrificed himself to himself. Why? Because of a fiasco 4000 years ago that HE orchestrated. He sacrificed himself to himself to punish himself and take on the sins of man, wherewith the face of man was blackened, because God himself did not forgive those sins for 4000 years. So in order to forgive those sins of 4000 years' duration, God sacrificed himself to himself to make himself forgive man for having sins which man acquired as a direct result of God's little entrapment scenario that he set up at the beginning of earth's time. So, in summary: Christianity is the view that God tricked man into evil, punished man for this evil, had sex with his own mother, sacrificed himself to himself to forgive man for sins that God himself had created anyway. If that's not circular and incredibly stupid, I do not know what is. John Ostrowick for more on Jesus' existence, see his book: The Anointed
Matthew 7:16-20 (King James Version)
16Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? 17Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. 18A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. 19Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. 20Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.