The Question/Issue/Argument: How can the Bible condone polygamy?
The Question: Why would God require his own son to die? Why would God create a system of salvation which required His own son to be tortured and die a horrible death? He is God after all, He can make whatever system He wants or just forgive sins for that matter with no sacrifice, right?
The Argument: I don’t need to follow Biblical laws or instructions because the sacrifice of Jesus did away with them. Christians who claim we are supposed to follow certain things are effectively saying that the sacrifice of Jesus wasn’t good enough for them.
The Question/Argument: The Bible talks about predestination and predetermination. Has God predestined those he will save? How can a good God predetermine who gets saved and who doesn’t?
The Argument: Science has proven that creation theory and intelligent design are false.
The Question: How can the Bible condone slavery and the abuse of slaves? Exodus 21:20-21 clearly shows the law allowing a man to kill or abuse his slave…
The Question/Argument: How can God condemn homosexuality if people don’t have a choice and are just born that way? If he is fair and just like the Bible says, he cannot condemn gay or lesbian people because they have no choice. God cannot be ‘good’ because he condemns people that have no choice.
The Argument: I’m not ready to give up things I like doing but I know I shouldn’t be doing if I was a Christian. I don’t want to be a hypocrite, if I’m going to be a Christian I want to be good, I’m just not quite ready yet.
The Argument: Christianity is just based of a number of other ancient religions, therefore it’s not true.
The Question/Argument: How can the Bible be historically accurate? It was written so long ago, and many years after the actual life of Jesus, by so many different people and translated multiple times, etc. It’s just impossible for it to contain accurate information. How can you base your faith off of that book?
The Question/Argument: How can you base your faith in a book with discrepancies? For example, one book says Judas hung himself, another that he fell in a field and split open… Only one can be true, so that means there is something untrue, if something is untrue in it, what else is untrue? How can we put faith in anything it says when there are discrepancies in the Bible?
The Question: Why do bad things happen to good people?
The Argument: I don’t need a bunch of rules telling me how to live my life or how to be a good person. I’m doing fine and I’m a good person already.
The Argument/Complaint: Religion is all about meaningless rules and laws.
The Argument: You cannot prove God exists.
The Argument: I have a one word response to Christianity: Evolution. Or, two words: Big Bang.
The Argument: Dinosaurs!
The Argument/Compaint: So now that you’re a ‘Christian’ you think you are better than everyone and get to judge everyone else. Religion is all the same, people just use it to pretend they are superior.
The Argument: Your faith (belief) is cool, but it’s just not really my thing. It’s fine for you, but it’s not for me.