Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Religious Inequity

One of the questions I never see answered by Christian (or an other) apologists is that of inequity.

Off the top of my head:

  1. Where you're born determines your cultural and historic background and will, inevitably, shape the decisions you make
  2. Who your parents are is a key factor in how you develop and what ideologies you are exposed to (some people have no parents and so honouring thy father & mother is a cinch)
  3. When you live becomes a factor if you're a pre-conquistador South American and the Christian God is the right one or you're living today and Quetzalcoatl is the Supreme Being
  4. What sins you commit is, apparently, irrelevant according to Mr. Comfort, so wishing you had your mate's iPod is as bad as genocide
  5. What age you die at determines how much time you had to hear the correct message
  6. The determination of Missionaries will determine whether you hear the Gospel or not for many people
  7. What your mental capacity is will determine your ability to comprehend the arguments for and against various gods
  8. Infinate punishment for finite transgressions
  9. The sins of the father being passed on to the nth generation
  10. Being turned off from religion because of fundies
Ok, there's 10 inequities in the Christian faith. Without invoking God's mysterious 'Plan' and bearing in mind that everyone has free will, how can God apply the same laws to everyone equally in such an unequal world?


dale said...

Well stated. Of course if some fundy replies to this he will easily refute all those inequities!

Melanie said...

Hi Matt, glad to see you have a blog.

All I can say to you is that God is perfect, just, and holy, and while there is nothing specific in the bible about what He will do with those that have never heard, we can be sure that it will be fair because of His nature.

And for the record, I am not at all bigoted against homosexuals. I have had many "gay" friends in my life, and many of them are some of the kindest people I know.

Have a great.... evening? And please don't call me names. I'm trying to establish a truce with you.