The Warped Logic of Pastors

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About Hemant Mehta

Hemant Mehta is the chair of Foundation Beyond Belief and a high school math teacher in the suburbs of Chicago. He began writing the Friendly Atheist blog in 2006. His latest book is called The Young Atheist's Survival Guide.

  • Katios

    So THAT’s what happened to Doug Funnie!

  • Big Fat Al

    Nicely played!  Ha-Ha!  Even sadder is that this is the same logic expressed by every tornado or hurricane or natural disaster survivor.  ”god (lower case g intentional) must have been looking out for us!”  Well, why did this god thing-a-ma-jig let the [natural disaster]‘s path go right through a populated area?   Oh, yeah…I forgot…we can’t know how god thinks!  BWAAAA-HAAA-HAAAA!

  • Puzzled

    Why did the wife have to suffer for her husband’s inability to control his emotions?  What about the car the drunk driver actually did hit, because this guy’s car wasn’t there?  

  • Bob Lai

    To be honest, when Trayvon Martin’s mother was praising God that George Zimmerman had been arrested/charged with the murder of her son, and would be facing God’s justice … I felt the same way. If this is God’s plan, then you have to accept that God ordained Martin and Zimmerman’s paths to cross in the first place. Or if there was another agency (Satan!) guiding Zimmerman’s hand, then God wasn’t really paying attention to Trayvon at all.

    • http://www.facebook.com/AnonymousBoy Larry Meredith

      I thought I was the only one who was annoyed about that. She praises “JEE-SUH-SSS!” so proudly, but doesn’t at all realize that if God was really looking out for her family he wouldn’t have let her son get shot and killed and then have the murderer walk free.

  • Bananafaced

     If Christianity preaches that we have “free will” and “free will” is a necessary ingredient for sin, why does God need to control all of the things we do and why does He know in advance what we will do and when we will do it if He can control everything and if he controls everything why does He let us sin and why doesn’t He make everything nice so we all can live a long time in harmony, etc? This is why I am an Atheist!! Christian Pastors have no answers, just cyclical arguments without reason.

    • Glasofruix

       Yeah such as “he works in mysterious ways”, i allways want to punch the guy who answers me that.

    • Renshia

       WHY!! Why you ask?? I will tell you why!!!
       
       It’s because god is a dick and they don’t want to admit it.

      There,  now you have your answer, see you in church tomorrow morning.
      And none of that, I slept in shit, he’s watching your ass.

  • Dan Dorfman

    This demonstrates the logical acrobatics performed by christians to rationalize the fact that bad things happen to good people. They of course stop at the “prevented something worse from happening” because if they continued thinking about it, they would have to rationalize the “worse” occurrence as well. This also completely ignores the fact that an omnipotent all loving god could just directly intervene.
    Oh wait, god can’t be too obvious, can he? Just like the invisible gnomes in my underwear drawer that steal my socks, you know, the old “I know they’re there, but they can never be seen because that would make them too obvious” spiel.
    All of this leads up to a gigantic “there is no proof that god controls the world, and it can’t be proven wrong, but I’m going to believe it anyway in short bursts because it makes me feel good.”

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=5736566 Scott Maddox

    As far as animated Christian cartoons go, Veggie Tales is probably the best made and most entertaining. The problem with a lot of the Christian children’s videos is that they use cheap animation that sometimes looks weird or scary and the stories are usually poor interpretations of the source material, and they’re just not entertaining.

  • pagansister

    If  a god is in charge of this world—-what’s with 9/11 or WWII, or Viet Nam or Iraq or children dying because someone didn’t make if rain in some foreign country etc.   Sorry, I can’t do the “it’s God’s will bit”   IMO, no god would allow such suffering. 

    • Stev84

      But if he just made all the bad stuff go away, we wouldn’t have free will. Duh! :p

  • Anonymous-Sam

    Funny thing is, the concept of free will is relatively new and certainly not supported by the source material. God very specifically takes credit for Pharaoh refusing to let the slaves free, as well as takes credit for bad things which befall innocent people.

    • AnonymousSam

      Found this tidbit too-

      What then shall we say? Is God unjust? Not at all! For he says to Moses,    “I will have mercy on whom I have mercy,    and I will have compassion on whom I have compassion.”

      It does not, therefore, depend on human desire or effort, but on God’s mercy. For Scripture says to Pharaoh: “I raised you up for this very purpose,
      that I might display my power in you and that my name might be
      proclaimed in all the earth.” Therefore God has mercy on whom he wants to have mercy, and he hardens whom he wants to harden.

       One of you will say to me: “Then why does God still blame us? For who is able to resist his will?” But who are you, a human being, to talk back to God? “Shall what is
      formed say to the one who formed it, ‘Why did you make me like this?’” Does not the potter have the right to make out of the same lump of clay
      some pottery for special purposes and some for common use?

      Romans 9:14-21.


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