Unbelievable? Chapter 9

Living the Christian story

In this final chapter, Justin argues that for one to understand Christianity, they should necessarily become Christian. Sought of the argument that you need to believe first then it will become clear, not I want it to be clear than I can believe.

He says he asked some atheists to pray for 40 days because they lose nothing anyway by trying. It should be noted that none of those who took part in the experiment saw the light. The two he claims came to god, he clarifies did so or were already on the way to religion even before the experiment began and as such don’t count.

He makes a case for divine hiddenness, arguing that maybe god really want us to search for him. He is not interested in making the search easy. God, who is all powerful and all, is interested in you loving and trusting in him. If he were to come again and smote the city of Paris with an earthquake like he did to Gomorrah, you will not believe him. This is poppycock!

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As Onyango Makagutu I am Kenyan, as far as I am a man, I am a citizen of the world

25 thoughts on “Unbelievable? Chapter 9

  1. Mordanicus says:

    “One cannot truly understand Buddhist until one becomes a Buddhist. Hence I invite Christians to try mediating and reading the Dhammapada for 40 days.”

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  2. john zande says:

    He is not interested in making the search easy.

    Great parenting tip there.

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  3. judyt54 says:

    One must suffer for one’s beliefs, else you will not believe correctly.

    Nahh. Too much work there. Does he ever explain what ‘correct belief ” actually IS?

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  4. One can not understand why I’m such a devout Muslim unless they, too, embrace Islam. So, my friends, I ask you to now embrace Islam and reject Christianity and atheism so that you, too, will “know” the truth of Allah and the Koran. Can’t get a thought with less flaws than this, eh.

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  5. renudepride says:

    Those who seek to UNDERSTAND christianity don’t necessarily need to convert to that belief. They may seek the understanding in order to compare it to themselves and not compliance with a belief. 🙂 Naked hugs!

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  6. I learned all the religion I need to understand it from the Monty Python movie “Life of Brian.” And, from what I learned, Justin sounds like a “Biggus Dickus.”

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  7. jilldennison says:

    Unfortunately, I’ve been behind and busy lately, so I’ve missed the rest of the series and am just popping in at the tail end, but based on what I see, I fully agree with your last sentence … “this is poppycock!”

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