Quick Challenge Answer: If the Evidence is So Good, Why Don’t More People Believe?

I find it a little bit ironic when I hear skeptics ask this question. Given how often they complain about religious people only listening dogma, you would think they would understand that evidence is not the only thing that persuades people.

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Quick Challenge Answer: You Shouldn’t Push Your Views On Me

This week’s Quick Challenge Answers the challenge “You shouldn’t push your views on me”. This is one of those statements that are meant to shut the Christian down.  You’re not really supposed to continue on with the conversation after someone utters this phrase.  But does the statement “You shouldn’t push your views on me” actually […]

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Quick Challenge Answer: “I Don’t Need a Church to Worship God”

Quick Challenge Answer: Can God Make A Rock So Big He Himself Can’t Move It?

This week’s quick challenge answer deals with the objection “Can God make a rock so big He Himself can’t move it?” Admittedly, this is not one of the more challenging questions we have dealt with here at Tent Making Christianity.  This objection often comes up in Sunday school classes or “Stump the Pastor” type situations. This […]

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Quick Challenge Answer: Is Slavery Condoned In the Bible?

The first thing we need to note when dealing with this objection is that we in the west have an image of what slavery is.  That image is the race based, antebellum slavery that existed in this country.  In this system, slaves were not seen as human beings. They were property to be used as their owner saw […]

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Quick Challenge Answer: Where Is God During School Shootings?

This week’s quick challenge answer is to the question: Where is God in school shootings?  We have addressed different forms of the problem of evil in previous blog posts and podcasts.  This particular form of evil seems to hit us on a more personal level however. We’d all like to think that if one of us were […]

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Quick Challenge Answer: Why is there so much Wasted Space?

Quick Challenge Answer: What About Other Dying And Rising Gods?

One common objection to Christianity is that prior to Jesus, there were many dying and rising gods. These gods supposedly are strikingly similar to the story of Jesus as presented in the New Testament.  Gods such as Mithras, Osiris and Zeus are all posited as having virtually the same origin story as Jesus, only much earlier in […]

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Quick Challenge Answer: Why Does God Allow Natural Disasters?

Why would God let this happen? Doesn’t God want to avoid needless pain and death? f God truly is an eternal being who sees the full picture, we have no reason to assume that anything he does or permits is needless.

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Quick Challenge Answer: Don’t Different Denominations Prove Christianity Is False?

This weeks Quick Challenge Question is, Don’t different denominations prove Christianity is false?   Different denominations may hold various views on different non-essentials. Differences like style of worship, how the Church should be run and what day to meet are all open for debate. But in the essentials, they for the most part agree. There is […]

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