"The Church" - We have questions - Do they have answers?

I often wonder what it would be like if every church service ended with a question and answer session.  I was invited to church one particular Sunday.  The pastor knew I was an Atheist and had prepared a sermon that thought would strike a cord with my scientific mind.   It was on Joshua 10:12-13 and how NASA scientists discovered a missing day.  I so much wanted to ask him questions right then and there during the sermon.  I produced hundreds of pages of material showing that showed this was not true what so ever.  He agreed that was the case, and that he should of researched it more.  I asked if he would tell the congregation the next Sunday of his error.  Said he would think about it.  He never did.  I've never be back to church ever since.

If they would let us ask questions, they would eat themselves up.  We have questions!  Do they have good consistent answers without self destructing?

Oh boy!  When they step outside of their fairytale world and in to reality, I'm going to give them hell.

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Comment by James M. Martin on March 24, 2013 at 4:18pm

Hmm...why not ask him why God is so down on homosexuals but approving of father-daughter incest (Lot seduced by his daughters).

Comment by Pat on March 24, 2013 at 1:23pm

Reminds me of the old adage.

Science has lots of questions, some of which may never be answered.

Religion has lots of answers, none of of which may ever be questioned.

Comment by John Aultman on March 24, 2013 at 1:03pm

"Integrity as a minister".....Yes it's got to be an oxymoron 

Comment by John Aultman on March 24, 2013 at 12:59pm

I would love to see the look on his face if you showed up for church and told him that if he didn't tell his congregation the truth you would, or you could just blind side him in the middle of his sermon.  Maybe some in his congregation would question his integrity as a minister.

Comment by Loren Miller on March 23, 2013 at 11:08am

Of course he didn't tell his congregation.  He 'fesses up; he loses face, never mind taking a credibility hit.  And this is going to happen every time biblical BS comes up against scientific fact.  It seems as though there remain people who think they can BS their way around a verifiable discipline which is skeptical, tests and retests what it thinks it knows, and can APPLY much of what it knows practically.

That pastor character may have thought he was being slick.  The shame is that he didn't bother to check his facts.  Then again, he may have been afraid to.

P.S.: "Lost day???"  WTF is up with THAT noise?!?

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