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Six (Four) Questions from a Theist AnsweredI had a debate with an amicable Christian fellow a few days ago and in the closing section of our discourse, he directed my attention to what some theists apparently identify as "six key questions" that "both atheists and theists alike can ponder". I will be answering said questions here, from an atheistic perspective.
Original six questions here: http://iqwitmusic.tumblr.com/post/19633235200/6-questions-to-ask-an-atheist
Question 1: If there is no God, “the big questions” remain unanswered. Why is there something rather than nothing? Why is there conscious, intelligent life on this planet, and is there any meaning to this life? If there is meaning, what kind of meaning and how is it found? Does human history lead anywhere, or is it all in vain since death is merely the end? How do you come to understand good and evil, right and wrong without a transcendent signifier? If these concepts are merely soc
The Judeo-Christian CommandmentsI am the Lord thy God.
Thou shalt have no other gods before me.
Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image.
Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain.
Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.
Honor thy father and thy mother.
Thou shalt not kill.
Thou shalt not commit adultery.
Thou shalt not steal.
Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor.
Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's possessions.
These are not the Ten Commandments!
In Exodus chapter 20, Yahweh gives these ten commandments to Moses, but then he goes on to list dozens more commandments in the following chapters (many of which are peculiarly similar to the laws from Hammurabi's Code). Moses later smashes the tablets with the commandments on them before going up to Mt Sinai a second time, and this is when Moses gets the real Ten Commandments (Exodus 34:11-28).
Obey these commands, for I am the Lord they God.
Do not worship any other God.
Do not make cast idols.
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