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Answering “Questions Christians Can’t Answer” #9 – Forgiveness?

“Top 50 Questions Christians Can’t Answer“. An ambitious title for an article, and an ambitious project to answer. Especially one question at a time. Yet this is what this article series attempts to do: an article a day over nearly two months time. Where did this series of questions originate? From a frustrated man named Pucket, who – though once a Christian – found C... »

Answering “Questions Christians Can’t Answer” #8 – Dinosaurs?

Dinosaur Fossils R. E. Pucket was a faithful Christian for much of his life. However, as he began to expand his reading and investigate arguments against faith, he became convinced that faith was irrational. This impression was strengthened by the fact that Christians with which he interacted largely told him that he should believe for belief’s sake, and that faith trumped rationality. Pucke... »

Answering “Questions Christians Can’t Answer” #7 – Suffering Children?

Children death “50 Questions Christians Can’t Answer.” This is the challenge that atheist R. E. Pucket casts out in his 2009 article. Pucket, once a Christian himself, became disillusioned from the system because of all the questions it failed to answer. Now, in order to deflect the attempts of Christians to save his soul (presumably people close to him when he was once a Christi... »

Answering “Questions Christians Can’t Answer” #6 – Noah’s Flood?

The Ark   E. Pucket was a faithful Christian for much of his life. However, as he began to expand his reading and investigate arguments against faith, he became convinced that faith was irrational. This impression was strengthened by the fact that Christians with which he interacted largely told him that he should believe for belief’s sake, and that faith trumped rationality. Pucket now... »

Answering “Questions Christians Can’t Answer” #5 – Noah’s Ark?

The article “Top 50 Questions Christians Can’t Answer” has had it’s moment in the sun for some time. The very title becomes a challenge for Christians, but can also be an intimidating one. The author, R. E. Pucket, assures the readers that Christians might have answers, but those answers will fail as they “…have no basis in verifiable fact or evidence whatsoever... »

Answering “Questions Christians Can’t Answer” #4 – Failed Miracles?

Faith Healing   Who is R. E. Pucket? The world may never know. What the world will remember, however, is the article that made his name known around the internet. A little gem written in 2009 and titled Top 50 Questions Christians Can’t Answer. One would assume from the title that Pucket believes that there are plenty of questions that Christians can’t answer, these where just the best... »

Answering “Questions Christians Can’t Answer” #3 – An Imperfect World?

50 Questions for Christians Some several years ago, an internet pundit named R.E. Pucket made what may very well be the most notorious thing he was ever to write: a hefty piece with the ostentatious title “Top 50 Questions Christians Can’t Answer“. Prior to firing off his list of questions, Pucket launched into his story. Once a Christian himself, he began to have questions (up t... »

Answering “Questions Christians Can’t Answer” #2 – Amputees?

R.E. Pucket’s article “Top 50 Questions Christians Can’t Answer” was published in 2009, but has bounced around the web like a pingpong ball ever since – making its way from Yahoo Voices to Patheos to bakusa, and receiving no small amount of attention in its prime. Pucket makes the rather bold claim that at best, Christian attempts to answer these questions will “... »

Answering “Questions Christians Can’t Answer” – Why six days?

  Top 50 Questions Christians Can’t Answer “Pertness and ignorance may ask a question in three lines, which it will cost learning and ingenuity thirty pages to answer. When this is done, the same question shall be triumphantly asked again the next year, as if nothing had ever been written upon the subject. ” -George Horne R. E. Pucket was a faithful Christian for much of his life... »