Joel Furches's Posts

Answering “Questions Christians Can’t Answer” #21 Doubting Thomas?

“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 This article continues a series examining R.E. Pucket’s article “Top 50 Questions Christians C... »

Answering “Questions Christians Can’t Answer” #20 God’s Plan?

This article is part of a series working its way through a 2009 article titled “Top 50 Questions Christians Can’t Answer“. This series contains, not a over-bountiful burden of unanswerable questions – but rather what might be termed “village atheist” questions leveled at your average, untrained congregant. The questions are all answerable with reference to Chris... »

Answering “Questions Christians Can’t Answer” #19 Demons?

  Why Demons? This is the 19th in a 50-article series which attempts to examine the article “Top 50 Questions Christians Can’t Answer“. “50 Questions” is not an article which contains monolithic challenges to the Christian worldview. The questions seem aimed to hit the individual Christian with a “gotcha” question, and then watch them stumble and stutter a... »

Answering “Questions Christians Can’t Answer” #18 God’s Invisibility?

Divine Manifestation We have reached question 18 out of 50 from the article “Top 50 Questions Christians Can’t Answer“. While its author, R. E. Pucket, believes that Christians, may be able to answer the questions – the answers will never be satisfying. Since the criteria for satisfaction are somewhat amorphis, it is difficult to say that any answer that may be provided wou... »

Answering “Questions Christians Can’t Answer” #17 God’s Failure?

Scrutinizing a document titled “Top 50 Questions Christians Can’t Answer” is no easy task for the Christian – if for no other reason than sheer volume. At the risk of seeming ungracious, the author of this document is less than sophisticated in many of his arguments, which seem aimed more at mocking the Christian than challenging them intellectually. The challenge of these ... »

Answering “Questions Christians Can’t Answer” #16 Eternal Torment?

This article is one in a series, each addressing the article “Top 50 Questions Christians Can’t Answer” by R. E. Pucket – one question at a time. A variety of the Christian views that Pucket attacks in these questions are held by a very specific sect of Christian believers, and by no means characterize the whole of Christian views. The questions also occasionally make broad... »

Answering “Questions Christians Can’t Answer” #15 Hell?

The 2009 article, titled “Top 50 Questions Christians Can’t Answer” rattles off, well, 50 questions intended to stump any and all Christians. This said, the article somewhat restricts itself to a narrow view of theology that is by no means embraced by many – if not most – sects of Christianity. This article series is intended to answer these questions one at a time. T... »

Answering “Questions Christians Can’t Answer” #14 Lot’s Wife?

In 2009, R.E. Pucket challenged an entire worldview by publishing his list of “Top 50 Questions Christians Can’t Answer“, presumably the most challenging of the infinite number of questions Christians have no answers for. Says Pucket: “Don’t get me wrong, they will have an answer for them. You will find, however, that their answers have no basis in verifiable fact or ... »

Answering “Questions Christians Can’t Answer” #12 – 13 Free Will?

Russian Roulette Anyone? This article is one of 49 articles which address “questions Christians can’t answer,” as listed in the 2009 article “Top 50 Questions Christians Can’t Answer“. The questions asked within the article tend to assume a narrow set of Christian beliefs that it attacks, and many of the questions become moot when the larger landscape of Theolog... »

Answering “Questions Christians Can’t Answer” #11 – Paying for sin?

Jesus on the cross This article continues a series examining R.E. Pucket’s article “Top 50 Questions Christians Can’t Answer“.    A variety of the Christian views that Pucket attacks in these questions are held by a very specific sect of Christian believers, and by no means characterize the whole of Christian views. The questions also occasionally make broad statements... »

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