Monday, August 27, 2012

Just Wondering

Here are some random questions I’ve wondered about while cruising down the highway of life – maybe you’ve considered some of them yourself:

If there is no God, why are people so aggressively opposing those that talk about and believe in Him? You don’t hear people protesting Santa Claus, the Easter bunny or the tooth fairy? Could it be because those really don’t exist, so why bother?

If we are all the result of random evolution, with no rhyme nor reason, no ultimate purpose, just inconsequential products of cosmic chaos, why do we even care – about the poor, the disadvantaged, economic inequities, little children that are mistreated, weaker people abused by stronger people? If it’s all about the “survival of the fittest” and nothing more, why don’t we just cheer on the “fittest” and boo the “unfit”?

In America, why do we drive on parkways and park in driveways?

If buses stop at bus stations, and trains stop at train stations, what should happen at your work station?

Why did God choose to take on human form 2,000 years ago, long before the invention of the Internet, smartphones, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and 24/7 news coverage and talk shows?

If “sophisticated” people are such strong advocates of “tolerance,” why are they so vocally and viciously intolerant of people that don’t agree with them or share their values?

When did “democracy” come to mean minority rule?

Why does “honest politician” have to be an oxymoron?

Doesn’t it require more faith to believe God does not exist?

Why is it that more liberals focus on conservation, and more conservatives focus on liberation – from taxes?

When some people make bad decisions or foolish choices, why are they so quick to blame God for the consequences – “Why me?”

What does it really mean to be “born again”?

Why do we like to complain about “big government” – except when we want roadways repaired; emergency relief following disasters; protection from terrorism; safeguards for the foods, drinks and drugs we consume; traffic lights fixed; assurances of medical care when we need it; police and fire protection; restraints on offensive or fraudulent communications; regulations against unscrupulous businesses; military protection when necessary; safety in our use of all forms of mass transportation; and rigid quality standards for many types of products we buy?

When did we decide that good should be regarded as evil, and evil should be celebrated as good?

Why are “Jesus Christ” and “God” sometimes used as curse words, and not Buddha, Confucius, Vishnu, Krishna, Muhammad or Allah?

Knowing how messed up the human race is, why indeed did God so love the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life (John 3:16)?

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