Does God Exist Magazine Review

So since I studied Atheism I have been subscribing to a magazine by a former Atheist turned Christian. Does God exist is suppose to cover some scientific evidence supporting intelligent design along with other more typical Christian articles.
I have to say I have been really disappointed with their “scientific evidence” this far. It’s mainly based on lack of scientific explanation so it must of been God articles. It usually offers no explanation as to why God may of designed certain animals in an usual way, or what their purpose may have been and it’s usually newly discovered animals which we haven’t quite studied yet anyways. I’ll give that it does get you thinking but that’s about it.
The other articles are most of the time are quite interesting and usually give me some insight into Christianity. Most of the time it’s positive and backed by some facts. The May/June issue though really disappointed me.

I should of known to just throw it in the trash when the cover had a wizard and a skeleton on it. I really should of just put it down when I saw the article What’s up with Harry Potter? and it had a cheesy witch picture with it. But sadly I was intrigued to see their explanation of it and I really wanted to read another article entitled A Christian view of the business of spirits, ghosts and demons. Shame on me and my curiosity.

Before I go on I feel I should say that not all Christians are as narrow minded and stupid as this. My hubby is one and is a wonderful non~judgmental man. Plus I have friends who are the same way.

Now on to the good stuff. First I read the article on Harry Potter and it started out good saying that basically instead of focusing on the uncomfortable topic of wizards to focus on the overall theme of Good vs. Evil. Then they got into how the Bible states that witchcraft and all things related is wrong and that the bible encourages you to stone people who follow them. It further states that God has no tolerance for such things and will turn them out and cut them off from their own people. All this was stated in the Old Testament, the one that also encourages you to take an eye for an eye and all the other meaningless violence. The one when those are brought up they are so quick to state that that was before Jesus  died on the cross and changed all that for them. But evidently you still can pick and choose verses that encourage you to hate others who are different still, which is I guess is a  nice fringe benefit of being a hypocrite.

The demon article was equally offensive, it put down many other religions and stated just plain lies. They stated that all Buddhist are atheist ( not all are it’s kinda up to which branch you follow and really your own feelings on the matter), and then contradicted themselves not but a few words later by stating that they viewed Buddha as a god. I threw it across the room after this point.

This isn’t preaching or education this is fear mongering plain and simple. They are just trying to scare people into believing their propaganda, instead of presenting them with the facts and letting them choose for themselves. These types of people are why Christianity loses people to Atheism and other religions, they aren’t lured away by glamor, they simply get sick of being lied to and living in fear.

Needless to say I am not going to be reading anymore by Does God exist. Their so called “proof” is just not for me.

Blessings
Lucy

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3 responses to this post.

  1. Funny this post should come this weekend. Yesterday G preached on scientific reasons that God exists. Mostly dealing with Physics & Biology. They were actually pretty solid & well researched. He also talked about the “contradictions in the Bible” and “Multiple Translations” issues that might interest you. It’ll be on iTunes in a few weeks. http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/pastor-greg-scott-fellowship/id313580012

    Sorry you had yet another bad experience. Jerks are everywhere =(

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    • That sounds like a good one. I will be on the look out for it!
      Eh it wasn’t too bad, but I did start to get a screech owl about it to Tom. It just bothers me when people pick and choose what they want to follow out of the bible and it makes it so much harder to figure this stuff out for the outsiders.

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