And more lies from a Christian contradicted. As usual, this is from John Clayton over at “Does God Exist Today?” he’s too afraid to allow comments.
“We have frequently pointed out that a massive percentage of the pain and death people experience is directly related to their choices in life. If you don’t believe in God, what do you use for support when you hit the usual frustrations in life? My brother Jim bought into my parent’s atheistic beliefs. For much of his life, he lived as an atheist.”
John, and the mouse in his pocket, thinks that only his god is suitable for supporting through life’s frustrations. He seems to also need to image that all non-christians turn ot the bottle. Happily we don’t, and there are plenty of supports for us, family, friends, psychotherapy, etc.
“When my youngest brother grew frustrated with the everyday struggles of life, alcohol became his tool for coping. That caused him to be unable to help others or find meaningful companionship. When he struggled with his normal sexual drives, he did not believe that marriage was the only way those feelings could be satisfied. My brother’s marriage failed because of his alcohol use, and it also seriously affected his relationship with his two sons.”
A pity he didn’t find his family of any help, since John tried to lie to him. Brother was ill, not needing some imaginary god.
“My brother Jim was fired from his first teaching job because his alcohol use affected how he dealt with his students. One of his sons and I pleaded with him to realize what alcohol was doing to him, and gradually he began to move away from his addiction. He eventually got involved in Alcoholics Anonymous, started studying the Bible, and carried on extensive conversations with me about the existence of God.”
Alcohol addition is a disease, not a moral failing. No god helps anyone, only humans do.
“I finally convinced my brother Jim to go with me and a group of 50 Christians as we toured the Grand Canyon, Bryce, Zion, and the Canyonlands. In addition to showing evidence that the Bible accurately describes Earth’s history as revealed in these places, we all engaged in singing hymns, praying for one another, and studying God’s Word. At the end of the trip, my brother admitted that he could not be an atheist anymore and that he saw the validity of Christianity.”
John chooses to lie more to his brother. Alas, the Grand Canyon shows that the noah flood to be impossible since a massive flood never sets down discrete layers each sorted from coarse to fine within itself.
“What do people in our culture do to relieve the pains that come in life? The use of drugs, including alcohol, has skyrocketed in my lifetime. Developing a relationship with God and working with those of like faith to establish a realistic approach to failure and frustration is not on the radar for much of our culture.”
John inadvertently admits that his god does nothing at all if use of drugs and alcohol has supposed “skyrocketed”. Christians can’t quite decide if they want to pretend they are persecuted and losing people or if they want to pretend they are the majority.
“As people reject God, ridiculing the Bible, and questioning its relevance to the struggles of life, the problems they experience have grown. The ultimate result of this is a massive increase in health issues related to drug use and an enormous rise in legal problems, including prison terms. More than half of the prisoners studying our correspondence courses are in prison because they abused drugs.”
Alas, the bible has no relevance to modern humans, only those who want to pretend some magical being agrees with them. Nope, the problems that non-christians haven’t grown. John is just upset since Christianity is indeed losing members and churches are emptying. Nothing in links shows that there is any correlation. John tries to lie again. And funny how many Christians are in prison. Hardly any atheists at all. Amazing how this god fails constantly, eh?
“Unfortunately, the use of alcohol and the destructive nature of my brother’s early atheistic beliefs had consequences on his relationships and health. He had marginal relationships with family, had few friends, and never found the kind of joy that Christians have when they follow God’s Word. In addition, his health had been compromised by his use of alcohol. On May 28, he died from all the damage alcohol had done in the past. Living the Christian way of life is essential to give the hope of eternal life and to give us the very best things that this life can bring. My brother Jim is a case history that demonstrates that fact in vivid, realistic terms.
— John N. Clayton © 2021”
Now, John finds he must try to scare people into his religion, as usual. A religion that only has fear and ignorance to get people to believe isn’t much of one. Christians die all of the time. It’s a pity they wasted their life on playing pretend. John’s brother is dead. That’s all.