Tuesday, September 18, 2007
77: What if (everything that exists) is all there is?!? Christian Nihilism
Questions are from Christian Answers Dot Net.
Question 1: "If all of life is meaningless, and ultimately absurd , why bother to march straight forward, why stand in the queue as though life as a whole makes sense?" —Francis Schaeffer, The God Who Is There
Merritt Brunies * Masculine Women, Feminine Men
Question 2: If everyone completely passes out of existence when they die, what ultimate meaning has life? Even if a man's life is important because of his influence on others or by his effect on the course of history, of what ultimate significance is that if there is no immortality and all other lives, events, and even history itself is ultimately meaningless?
The Corporation * ya ta TA ya ta , ya ta TA TA TA
Bing Crosby * It’s All in the Game
Question 3: Suppose the universe had never existed. Apart form God, what ultimate difference would that make?
Tommy Miles * Born Free
The Carey-Garfin Four * The Three Bears
Question 4: In a universe without God or immortality, how is mankind ultimately different from a swarm of mosquitoes or a barnyard of pigs?
Les Star Twisters * Peppermint Twist
The Pixies with Thurl Ravenscroft * Kitty Cats on Parade
Question 5: What viable basis exists for justice or law if man is nothing but a sophisticated, programmed machine?
Speed Racer Music
The Two Petes * It’s Only Make-Believe
Question 6: Why does research, discovery, diplomacy, art, music, sacrifice, compassion, feelings of love, or affectionate and caring relationships mean anything if it all ultimately comes to naught anyway?
The Corporation * When I Take My Sugar to Tea
Johnny Legend * The Legend of Alferd E Packer
Question 7: Without absolute morals, what ultimate difference is there between Saddam Hussein and Billy Graham?
Vince Guaraldi * Red Baron
Mia Marianne and Per Filip * Where the Roses Never Fade
Question 8: If there is no immortality, why shouldn't all things be permitted?(Dostoyevsky)
Ferrante & Teicher * Alfie
Gene Pitney * She’s a Rebel
Question 9: If morality is only a relative social construct, on what basis could or should anyone ever move to interfere with cultures that practice apartheid, female circumcision, cannibalism, or ethnic cleansing?
David Whitaker * Strip Poker at Caesar’s
Mayf Nutter * Lord, I Love Mashed Potatoes
Question 10: If there is no God, on what basis is there any meaning or hope for fairness, comfort, or better times?
Rolf Harris * Chinatown
The Executives * Please Don’t Give My Daddy No More Wine
Question 11: Without a personal Creator-God, how are you anything other than the coincidental, purposeless miscarriage of nature, spinning round and round on a lonely planet in the blackness of space for just a little while before you and all memory of your futile, pointless, meaningless life finally blinks out forever in the endless darkness?
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