Questions for Religious People


This post is for a video I made in 2011. I actually got answers from someone today, and I realized it would help to have a list of the questions asked in the video for my own reference, if nothing else. It may also prove useful to someone answering the questions.

  1. What is your religion?
  2. Do you believe in God?
  3. What do you mean by God?
  4. How will I benefit by accepting your religion as true?
  5. Will any misfortune befall me if I don’t accept your religion? If so, what?
  6. What is the basis for your sense of right and wrong?
    • Obedience to God?
    • Moral values?
    • Moral principles?
  7. What does it mean to you to say that God is good?
    • Whatever God does is good, because he’s God.
    • God abides by an objective moral code.
    • God recognizes the worth of objective moral values.
  8. Why do you believe your religion?
    • Has God personally revealed its truth to you?
    • Have you found scientific evidence for its truth?
    • Has philosophical reasoning convinced you?
    • Do you believe it on the authority of others? If so, what gives them their authority?
    • Do you believe it on the authority of a book that someone told you was written by God or maybe by people who knew him?
  9. Why do you think people of other religions are so deluded?
  10. Why do you have the truth while many people around the world fail to have it?
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Former Christian, now a Humanist Freethinker with a Ph.D. in Philosophy.
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