Yeah, that’s right, Quesday. That is the day between today and tomorrow that starts with the letter, “Q” so that it fits nicely with the word “Question.” Now that we got that out of the way, an old friend recently posted a video which brings up the question for Question Quesday: Does God cure cancer?
There is a lot of suffering in the world, but not to worry, they are just punishments from God for all the things particular Christians don’t like. We bring all this suffering and death on ourselves by allowing evil sinners to do things we claim God doesn’t like. That’s what some Christians are still telling me.
Rabbi David Wolpe was named the most influential Rabbi in the country by Newsweek Magazine in 2012. He is also no stranger to high profile debates with atheists like Christopher Hitchens and Sam Harris. Recently he posted an interesting meme on his Facebook page which inspired me to make a comment. Wolpe responded and I want to share our brief exchange and my thoughts about it in more detail. Here is the meme:
For some reason Christian evangelist Jefferson Bethke gets under my skin. He appeals to young Christians who want to move the Christianity in a more progressive direction but then attempts to pull them back toward right wing fundamentalism. In his latest video series, he has been interviewing Christian leader, Tim Keller. This last video is just priceless on so many levels. Have a look: