Questions (61) through (70), as raised in the book, " 100 Tough Questions about God And The Bible " by Stephen M. Miller, are being precisely quoted below for the benefit of those readers who have no access to Miller's book:
" 61. The Bible says if you raise a child right, the kid will grow up nice and religious. I know some pastors' kids who did not turn out quite like that."
" 62. Why would Peter condemn Ananias and Sapphira to death for exaggerating their donation ? why not thank them instead ? "
" 63. Why would a thinking person believe the story that the reason we have so many languages is because God punished people for building the Tower of Babel ? "
"64. Why did God introduce himself to Moses by speaking from a burning bush, of all things ? "
" 65 Why do preachers tell people they have to tithe 10 percent of their income, when tithing is one of many Jewish laws that Christians throughout the centuries have said is obsolete ? "
" 66. Elijah went to heaven in a chariot of fire ? Doesn't it sound suspicious that the only witness was his successor, Elisha ? "
" 67. Why did the prophet Elisha invoke God's name to put a curse on boys for calling him " Baldy, " and is that why bears killed them ? "
" 68. Why would God order the death penalty for kids who hit their parents or who do nothing more than speak disrespectfully to them ? "
" 69. Did God really clobber Egypt with ten plagues ? The poisoned Nile River turning red, swarm of bugs, epidemics, three days of darkness--it all sounds over the top. "
" 70. God killed 70,000 Jews because King David took a census ? What's wrong with counting warm bodies, and why would God punish innocent folks for something their king did ? "
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IN NEXT BLOG, QUESTIONS (71) THROUGH (80) WII BE QUOTED. STAY TUNE.