This has gone around before but this game testing the logical consistency of your beliefs about God made me angry. First of all the way they set up the questions to maximize potential conflict and then limit the response to a simple yes/no in cases where an explanation is necessary.

More than that though is the implication behind it. That beliefs about God tend to be rationally inconsistent and are therefore suspect. I wholeheartedly agree that Christianity at least is full of conundrums, paradoxes and confusing ideas. The thing is, and I’ve said this countless times, but life is also full of the same conundrums, paradoxes, and confusion, even when God is not a part of the equation.

I’m no philosophical expert by any means. But take any intro to philosophy course and you’ll likely study a bunch of “problems”. The mind-body problem. Problems of personal identity. Etc. And they’re rightly named – they’re problems because they don’t sit right with our understanding of how the world is, or are inconsistent with our other beliefs. And this is all assuming there is no God.

What bothers me is the idea that belief in God needs to be held to a higher standard of logical consistency than life. I agree that it might not be possible to “prove” God on purely logical terms. But that site seems to argue that beliefs in God must be completely rationally consistent, when the truth is general philosophy about life, God removed, doesn’t hold to this standard. So why isn’t there a game called Battleground Life?

I dunno, that’s just my opinion about it.

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