Christianity’s God Awfully Awkward, Nightmarish Question -John Zande

Great read.

JesusIt’s the most overlooked question in the Christian world, the stuff of nightmares for Sunday school teachers across the planet: If Jesus was God, why didn’t he say anything useful?

He didn’t mention bacteria, pasteurization, or the importance of dental hygiene. He didn’t explain lightning, the tides, the sun, our position in the solar system, the galaxy, gravity, the composition of the atmosphere, or dispense the formula for sun block. He didn’t point anyone in the direction of morphine, teach a soul about the nature of asthma, epilepsy, atoms, genetics, subatomic particles, the periodic table, volcanology, the causes of headaches, muscle cramps, prenatal care, plate tectonics, architecture, evolution, or tell a single living being about the science of corrective-optics. He didn’t mention anything about better, faster, safer forms of transportation, communication technology, math, the metric system, a new swimming technique, scuba diving, blast furnaces, magnetic compasses, quartz watches, wind turbines…

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3 comments

  1. I’d argue it’s because he didn’t know about bacteria, pasteurization, lightning, tides, heliocentrism, gravity, or dental hygiene.

    And that nothing about Christianity necessarily implies that he should have. Jesus’s lack of active omniscience is very well-attested (Mark 13:32; Matt 24:36).

  2. Paarsurrey says:

    Jesus was not a science teacher; he was a religious teacher. Why should he get involved in a field in which he was not an authority?

    Jesus did not oppose any scientific endeavour of his era; if there was any.

    He left these topics to the care of those who could do them better. I think he used common sense and was reasonable to do so.

  3. Reblogged this on paarsurrey and commented:
    Paarsurrey says:

    Jesus was not a science teacher; he was a religious teacher. Why should he get involved in a field in which he was not an authority?

    Jesus did not oppose any scientific endeavour of his era; if there was any.

    He left these topics to the care of those who could do them better. I think he used common sense and was reasonable to do so.

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