August 3, 2011

Hank responds the assertion that Jesus had teachings of questionable morality, such as barring heaven to the wealthy, approving of slavery, and condemning sinners to hell the in USA Today article “As Atheist Know You Can be Good Without God” by Jerry Coyne (0:38)

Questions / Comments

  • Can you address Harold Camping’s failed prediction? Why do people listen to him? (7:42)
  • I’ve heard your comments on Heaven is for Real by Todd Burpo, but didn’t the Rich Man and Lazarus see each other in Luke 16? (11:15)
  • Was there a time when God told Israel to punish of evil, but because they didn’t, God decided to punish them for not punishing the evil ones? (21:04)
  • Are we supposed to take the Bible literally? Is not the Bible more of a guide? Heaven a state of being from within us? (24:48)
  • Can you clarify the parable of rich man seeing Abraham and Lazarus? [How could they see without literal eyes, if they were in the immaterial state between death and resurrection?] (28:27)
  • What’s a good Bible reading plan? Start from Genesis to Revelation straight through? (38:45)
  • What’s the Biblical view of abortion? (44:01)