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Ask questions. Do as I am told.
Debate Score:67
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If God were to chose you, do you ask questions or do as you're told?

Ask questions.

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Do as I am told.

Side Score: 35

I know that guy in the bible obeyed God and was going to off his kid, but had it been me, I would have been like, "Say whaaaat?" ;)

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joecavalry(40086) Clarified
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I know that's not a very good question to ask, but still... that's just me ;)

Side: Ask questions.

If a request is made of me, I expect good reasons for it.

If God makes a request, I'm sure he would have outstanding reasons, but I'd need to see them first.

Not to mention the whole "hey, could you prove to me you are God?" thing followed by the "if you are God, what the heck are you doing choosing a nobody like me" thing.

Side: Ask questions.
Ronicus1(4) Disputed
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I think that Moses did that very thing and almost got killed for it.

Side: Do as I am told.

I would ask questions.

Why? Because I'd be expected to. How do I know this?

Simple. Why am I being selected for Gods work, what do I have that is unique that makes me suitable for the task? Is it my body? Doubtful- there are numerous individuals in the world with equivalent or superior physical capabilities as compared to myself. Further, there are even more numerous animals in the world with equivalent or superior physical capabilities as compared to the rest of mankind. There is nothing I can do or know how to do, physically speaking, that is in any way unique. As such, if we're talking about physical capabilities, god has numerous better options to pick from than myself. The only unique thing I bring to the table is my own brain and its contents. I can conclude, then, that if I am chosen, it is almost certainly chosen because there is something about my mind that is required for the task.

If the god in question knows my mind to be up to the task, then said god must necessarily know my mind, that it is inquisitive and curious by nature, tries to make sense out of everything (even inconsistencies in what it knows to be fiction), and I always asks questions. This is fundamental to my mind, really, and if my mind is suitable for the task in question, it is in part due to this.

If a god chose me, said god has chosen someone that said god already knows will have questions that need answering. If that is a problem, said god would choose someone else; in choosing me for the work, said god implies consent to be questioned. After all, it's not as if there is any shortage of individuals who would follow gods word blindly, even if it meant killing their own children.

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1 point

I think that Jonah pretty much made this a moot point. If God chooses one to do His bidding, you will do it, regardless of how you feel about the issue. Now, Jonah was a devout Jew who hated and despised the Ninevites, feeling that they were even unworthy of existing, so he avoided even going there. We all know the results of that fateful decision. He was eaten, partially digested, died, and was resurrected and vomited out on dry land in the sight of these hateful, warlike people. The fact that he was vomited out alive by the great fish (probably a Great White shark and NOT a whale) was testament enough to the veracity of his message.

Side: Ask questions.
1 point

were i to believe a god to exist i would undoubtedly ask questions. i was raised into christianity, it was my inquisitive nature that made me doubt the presence of a god in the first place.

Side: Ask questions.
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I'd have sex with him.

Side: Ask questions.
1 point

Dafuq? That's a very vulgar and inappropriate post.

Side: Do as I am told.
ProLogos(2794) Disputed
1 point

You just posted Dafuq? That's a very vulgar and inappropriate post.

I enjoy pointing out the obvious as well.

Oh and Hi. I'm ProLogos the "most ghost". I sneak around in daylight , slitting throats.

Side: Ask questions.
2 points

IF an individual believes in God, it follows that to some extent, they trust in God. Their degree of trust defines their willingness to accept being chosen, without needing to question God.

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People who follow what they believe to be God's will, without questioning it, are very similar to the terrorists we see in the news. ;)

Side: Do as I am told.
Ronicus1(4) Disputed
1 point

But they are listening to clerics and they are almost all illiterate inbreds. Getting orders from the Burning Bush is much different than listening to a hate rant from a surly guy in a turban.

Side: Ask questions.
1 point

The terrorists are crazy! They think everyone has to follow the Quoran from head to toe. So, ISIS will even kill fellow Muslims who do not follow 100%. Although no one is prefect, we humans should not be doing such a terrible thing. But I forgot, they are terrorist.

Side: Do as I am told.

Choose me for what? I mean regardless I would carry out his orders. I would have to do as I am told.

Side: Do as I am told.
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What if He chose you to kill your son?

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Honestly I would find it troublesome. I don't have a son, but I can imagine that it would be difficult for a parent to release their son to God. In the end I wouldn't have an option. If God tells me to do something and he wants it done and he declares that I'd do it I would be forced to do so since what he speaks is truth.

Side: Do as I am told.
Explorer(187) Disputed
1 point

And Abraham said unto his young men, Abide ye here with the ass; and I and the lad will go yonder and worship, and come again to you.

-Genesis 22:5

Abraham knew God was going to provide a substitute sacrifice in place of Issac. For your question however he wouldn't as they would be against his nature.

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Have you ever read the Bible?? God asked Abraham to sacrifice his son. Abraham brought his son, Isaac, to a mountain, bound him up and was going to stab him with a knife when God immediately stopped Abraham. God wanted to see how faithful Abraham was and how much he trusted God. Hence in the end, God provided a ram which was stuck in a bush and Abraham offered the ram as a burnt offering to the Lord. Get your facts right, before you go debating

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1 point

If you belive in god, then yes! You should do as you are told because, god is a person who knows everything! I belive that if god tells you to do something then do it, because if you dont god will forgive you but he will know that you do not trust him!

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Would you blow yourself up with other people around you ;)

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1 point

The God we believe in isn't Allah. No offence Muslims but joecalvary is trying to offend Christians. I am not against Muslims ( I have have Muslim friends), one I have known from primary 1, all the way to Secondary 2. But I don' agree with Muslim terrorist.

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i believe in God. I would only ask questions if I wasn't sure it was God. However, If I was 100% sure it was God telling me to go to some dangerous foreign country like North Korea, I would go. I might ask questions, but not questioning the deed. I'd worship and ask about other things, but I'd do the will of God

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Would you blow yourself up with other people around you ;)

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