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Anonymous asked in Society & CultureReligion & Spirituality · 7 years ago

Elijah mocked people for not providing physical evidence of their god. Is it fair for atheists to do the same?

Update:

Maybe Christians could call down some fire from heaven to shut the atheists up?

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    Eventually that will happen, You will be shut up permanently, Patience my son, Your Banana will get peeled

    You know ? There have been times in the past that God has revealed Himself more "visibly" to people. One example of this is at the time of the exodus from Egypt, when God revealed His care for the Israelites by sending the miraculous plagues upon the Egyptians until they were willing to release the Israelites from slavery. God then opened the Red Sea, enabling the approximately two million Israelites to cross over on dry ground. Then, as the Egyptian army sought to pursue them through the same opening, He crashed the waters upon them (Exodus 14:22-29). Later, in the wilderness, God fed them miraculously with manna, and He guided them in the day by a pillar of cloud and in the night by a pillar of fire, visible representations of His presence with them (Exodus 15:14-15).

    Yet, in spite of these repeated demonstrations of His love, guidance, and power, the Israelites still refused to trust Him when He wanted them to enter into the Promised Land. They chose instead to trust the word of ten men who frightened them with their stories of the walled cities and the giant stature of some of the people of the land (Numbers 13:26-33). These events show that God's further revelation of Himself to us would have no greater effect on our ability to trust Him. Were God to interact in a similar fashion with people living today, we would respond no differently than the Israelites because our sinful hearts are the same as theirs.

    Source(s): TR
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  • 7 years ago

    Noone really cares what atheists do & we certainly wouldnt call down fire from heaven. God is perfectly able to handle atheists when he is ready. Cause atheists are not really going against christians. They are going against God. Christians continue to worship God & do what they know they should do, no matter what atheist rant. Everyone have their own cross to bear & their own choices to make. Once they also understand that they also have to bear the consequences & responsibilities of the choices they make.

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  • 7 years ago

    But Elijah had evidence that what he said was true

    atheists.. not so much

    That being said. Go ahead and mock. No skin off our backs

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  • Jamie
    Lv 6
    7 years ago

    It would be fair even if Elijah never mocked anyone. Demanding evidence for incredible claims is the fairest and most rational thing a person can do.

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  • Lowly
    Lv 7
    7 years ago

    Maybe calling down a craving for starbucks coffee would work. Just saying; fire is a pretty severe kind of thing.

    Source(s): Café o leigh; la ti da. Mandisa and Toby Mac.
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  • Seeker
    Lv 6
    7 years ago

    The only difference is that God proved himself for the Israelites against the Ba'al priests.

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  • 7 years ago

    God provides his own proof in the things he CREATED. Let them CREATE something, then maybe, the can mock and judge the ETERNAL GOD.

    We own them NOTHING. the fool,,,,SAYS THERE IS NO GOD. So let them remain a fool.

    If the hot sun does not prove God to them, it proves they are a fool. I do not waste my time on them. Jesus said, do not cast holy things to the swine. Obey Jesus, if you want eternal life.

    Source(s): KJV truth
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  • Maka
    Lv 7
    7 years ago

    you always have the best questions. kudos.

    the answers is yes btw.

    @olivia - 1 Kings 18:27

    And it came to pass at noon, that Elijah mocked them, and said, Cry aloud: for he is a god; either he is talking, or he is pursuing, or he is in a journey, or peradventure he sleeps, and must be awaked.

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  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    why do you think a character named elijah did that? Because the Fictional bible claims that?

    LOL!!

    Outside of the bible..what Valid evidence supports that claim?

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  • p
    Lv 5
    7 years ago

    Seems fair To Me.After all ,If You were to buy a car.Would You not want to see it first?

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