Today I randomly attended a small talk about Christianity vs. evolution. This post is not about that talk itself.

I didn't know that it was one session of a regular meeting plan of a Christian student group until I got there. This post is about some questions I discussed with a few Christian fellas, after the talk.

It was in general fun, because I actually questions like "so what does Jesus say about the heat death of the universe?" be raised.

Here are some questions which I think can get you thinking.

Some questions raised at the venue:

  • What is Christianity? What makes a Christian

    "The belief that God (and the Trinity stuff) exists."

  • What does "God" mean? (i.e. the definition)

  • What does "exist" mean? (again, definition)

  • Does God need to exist (in order for things to be the way we observe to be)?

    "Yes." Because: 1, "there seems to be things here (in our universe)"; and 2, "every thing needs a "cause", which is also a thing". Hence if there isn't a God, there'll be a infinite recursion of finding "causes", which I guess sucks?

  • Where does God exist?

    IMHO, not in our universe; most intuitively before the Big Bang.

  • What is a "universe"? (more of a physics question)

  • Can God do anything to our universe? (I mean, it's a universe afterall.)

    "Yes." Even if/though the Big Bang is a Big Bang, God "still has the chance to interact with our universe after the Big Bang" - e.g. when someone next prays.

  • What does God do to us or the universe we're in?

  • What are the consequences (esp. to the consistency, logical or physics-wise, of our universe) of God's actions on our universe? Wouldn't the interaction of God and our universe affect the consistency of our universe, or make God observable/study-able?

Other questions I had later:

  • What does God say about those who "aren't Christian"? Is not being Christian wrong by the Christian standard?

  • Is the God that "caused" the universe to happen the same one as what the Christians are talking about? How can I tell whether those two concepts are the same thing (or not)? Couldn't the people who wrote the Bible meant a different meaning?

  • Up to now, it's just been about God's effect on the physical world. What about the mathematical world? Could God have created a world in which there are no such thing as or similar to logic?

  • Does God even have to obey logic, i.e. be logically consistent?

  • When did the stuff in the Old Testament (e.g. Eden Garden & stories) happen? (I.e. where within the history of {human / Earth / the universe} are the stories?)