Don't believe in God? What is your excuse for avoiding God? This book logically looks at some of the most commonly flouted excuses for avoiding God and asks weather or not they are valid. It finishes with a challenge to try getting in touch with God... and seeing what happens.
One of the best answers is 42. It is a question that has puzzled the minds of every generation since the first human began to think:
Why? What is it all about? What is our purpose? What is the meaning of life? Is there a God?
And I am sure that when these questions where first pondered, it wasn’t an answer that came first but an excuse ‘it’s not important’, ‘I don’t want to talk about it.’ Or ‘so what?’
Many millions of people all over the world hide behind excuses to try and make the God question go away. An excuse is so easy to use. The problem with so many of the common excuses is that they really don’t stand up to much scrutiny. As a teacher I get some of the best convoluted and useless excuses, particularly when it comes to homework. As a Human being I give far too many excuses when I haven’t or don’t want to do a task. It is the same when discussing God. Excuses are just an easy quick way out. However this means that they are, for the most part, a flimsy house of cards. This book is an attempt to topple those cards. So, why do people give excuses to avoid God? Many people have different motives for avoiding the question like lifestyle, bad experiences, laziness, not wanting to associate with those ‘crazies’ and inconvenience.
In this book, I will attempt to take away those houses of cards with reasonable and straight forward thinking. Why? What is it about Christians that makes them constantly want others to join them? Imagine that you have found the cure to cancer in a plant you studied. What would you do with this most valuable bit of knowledge? Would you keep it a secret? Would you not tell people who you cared about who had cancer? Of course not! You would shout it from the rooftops and sing it in the street! You would want everyone everywhere to know and be saved from their illness. It is the same for Christians. Christians claim to have found the cure to death – not just death by cancer, but death in whatever shape it appears. They also claim completeness while they live on this world. Therefore they want to share and shout out. That is why your friend/relation/partner (if this book has been use as its title suggests) wants you to have and read this book. They love you. They would see you saved and share in their joy. Why don’t they just talk to you? – Probably they are too frightened it will strain your relationship or they can’t find the words to explain their joy to you fully. (These are my reasons for writing this book!).
I can claim no particular insight or specialism that will help me explain away some of these excuses. However, as a Christian and scientist, these questions are all ones with which I have struggled and continue to struggle with. I will use logic and the Bible where possible to try and answer these questions. We shall use logic because it is needed to consider claims to their full and use the Bible because if there is a God who has communicated with us, we need to consider what it is claimed He said. In fact when one studies the Bible, it can quickly be seen that many of the obvious excuses are discussed and exposed.