We’re talking today about “Modern Day Monsters” that people encounter in daily life on Russ Hobbs Ministries FACEBOOK. Contact me if you would like to be part of our FACEBOOK chats. Of course some monsters people talk about are really “urban legends” and the like such as some of these 10 Freakiest Modern Monsters Found In The United States – Listverse

But, then again there are those serious and legitimate encounters that people have with others people who behave in monster like ways and spread mayhem and misery where ever they go! Some of you have lived through these “monstrous experiences” that have left negative impact on your life! That’s what we’re talking about today. Send us an email if you want to be part of today’s discussion to

Don’t let the monsters roaming about in your life terrorize you today!

Have you ever heard of Flying Spaghetti Monsterism, also known as Pastafarianism? It is a “religion” created by a man named Bobby Henderson. Mr. Henderson created this satire in protest of the Kansas State Board of Education’s decision to teach intelligent design as an alternative to the theory of evolution. In essence, he was asking, “If foolish religious ideas like that of Intelligent Design have to be given equal time in high school biology classes, then why can’t other foolish religious ideas be taught alongside with it?”

The line of reasoning for Flying Spaghetti Monsterism seems to be that
1. There is no evidence for the existence of the Judeo-Christian God.
2. There is no evidence for the existence of the Flying Spaghetti Monster.
3. Therefore, belief in the Judeo-Christian God and belief in the Flying Spaghetti Monster are on equal epistemic grounds. Quite frankly, belief in God makes sense! It is,

(1) Prevalent among all peoples of all times. Atheism is very rare; even atheists admit this.
(2) There are many sophisticated philosophical arguments for God’s existence.
(3) The Christian God is a coherent explanation of why something exists rather than nothing, why logic is prescriptive and universal, why morality is objective, and why religion is ubiquitous.
(4) Belief in God is rationally satisfying.

Belief in God is rational and supported by good reasons, and belief in the Flying Spaghetti Monster is irrational and not supported by any good reasons. Christianity is a rationally defensible religion. There are difficult questions that we must ask ourselves as Christians, but the fact that there are difficult questions is not grounds for dismissing Christianity. As believers, our pursuit of answers to our own deep-seated spiritual questions draws us further into the intellectual richness of the Christian faith.

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