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I was raised in a Baptist home. Baptists are very big on the Bible. Copious amounts of time are spent poring over Scriptures..memorizing..interpreting...etc.

The Bible, for Baptists, is Life's Little Instruction Book. For me it was always a puzzlement because so many of my questions about life couldn't be answered by a perusal of the Gospels.

Many of my own questions have to do with the "intent" of God. Why would God endow man with logic and reason..only to expect him to suspend it because the King James Version's literal interpretation says so? Why would the Creator give us intellect and talent (for medical healing, for example) and expect us to not use it to save lives because a guy with a leadership position in the church says we have to?

I've been told by my still Baptist parents that these questions aren't mine to know now. That in the "Sweet By and By" God will give us the answers. For now we have to take these things on faith.

I can't.

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