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The Bible Story I Have Always Had the Hardest Time with Is-Because

Magazine article U.S. Catholic

The Bible Story I Have Always Had the Hardest Time with Is-Because

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Whenever Paul is telling women to be nice little second-class citizens.

Kim Eidson

Escondido, Calif.

Creation of man and earth. From a scientific perspective it seems implausible.

Name withheld

Silver Spring, Md.

The Book of Revelation. Everyone talks about how mysterious it is and that the fundamentalists have it all wrong, but no one offers any explanation.

Frances Magdalen

Radford, Va.

Finding Jesus in the temple. It's hard to reconcile Jesus' perfection with what appears to be disobedience.

Name withheld

Imperial Beach, Calif.

Jesus and the rich young man. It causes me guilt and anxiety. Jesus seems to dismiss a truly good person who doesn't give everything. It seems to contradict that grace and salvation are gifts from God if we accept them and acknowledge our weaknesses. This seems to be a very hopeless story for flawed humans.

Kathleen Gallaway

West Chester, Ohio

Job. It makes God seem vindictive for folly and entertainment. …

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