Are Beliefs the Result of Where One Is Born?

Are Beliefs the Result of Where One Is Born?

Are Beliefs the Result of Where One Is Born?

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This is used as an objection against religion in general but this is hardly an objection to the truth of Christianity.


42 thoughts on “Are Beliefs the Result of Where One Is Born?

  1. Michael Runk

    So the second guy lying to these people. Christianity isn't as big as it is because it's true. It's big because the Holy Roman Empore and then catholic church used Christianity as a form of control.

    The told people if you don't follow God you will go to hell. They gained submission through fear. Then they told people if you don't do what we say it is the same as disobey God. They used fear of hell to take money and exploit the people. They did it for so long that people believed it and feared going to hell.

    The quickiest way to get some one to do what you want or to believe what you want them to believe is to instill fear in them.

    Christianity is popular because it spread across Europe and fear was the tactic to get people to submit. Even though that tactic isn't used any more and it's taken a nicer face it gained in popularity because of fear.

    Don't have to believe me go study your history. Go look up all the evil crap the catholic church did for hundreds of years.

    I'm sorry but the second guy is flat out lying to these people. He brushing under the rug all thr horrible and terrible things Christianity has don't to gain the followers it has.

    You don't need to believe me go study your history. Really look in to it you will see how insidious the church was.

    September 23, 2022 at 7:20 pm Reply
  2. David Plummer

    I have have had people say to me that if I was born in India I would be a Hindu instead of a Christian.

    So I ask, and therefore the supernatural doesn't exist and therefore Christianity is false? They will say yes.

    So then I say, well if YOU were born in India, you too would be a Hindu and therefore atheism is false. So now both the supernatural and naturalism are false and there is no door no. 3. So everything is false?

    September 23, 2022 at 7:20 pm Reply
  3. Matt Davis

    My comment never gets answered. Does the bible teach the earth to be flat? IMO it does. I believe the earth is flat the bible seems to validate these claims.

    September 23, 2022 at 7:20 pm Reply
  4. john richards

    "We're right and they're wrong" isn't a good answer. Throughout history people have almost always followed the religion of their culture. And why would God send a baby to a Muslim or Hindu family knowing they'll almost certainly not become a Christian and will, according to Christian belief, go to Hell? Not very loving. for an all-loving god.

    September 23, 2022 at 7:20 pm Reply
  5. James Lake- Mental Game Cue Sports Consultant

    The difference is muslims and hindus dont get a choice. Its a cultural thing not a choice. Doesn’t mean its true

    September 23, 2022 at 7:20 pm Reply
  6. Light has no Shadow

    I really like your stuff I think you’re very intelligent and you’re very good with a lot of your stuff but you’ve made some serious errors on a few of your videos. First of all if I can prove to you that the six days of creation we’re all the same length without any assumptions, your belief in deep time does not match the biblical words you cannot twist Yom with three qualifiers. I suggest you rethink if you’re going to follow the Bible or if you’re going to follow the worldview.

    September 23, 2022 at 7:20 pm Reply
  7. bswihart1

    Was brought up in a Christian environment then dove head first into drugs, alcohol and heavy metal and then popped out 24 years later saved and sober for 6 years. Your environment does play a major role in what we are and become that's why I really never stopped praying, stay close to God.

    September 23, 2022 at 7:20 pm Reply
  8. bob jameson

    You don't have free will to chose your parents, country and the time of year.
    So if your born in India today a billion strong or China 100 BC etc
    Would you still condemn these people?

    September 23, 2022 at 7:20 pm Reply


    September 23, 2022 at 7:20 pm Reply
  10. Sherlock Homeless

    Many muslims get dreams nowadays about Christ, even though they had never heard of Him before. Explain that, mr. Hawkins.

    September 23, 2022 at 7:20 pm Reply
  11. Walter Obermüller

    NKJ Acts 17:26-27 And He has made from one blood every nation of men to dwell on all the face of the earth, and has determined their preappointed times and the boundaries of their dwellings, so that they should seek the Lord, in the hope that they might grope for Him and find Him, though He is not far from each one of us; ..

    September 23, 2022 at 7:20 pm Reply
  12. Diggy

    Different types of sins are lying, stealing, coveting, using God’s name in vain, dishonoring your parents, looking at someone with lust, having other idols/god(s) beside God, and more. Sin is so serious in God’s eyes because sin the cause of all pain, suffering, and death. Yet God STILL sent His Son Jesus to willing die on the cross for all OUR sins and rose from the dead three days later because God loves us soooo much. If you repent (recognize that Jesus Christ is Lord and by His grace through faith in Him we are saved) and turn to God, then God will save you from your just punishment of hell and give you the gift of eternal life with Him! After you have been saved, make sure to turn away from and forsake all your sins (but don’t just say you wanna stop sinning actually make a change. Otherwise your are playing the hypocrite. And you can only do this with God’s help and strength), live for God for your entire life, and always love God more than anyone or anything! God DOES NOT hate you, GOD LOVES YOU and wants to SAVE YOU!!! And don’t wait either because you can die tomorrow, tonight in your sleep, or even in the next hour! And once you have died and you haven’t repented and turned to God, it’ll be too late. God loves you more than you can even understand and He is always waiting for you to come to Him!

    September 23, 2022 at 7:20 pm Reply
  13. Michael Vandeventer

    Clearly yes

    September 23, 2022 at 7:20 pm Reply
  14. John Boehmer

    Yeah, I hear this really lame argument regularly also, and need only mention the explosion of Christianity in atheist China, atheist Russia, Hindu India, and Africa to eliminate it. That there are actually consequences in doing so to become a Christian in these places speaks all the more to the power of the reality of the Christian God moving so powerfully on these people as to allow them to convert anyhow.

    In the West, we once new God, all Western Nations, and turned away collectively… There's a terrible price to pay for that, as Israel of old found out. This is why we're seeing a substantial number of Christian's falling away. But for some reason it remains around 85% of all Americans still claim some form of Christianity, even though there is no price to pay for changing beliefs… If anything, it's advantageous to do so.

    September 23, 2022 at 7:20 pm Reply
  15. Flava Dave39

    Yeah, that really doesn’t answer the question. The question is that to someone who has been indoctrinated their entire lives by almost everyone around them including the people they love and trust, how do you convince them that they’re wrong.

    September 23, 2022 at 7:20 pm Reply
  16. Mine Time

    I don’t understand this argument against theism at all. Yeah people would start out being a different religion based on where we were born so what?

    September 23, 2022 at 7:20 pm Reply
  17. Peter Bassey

    My forefathers worshipped Ndem, Nyamkpe and a plethora of other deities; but I’m a Christian today. So, how come? The truths of Christianity bowled me over. I hurled everything at it including the kitchen sink almost like I didn’t want it to be true, but Christianity held out. I’d be a total nincompoop, a dumbass and an utter dumkopf not to accept Christ. I bless the Name of the Almighty that I did – and always will.

    September 23, 2022 at 7:20 pm Reply
  18. Jovon R.

    And the question still is which view is true. Just because you said it is dont make christianity true. Where is the evidence?

    September 23, 2022 at 7:20 pm Reply
  19. Dania Powell

    Halleujah 🙏🙌

    September 23, 2022 at 7:20 pm Reply
  20. Words Of Fire

    There's sooo many Muslims in the middle east that has found the truth. That Christ is Lord and God.

    September 23, 2022 at 7:20 pm Reply
  21. 1GodOnlyOne

    The professor only believes that because he was brought up to believe that.

    September 23, 2022 at 7:20 pm Reply
  22. Sierra Clark

    “If you declare with your mouth “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved” (Romans 10:9). Now is the time to accept Jesus as your personal Lord and Savior. Obey His commands and repent of your sins because Jesus is coming back soon. Tomorrow isn’t promised.

    September 23, 2022 at 7:20 pm Reply
  23. dusa1122

    He completely changed her question because he knew she was right

    September 23, 2022 at 7:20 pm Reply
  24. Tom Winchester

    They are not understanding this idea….very simply….where you live usually dictates what religion you practice. Atheism can happen anywhere…..if allowed. Atheism is not a religion!


    September 23, 2022 at 7:20 pm Reply
  25. Rod Pruitt

    So ,if I believe things that I was taught by my culture, I should reject those ideas because they are not true, they are just a product of my culture? So should I reject the other beliefs given to me by my culture (because all beliefs given by culture are invalid)? Like the idea that all people are equal (there is no such thing as a superior race/group), that women are just as valuable as men (and should be able to do whatever men do in society), that gay and transgender people should not be persecuted. Are all these beliefs to be rejected? I'm sure if I grew up in another place, I would likely think differently.

    September 23, 2022 at 7:20 pm Reply
  26. Brian Roberts

    Didn't the Jesuits claim they had Catholic for life if they could teach a child up until these of 7?
    Teaching children any religion is child abuse. Religion is dangerous.

    September 23, 2022 at 7:20 pm Reply
  27. Fatian Berisha

    I was raised in Islam, but I'm coming to Christ.

    September 23, 2022 at 7:20 pm Reply
  28. Tessa Logan

    I love it when ALL walks of life find our Lord Christ Jesus.

    September 23, 2022 at 7:20 pm Reply
  29. james ohara

    When Christs word reached my people in scotland 1500 years ago we were eating our own children, the teachings of the bible changed all of that, so according to that twat whatsitsname i should be a pagan.

    September 23, 2022 at 7:20 pm Reply
  30. JAD

    She didn't ask if Christianity was true!! He went to it right away because he didn't have a sensible answer. Of course it's a function of geography!! How many billion examples would you like? Charlatan browbeating kids (…again)

    September 23, 2022 at 7:20 pm Reply
  31. Kongodiantotela

    A coherent question. But, the answers denote astronomical stupidity from these two jerks. Indeed, people embrace the religion of their parents or the environment in which they live. Most believers were indoctrinated at a very young age, before they were old enough to question the hocus-pocus that was being hammered in their head. Atheism is not a religion. It's precisely an absence of belief and superstition. Atheists say that there is not enough evidence for the existence of a god who answers prayers, and they encourage people not to "believe", but to acquire right knowledge and to THINK for themselves.

    September 23, 2022 at 7:20 pm Reply
  32. J Pete

    Why would people in Saudi not be Christian??? Christianity is all over the world?

    September 23, 2022 at 7:20 pm Reply
  33. Lawrence Fitzgerald

    I really like detective Warner's explanation.

    September 23, 2022 at 7:20 pm Reply
  34. mmark292 tbib

    If christianity was absolutely the only path to salvation..then you would think that christianity,no matter the limited exposure,should have taken hold in those other countries.According to you Frankie,Its a self evident truth.

    September 23, 2022 at 7:20 pm Reply
  35. Will Japheth

    Of course people can go against the beliefs of the culture, but the point of saying you'll likely have the culture of your nation is not why it is mentioned. It puts into doubt that you were called by God to believe in Jesus and it shows how unfair it is for one religion to have a monopoly on heaven and hell for all others. So being born in a Muslim country, there's a very good chance Christians believe you'll go to hell, but to children born in America the chances of be Christian are higher. Jesus doesn't mind giving you parents that will teach you the path to hell. Jesus doesn't save humanity l, he condemns it.

    September 23, 2022 at 7:20 pm Reply
  36. A is for America

    10/10 would take Gabriella on a church date

    September 23, 2022 at 7:20 pm Reply
  37. Robert Lewis

    The "evidence" for any god is equivalent to the "evidence" for santa claus. If you decide you want to believe something you can use stories and anecdotes to support it and can delude yourself to what ever extent you want.

    Without someone telling you these stories what are the chances of a god revealing itself to anyone. Absolutely ZERO! The curiosity may be there but no actual god will ever present itself. That is the job of convincing wackos.

    A primary basis for belief is when enough people choose to believe something, it lends it a fake credibility. When someone like frank, who appears intelligent, spouts this silliness it also lends a similar fake credibility.

    All any of this baloney proves is that humans are desperately trying to make sense of things that remain very much beyond our knowledge or capacity.

    And there will always be people stroking their own egos and sense of self worth selling it to the desperate and the gullible.

    September 23, 2022 at 7:20 pm Reply
  38. Robert Lewis

    There is no evidence!

    September 23, 2022 at 7:20 pm Reply
  39. brian comley

    He's a dickhead, Dawkins was a Christian and baptized I think, yes which if any are true, he didn't answer that, nor did he give any evidence to cement his belief.

    September 23, 2022 at 7:20 pm Reply
  40. Michael Bucksmith

    It makes me laugh when religions talk about following the evidence.

    September 23, 2022 at 7:20 pm Reply
  41. Evan Powell

    The exceptions to the rule are irrelevant. The point is people are social creatures and most often accept the religious programming they were born into. If you are born in Utah, you have a 2/3 chance of being Mormon. If you are born in the UK, your chances are 1 in 350 of being Mormon. Whether Mormonism is true or not is irrelevant. It is all about where you were born and how you were raised.

    September 23, 2022 at 7:20 pm Reply
  42. Paul Hadlington

    And Richard Dawkins is quite right…. Frank neatly sidesteps the initial question and answered a different one.

    September 23, 2022 at 7:20 pm Reply

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