Originally Posted by Chick
I am sure, Jerrod, that many of those "dim witted and uneducated", as you call them, would have reason to quibble with you. Especially when you argue that information today is 'superior" -- even though modern day science is constantly updating and changing it's conclusions.
For thousands of years people have declared that God is dead, the Bible is false, and that man, "taking a huge step forward" has become the "ultimate" in the evolutionary chain. However, neither God nor the Bible have gone away, sorry. God and the Bible never will go away. No matter how hard you try to make them disappear, God and His Word are still here and will remain after you are long gone.
But then again, when death comes for you, you will know the Truth because then you will see God face-to-face. Too bad it will be too late at that point in your history.
Not trying to change your mind on this, it is your choice to believe as you do, just sharing my 2 cents worth.
Some things we will never know nor understand chick... that is the state of human affairs. However, many scientific conclusions have been made and are here to stay (i.e. most don't think that god is mad at us when it storms anymore or when it doesn't rain enough, we understand better the weather patterns now - unless you are the mayor of New Orleans or Pat Robertson). Perhaps you still sacrifice animals... who knows, most don't anymore.
I've read the very fictional and hypocritical bible, taken religious courses in college and spent time growing up and being confirmed in church. Moreover, I'm well read in Einstein's Theory of Relativity and Schrodinger's Cat (a.k.a Quantum Theory - though I don't presume to fully understand the latter and I don't know anyone who does). Furthermore, I've read the entire classic series of "The History of Philosophy" by F. Copleston (9 volumes which includes the medieval period) among many other books and periodicals over the years. Not just boasting... it is what it is. People who jog tend to run faster than those who don't - you catch my drift? The point is, more than most, I understand fully that much is not what it seems, but I'm not willing to create the answers to the big questions much like religion does and those who support it.
No need to apologize as you did... murder, rape, war, hatred, intolerance, et cetera, will not go away no matter how hard I try to make them disappear, yet they have been around for time immemorial and they will be here long after I'm gone too, in fact, as long as humans continue to walk the earth. But remember Chick... long periods of time and being old in years does not make something real or true.
God spent millions upon millions of years leading up to human beings and this is the best he can do? He's all good and all knowing... and this it? What a mess for the majority of human beings who live in it.
And if you were not trying to change my mind, you could have fooled me.