originally posted by: openyourmind1262
Look no further than some of the members of this very site. We're supposed to be denying ignorance....but some on here pick it up and smear it all
over themselves...…..like it's ignorance lotion.
This is what first occurred to me, also: ignorance. I'd qualify that a little more as willful ignorance. Ignorance alone isn't necessarily stupid, as
it can be due to simple lack of information. A smart person, without the right information, can even come to the wrong conclusion. Having thought
about this a lot, over the years, wondering how some, otherwise, intelligent people can be such utter boneheads, to me the screaming stupidity
involves willful ignorance, where people will hang on to their error for prejudice, for believing what they want to believe, and this regardless facts
before them, to the contrary. This is ultimate stupidity you'll not even find in many mentally handicapped people! I find such blinding stupidity
beyond even fully understanding how some people can be so blindly stupid. There's a Bible passage that nails the phenomenon, of the rich man in
Luke 16:27-31 "And he said, 'Then I beg you, father, that you send him to my father's house-- for I have five brothers --in order that he may warn
them, so that they will not also come to this place of torment.' "But Abraham said, 'They have Moses and the Prophets; let them hear them.' "But he
said, 'No, father Abraham, but if someone goes to them from the dead, they will repent!' "But he said to him, 'If they do not listen to Moses and the
Prophets, they will not be persuaded even if someone rises from the dead.'"
To further illustrate, how it is true some would not believe, though one rose from the dead, the atheist is a most stark and classic example. If you
were to prove there is a God, by supernatural prophecies, hundreds of them, to the smallest details, that came to pass from scripture, because,
indeed, God revealed the future to His prophets, the atheist will not even study the information. The proof is astoundingly strong, and found places
like this, at anybody's fingertips:
Fulfilled Prophecy as Evidence for the Bible's Divine
Odds of Christ Fulfilling Prophecy
Messianic Prophecies Fulfilled by Jesus Christ
You know something? I've presented such information to unbelievers in forums, many times, declaring to them there is proof of God, and there it is.
The information takes some study, examination. What always happens is the critic(s) comes back with a mocking reply, in no time, rather than once an
atheist actually studying the information provided them, to my knowledge, for whatever mere hours required, that absolutely proves the God of
scripture, the supernatural nature of fulfilled prophecy. Nothing, but nothing, will persuade the idiot that believes what they want to believe,
indeed, though someone rose from the dead, which the Lord Jesus even did.
This is why the Bible states, Psalms 14:1 The fool has said in his heart, "There is no God." They are corrupt, they have committed abominable deeds;
There is no one who does good.
They also will make the claim Christians believe fairy tales, when we have a mountain of evidence of the supernatural, as well as thousands of years
of reliable witnesses, including our own "epignosis" knowing of the truth and witness, somehow think Christian faith is blind. I've got news: I was
always a "show me" person, more than any atheist, and the truth is obvious, like the proverbial sore thumb, when you study the truth of scripture. In
any case, they won't even study the information, here and there will make lying, kneejerk claims they "know all that", which, if they did, they
wouldn't be a stupid atheist. Of course, they can't continue that conversation on the basis of any real theological knowledge, after such a claim,
ever, can't give you their contrary analysis of just how the fulfilled prophecy isn't so, verse by verse. They simply go stupid, of course, as, the
fact is, they don't really know anything, at all.
Think of this, when the stakes are eternal heaven or hell, what sort of stupid is it that a person doesn't fully exhaust this subject, before their
last breath? How stupid is it, those that will find themselves in hell, because they wouldn't study God's Book and seek the truth? It's like somebody
is holding up a sign the bridge, around the bend, is washed-out up ahead, in big letters, waving it at passing vehicles, and, instead of slowing down,
taking care, such stupid people mash on the accelerator, because they refuse to believe the witness that the bridge is washed-out, insist the bridge
is not washed-out. As anybody with common sense could tell you, about what happened: they plunged to their deaths. Only, in this case, the stakes
aren't simply death. Go figure.
Matthew 10:28 Do not fear those who kill the body but are unable to kill the soul; but rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in
edit on 29-8-2018 by Scrutinizing because: Word change.