This coming from the same religion that tortured and burned "witches" for a thousand years? Sorry, but you folks don't exactly win the Good-Judge-of-Character award.
Wait, allow me elaborate on that for just a moment.
So what if there is an all-loving, all-wise, all-powerful creator? That doesn't suddenly mean that you're right and everyone else is
wrong. I think the reason a lot of people are unwilling to believe in the notion of an intelligent creator is because our planet has had a
bunch of psycho fanatics trying to murder anyone who interprets that differently.
Since the only experience most people have with God is pretty bigoted, it's no surprise there would be "scoffers" in the face of such a primitive
and barbaric notion of the divine.
Ancient prophecies are a pretty global phenomenon. I don't hear the Hopi tribe demanding recognition every time they get something right. Not that
people scoffing at an arrogant prick is much of a prophecy.
Please notice how about every major religion, every "God", has told us to love people, even our enemies, like they were our own family. That
doesn't mean persecuting them for their beliefs. There's nothing wrong with having a belief in "God" but not at the expense of other people. I
don't care what religion you're following, hurting others for your beliefs is wrong and you will have to deal with the consequences of your crimes.
If God is the perfect parent, it doesn't play favorites with children. I don't know how many of you are parents, but if one of your children was
abusing their siblings, would you condone that?
[edit on 27-5-2010 by Syrus Magistus]