posted on Jan, 14 2013 @ 10:07 AM
There are two things that come to mind from reading your post.
First, you are anti-religious because at the simplest level you see yourself as being better than them. You point out how religion has been the cause
of many deaths over the yearswith the implicit presupposition that you are immune from one day being possessed by this mercilessness and the second
implicit notion that this is the fruit of religion and not hysteria. You present this as a noble perspective when all it amounts to is you're to busy
to be bothered and you're also too good to associate with any institution that has made this record for itself.
Examined critically, this view falls apart. You cannot slander the entire Christian religion because a few Christians throughout the years committed
murders. Many Christians were being murdered at the hands of the popes and other theologico-political leaders so making this statements equates
innocents murdered with the persecutors themselves. Think of the Trinitarians who slaughter the Unitarians. The Catholics who slaughtered the
Anabaptists, the Calvinists persecuting non-Calvinists, the Anglican-Presbyterian wars, and the other conflicts where you say "so many precious lives
were taken". Do you really believe that? Then why do you slander those innocent lives and lump them into one category with murderers and despots?
Secondly, you talked about this reverence of the Bible as the infallible Word of God. I've got news for you the Christians and the unbelievers are
both liars on this subject. The Bible has the words of many people, not just God's, but it does have God's. God's words are found in the Torah, the
Prophets, and Jesus Christ (and also following a phrase such as "the word of the lord came unto ____, saying, "). Other commentators include the
Epistle writers, the historical narratives such as Kings, Chronicles, Samuel, Ruth, Esther, (etc.), Elihu, Eliphaz, Balaam, Satan, etc. A lot of this
talk is not inspired so it is incomplete to say it is God's word because it has other people's words in it too.
Is it perfect? No. There are a few contradictions but not as many as copypasting keyboard evangelists of atheism would have you believe.
One says that Solomon (in one book) had 4,000 stalls. Another book, which essentially repeats much of the information from a prior book indicates that
he had 40,000. When you examine it for its internal consistency, you find that God's words do not contradict at all. Man's words in the Bible can be
disputed, but God's words and his doctrines are not in dispute. What it comes down to in those few truly contradictory cases is something of such
utter irrelevance like this 4,000/40,000 thing that it doesn't touch on anything remotely considered sacred in the faith. It is the most complete
irrelevance imaginable and of no effect to central teachings.
Finally, my exhortation to you is not to listen to these Christians or atheists who have an agenda for this or that, but to read God's words, not
Paul's or Nehemiah's or Elihu's, and invite Him to speak to you and wait for His direction and peace. You can see a lot of Christians don't have
that, and you know atheists do not either. This is a place of unity that is not found through Chick tracts or doctrinal disputes but something found
in quiet solitude and peace, between you and the Creator, that wholesome Communion.