Originally posted by jiggerj
So, when people allow themselves to believe in gods and religion (which usually starts in childhood), the brain makes these connections to the point
where fanatics are no longer free to discern what is logical or downright insane.
When we consider the story of how all of the graves opened up during the time of Jesus being crucified and the dead roamed the city, those without the
connections in the brain can see the absurdity in this claim. It's not that the religious won't see the insanity in this story, it's that they CAN'T
Don't be ridiculous. First off, people like Bernard Haisch and Irvin Laszlo are very very smart people and they espouse, based on their knowledge and
scientific understanding, the idea that a Godhead is the best explanation for the reality we inhabit - see
The God Theory
Secondly, there are many among us who are able to discern between what COULD have been an earthquake, and unsubstantiated rumor, we believers are not
all literalist fundamentalists.
In fact if I had the time, I do believe that I could PROVE well beyond any reasonable doubt that there was a lunar eclipse on the day of the cross,
but, that the reports of darkness lasting for hours, was generated by confusion, in the retelling of the story, between a solar and a lunar eclipse,
because a lunar eclipse can last for a couple of hours, and a solar eclipse only for about 7 minutes max. Thus, to a large degree the darkness at mid
day reports validate what CAN be proven in terms of the lunar eclipse (blood red moon) that actually took place (the only one visible from that locale
during the governorship of Pontias Pilate, while also coinciding on a number of other historical matrices and data points), revealing how the story in
its final form conflated two phenomenon (blood red moon and darkness at mid-day) that cannot occur in simultaneity, thus lending even more credibility
to the story as a whole (Jesus crucified under the governorship of Pontias Pilate coinciding with a lunar eclipse, an astronomical event which we can
now wind the tape back on with absolute precision).
You, are starting to get really annoying in your presumptions and casting of aspersions in order to uphold a position which itself isn't based in any
sort of real understanding or the willingness to consider things from different viewpoints, and that's ignorance
when you really think about
"There is a principal which serves as a bar against all information and proof against all arguments, and which cannot fail to keep a man in
everlasting ignorance. That principal is called - contempt, prior to investigation."
~ Herbert Spencer, Scientist
Originally posted by emeris
reply to post by jiggerj
'Forgive them for they know not what they do'
edit on 4-1-2013 by NewAgeMan because: (no reason given)