The other day I got sent a text message (SMS) from a Jehova's Witness I know. Why they have my telephone number is another random chat and I will get to that in another post. Anyway the message was a quote from the bible, it comes from good old revelations where everything is pretty much a threat.
Revelations 21:8 “But people who are cowardly, unfaithful, detestable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars will find themselves in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur. This is the second death.”
So on receiving this, I sent this message back in true troll form.
“If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.” - Harry Potter.
This clearly has a double meaning, but the point I want to focus on today. Is why should I believe any believers religious book? Its a book just like Harry Potter or spiderman or whatever else. The evidence that something is true lies in the proof of the existence for the far out claims that exist in these books.
If you disagree with this analogy. Then look at it this way. No body says Harry Potter is a rel magician that exists, yet there are stories about London in the books. London is real hence Harry Potter is real? No! However this is the logic used by many believers. In the Bible it talks about Jerusalem for example. So Jerusalem is real hence Jesus walked on water? No! For the same reasons as Harry Potter.
The bible (quaran etc.) are just books written by everyday people. Thats all they are, there is no need to believe in the existence of a god based on some fairy tales in a poorly written book. Lets be honest, it is a bad story........ and if its true, its plain disgusting!
For another random chat