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  •  Thanks, Jack, I agree with you. (1+ / 0-)
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    Jack Ryan

    A god that requires a human sacrifice is not one that I would contemplate following.  I fail to see how the New Testament improves the God of the Old Testament when it is based on the tortuous killing of the supposed son of that God.  The more I read about the early days of Christianity, the more my disbelief in all religions is reinforced.  Basically, religion is invoked to explain whatever it is that mankind doesn't know how to explain yet, and in doing so is cleverly wrought to provide a few with power over the many. I feel no conflict with saying we don't know yet to whatever question is considered rather than invoking supernatural beings or events.

    How many times can believers in Christianity be taken in by the coming of the Apocalypse before they wise up?  According to the New Testament, Jesus declared that death would not overtake his disciples before the coming of the apocalypse.  Let's see, how many times has that been predicted but not come true?  Aren't almost three thousand years of missed predictions enough to make Christians wonder about the basis in reality of those predictions?

    It is equally satisfying to envision a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow as it is to envision heaven at the end of life.  I think both are equally likely.

    "The good thing about science is that it's true whether or not you believe it." Neil deGrasse Tyson

    by pvasileff on Wed Dec 25, 2013 at 05:26:58 AM PST

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