Saturday, April 18, 2009

Believe in the Bible, or read it, I guess

...the easiest way to undermine belief in the Bible is to simply read it:

Didn't realize Jesus was English. If you think this is self-righteous, take a look at Oklahoma legislator Sally Kern, and decide which is worse, a bad video or a bad lawmaker...


Daniel said...

I made it to about two minutes in. People were quite capable of barbaric mistreatment of one another before Christianity...and they still are. So perhaps it's a zero sum thing. Nobody likes religion, but an amoral war of all against all isn't much fun either, is it? I can't say for certain that the world would be a better place without religion, nor am I as sure as you that there is neither a higher power nor life after death.

Quriltai said...

This was about religion, not faith. I am a lot more ready to accept the possibility of a higher power than I am ready to accept that the Bible is a faithful reflection of that power's aspirations, actions, and motives.

I'm not in the least looking for a war of all against all, but I certainly welcome a skewering of a set of outstandingly self-contradictory principles.