You believe that the disciples were real, how sweetA mega scam eh?
What did they get out of it? The original disciples I mean. The ones who continued to spread the Gospel after Christ's ascension into heaven? Money? Fame? Glory?
Or harsh rejection and in most cases violent deaths.
Why did they do that? Why don't you answer that question.
Why did they continue?
That's the thing with fundamentalists, they arent fun and are all mental.What did Hitler's soldiers and SS get out of it by fighting on when a blind man on a galloping horse could see it had all gone legs up? Throughout history there have been hopeless causes, yet men continued to fight for them. Mostly they too got harsh rejection and violent death. That's just the way fanatics are, I suppose.
You assume they buried him I reckon they just dumped the stiff and asked for payment and when the tramp sleeping off an all weekend binge on Hebrew handbags woke up everyone claimed it was jesusThere is a plausible explanation for why the resurrection story came about. Basically after his stint on the cross for Terrorist offences (see earlier post) the Romans cut him down and he was put in a cold tomb, now if he wasn't actually dead, just mostly dead he could have recovered ( there have been examples where people have been supposedly dead and woken up) shouted until some passing individuals opened the tomb and off he wandered...goes to see his mates who now think he has come back from the dead. Bob's your Uncle, there we have a resurrection story.
As a devout Atheist (but unlike a vegan don't feel the need to mention that after saying 'Hello') Douglas Adams summed it up well, just a shame the believers don't get it.
“Your God person puts an apple tree in the middle of a garden and says, do what you like, guys, oh, but don't eat the apple. Surprise surprise, they eat it and he leaps out from behind a bush shouting "Gotcha". It wouldn't have made any difference if they hadn't eaten it.'
'Because if you're dealing with somebody who has the sort of mentality which likes leaving hats on the pavement with bricks under them you know perfectly well they won't give up. They'll get you in the end.”
Explain what? Everyone is made in God's image, regardless of who they are.
So based upon your statement above are you an Evangelical fundamentalist or a militant atheist?Like I said, there are two types who take the Bible literally: Evangelical fundamentalists and militant atheists.
Well your Magisterium must have nicked it verbatim from the Jewish bible - Genesis 1:27, just like you quoted it here without having the decency to credit (what you think is) the source.The Magisterium, via the Catechism.
He'll be whatever the priest tells him to be, like a good little obedient, weak-minded, easily-led god botherer. We'll be having none of this free-thinking around here, you godless heathen. You're due a good stoning you are, young fella me infidel.So based upon your statement above are you an Evangelical fundamentalist or a militant atheist?
You're a nasty man, confusing the easily-led, weak-minded god botherer like that.Well your Magisterium must have nicked it verbatim from the Jewish bible, Genesis 1:27, just like you quoted it here without having the decency to credit (what you think is) the source.
But hold on a minute! Isn't that the same bible you told us a few pages back is not to be taken literally? Do please, enlighten us.
Remember though, if you quote some other source verbatim it's only decent to credit the source (even when that source nicked from an earlier source).
Well, you are right about people turning to religion to make life bearable howver, one of the problematic aspects of that role of religion is that it offers an easy distraction from the challenge of dealing with the complexity and challenge of the apparent empty nihilism of life, when in fact, there is much more to life than that. Seeking more deeply into life is hampered when you're clutching on to pre-modern objectified concepts about that which is not of the realm of objects.
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