Re: Tim Thomas Had a one liner today on his face book
posted at 7/27/2012 3:37 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Tim Thomas Had a one liner today on his face book
[QUOTE]What I don't understand is how a book that the Romans edited, changed and rewrote in places during the 4th century at the counsel of Nicea, still has so much influence today.
Posted by Orrthebest[/QUOTE]
Especially when it's regularly referred to as the best book ever written on the subject of morality... so good that it could only be written by an omniscient, omnipotent deity.
All it takes is a few glances though leviticus, deuteronomy, and genesis to notice that the majority of self proclaimed theists must not actually read these books in their entirety. Not only are they so shockingly ordinary that they could have easily been written by men to which a wheel-barrow was an example of cutting-edge technology, but many of their claims are blatantly immoral:
- Endorses slavery
- Allows genocide
- Mandates the killing of children for "crimes" such as back-talk
- Mandates the public execution of women who lose their virginity before marriage
I could go on and on, but basically, modernity has made most of these passages untenable... you simply can't endorse any of these positions publicly, yet they are mandated by Jesus and the Christian God explicity.
So we have secular pressure to thank for women's rights, for the abolishment of slavery, for the germ theory of disease, the weather reports, modern biological therapies etc.
Pretty much everything we've made progress on as a society has been done by ignoring religious doctrine... yet these Tim Thomas folks are so fearful about what could happen after death (eyewitness reports are unfortunately hard to come-by) and so convinced that the apocalyptic prophecies of the bible are going to come true, that they want you to organize your life around these prophecies and ignore that they are sandwiched by mountains of illogical, nonsensical gibberish.