Me: Evidence that the Bible is simply Mythology: Will the unicorn be willing to serve thee, or abide by thy crib; Job 39:9
God person: Each to their own :)
Me: Tell you better.... There are other versions of the bible that must have been so embarrassed about the 'unicorn' bit that they have replaced it with 'ox'. And yes, others do state it was a metaphor. Typical get out of jail free card.
I have been pondering these questions for some 30 years, and all I have been able to come up with is that doing one's own thinking is obviously too painful for a lot of people ...
Being told what to believe is so much easier, especially if one is told, that one is lucky to be in on a big secret, and will be finally be among the few who will be greatly rewarded ...
it seems to me to be the same kind of "thinking", that causes people to subscribe to political parties or conspiracy theories ...
Sometimes I believe that there must be a natural upper limit to the sum of intelligence on a planet, and humanity has increased beyond the point where there was enough for every one ... ;-)
You can't really argue with anyone who believes in miracles and that "anything is possible through God." God is amazing! He can make round squares, turn water into wine, wine into blood, and while he hasn't shown us what he can turn blood into (Bourbon whiskey?), I'm sure he has some other trick up his sleeve.
The Bible is full of weird shit like demons which Jesus (apparently no animal rights activist) drove into pigs just before driving the pigs over a cliff as I recall.
Personally, I don't evangelize atheism. I reply with great force if someone tries to evangelize me, but if someone wants to believe utter nonsense, such is their right.
Just want to point out that the original debate was on facebook and ended up about 35 posts long... I really value the help on TA so thanks for that. All I did was post on FB as I normally do. I never attack religious posts. I only put my point across if a) its on my page or b) I agree with something on someones page.
Feel free to add me on FB.. can sometimes do with the help :) address is earlier in the posting