"Right? Something has to make the smiting and meat and magic incense burning and ark building tolerable. "How big was that ark again?" "Dude, I've told you like 15 times already. What, are you stupid? Just start…"
"Finding the fundie who refers to the KJF as the inspired word of god is always fun, because so few have read it that they are unaware of the multiple appearances the unicorn makes. It's fun to see their expressions after they say something like…"
"Hope you weren't too tied into the entertaining part. It's unbelievably repetitive. By the time you get to the end of the pentateuch, you will have read about the odors Yahweh finds pleasing about 200,000 times, give or take a thousand."
"I, personally, think the KJV is the worst possible choice. It is written in archaic English and not well researched. On the plus side, it does have Unicorns.
I would recommend the NSRV, probably in the Oxford study version. It is well researched and…"
"Instantly or historically? I think however you slice it, they are equally bad. Historically, Christians have probable caused more mayhem and disaster than Muslims, but as Yahweh's third child, Islam had a delayed start. The…"
"Sounds like you had a waking dream. As a PTSD sufferer, I have them all the time. That would be why you felt paralyzed and unable to move - although your mind was partially awake, your body was suffering from a self-imposed paralysis…"
"I am willing to waste three seconds to say "thank you" even if just to make someone else feel better. Just because I don't believe in gods doesn't mean I don't believe in civility.
To me, saying that you'll pray…"
"Why not just politely thank them? Prayer may not work but it doesn't hurt and I see no need to be confrontational when someone is trying to be helpful and what they're doing won't make things worse.
Why should it grate your…"
"Most fundamentalists I have tried talking reason to about the likelihood that everything in the bible being literally true counter that apparently pre-biblical evidence was planted by god as a test of faith."