Makers of supernatural claims have an inescapable burden of proof.
And this isn't limited to Christian mythology by any means. The BS that some people believe about the Mayans predicting the end of the world this year is just as ignorant.
I saw a wonderful cartoon the other day that I wish I had saved. It was a Mayan worker talking to his tribal elder and holding their circular calendar. He was saying "Chief, I ran out of space on the stone I was carving for the calendar, so it ends in 2012." The Chief replies "Oooo, that's really gonna freak people out one day!"
RE: Michael's comment on "branes" - NONE of you have any IDEA how much it pains me to say this, but in this one particular instance - and I hope I never have to say these words again - Michael is - the words REALLY don't want to come out! - right.
It amuses me to no end to remind Christians that the bible was written by MEN, not by a God or a prophet, or angels, or anything else. So, basically, they are taking as fact whatever thousand-year-old Middle-Eastern guys (who had no better explanations for the way the world works) want them to think.
Along with this, there's the concept of reminding black Christians that the bible was FORCED upon their ancestors when American slavery began, and that Africans used to worship the powers of nature more than anything else. Black Christians don't even realize that they are now once again (and completely willingly) kneeling at the feet of and taking orders from a white man. Jesus and God are always portrayed as caucasian, blonde and blue-eyed, but biblical stories took place in Egypt, Jerusalem, the Red Sea. People there were dark-skinned, dark-haired, dark-eyed.....not one blonde among them. The whole thing is a load of hogwash.
God in the Old Testament had told his people NOT to believe a prophet until a sign was accomplished, i.e., the prophecy's being fulfilled (Deuteronomy 18:20-22). By that admonishment, we have no reason to believe that Yeshua (Jesus) was a prophet, since he promised to come back, and he's running a little late. Should we obey the Bible and disbelieve him?
@Lyra - the Mayan joke is hilarious!
You may like this:
Ah, indeed, I did enjoy that. Isn't it funny, those little pieces of evidence found by archaeology and anthropology, that so many people just ignore?
The Earth's magnetic poles have shifted many times during the planet's life-span, and never once has that resulted in the end of all life and the hurtling of any objects not nailed down into the vacuum of space.
No one would ever experience a difference - except possibly Michael who likely wears an aluminum foil hat.
@Michael - I've waited 2 hours for a response to my comment regarding prophecy - please respond, I miss you, you light up my life! --
Prophecy is actually one of my favorite subjects. I have at least 30 years of research under my belt. Sir Isaac Newton also studied prophecy, however after reading his book, I am convinced that he did right by keeping his day job. Here is a post of mine that you might find interesting:
Actually Michael, the last decade of Newton's life, despite all of his contributions to physics, he studied alchemy. Probably not the best choice for his reputation --
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