We’ve all heard and said this saying at one time or another. Hopefully, we avoid mistakes by thinking in this way.
Once in a while something that seems too good to be true does happen. It happens when we walk into a store and finding something we’ve been thinking about buying is 90% off its normal price is like this.
Generally, we aren’t able to apply this cautionary lessen to every aspect of our lives. There can be no better place to apply it than to religion and cults. People inside a cult, or belief, are unable to see a truth others on the outside can see clearly.
I was reminded of this last weekend when, at the end of a long evening of debate, a gentleman I know and like came forward. In his always polite demeaner, he suggested to the atheist they could resolve their respective views by getting together and discussing certain passages from the Bible.
A person outside the faith would hear such an invitation and think, “The Bible’s message is that faith can conquer something that has escaped the human experience since the beginning of time, death. For some money and an expression of allegiance it promises to deliver the impossible. It sounds to good to be true.”
Promises that sound too good to be true are why atheists do not take the Bible seriously.