I’m always drawn to articles that claim to prove the Bible’s verifiability. How do we know the things in the Bible to be true?
I’ve yet to come across an article that says much else other than to quote the Bible where it says, itself, it is the truth. This is odd thinking.
When a medicine sold over the counter claims to cure cancer or grown back a severed limb, most of us would not believe it. When a politician, especially one we do not like, makes extraordinary claims about what he/she will do, most of us would not believe it.
In either of these cases, if we asked whoever is making these claims to give us a source as to why the claims should be believed, and the answer was, “Because I said they are true,” we would shake our heads and walk away. But, that doesn’t happen in Bible land.
The authors of the Bible were a cunning bunch. They knew there would be skeptics, there were back then. So, they had Jesus say, “There will be skeptics”.
They reinforced this by threatening hell for skeptics. This was backed up further by saying you were born a sinner and Jesus died to take care of this sin you committed. Therefore, if you don’t believe you should feel really guilty.
The gullible are happy with this deal. Those who do not believe are happy to free of this oppressive logic.
Freethinkers Monthly Meeting tomorrow, Feb 17, 1 PM, Plains Art Musem, 704 1st Ave N, Fargo