If you believe in the Supernatural then you can become a millionaire!
Questioning or criticizing another's core beliefs is inadvertently perceived as offensive and rude.
Where the book of revelation refers to the "end of the world", it means the end of the world as we know it. It was not meant to be taken so literally. Its an easy misinterpretation.
"If religious instruction were not allowed until the child had attained the age of reason, we would be living in quite a different world" - Christopher Hitchens
> Good to be back, but I'm only visiting for a few weeks. <
There really isn't a lot of evidence that jesus existed.
I had a professor of philosophy tell me once: exact quote "your trying to disprove the existence of Socrates aren’t you? well there is just as much evidence he existed as your jesus." At first I didn't understand how he came to that conclusion. Over time I started to understand. I made intellectual arguments regarding the reason virtue existed, unknowingly mind you. I argued that the only reason we have an ideal like virtue is that we created it ourselves to represent something we held in high regard naturally. Of course the argument to him was the legitimacy of Socrates and all his arguments being the figment of Plato’s imagination.
Complex arguments for sure but we were both off target at the time. I didn't understand how I was arguing for the existence of god till I understood the philosophical value in arguments that absolutism represented.
Anyhow this is a bit of a rant and maybe even a little off topic but the wine is getting me tonight.
Fiddling While Rome Burns
Carthago Delenda Est
"I used to roll the dice; see the fear in my enemies' eyes... listen as the crowd would sing, 'now the old king is dead, Long Live the King.'.."
Jesus predicted his own return; read the Gospels.
'The whole universe is going to die!'