"The study of theology, as it stands in Christian churches, is the study of nothing; it is founded on nothing; it rests on no principles; it proceeds by no authorities; it has no data; it can demonstrate nothing; and it admits of no conclusion. Not anything can be studied as a science, without our being in possession of the principles upon which it is founded; and as this is the case with Christian theology, it is therefore the study of nothing."
Christian theology is baseless nonesense. Well, of course it is unless you are one of those people who believe in, or cannot dismiss the supernatural. A super nature* does not exist. Therefore reading the bible is a complete waste of time and about as much use as reading Thucydides Peloponnesian Wars.
Idiots who say the bible is the word of god are obviously deluded so vulnerable people should be protected from their pernicious influence. The best way to deal with these idiots is to avoid and ignore them as much as possible and only confront them where necessary.
However when confrontation occurs you have to break those shit-heads in two. Hit them with knowledge and rational thinking and don't piddle about with theological arguments.
"Take time to deliberate, but when the time for action comes, stop thinking and go in." Napoleon Bonaparte
Good going Antonio! Well put.
In case you haven't read it, I really recommend Thomas Paine's "The Age of Reason". I believe the above quote is from that.
I'm talking about a very big load of shit. As far as this Sarah Palin person is concerned;
'En politique une absurdité n'est pas un obstacle' - Napoleon Bonaparte
Why do you continue to read the bible when you know it sucks ? Aren't you curious to know who you are and where you come from ? I can recommend Alice Roberts 'The incredible Human Journey' which was made into a television series and is now viewable in full on YouTube. We are Homosapiens who existed in small numbers in Africa from about one hundred to two hundred thousand years ago. An incredibly short period of time considering that the Dinosaurs have been extinct for over sixty million years. We only emmigrated from Africa within the last approximately sixty thousand years. We only arrived in Europe about forty thousand years ago and America about ten thousand years ago. The world is so old and we are so young.
There are now over 6.6 billion of us and we are becoming parasitic on our small planet with finite resources. The future is uncertain for us at present.