I don't know where to post this, so I felt I'll probably get some bites on here.
I've been gnawing on this concept for a while now, and want to know what you guys feel about this. Christians say that God wrote the Bible. (Some say he himself didn't write it, but that he 'had' other people to write it for him, such as Moses and the other disciples). But what I don't get is that they say that God still exists to this very moment, yet the last time he 'spoke' to someone where they wrote scripture was 2000 years ago.
I do understand that if someone, such as our next door neighbor, wrote a book of scripture and said God told him/her to write it, that she/he would end up in a mental facility.
But still, why was the last time God spoke 2000 years ago? Both we atheists and some Christians who want to get away with 'sinning' state that the laws of God are outdated. Most of us wear cotton blends, a lot of us engage in premarital sex, we don't stone our deflowered daughters to death anymore.
Wouldn't the Big Man Upstairs have already updated his ancient encyclopedia? Wouldn't he talk about the history of Christianity through the Lost/Middle ages through to the present?
Oh, but that would mean that there was something WRONG with the bible, which is the Perfect, Unalterable Word Of God©, and besides, that, how could we be moral without his perfect word? We'd go raping and pillaging and murdering all over the place and it'd be AWFUL!!!
And if you'll excuse me, it's time for my Thorazine cocktail...
Always appreciate a bit of subtle humor as well - thanks