There are 7427 blatant absurdities in the bible. Among them:
Every year, in the US, 873 new churches are planted to exploit the sheer stupidity of believers. It is less shocking to avoid contact with the wannabe dealers peddling their snake oil.
Recently, as I was coming out of a store, there was no way to avoid an encounter with a wandering pastor who wanted to know, of course, if I was a Christian. Luckily for him, I had plenty of time to waste on that day.
I started by challenging his statement that “his” god was real and the only true one. I methodically asked his opinion on Allah, Zeus, Apollo, Osiris, Horus, Hera, Isis, Mawu-Lisa, Papa Legba, Ra, Amun, Vishnu, Krishna, Aum, Bhagavan. He didn’t have a problem dismissing and degrading the existence of the above gods and goddesses, without any evidence or proof. Yet, when I mentioned “his” god, I noticed a totally different reaction from him.
I took the time to explain many things that were obvious barriers to his knowledge. His contentions were very weak and his recurring parrot-like defense “the bible says” couldn’t save him from my zeal to finally be able to save his soul from the stupidity it was mired in. He was totally lost when “his” self-destructive bible was analyzed and labeled the hallucination of 2000 years old goat herders. Many examples were provided to him to illustrate several contradictions and outright lies that can be found within the pages.
Then the hammer dropped when he asked the most ignorant question ever. I told him that I had no need to disprove the bible which is a book just like the 3 little pigs, the cat in the hat, the Torah, little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, the Quran, Snow White, Hansel and Gretel and the little mermaid. My interest was to probe the biblical stories and expose the lunacy behind them. My onus probandi was that no one can disprove monsters under the bed, Santa, the Tooth fairy, the Easter bunny, the magical flying unicorn (which is in the bible), leprechauns, the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow; or that Zeus, my Katahdin ram, controls the mind of every world’s leader.
Just because no one has debunked the existence of a fairy sky daddy doesn’t mean it’s a convincing case to believe he exists. I left him with a thought to ponder upon: “To believe there is a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow is a fairytale privilege; packing your lunch to go on a trip to retrieve that gold is where the insanity begins.”