Congrats perkins, You are doing a much better job of convincing people to become atheist than what the rest of us here are doing.
My apologies to Easter for the delayed response to his answer. Although we are on opposite sides of the fence, I appreciate your sincere desire to defend your faith using your intellect. I shall prepare a response worthy of your post but in the meantime kindly excuse the delay. It is most unfortunate that our discussion has been hijacked for the past few days.
now, now essex, i am sorry. but your eye-rolling is getting old and uh-huh.. is not intelligent even for one-liners.
Yah...ummmm obviously, I care about what you think.... :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
How many women were included in the twelve? 0. Remember, they were often referred to as the 12, giving them special significance as a group. Not including mary magdalene and such because they were not considered part of the 12.
How many matriarchs do we have? 0. We have Abraham, Moses, et al
How many queens did Israel have? 0.
How many priestess did Israel have? 0.
How many prophetess did Israel have? I have not researched this but Im guessing that is a very small number.
How many female leaders did Israel have?
So on and so forth. The clear picture of a male centered society is very evident in the Bible. Males are preferred over females.
follow christianity, follow the bible, word of god, infallible scripture. part of the solution by showing what is wrong - please dont get me started to a fit of laughter, atheists would be the lamest resource about faith. just as lawyers are the lamest resource about medicines.
if you are so intelligent about faith, why it is now taking you people thousands of years and you still cannot convert a dent? why is the rise of religions remain unchecked?
please take note that even the economics, politics and far, far most of the superstructures of this world from antiquity (chinese, indian, egyptian, sumerian, grecian, roman, etc.) are based in belief systems that includes, if not highlights, belief in god.
the Weberian disenchantment thesis is in partial error. What is true is that modern cognition does bureaucratise nature, and must neccessarily do so; but serious cognition need not pervade all aspects of daily life. On the contrary, the insulation of various spheres of life, the division of labour and specificity of function, makes it easier to permit any degree of fantasy in those aspects of life which are distinct from the serious business of knowledge...
...In a traditional society, the rationale of dietary regulation, say, may well come from exactly the same source as the premisses governing fundamental therapeutic, political or productive activities, and hence can have similar status. This is no longer so, and cannot be so. when serious issues are at stake - such as the production of wealth or the maintenance of health - we want and expect real knowledge. But when choosing our menu or our rituals, we turn to culture and religion.
the last real atheists i know just crumbled in the 1990s after sucking dry their country's respective economies. the chinese atheists rose as a potential superpower only when the businesses of more vibrant non-atheists began to patronize its economy in the 1990s to present.
now i am almost sure you are dumb**** as to all other world faiths so this sole fixation to christianity - whom you must actually thank for tolerating your folly. as i say, it is a highly liberal faith, so i promise not to cut your head or burn down your house any day after this.
because in case you are genius also about, say, a faith other than christianity, you would have copied and posted too its holy book here for scrutiny just the same. or maybe you are afraid that they might not be so courteous like the christians.
prove god? we are in a world where far, far more than the majority believes in god. i regret to tell you that in the real world, i.e., outside the bubble that you live in, it is a tyranny of the majority in here.
but if you are so zealous about the subject, why not prove instead that god does not exist. the world might believe you, but i dont promise it.
as for now that the world is free to enjoy whatever it wants to believe, please do not burden us with such useless, if not counterproductive, proposition. its either you get a life, or at least get a real job to enjoy yourself while you still live.
because after you live, it is the end for you.
to the faithfuls, at least there is hope.
heheh..i may be a sinner, baby, but i do not profess to be what i am not - unlike you guys who claim to be atheists and do or know nothing else aside from disowning god.