Random Thoughts/Observations

When you know you have a handle on absolute truth and it comes from God, it is your duty to impose that truth on the rest of the world. Therefore, do the rest of us a favor and don’t believe everything you think.

Theology is not a search for truth; it’s a rationalization for things that you already think are true; you got there by rationalization of things that you learned from your parents.
Religion is a pollution of science with superstition and fables.

Every scientific theory is falsifiable and when falsified the theory is rejected; when a religious claim is falsified, it becomes a metaphor.

Research the efficacy of intercessory prayer? No need. Make a prayer for intercession and observe the results.

Given the fact of evolution, there was no Adam and Eve and therefore there could not have been the “original sin” that Jesus’s death was supposed to atone.

Here’s some wisdom from a first century pagan:

Celsus (110-180?) was an Epicurean rationalist. He wrote scathing critiques of magicians and Christian tricksters.

“Just as the charlatans of the cults take advantage of the simpleton’s lack of education to lead him around by the nose, so too with the Christian teachers: they do not want to give or receive reasons for what they believe. Their favorite expressions are “Do not ask questions, just believe!” and: “Your faith will save you!” “The wisdom of the world,” they say, “is evil; to be simple is to be good.” We are told that Jesus judged the rich with the saying ‘It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of god.’  Yet we know that Plato expressed this very idea in a purer form when he said, ‘It is impossible for an exceptionally good man to be exceptionally rich.’ Is one utterance more inspired than the other?

Celsus (On the True Doctrine)

God Doesn’t want anyone smarter than he is

1:19 For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent.
1:20 Where is the wise? where is the scribe? where is the disputer of this world? hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world?
1:21 For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe.
1:27 But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty;

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