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TWiley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-05 11:45 AM
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2. I like it, and you will see me using it.
The fundamental problem is with the question of "faith".

By definition, "faith" means to be accepted as truth without the obligation of any proof or fact. This makes idea sold on the basis of faith "infallible" as it rises above any intellectual scrutiny.

For this reason, it is almost impossible to genuinely question, or to reason with any fundamentalist. I have never gotten anything beyond an incoherent recital of scriptures.

The story of the crucifixion might be like any other "sacrifice" story. "If we sacrifice this virgin to the volcano, then the rest of us will live better lives." "If we sacrifice this goat to whomever, then we will all live better lives". Jesus was sacrificed, therefore the rest of us will live better lives.

My question is why is all this sacrifice necessary? Did God torture and kill his son to inspire himself to forgive the rest of us for being the humans he created? It does not make sense.

This is why it must be accepted by "faith".
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