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MikeH Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-23-11 02:02 AM
Response to Reply #192
196. Perhaps
God has no one to answer to.....we do

That is presumably true.

However if God is really real (note to atheists: IF), then our reason, our common sense, and our critical facilities (which include awareness of our feelings, emotions, desires, and needs, as well as our ability to think logically and rationally), are gifts given to us by God. In which case using these gifts is much more honoring of God than cringing and unquestioning servile fear of God as of a cosmic tyrant.

And my reasoning and my critical facilities have led me to conclude that the Bible, which was written by fallible human beings, at the very best exhibits human fallibility and human prejudice just like anything else that has ever been written, and that the Bible is no more infallible or inerrant than any other book on the planet.

Personal disclosure: I consider myself to be closer to being a Deist than anything else, and just on the believing side of agnostic. Deists believe in God as a supreme being who created the universe, but among other things do not accept any alleged revelation from God, such as the Bible or the Koran, as actually being such. And I am with them about that.
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