It’s not me using someone else’s words for a cheap shot at irrationality—
So let’s cut to the chase: Admitting there was no Abraham, no Moses and no Exodus (which in-turn means no revelation) must be considered … It’s murderously inconvenient for Jews, but utterly devastating for Christians and Muslims whose central characters both make clear and specific claims to the existence of the Jewish patriarchs. In Islam, Musa (Moses) is considered a prophet and is mentioned 136 times in the Qur’an, and Abraham (mentioned 69 times) is even described as the Middle Eastern gods best friend: “Who can be better in religion than one who submits his whole self to Allah, does good, and follows the way of Abraham the true in Faith? For Allah did take Abraham for a friend.”
—I just quote them for illustration, make of them what you will.
if for no other reason (I say again, for emphasis) if for no other reason than facts will never (r) never defeat warm fuzzies. Thank God. Gods. Simply can’t be done. Apparently humanity has always had religions (the warm fuzzies), localised mostly—but with the globalisation of everything else we also get globalisation of irrationalism. Good. We need more religious folks, for obvious reasons.
SO IN ANSWER
to any unfeeling oaf trying to knock the pegs out of the beliefs of millions of innocents: what the hell has Reality to do with religion(s)?
Get a life!
So what, so how the hell does it ruin your Godless day if hundreds of millions of people want to peacefully worship a golden calf, hunks of wood, pies in the sky, the Abyss, or bang their heads against the ground five times a day and once a lifetime enrich the wealthy of Mecca?
BY WAY OF MIRACLE
all (r) ALL religions (regardless of ‘scholars’) are The Truth. God(s) just tailor them for the abilities (some might say gullibilities, but I won’t—not that nasty) for the intended recipients.
it gets worse—
For Christians Jesus is equally careless, naming Moses in Matthew, and stating eighteen times in John that Abraham existed. Now let’s be brutally honest here; such barefaced testimonies raise some enormously unpleasant credibility problems for both religions…
Oh dear. I feel a fit of the vapours coming on—before I swoon I’ll pray for sucker from the God/s—please join with me in prayer, you may choose from this list of officially recommended divinities—
Isis (oops, the orginal, not the modern Islamic peace proselytisers)
… bugger. This could take all day; but don’t fret. Any one of them is every bit as good as any other, no? Gods do work in mysterious ways; and if you fancy a change of God—perhaps ol’ Allah or Siva is letting you down a bit these days—here a list to pick from for a more up-to-date replacement:
—and may God guide your quest. Now forgive me, I’m off to kill a few unbelievers—if only everyone believed in my God, the greatest most wonderfullest of them all, the only one, the True, the uniquely most compassionate most merciful … there’d be no damned need for me to run around sawing off heads or burning at stakes.
Toodle oo …