Originally Posted by SidecarFlip
The bible is nothing more than some eyewitness accounts of events occuring back then, a second and third person view if you will and we all know how things get twisted when construed and viewed through the eyes of a fellow human.
But we take the bible as gospel without question, well I don't..... Just thought I'd throw in a parallel on Sunday.....
Well, some eyewitness accounts and the inspired word of God.
Personally, I think those who haven't considered that that the Bible might be a bunch of hooey and/or questioned it's contents have run the risk of being brainwashed. Blind acceptance in matters of faith because that's what your mommy & daddy taught you is asking for trouble. The thing is that the stakes are important enough to at least put forth enough effort to determine for yourself where the truth is. It's a thing you don't get to ride the fence on. Ultimately, after determining what you think and believe, it will still come down to faith or lack thereof.
Sure, people are being dumbed down and distracted from the swatting that's about to occur but generally speaking, humans aren't so stupid to fall for the carrot on a stick or other relatively obvious ploys to manipulate the populous. There's quite a bit more going on here to make people walk right into a buzz saw.
I'll side with the God of the Bible.