April 6th, 2007 04:18 am (UTC)
Re: Nice site !
The quote above could have been my own reply, because it said it all!
There is so much in the Bible that proves, at least to deep thinkers, that it comprises so many mistakes, contradictions, errors, and illogical situations which argue against its own credibility, but theists will always ignore them. Because it contains some historical facts does NOT support it as a whole.
Also, quoting the Bible to support its own provenance, as many do, is disingenuous.
That progress should have been held back for so long because of religion is the world's greatest tragedy.
As Einstein said: "It was the experience of mystery, mixed with fear, that engendered religion."
It beggars belief that people in this day and age refuse to rid themselves of myths, legends and superstitions concocted thousands of years ago.
We live in a very pragmatic world, and until the entire population accepts that and lays down its crutch (god), then we will never know how much we could have really achieved.
Given the propensity of people to grimly hang on to the past for all they're worth, I can't see it happening in my lifetime, and I'm not holding my breath.