25th November 2009

“Religious zealots, fundamentalists and your average, everyday churchgoer will flip out on you for questioning their faith but are completely content in believing in something that can't be understood or even proved.”

Thomas Smith

6 Responses to “25th November 2009”

  1. Chris Says:

    You can’t make this sh** up.

  2. John Says:

    I believe that it has to do with the childhood trauma and realization that there is no Santa Claus or easter bunny that will save the world…

    Howver, they do seem to get an unusually bit testy when facts tend to ruin their’ fiction, however. Never let the facts interfere with the good story… or so they’ve tried for years to tell me.

  3. tech Says:

    I believe it was Thomas that didn’t believe even Jesus and wanted to check the wound in his side.So doubters and unbelievers have been around for a long time

  4. Oxymoronic Christhinker Says:

    I would comment, but I’m too busy flipping out.

  5. tech Says:

    “Flipping out”. I thought all believers did that.Guess not.

  6. Chris Says:

    I think the quote reads better with “and” substituted for “but” since the two assertions are consistent with one another.

    The entirety of Christian, Jewish and Muslim belief rests on human testimony. In no other area of their lives would the religious place such absolute trust in such a flimsy foundation. David Hume does this in nicely. Read it! People can lie, people can manipulate, people can be deceived or mistaken, people can be credulous, people can and are taken in by charlatans.

    Isn’t it a strange coincidence that the more we have developed in rational thought, the fewer miracles there are? There were miracles every day in the bible. Today? Only claims later proved hoaxes.

    “No testimony is sufficient to establish a miracle, unless the testimony be of such a kind, that its falsehood would be more miraculous than the fact which it endeavors to establish.” – David Hume