Author Topic: Biblical Fatal Flaws: How can anyone take the Adam & Eve story seriously?  (Read 393 times)

It really is a crime when a child's virgin brain being ripe for learning the wonders of the real universe is instead filled with fiction from a much more ignorant time. It sets up a lifetime of rational conflict and guilt for many, or even worse a life of futile delusion. Ultimately modern theism amounts to cowardice inciting a fear of death, truth and reality.

Given that the universe was flat out terrifying to those ignorant camel jockeys I'm not surprised that they thought up characters to control the 'verse and promise protection in exchange for the smoke off tasty cuts of meat. I hope we outgrow this eventually.
We 'new atheists' have a reputation for being militant, but make no mistake  we didn't start this war. If you want to place blame put it on the the religious zealots who have been poisoning the minds of the  young for a long long time."
PZ Myers

I cannot grasp, to this day, how believers in something like the Bible can so easily dismiss the glaring, painful gaps in logic and reasonableness when they encounter them in the Bible. 
Generational bad parenting is how.

Keep in mind that most of these people were receiving religious training as infants long before potty training was attempted, by well-meaning parents, who suffered the same bad parenting starting as infants, as did their parents, and so on.  The "family tradition" of utter and willful ignorance.

Combine that with the fact that religion teaches that thinking is in fact a sin, they are bound to simply accept what they are told, no questioning allowed.

Oh, and they are out there... in alarming numbers.  I overheard a conversation between a barber and his customer about their visits to the "ark encounter" in KY, like people talking about their trip to Disney World.  How great it was, how wonderful that someone was putting out the truth.... blah... blah...  OMG, let me the hell out of here before I lose it.
In dog beers I've only had one.

It really is a crime when a child's virgin brain being ripe for learning the wonders of the real universe is instead filled with fiction from a much more ignorant time. It sets up a lifetime of rational conflict and guilt for many, or even worse a life of futile delusion. Ultimately modern theism amounts to cowardice inciting a fear of death, truth and reality.
How sick is it to force a child to pray the BS of "if I should die before..... blah... blah…" at a very young age when in fact they really don't have a concept of death yet?  Start of the process to train small children irrational fear, and they should spend their life preparing for death vs. enjoying life.
In dog beers I've only had one.

Offline trdsf

It was contemplating the Adam and Eve myth that booted me out of Christianity once and for all.  It seemed to me that it was more an allegory of a new monotheistic myth of a spiritual and impersonal deity replacing the old polytheistic one of approachable and relatable gods.
"My faith in the Constitution is whole, it is complete, it is total, and I am not going to sit here and be an idle spectator to the diminution, the subversion, the destruction of the Constitution." -- Barbara Jordan