OK, I am an agnostic. I think the stories in the Bible and the Koran are some of the most ridiculous things I have ever read. Now I am not saying there isn’t a God; I am saying that I don’t know if there is one, and when Christians or Muslims use the Bible or the Koran as proof of God, they are fighting a losing battle.
Let’s just start at the beginning with GE 1:1 “In the beginning God created the heaven(s) and the earth.”
Now the God of the Bible allegedly participated in a wrestling match, ate solid food, was seen face to face, spoke with Moses, etc., it would seem that he possesses physical attributes, including form and clearly somewhere that he resided even if in spirit.
GE 1:3-5, 14-19 There was light (“night and day”) before there was a sun.
If there were no sun, there would be no night or day. Also, light from the newly created heavenly bodies seems to have reached the earth instantaneously though it now takes thousands or millions of years depending on how far away an object is that generates that light. Now how many of you have heard the argument he is God and he can do anything? Yeh that’s a cop out if I ever heard one.
GE 1:12, 16 And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind: and God saw that it was good.
Plants began to grow before there was sunlight. Now this is a neat trick, but then again he is God so he can do anything.
GE 1:29 Every plant and tree which yield seed are given to us by God as good to eat.
This would include poisonous plants such as hemlock, buckeye pod, nightshade, oleander, poison ivy and oak, black snake root, European holly, Daphne, mountain laurel and this is a very small list of the plants that are poisonous, yum yum take a bite of that.
Then we get into the whole Cain able thing GE 4:16 Cain went away (or out) from the presence of the Lord. If God is everywhere and fills the heavens and the earth how did he accomplish this?
And where did Cain’s wife come from? He kills Able gets exiled to the land of Nod and meets his wife. And don’t even get me started on Noah, 2 of every kind on a boat for how long? Please somebody tell me it isn’t another made for SciFi movie plot.
And this kind of ridiculous story telling isn’t limited to the bible, oh no Muhammad said that Satan runs away from any house in which this surah is recited. Really and when was the last time someone saw Satan running?
The Cow 2:20 The lightning almost snatcheth away their sight from them. As often as it flasheth forth for them they walk therein, and when it darkeneth against them they stand still. If Allah willed, He could destroy their hearing and their sight. Lo! Allah is able to do all things.
Again we get into God sorry Allah can do anything and he is now destroying hearing and their eye sight, now has this ever happened?
The Cow 2:31 And He taught Adam all the names, then showed them to the angels, saying: Inform Me of the names of these, if ye are truthful.
Now just how long did this take for Adam to learn all these names? I mean come on how many millions of species of plants and animals are there and Adam learned them all.
The Cow 2:72 And (remember) when ye slew a man and disagreed concerning it and Allah brought forth that which ye were hiding.
I really like this one. In order to settle a murder mystery, God – sorry, Allah – brings back to life a murder victim by hitting him with a piece of a yellow cow (a piece of a yellow cow). The risen man then identifies his killer.
There are hundreds of these stories in each of their respective books, and they make no sense at all. How any rational and reasoning person accepts these stories as anything but childish fairy tales and primitive religious non-sense is beyond me. Many of these stories are one step removed from Ugh steps out of the cave see’s big orb at night and worships the moon.
Now everyone should have the right to believe in whatever nonsense that give them peace, including 757’s dropping off people to be nuked by Xenu. However killing each other because you disagree about which set of stupid, ridiculous, irrational, meaningless and totally unrelated to the real world these religions are is lunacy.
And that brings me to the real tragedy in the world: This killing that is happening and has happened since religion was founded will never end as long as these beliefs that each is right and special blessed by God, Allah, Xenu, The Flying Pizza Monster is the only religion and there is no room in their world for tolerance or difference.