- Jan 2019
- Montreal, QC
Pin-headed academic! Then why are you wasting your time here? Obviously, you're the best theologian to ever live.No. What I meant is that the entire story is ridiculous. One man who hears the thoughts of 7 billion people at once? Is that not the most absurd thing ever put forth? There is a Book of Life with everything that everyone did written down? Do think some "academic" is going to find the back-up copy?
You used the word "proof" and doubted the existence of Moses. Do you think you can prove or disprove the existence of God? If you feel the existence of Moses is disproved, what happens to the likelihood of God's existence then?
Do you not understand? It's a matter of faith.
Why would anyone need some pin-headed academic to go scouring through the ancient footnotes to uncover some trifling inconsistency as to whether Moses five toes or six?
I'll try to make this point one last time. The only way to understand the Bible is to accept it as written - FIRST. If you have the faith, are in the spirit, or can duplicate that, then you can put the diverse pieces together, the eschatology, the soteriology, the geography, the timelines, and grasp "the word" (singular). Then, if you want to believe or not, it is up to you. Pulling to pieces the way you do and the way the academics do, and give each piece a name, studying it like one-off questions for a trivia game, you'll probably never get Humpty-Dumpty back together again.
And no. Each part has to be considered before it is understood as a whole.
As this is in the Chamber, and I am having an incredibly hard time holding my tongue against such a glorious display of arrogance and ineptitude, I will take my leave, just like @Cepheus, because God forbid that we have a conversation. Especially since you know better than those pin-headed academics, who have devoted their whole lives to the study of the Bible.