”If the physical resurrection wasn’t true then …
”The disciples would not die for a lie and ….”
” … if Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is in vain and your faith is …. ”
Well … not to put too fine a point on it … Gone for a ball of chalk. Sorry, Saul. Busted!
Yes, we’ve heard them all, haven’t we? Or something along those lines.
However …. people, all people at some point in their lives are more gullible than they will ever feel comfortable to admit.
But religious credulity is one of the real biggies. The monumental con job of all time, and in my online experience probably the most difficult to engage believers on.
I am sure they can be reasoned out of it, but I just don’t know the right words to even try and never being a believer it still comes as a real surprise to read adults write the type of religious nonsense one finds all over the blogosphere.
I try to imagine the type of person that is – or appears to come across as – utterly convinced they have been saved (sic) whereas I am going to Hell and/or are the tool of the Devil. For me, it is simply does not compute, and yet, there are a great many out there who sincerely believe this.
Sad, but true. And make no mistake, people can be fooled … the Devil fooled me, right?
Found this comment on a similar topic and decided a little levity for a Sunday Morn. Nevertheless, it illustrates the point nicely.
Time for a coffee….
Letters are received at 221b Baker Street, London, in the name of the private detective Sherlock Holmes. So he must be real.
Almost immediately, the building society started receiving correspondence from Sherlock Holmes fans all over the world, in such volumes that it appointed a permanent “secretary to Sherlock Holmes” to deal with it.
There was even a row about it when a museum set up for all things Sherlockian was opened.
A long-running dispute over the number arose between the Sherlock Holmes Museum, the building society Abbey National (which had previously answered the mail addressed to Sherlock Holmes) and subsequently the local Westminster City Council. The main objection to the Museum’s role in answering the letters was that the number 221B bestowed on the Museum by the Council was out of sequence with the other numbers in the street: an issue that has since vexed local bureaucrats, who have striven for years to keep street numbers in sequence. In 2005, Abbey National vacated their headquarters in Baker Street, which left the museum to battle with Westminster City Council to end the dispute over the number, which had created negative publicity.