Friday, March 30, 2012

The Atheist Experience: kindergarten theology

This is an excerpt from the Atheist Experience TV show, episode #493, with hosts Matt Dillahunty and Don Baker.

It always strikes me as funny that people who really believe tend to know so very little about their own religion.

I mean, supposedly you believe that God created you for a noble purpose - indeed that this whole universe was created just for human beings - and that your entire life is just a preliminary to an eternity of bliss in Heaven (or torture in Hell), yet you can't be bothered to really pay attention to any of this?

Most Christians haven't even read their own Bible, let alone learned anything about the history behind it. And their arguments for the existence of God tend to be elementary in the extreme. There aren't actually any good arguments, but they're not all so completely ridiculous, either.

If you really believed this stuff, why wouldn't you know more about it? Or are you frightened that knowing more about it will show you that it's just not true?

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