Questioning the Bible: Just a Fairy Tale?

When Stephen Hawking died last month, many of his quotes were spotlighted in the multitude of articles covering his death. It was one his quotes regarding heaven that I remember most vividly.  It went something like this:  “Heaven is a fairy story for people afraid of the dark.”

I’m sure it’s quite obvious that I’m not one of the modern world’s brilliant thinkers, but I understand the sentiment of Hawking’s quote.  I get this type of thought.   I have often wrestled with such thoughts about heaven myself. Continue reading

Christians- What a Bunch of Idiots (Part II)

GOD IS JUST A PLACEBO.  He is the ultimate sugar pill for those who fear their own mortality. He is a false comfort to people who cannot accept that death is our only final end.  God is a man-made creation designed to placate those of us who cannot accept that the world and all who inhabit it are mere accidents of nature. God brings false comfort to the psychologically weak and intellectually unsophisticated. He is a crutch for cowards who blindly relinquish control of their lives to a mythical, judgmental, man-made being. The joke is, in the end, on the Christian.

At the risk of sounding jaded, I’ve heard it all before.  The assumption that faith is merely a placebo isn’t new although, in my opinion, it seems the assumption of someone who either hasn’t spent much time with a Christian or who is painfully oblivious to the judgmental plank in their own eye.

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