As intelligent as I like to consider myself I am not a scholar. The fact is, I'm a blue collar guy who lives his life through hard work. I don't have the time nor really the interest to pour through tens of thousands of pages to make sure each anti-christ claim is true or not. So I have to rely on my gut and my gut says that this specific group is full of it but only this specific group. My gut also says that in the future someone might make the claim and they might be right
Actually, this is about how most religious-based research is done, is by gut instinct and conclusion-lead research, given that there's very little of factual substance that's ever come out of it. Bold statement? Maybe, but to my knowledge, we have yet to see researchers procure something that solidifies that Christianity and the Bible for that matter have tangible evidence of being true -- if they had, I think it'd be flashed around in the faces of non-believers quite a bit more. Instead, we get bi-annual announcements that yet again, someone thinks they've found Noah's Ark that inevitably turns out to be something quite average, or another guy has found an ancient Bible that also is quite unremarkable under a little bit of actual research.
Throw up your red flags if you'd like, but I don't have
to respect Biblical research because there so happens to be people who consider themselves Christian any more than most Christians couldn't care less about doing research into, say, the Qur'an that seems to prove Islam, either. People pour "honest" effort and research into pseudoscience or conclusion-lead research every single day and that doesn't mean they earn a shred of my respect -- au contraire
, I have a lot of disdain for things like holistic healing and conspiracy theorists and the whole birther movement in general.
Ill say it again, humor is subjective and has almost everything to do with detatchment. I feel there is room for poking fun at any subject but for everyone there is a line for when humor goes to far. I try my best not to comment on clearly thing regarding Christianity or catholocism at all because I know Im attatched to it, I dont see absurdity as easily or at all when compared to those who are detatched but for me you went to far. What was humor became blatant disrespect
This is just patently false. I hate to burst your bubble, but you're not the only Christian here, and some of those Christians don't need a knight in shining armor riding up to defend their religion on their behalf. Some even laugh
about it. Some even take part
in expressing their unhappiness with the amount of loaded research and cherry-picking done. Your
offensive is not universal.
If humor has "almost everything" to do with detachment, then you might want to dial up Dave Chappelle and let him know that he needs to stop talking about black people, or that Sarah Silverman can't talk about women, or that Jon Stewart can't make jokes about politics or New Yorkers or Jews, for that matter.
The real joke here, as I think you will agree, is that these people blow their horns about just anybody and their research is laughable, at best, due to rampant cases of matching the evidence to the conclusion and not the other way around. There are almost never any facts attached to this subject aside from those that agree with Biblical literalism, and I fully well understand how you feel about your beliefs, but that is not enough, full stop. There are people who are predicting May 21st as the Rapture based on utter BS that someone else cherry-picked out of the Bible and I consider them also as worthy of ridicule as anybody else. Bad ideas deserve a bad response. There is a family with a small child who budgeted their money so that they will have spent it all by May 21st -- and I sure hope their predictions are right, otherwise they just put the well-being of their child in jeopardy due to their own hysteria, which is arguably a Very Bad Idea.