So the different religions have to agree for them to be right? What logic is that? Not very good logic if differing religions like.. Christianity,druidism, Hinduism, Islam, have to agree for them to be taken a truth..
It's perfectly sound logic, but the religious won't care to hear it, because it means everything they've been taught might be in error, if not an outright fairy tale.
Let me be specific here; we're talking about the origin of life, the universe and everything. Not individual takes on history or morality.
The formation of everything we see out there had an origin, unless we're resigned to believe it was always there, and no evidence suggests that.
Cultures and religions across time all had their stories on this origin, and these wildly differ. Obviously only one answer is correct, and how arrogant for any one culture to believe they have that answer just because someone wrote it in a book or scribed on scrolls in some past age.
Now IF god is the all encompassing entity of the Old Testament, and IF he's responsible for creating us, and IF he's the active creator that directly dealt with Adam and Eve, and IF he's omniscient and omnipotent, then yes, it's quite possible he directly gave someone at some point his account of the creation of the universe to write down or pass on orally...what they did it after that point is their fault.
However, there's just no evidence to suggest there is or ever was such an encompassing divine father figure out there. People see the image of Mary on the creme filling in an Oreo cookie, or survive a plane crash against the odds, and they believe it automatically points toward the existence of the actively divine....a notion I aggressively challenge. Seeing the holy virgin in a discolored hospital window, as has recently made the news, is no more valid than a stone age culture divining the future from the perceived patterns in goat entrails.
Religion is all about cultural and temporal relevance
. We define religion as a valid set of beliefs, and we denigrate mythology as a mere set of stories. However
, the mythology
of the classic Greek or Egyptian gods, as fine examples, were every bit as real to those cultures as the Trinity of the father, son and holy spirit are to modern Christians. Who is to say who is more right? Certainly not us...only god, if he's there at all, can answer that one. We attempt validity in our mythologies by giving very likely false accounts of direct pipelines to the creator, but we don't give proof. The faithful simply imply they don't need proof, and thus we have very circular non-logic in play.
In some future point, perhaps not yet, but inevitably at some point, Christianity will pass into history as well...it would be the height of naivete to assume it won't because 'it's actually correct'. At that point, it too will be seen as mere mythology.