Originally Posted by Talon81
Im willing to bet I've done a lot more research than you think. Its part of the reason I find your arguments so laughable... Ive seen much more convincing ones from people on your side of the argument. They are still less convincing than the ones Ive seen on my side, which is part of the reason I sit where I do. I've gone through periods of not believing in God, and periods of hating God. Those positions aren't really an option anymore after doing the research and being through what I have.
I agree that it is possible for one to live for something other than themselves, even without believing in God. Still, it is much more comfortable to, as you say, "live comfortably in denial" of God than it is to constantly put God, and others, before yourself.
BTW, since you're suggesting you are educated on the matter, you should know that Christians dont have "priests". That is a Catholic thing. While it is true that they are an offshoot of Christianity (not the other way around as many believe), thats not typically what one is referring to when they say "Christian"
I see that u have chosen to live as a sheep (wonder why there is no plural?) as a true lamb of God.
In fact, I actually envy not being a gullible fool & instead have been cursed to walk the Earth as a free thinking, open-minded radical.
As much as I wanna convince u right now that today's version of the Bible is nothing more than a scary children's book, made to condition the masses to be obedient, law abiding citizens, I do not wish to take u out of your comfort zone (because ignorance is bliss)
Now don't get me wrong, as I choose to believe certain aspects of the bible (the 10 commandments for instance) however, to openly admit that u did the research & have come to the conclusion that everything in the bible is literal & true (despite being rewritten & mistranslated for 2k+ years) shows just how laughable your faith really is.