Insulting God - Journal of Omnifarious
Jun. 30th, 2007
04:17 pm - Insulting God
Speaking from the point of view of the hypothetical Christian I'm not....
It seems to me that one of the biggest insults to God is to refuse to see what God shows us when we use the senses and reason God gave us. When we rely on our interpretations of words in texts written by other (even divinely inspired) people to the exclusion of what our God given senses and God given reason tell us, it seems to me that we are engaging in the height of arrogance to assume that a book that was written by some divinely inspired person is more correct. We are placing the words and ideas of people above God.
So truly, fundamentalists who would have us believe the Bible to the exclusion of any evidence are even worse heretics than atheists who would deny God's existence and rely on the evidence of their God given senses instead. Because atheists who do this can be at worst considered deluded about the existence of God and the source of their experiences, whereas fundamentalists actively deny God in favor of a book written by divinely inspired humans.