SOMEBODY ELSE gets why religious “debate” is a fucking waste:

Geography (one’s place of birth), and the brand of one’s parent’s religion are undeniably the single greatest influence on a theist’s particular flavor of superstition.

This is a fact based on simple observation and evidence. Over 80% of the population of India is Hindu. They didn’t suddenly decide to become Hindu by random chance, or by evaluating every other religion on Earth and making an informed decision. India has been a seat of Hinduism for 2600 years or more. 90% of the worlds 1 billion+ Hindus reside in India and Nepal. Thus, when a child is born in India, there is a large possibility that his parents are Hindu and overwhelming likelihood they will raise him as a Hindu.

Online a Christian was espousing the usual insipid nonsense about Christianity being the “one true religion”. Further, that he has chosen Christianity because it was revealed to him by God. I asked where he was from and if his parents were likewise believers. He was from Alabama, and he assured me his parents were devout Christians, or as he put it “They are Saved.”

 

 
I posited that if he had been born in India, to Indian parents who practice Hinduism, its more than likely that he’d believe Hinduism was the one true religion, and would scoff at and dismiss Christianity and its dogma. Thus, it isn’t revelation that made him Christian, it was an accident of geography and parentage that decided for him what the “one true” religion is.

Using that famous Christian openness to logic and reality he retorts with ”No, I still would have been a Christian.” I tried to get him to explain in logical terms how if he had been born to Hindu parents, in India he would avoid having been indoctrinated into their prevailing belief system. All I received for my effort was “You wouldn’t understand.” Well, that solves that problem.

So in the absence of a worthy theist apologist, I shall venture a guess as to what he would propose would have caused a child born in India to Hindu parents to become a Christian. It works like this: Jesus would have recognized him as a person MEANT to be Christian, and thus would have implanted in his mind a “Christian Gene”, or some such predisposition toward Christianity. Of course, this would mean that this particular child, having been uniquely selected from among nine hundred million Indian Hindus, was the “Chosen Indian of Jesus”.

This then sets him above the one billion+ Hindus Jesus doesn’t deem worthy of hypnotizing, enticing, or otherwise receiving His “revealed” singular Truth. All those other’s would be ignored and condemned to Hell for not abandoning their historic Hindu faith and coming to the Lord independently, without His divine intervention. It would infer he would be the hand selected of God among all others. Obviously this is something the Christian chat character was not prepared to proffer or defend in an open chat room. Better to leave it at “You wouldn’t understand.”

But, we do understand. We understand that to people like him supernaturalism, denial of fact, and abandonment of reason in defense of a belief always trumps real world logic and evidence.

Quite frankly, the FIRST question to ask of any self-identified “believer” or apologist (for whichever religion) is: WHERE WERE YOU BORN AND “RAISED”.
This one simply question would instantly do away with approximately 99% of the “debate” over religion, in one fell swoop.
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2 thoughts on “SOMEBODY ELSE gets why religious “debate” is a fucking waste:

  1. It doesn’t matter what you believe as long as you believe something, and more importantly, you pay and obey.

    Jesus saves, Krishna overwrites, Buddha consumes all available empty space, Mohammed rapidly decompresses, Moses lost the files in the desert, and Xenu’s files are protected from unauthorized access.

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