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THE RULER

John Stone

 

The RulerDo you remember the ruler you used to measure Christianity; to determine if it was true ― fact or fiction?

Just like in life, whether designing a home, hi-rise, car or satellite ― the ruler (U.S. or metric) is always the same. It is always consistent, whether measuring your belt size, the diameter of earth or the distance to Jupiter!  U.S. engineers use a ruler with "12 inches = 1 foot" to build a house, but when building a bridge they do not use a different ruler of "14 inches = 1 foot"

This logic ― the ruler of life ― applies to everyone when measuring any religion. Whether you like it or not, it always applies! Otherwise you are only fooling yourself!

Use the same standards of proof, the same ruler, for Judaism, Islam or Mormonism etc., as one would employ when evaluating Christianity.

Demand PROOF or else reject a religion's claims as false or fictitious.

  • Do you really accept (believe) the Genesis tale of a smart/cunning, walking-talking snake? You know this is not true!

"Now the serpent was cunning... it said to the woman ...The serpent enticed me ... [God said] you shall walk on your belly..." (Genesis 3:1-14 Judaica Press Tanakh)

  • Do you really accept that a man was swallowed by a giant "fish" [great white shark?] and being drowned (no oxygen) in gastric acids and enzymes for 3 days (72 hours) and then being spit out, and everything is fine? You know this (Jonah 2, see below) is not true! In 3 days Jonah would have been fully digested and crapped out in the ocean as fish excrement!  Have you heard the old joke, What is the lowest thing in life? Whale shit, because it is at the bottom of the ocean." That would have been Jonah too!

And then the fish walked up on "DRY" land?  Even a child knows this is not true. As an adult with even half-a-brain you know this is just another Hebrew bible fiction.

"... a huge fish to swallow up Jonah, and Jonah was in the belly of the fish for three days and three nights ... the fish ... spewed Jonah onto the dry land." (Jonah 2:1-2,11 Judaica Press Tanakh)

One could go on and on with examples of blatant fictions in the Hebrew bible. How many lies does it take before you realize you have swallowed another fiction ― hook, line and sinker? How many swallows does it take before you gag on this crap? Why do people accept fiction as fact? Are they suffering from religious induced psychosis ― a state of mind in which thinking becomes irrational and/or disturbed, delusions and other severe thought disturbances?

THINK! Think honestly and independently!  How many times would you have to catch your spouse or partner in lies before you realized you could not trust him or her? Use that same ruler to measure any so-called holy book and associated stories.

One more time, always use the same standards of proof ― the same ruler ― for Judaism, Islam or Mormonism etc. as with Christianity. Be honest with yourself.

"Above all, do not lie to yourself. A man who lies to himself and listens to his own lie comes to a point where he does not discern any truth either in himself or anywhere around him, and thus falls into disrespect towards himself and others." - The Elder Zosima to Fyodor Pavlovich

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