I think this is true of atheists everywhere according to surveys.JFK-1 wrote:If you watch the atheist experience for any length of time or look through the archive of programs which goes back decades now you discover that the majority of them haven't even read the bible and know little about what's in it aside from the tales almost everybody knows like the ark myth etc. In the US it's common for atheists to know more about the bible than the religious do.Donkey Toon wrote:
Hasn't anybody pointed out to these religious zealots that the God of their bible is totally ok with abortion. To the extent that he prescribes it in Numbers 5 15-22, going to the trouble of describing the cocktail of ingredients necessary to make the abortion causing potion and the circumstances under which abortion should be carried out?
So presumably they think their own god is a law breaker too?
And this is the thing that makes it hard for me to accept that most christians genuinely believe. If I was a true believer and was aware that the God I believed in had written/dictated a book, laying out how I was supposed to live my life, then wild horses could not stop me from reading that book at my first opportunity. And I would not let any distraction slow me down or prevent me from reading it as quickly as possible.
My conclusion is that most professed christians don't read the bible because they know that it is **** and that reading it will destroy any faith they have. As many atheists have said before - getting the religious to read their holy books is the most effective way to create more atheists.