Are Christian believers intellectually inferior?
Let’s summarize what we know…the world was created 6000 years ago despite overwhelming and incontrovertible evidence in the physical record to the contrary… the first woman was made from the first man’s rib, and they lived in an earthly paradise until they were expelled and kept from returning by a twirling fire sword (and then the garden conveniently disappeared from the archaelogical record). a couple years later some guy builds a big wooden boat and puts two of every one of the hundreds of millions of species of animals and insects on board and then proceeds to weather a global flood and release his menagerie back into the wild, not accounting for environmental issues (what would penguins do in the middle east???) and some many years after that God inseminates a virgin woman (seems to be a likely candidate for caesarian section, in a barn, no less) and that this child dies on the cross some 33 largely unaccounted for years later only to be resurrected and appear to a hooker of dubious reputation and promise eternal life?? without tradition on their side wouldn’t believers be locked up or at least ridiculed for their totally asinine (at best) beliefs? and then what kind of cheek must these people have to wage 2000 years of war and bloodshed under the banner of their “loving” messiah? Given all this wouldn’t a reasonable conclusion be that these “believers” are irrational, illogical, and ultimately lacking the basic mental capacity to discern between fact and fiction? is not this process of discimination and discernment the very cornerstone of sanity?
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