August 20th, 2018

Prophecies ambiguous to the point of absurdity

By Letter to the Editor on February 7, 2018.

Re: “Obeying the Gospel is life changing,” Jan. 2

Firstly, I would challenge you to put forth even a handful of prophecies, let alone hundreds, that are not ambiguous to the point of absurdity and that have not been interpreted in so many ways over the last 20 centuries as to be logically useless, simply an older version of the kind of information you find inside fortune cookies or the daily horoscopes. Not only that, but science would clearly dispute a virgin birth in that era (long before artificial insemination) as well as numerous other claims, ie. a world flood that covered all but a few mountain tops.

As to the free will, it doesn’t matter one way or the other. With or without it, an all knowing being would know what was going to happen. Therfore, he/she/it would have known about upcoming the mass murder and did nothing to prevent it. Its either that or you would have to concede to a god that is not all knowing. I’ll let you choose for yourself but in either case, you believe your God committed mass murder on an epic scale (including of course newborn children). I don’t see that as “loving.” The whole Jesus thing is silly too. When have you heard of any obviously un-God-like human being feeling the need to kill his own child in order to forgive someone else? It has been my experience that the vast majority of very un-God-like human parents are far more compassionate, loving, kind, and forgiving toward their children and just about anyone else than your God is.

On a happy note though, you do seem to recognize the existence of DNA and you admit to obvious physical differences of various groups. Now all you have to do is try to wrap your mind around the concept of this admittedly slow progression happening over hundreds of millions of years. Cheers!

Dale Kosi

Medicine Hat

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One Response to “Prophecies ambiguous to the point of absurdity”

  1. Samis1 says:

    In Florida , an atheist created a case against the upcoming Easter and Passover holy days. He hired an attorney to bring a discrimination case against Christians, Jews and observances of their holy days.

    The argument was that it was unfair that atheists had no such recognized days.

    The case was brought before a judge. After listening to the passionate presentation by the lawyer, the judge banged his gavel declaring, “Case dismissed!”

    The lawyer immediately stood objecting to the ruling saying, “Your honor, how can you possibly dismiss this case? The Christians have Christmas, Easter and others. The Jews have Passover, Yom Kippur and Hanukkah, yet my client and all other atheists have no such holidays.”

    The judge leaned forward in his chair saying, “But you do. Your client, counsel, is woefully ignorant.”

    The lawyer said, “Your Honor, we are unaware of any special observance or holiday for atheists.”

    The judge said, “The calendar says April 1st is April Fool’s Day. Psalm 14:1 states, ‘The fool says in his heart, there is no God.’ Thus, it is the opinion of this court, that if your client says there is no God, then he is a fool. Therefore, April 1st is his day. Court is adjourned.

    You gotta love a Judge that knows his scripture!

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