Avoiding personal attacks, I have to say that your analysis of Christianity is as one-sided and irrational as the mindset you deride.
Of course it's one-sided, it's my opinion. As for irrational, I don't think you're qualified to make that classification.
While you claim Christians "quibble over details," you make sweeping generalizations about not only the contents of the Bible and the Christian faith, but also about the general mind set and lifestyle of Christians themselves.
Those were not sweeping generalizations, they were descriptions of what I percieve to be the top of the bell curve of Christian thinking.
I can't show you proof there is a god, but you can't show me proof there is none. Same for most to all tenements of Christianity - there's just no evidence for either side. The truly rational person doesn't just believe in what he can see, he also doesn't disbelieve what he hasn't seen to be untrue.
Can you really prove anything? No. Therefore, you have to take the facts you have and make the best conclusion you can make. I try to keep an open mind, and if there was any evidence supporting God, I would consider it. However, there is no credible evidence that supports God. There is, however, plenty of evidence against. None is conclusive, but inconclusive evidence is better than no evidence.
One more point...you say that God says he "wants his subjects to be sheep." Now, assuming that there is a god, and assuming that that god fits the standard Christian archetype of an omnipotent, omniscent figure with nothing but good intentions for us (YES that's in the Bible dernit;)).
Actually, no. If you had actually read the Bible, you would know that he thinks of us as little more than pets, and sees nothing wrong with killing large numbers of us. Please note that these are only my opinions, based entirely on my own experience and research.
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