Ten simple requests

Ten simple requests for the Christian faithful:

1. Present extraordinary evidence for Jesus’ bodily resurrection.

2. Present extraordinary evidence that Jesus was born asexually (of a virgin).

3. Present extraordinary evidence that some Biblical characters, such as Adam and Noah, lived in excess of 900 years.

4. Present extraordinary evidence that immaterial “souls” haunt our carcasses.

5. Present extraordinary evidence that human consciousness survives bodily death, passing to another realm of existence.

6. Present extraordinary evidence that Yahweh exists, to the exclusion of other god characters.

7. Present extraordinary evidence that the cataclysmic flood described by the Bible actually occurred.

8. Present extraordinary evidence that evolution-the cornerstone of modern biology-is incorrect.

9. Present extraordinary evidence that “miracles” are possible, let alone actually have occurred.

10. Present extraordinary evidence that serpents and donkeys can speak in human language, whether with Yahweh’s aid or by their own linguistic genius.

2 Responses to “Ten simple requests”

  1. Before even that, I’d ask for proof of the existence of Jesus – because outside the bible and common folklore, there is no historical evidence – especially considering the Romans were anal at keeping records.

    As for the flood myth, there’s a good story about Galileo finding a seashell on top of a mountain one day and he did a rudimentary calculation to decide whether the shell could float to the top of the mountain and settle within the time period of the flood and suddenly realized a problem with the whole story. He realized that the mountain must have been pushed up to its height over an immense period of time (which also contradicted the Bible). See: http://us.penguingroup.com/nf/Book/BookDisplay/0,,0_9780452285460,00.html
    Galileo: “I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use.”

  2. doubtingthomas426 Says:

    LOVE the Galileo reference, Ian. He was, without question, one of the greatest minds to ever consider our world and we who walk upon it. And please check out my NOAH AND THE ARK section. The story of the flood is one of the most popular in the bible and a personal favorite, although certainly for different reasons than believers. I love it because it’s filled with numbers. Numbers that so perfectly reveal the fiction of the story.

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