Four years of reading posts from Literalist ID/Creationist End Times fundies have got me really wondering at the childish narrowness of their thinking (those who understand the Brahman, whether they accept it or not, will know exactly where I am coming from).
[This is barely scratching the surface. If I were able to sit down with my mob we could come up with a great deal more.]
According to them, their deity six thousands years ago created a universe which is believed (at present) to be at least 93 billion light years in diameter, (wiki), (93 billion times 6 trillion miles) containing billions of galaxies, all with billions of stars. We are already finding other earth-like planets in our one, single, galaxy, planets which look as though they have all the qualities need for life to exist.
Yet they believe the entire universe was created solely for us, a limited life form restricted to an insignificant planet circling a minor sun on the fringes of one of those billions of galaxies.
Worse than that, their deity planted a garden in Mesopotamia, placed an enormous temptation right in the middle of it, then created two totally naive, innocent beings and put them right in the way of that temptation. When they succumbed to that temptation, as they must, he introduced death into the world, killing not only their bodies but their souls.
To make matters even worse, he permitted one-third of the superior beings he had created to rebel against him and go to war. Having lost, their leader was then meekly given total control over the one and only other intelligent life form in this vast universe.
The creator god then, apparently, permitted his supernatural sons to shack up with human women, creating monsters, then decided he had made such a mess of things that he would wipe us all out and start all over again. However, without a thought for the results of inbreeding, he permitted eight humans to survive and rebuild our race (now seven billion), a race which, according to the posse, he had condemned entirely because the original pair had fallen for the temptation he had placed in their way.
He later came down to earth and sacrificed himself to himself to wipe out the debt he considered his first perfect humans owed him.
But at some stage he had invented fossils and geological structures which, once again, totally misled the best-educated of his humans, resulting in them questioning the accuracy of the sacred texts he had placed before them. This, in turn, will lead to those educated humans being condemned to an eternity of torture and torment, except for a tiny handful who take his sacred texts literally.
Now, they say (despite his promise to himself last time he did it), he plans to allow his defeated rival to trick the entire world into believing he is the creator god and, once this has succeeded he will once again wipe most of us out, before recreating the garden he made at the beginning and reducing us to the level once again of hewers of wood and drawers of water, to spend the rest of eternity singing his praises as a token of our respect for his magnanimity.
What's the point?
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