With all the Easter talk going on, and the conversations that I’ve heard and read, there’s one question that sits in my mind… Most religions are based on some sort of history, whether it be on the life of Christ, or any form of mythology. One thing I don’t understand is how anyone alive on this planet today can claim that they know 100%, no shadow of a doubt, that anything that occurred or anyone that existed 2000, 5000, 10000 years ago, is represented an any way that is guaranteed absolutely true. I hear this most in Christanity, where people claim that they bible is 100% true, no ifs,ands or buts about it. Unless these people have some sort of magical time machine that whisks them back to the days of Jesus so they can witness things for themselves, there’s no way anyone can know 100% that anything represented to us in books and such is infallible. I look at the garbage people print in newspapers and magazines today, and it scares me to think people 3000 years from now might find these “documents” and make a religion out of them… Granted, we have the benefit of digital recording, but who knows if that’ll even be readable 3000 years from now.
Now, don’t go freaking out on me saying I’m blasting Christians and the bible. I have nothing against anyone that chooses to believe in the bible or any other religious document. Just wish some people would learn the difference between beliefs and facts. Cuz the truth is, there’s no way anyone can know the documents hold proven facts. Doesn’t mean they don’t, they could, but the truth is, no one knows, and no one ever will.