Originally Posted by Old Rugged Crosser
dorf, that argument is getting old.
Old, perhaps, but still valid and inadequately addressed.
Christianity is the belief that the entity that practices the most horrendous torture possible - eternal damnation in hell - is the "gold standard" for morality, the one true god. You've presented all aspects of this argument.
Now that's fine - if that's your individual belief; if you believe the bible is the word of god, that's your prerogative, and I will make no effort to dissuade you. They are your beliefs. Your actions might affect me, but your personally held beliefs never will.
But you're not just holding these beliefs, you're marketing them. You're trying to persuade people to adopt your beliefs as their own. Offering to teach them, help others arrive at the conclusions you've arrived at. You present them not as your personal belief, but as absolute truth. You're trying to persuade me, which opens the door for me to respond. But we're just going back and forth at this point. You're not furthering your argument, you're just denigrating anyone who doesn't agree with you. YOU are threatening dissenters with arguments akin to "My daddy can beat up your daddy".
And let me tell you what: It's getting old.