What is the number-one trait hobbling humankind?
Could it be the propensity to believe in the magical and miraculous? Do religions grow by promising eternal life and by telling stories of miracles truly believed by those who are spreading them?
There is real comfort received from sincerely believing one will have a wonderful life after death which goes on forever and ever where it will be impossible to become bored. The promise of living joyously throughout eternity is claimed to be the case because it comes from a source that cannot lie.
A believer is assured he or she is one of the chosen who were predestined before the foundation of the world to live in glory with God and His angles forever and ever as stated in the source that cannot lie.
It is also promised that after judgment, all the rest of us will be spending eternity receiving continuous torture in a place filled with fire and brimstone. Why will we suffer? Because we never heard or we said “no thanks” to the good news stated in the source that cannot lie.
Can the source that cannot lie be trusted? Probably not. What are the odds the “Gospel” is just a great story passed down to us which has a dramatic ending and delivers huge magical promises which give hope, longing, and comfort to believers?
Every human will be aware forever…is a true statement.
Every human will be aware forever…is a false statement.
Which of the two statements above has a far better chance of being true?
(A hint is below.)
One statement involves magical and miraculous thinking, the other is the result of reason.