Who said what? When? Where?
That's my ancestor's image pinned to my family's crest that you have bolted to your wall. Worse yet, if you've really drank the bug juice, that's me pinned to your wall.
My family has HAD ENOUGH. Don't tell me god is this, or the Gods are that. I know what I believe, and I, nor anyone else, needs you telling them they should believe like you. They SHOULD NOT BELIEVE the crap that was written down centuries after my ancestor died, translated five times from propagandists who had no idea what we think, or thought.
Please explain this to me. You have in your book found something written down CENTURIES after my ancestor died. That book is the authority? To do what? To dictate how others ought to believe? That book was translated, edited and reedited. Now in it's one-millionth iteration, you are quoting words to me? To anyone? In a language that did not exist for five to seven centuries after my ancestor purportedly died? Why?
Because YOU ARE TRYING TO PERSUADE YOURSELF. That is why people prosyletise. You don't need to be an evangelist to be evangelical. On the contrary, being an evangelist is in complete contradiction of everything for which my family, Our family, has fought, died suffered and will, if things go as expected, be the reason that you crucify me, or one of my ancestors.
I meet many people every day who are more religious than they are faithful or spiritual. People want to associate with certain types of people, and they will find any means necessary to convince themselves that they are like those people they idolise. You aren't. You are the polar opposite of what Hillel the Elder said.
How did Shim'on Bar Yonah, a Jew from Judaea, or one of the other idiots in a long line of retards who have repackaged my family's beliefs to gain power and money, know what my ancestor, an idiot wandering around the Levant with a hooker and 12 others 2000 years ago, said? We don't know what Mr. t said yesterday.
ooo, yes We do, silly owl.
Hell is other people.
ー Jean-Paul Sartre
Obviously. Only humans war.
What other sort of farm is there?