Tuesday, September 22, 2009

If Joseph The Carpenter Dreamed

If Joseph the carpenter dreamed, (as the book of Matthew (I) says he did,) that his betrothed teenage wife, Mary, was with child by the Holy Spirit, and that an angel told him so, I am not obliged to put faith in his dreams; nor do I put any, for I as Thomas Paine had said: "put no faith in my own dreams, and I should be weak and foolish indeed to put faith in the dreams of others".
As a Deist, having a strong beleif in observations of Nature, also my God given Reason along with Science pointing the way through its unique way of gathering facts. This has brought me to an eye opening conclusion that the Christian religion is derogatory to our true God in all its articles. It puts our Creator in an inferior point of view, and places the Christian Devil above . It is this fallen banished angel, according to the absurd story in Genesis, that outwits the Creator in the garden of Eden, and steals God's favorite creature, Man, and at last obliges this declared male God to beget a son, and put that son to death, to get Man back again; and this the preachers of the Christian religion call redemption.
Below is another caveat from one of our founding fathers:
"Where is the evidence that the person called Jesus Christ is the begotten Son of God? The case admits not of evidence either to our senses or our mental faculties: neither has God given to man any talent by which such a thing is comprehensible. It cannot therefore be an object for faith to act upon, for faith is nothing more than an assent the mind gives to something it sees cause to believe is fact. But priests, preachers, and fanatics, put imagination in the place of faith, and it is the nature of the imagination to believe without evidence."

   "The clergy...believe that any portion of power confided to me will be exerted in opposition to their schemes. And they believe rightly: for I have sworn upon the altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man." -- Thomas Jefferson       

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