>how can you be an ardent christian when there are so many religions that predate yours (and your spiritual predecessor, judaism) by hundreds if not thousands of years that are radically different from your basic tenets?
What does timing have to do with accuracy? If I say the sky is lime green with pink polka dots before you can speak, does it make me right? Your question is meaningless.>how is attributing the creation of the universe to the christian god any different from primitive man attributing the rising of the tides of nile to the gods, or the rise and setting of the sun to appollo?
A Christian believes that their version is true.>what about the countless animistic religions that predate even these that attribute even more trivial things to mystical gods and deities?
What about them? Don't just throw in words to make your post longer.>how can you not see that religion was nothing more than way for primitive man to cope with his immortality and explain the unexplained?
You imply that your opinion is an objective fact.>how can you see that is religion is not divinely inspired but nothing more than a product of man, with all of his insecurities and limitations?
You imply that your opinion is fact.>for the record i'm not even tipping my fedora
Please don't lie; it makes baby Jesus cry.>i'm more of an agnostic and consider christianity a fundamental element of european culture and civilization if it matters.