Who Gives A Flying Fuck?
Is this a paranoid idea?
Some times, I get the feeling that debating a Christian (or other person of the religious persuation) is not only futile but also directly harmful. What I mean is that they get some kind of twisted "validation" out of this. As in, they are taken more seriously than they deserve. Their ideas get indulged and fortified through what to them must seem like a conspiracy against their special relation with God. Compare this to how other paranoid delusions are being treated in the psychiatric field of medicine. Do you indulge and validate for instance schizophreniacs who are conviced that they are having and holding the full attention of both the CIA, the NSA, an army of undercover space aliens, and god-only-knows what else?
The core of the problem is the delusion of being a "chosen one". In the case of Christians, "saved".
I don't think that the Bible deserves to be taken seriously at such a level as to be debated and/or debunked. It's just a fucking book filled with some fucking stories about an imaginary desert tribe and their relation to an imaginary Space Monster. As fiction goes, it's quite interesting. But to actually believe in the literal "truth" of the Bible is psychotic. I am sorry, but there really is no way for me to be "nice" about this. I believe that to engage these mentally sick people on their own terms is morally wrong. I believe it must be made crystal clear at all and every crossroad that they are just ridiculous. No more (actually much less) than some 5 year old making up shit do they deserve to be invited into an adult conversation about things that are important.
"The idea of God is the sole wrong for which I cannot forgive mankind." (Alphonse Donatien De Sade)