Dear Christians. (A letter to them).
I'm getting a bit bored of this whole thing. I've been expecting a little more out of you guys, however, you've all come up short. Very short. Gay Coleman short. When a discussion of science comes up, you often refer to the Bible and quote vague scripture to support your claim. So, why don't we take some very unvague pieces and apply it to yourself, especially since you openly say that the word of Jesus is correct.
5"And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by men. I tell you the truth, they have received their reward in full. 6But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you. 7And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words. 8Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.
Don't pray in public. Very simple. Don't pray in public. Not at church, which you aren't even supposed to go to, not at events, not at anything besides in private. Here's a small list of places you should not pray.
Further, Jesus tells you EXACTLY how you will pray in the next few passages. Word for word.
Now, where is the Kingdom of God? He answers us in Luke 17:21
Alternative translations of this passage are:
"The kingdom of God is among you"
However, it still has the same meaning. In other words, all this work you are doing to get into heaven is nigh, as the Kingdom of God is within/around us. In a very literal sense, it's everything. Sounds pretty Pagan to me.
So let's continue on about the soul. The supposed never-ending entity that continues even after we die. Firstly, to understand the whole thing, you must realize that the word Nephesh, in Hebrew, is soul. It is also:
Pretty much anything and everything that deals with life.
We can easily gather, from this, that a person is a living soul. So, what does this even mean? Very simply, according to your book, that a person IS a living soul. That is to say, once a person dies, the soul dies. There is no inbetween in regards to life and death, it is a black and white issue and, as such, your entire basis of the soul relies entirely on life. There is no eternal soul, there is no life after death and your bible clearly states this in the begining.
The entire Bible is Buddhism with a different leader. Since you take this stuff so literally, why don't you examine what it actually says? It's not very hard to walk through the bible in it's initial languages instead of the horribly error filled translations of the KJV.
So, next time I hear any of you praying in public, going to church, or claiming that my soul will burn in hell, I'll simply repeat the scriptures you hold so dear and go on my way.