Journal Entry #598
October 21th, 2011
Well another prediction of Doomsday, End of Days, Judgment Day, End of Times and the Rapture has come and gone. Another failed attempt at professing the claims of the bible but I will at least give him credit for one thing. He is not trying to hide behind the curtain of mystery and puts his claims to the test.
So many believers use this tactic to try and put fear into others, the tactic of placing their god or belief in a shroud of mystery. Only in this position does it hold power if believed because once it is put to the test it will fail. It fails because there is no evidence or good reason to support it in the first place. A good dose of reason and common sense backed up with some critical thinking skills easily shows the flaws in these claims. It verifies that they are no true.
So I will give props to Harold for putting it on the line but where he ultimately fails is by not accepting the results of his own test. You would think after the first one he should realize he was wrong but I will give him the benefit of human error on that one but after the second it should be a no brainer. In his case 3 strikes and he is out, Epic failure.
So believers need to put their money where their mouth is if they are going to make a public claim, forget the issues of gay marriage, abortion or prayer in the schools let’s get to the meat of the matter, is their god even real? Is what you base all of your actions on true to begin with? As we have seen with Harold the answer is probably no and with Harold a definite no. Now it is time to put up or shut up. This is what needs to be at the forefront of the discussion not all the filler nonsense. I don’t care what religion or faith you profess Islam, Judaism or whatever else you claim as true if you cannot prove it then just keep it to yourself.
This is the bottom line where the rubber meets the road. Most religions have literally had 100’s of years to come good on their claim and have never delivered so it is time to stop. This can be seen with Conspiracy theories, Alien claims and many other unverified nonsense. So just stop and as a species we should not accept any of these claims unless they can be proven.
So if all people are willing to put their claims to the test then we can get all this crap over with but they are not as they will continue to siphon their importance in life by following their special pet beliefs.