If you are an atheist consider the following paradox.
If you do not believe that God exists, then you dismiss the biblical stories (angels appearing from heaven etc) from 2000 years ago as 'fairy tales'.
OK, so lets take that as an established fact.
Now go back another 1500 years in history and look at the pyramids in Egypt. Built in the Bronze Age they contain 50 tonne granite roof slabs and 5 tonne blocks of limestone all over the constructions. Do you believe that they were built by bronze age man ? (Wikipedia bronze age man if you are unsure of his capabilities).
OK, so now we have 2 possible combinations.
1) You think the stories about what happened 2000 years ago are fantasy but believe those about what happened 3500 years ago
2) You think the stories about what happened 2000 years ago are fanstasy and those about what happened 3500 years ago are also fantasy.
Combination 1 means that you are applying your thought patterns selectively and therefore your Atheism has no intelectually sound basis and can safely be ignored.
Combination 2 means that the pyramids were not built by mankind, eluding strongly to the existance of God (as defined as an unknown quantity from outside the planet).
Can anyone solve the paradox ?
StephenBrabin, RDF 107 Comments
[4/23/2009 9:58:33 AM]
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