I often discuss philosophy and religion with my Christian and Muslim friends. While some insist on quoting from their holy text, they also refuse to acknowledge any secular text that challenges their beliefs. Then they mistakenly think that their refusal to even read some secular texts is a sign of their great faith in God.
How strong can your faith really be if it can't even withstand reading a book? This blind and ignorant faith is the weakest kind of faith...and the most frustrating to non-believers who are simply trying to discuss things on a equal footing. (Similar to the frustration when the believer makes the divine excuse when cornered, "We can never comprehend God's will" or some such nonsense, basically short-circuiting the conversation by claiming their viewpoint can't be reproached because it is divine and inaccessible to mere humans.)
If believers are going to quote from holy books and insist that we read them, isn't it only fair to respond in kind?
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