Bible Easter Zombies!
For far too long zombies in the Bible have been over looked and ignored. It's time to give them their due and they may help us in the process.
Looking at Matthew 27:50-53 we "learn" that when Jesus died on the cross zombies popped out of their graves in graveyards around Jerusalem where they hung-out from that Friday until Sunday morning when Jesus allegedly rose from the dead himself at which time the zombies went into Jerusalem and allegedly "appeared unto many." These verses read, "Jesus, when he had cried again with a loud voice, yielded up the ghost. And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent; And the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints which slept arose, And came out of the graves after his resurrection, and went into the holy city, and appeared unto many."
If we apply our innate God-given reason to the zombies we will realize that this story is nothing but pure nonsense. This nonsensical Bible story makes clear that the Deist Thomas Jefferson was correct to instruct his nephew Peter Carr to examine the Bible as objectively and honestly was he would any other book.
The Bible cannot stand the test of God-given reason. Actually, none of the "revealed" religions such as Judaism, Christianity and Islam can stand the test of God-given reason. That is why they all outlaw honest objective questioning with blasphemy laws.
What Thomas Paine wrote in The Age of Reason, The Complete Edition regarding books and religions being "holy" or from God is true and the Bible Easter zombie story makes Paine's point very clear. Paine wrote, "It is not our calling a book holy that makes it so, any more than our calling a religion holy that entitles it to the name. Inquiry therefore is necessary in order to arrive at truth. But inquiry must have some principle to proceed on, some standard to judge by, superior to human authority.
"When we survey the works of creation, the revolutions of the planetary system, and the whole economy of what is called nature, which is no other than the laws the Creator has prescribed to matter, we see unerring order and universal harmony reigning throughout the whole. No one part contradicts another. The sun does not run against the moon, nor the moon against the sun, nor the planets against each other. Everything keeps its appointed time and place.
"This harmony in the works of God is so obvious, that the farmer of the field, though he cannot calculate eclipses, is as sensible of it as the philosophical astronomer. He sees the God of order in every part of the visible universe.
"Here, then, is the standard to which everything must be brought that pretends to be the work or Word of God, and by this standard it must be judged, independently of anything and everything that man can say or do. His opinion is like a feather in the scale compared with the standard that God Himself has set up."
The Bible Easter zombie story helps us to clearly see the Bible is NOT the word of God and is in fact an insult to our innate gift from God of reason. We must decide if we're going to follow ancient man-made books or the gift God gave us of reason. Reason based belief in God is Deism.
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