I do at times feel genuinely sorry for Christians. Many feel committed by faith to the belief that the bible has all the answers that matter, but pick and choose among those answers and ignoring whatever makes them feel uncomfortable.
Most Christians have, and do profess to want a church that operates ‘by the book’ soto speak yet they dispute endlessly over what their book actually means and disregard the very clear implications of its texts whenever it suits them.
What I have come to realise about Christians is that many are simply unable to discern the difference between explaining and explaining away, or between ideas and ideologies.
To bring up any inconsistency, contradiction or an anomalous verses is completely anathema to Christians.
Saul of the New Testament who became Paul, for instance, can never seem get his story straight concerning his Road to Damascus moment, if we are to take the scripture seriously.
Acts 9:4 King James Version (KJV)And he fell to the earth, and heard a voice saying unto him, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me?
Acts 9:7And the men which journeyed with him stood speechless, hearing a voice, but seeing no man.
Acts 22:9And they that were with me saw indeedthe light, and were afraid; but they heard not the voice of him that spake tome.
Acts 26:14And when we were all fallen to the earth, I heard a voice speaking unto me, and saying in the Hebrew tongue, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me? it is hard for thee to kick against the pricks.
Yes, this, ^^^^^^^^^ from one of the founders of the early Christian Church
Christians will usually put these many inconsistencies down to irrelevant minutia while totally ignoring the fact this apostle supposed to hearing the voice of a dead man “risen”and all is supposed be a “ god inspired” gospel truth.