Here is a thought worth a pause...
What about THE BIBLE?
This whole religion devotes its interpretations to scriptures from THE BIBLE.
The BIBLE did not exist in Jesus' day nor in the lifespan of his apostle's.
People didn't walk around with one (Bible) tucked under their arm.
Christians didn't carry one (Bible) door to door for preaching and teaching.
The closest thing to THE BIBLE was the SEPTUIGENT Greek translation of Hebrew scriptures which not one person in a 100,000 had ever seen!
Okay, so what?
All the Christian teachings were oral. That's right: oral. Somebody said this and somebody else said that.
There were hundreds and hundreds of VERSIONS of who said what floating around.
STOP AND THINK FOR A MOMENT.
1.There are no original copies of THE BIBLE anywhere in existence. Why? Why not?
2.There are no existing copies of originals anywhere in the world. Why? Why not?
3.What we quote from, argue over and dispute about stems from the flimsiest of all hearsay reports many times over.
Why treat each word as though WE KNOW those words were actually spoken by the very sources attributed?
CHRISTIANITY is not on a firm, mathematical basis of sound, provable substance both tangible and irrefutable.
Right after the time of Jesus there were so many at-odds versions of who he was and what he said it is ----IMPOSSIBLE---to know anything at all for certain.
We can't intelligently take any of this as though it is provable, arguable or even valid.
It is shaky, flimsy, tenuous and mostly loud assertion passed off as infallible.
Come on, people!
Don't get sucked in.
If God did not see fit to PRESERVE (and He didn't!) the original manuscripts (when that should have been the most valuable of all possessions on Earth to the true Church) we must admit it was not worth preserving.
There is no "there" there.