Why are Religious stories unbelievable?

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  1. Wayne Tully profile image71
    Wayne Tullyposted 6 years ago

    Why are Religious stories unbelievable?

  2. KeithJK profile image61
    KeithJKposted 6 years ago

    Religious stories and constructed religion altogether is slowly becoming a minority in our secular world. Why? There are a lot of reasons, but first, we haven't changed as much as our society suggests. We are still often scared of change and persecute those who force us to think or live a different life. If Jesus came down today, how many of us would really greet him with open arms? Secondly, we have changed in regards to our views and priorities. In just a few decades, we have transformed from giving church-goers to selfish sinners who'll claim their free-ride to Heaven because they downloaded a bible app.

  3. lburmaster profile image82
    lburmasterposted 6 years ago

    Because they are supposed to amaze. Would you honestly pay attention to a religious story that sounded plausable? Then there is nothing special about it. People what to believe the impossible because it then it helps how they view life.

  4. M. T. Dremer profile image92
    M. T. Dremerposted 6 years ago

    Iburmaster is right; people tend to remember fantastic stories more than they remember mediocre ones. Think of Aesop's fables the same way. If your parent told you that slow and steady wins the race, would you have remembered it as well as the tortoise and the hare? Also, the very nature of religion is to explain the unexplainable. At the time they were written it might have made sense that god created everything and the sun revolved around the earth, but as religions age, and science advances, it peels back the flaws and makes stories that were once plausible, unbelievable.

  5. Chris Neal profile image76
    Chris Nealposted 6 years ago

    Seeing can be believing, but sometimes the most real things are those seen through different eyes! read more

  6. nightwork4 profile image61
    nightwork4posted 6 years ago

    mainly because they are only stories. you would have to be brain dead to believe adam and eve, noah's ark, the parting of the red sea , etc.

  7. freemarketingnow profile image59
    freemarketingnowposted 6 years ago

    The premise of your questions assumes that they're unbelievable, which is a false premise. Lots of people believe that religious stories are true and they believe in the inerrancy of their holy text.

  8. Pedro Morales profile image60
    Pedro Moralesposted 4 years ago

    Many of the "religious stories" come from thousands of years ago. At that time scientific understanding was at a primacy. Even the Greeks while developing philosophy developed some quite "unbelievable" philosophical explanations if they are taken literally. Thus people who were not as advanced as the Greeks scientifically or philosophically had even much greater "incredible" stories to tell. In other words, the cultural level of the society was a factor in the creation of the type of stories it would create and the written form they would give them.

    I place the word unbelievable in between " " because what one person considers unbelievable might be a tenet of faith of another. So I think the use of that word already shows some bias against "religious stories" in general. However, I don't disagree with the statement as such because I think that the stories have been made "unbelievable by the manner in which people of faith, or of blind faith, have decided to interpret them. As I said above even more then rational or philosophical explanations of the origin of the universe by the Greeks had its limits and cannot be taken to literally, Literal interpretation of ancient scriptures, in fact, also contribute to making the stories "unbelievable".
    The story of Adam and Eve for instance was not intended to be taken literally as meaning that chaos and evil came upon the world through a simple disobedience to a commandment not to eat of a literal fruit of a literal tree. The Hebrew Scriptures, as well as the Christian one, use many symbols to refer to regular things. But people insist in using a literal interpretation because it is easier even though it leads to some irrational conclusions with poor basis on the very text they intend to interpret.

 
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