- Jesus walked on water.
- Cucumbers are 80 per cent water.
- I can walk on cucumbers.
- Therefore I must be 80 per cent Jesus.
Here is another.
- Jesus turned water into wine.
- I can drink wine and turn it into urine.
- Urine is an icky kind of water.
- Since I can do the opposite of Jesus, I must be the anti-Christ.
You can draw your own conclusions about the mathematics of believing in religion. I have no qualms about letting others believe whatever they want to believe about the universe, its purpose, and who made it. I think it is very pompous and self-serving to think you are qualified, either from science or faith, to say you know the absolute truth about those things and others must accept your logical conclusions. Here is my own pompous and self-serving opinion. There is a God. I know this because I talk to Him daily. He speaks to me through signs and resonances and Bible-reading and feelings. But, here’s the rub; I have hoarding disorder and diabetic depression and other mental illnesses. Since I am crazy, you probably shouldn’t believe the voices in my head that I listen to. But I get comfort from my belief in God. Christianity teaches that we should love one another. This, I think, is the most important truth we can possibly accept. Part of loving others is not condemning them for what they believe and trying to impose my beliefs upon them. God, to me, is everything that there is. The universe around me is vast and complicated. I will never know even a half a grain of sand worth of all the knowledge wrapped up in grains of sand on all the beaches on all the planets in the universe. But the universe is alive and self-aware because I am alive and self-aware, and I am part of the universe. And here’s the kicker, my conclusions about life, the universe, and everything make no more sense than the Jesus logic I presented at the outset. After all, I am provably crazy.