The funny part though is that you think alien life is almost certain. Do you have a formula that has allowed you to calculate the probabilities involved? (Yes, I am aware of that formula.)
Whew! I've skipped 6 (or was it 8) pages of this ping-pong match of yours, and will only respond to responses made to my last post, or related to it:
1. child 104,19
2. child 115,13
3. child 146,91
4. child 168,27
Each following child 189,63
- note that the stated amount is for each child, every month, until 17 years of age.
So, a single kid would get the parents 21,254.76 euros, or almost $30,000 over the years (actually more, since the amounts will be adjusted for inflation.) Four kids would net the family almost $150,000 - tax free.
Add virtually free health care, education up to post-graduate level, unemployment insurance etc, and you can see why we do pay somewhat high taxes...
In short I think religion is pure eveil and this world would be a much nicer place without it.
The idea is that the people before Jesus were subject to the Old Covenant (at least Jewish people were.) After Jesus, the only way to save our soul is through faith in Him. And people who have never heard of Jesus? I have no idea.
One thing I do know, and that is that we cannot look at God's actions from the moral standpoint of a human mind. As I said, God works in mysterious ways. Put your trust in God and don't let your mind be upset about things you won't ever be able to find the answers for. Concentrate on the things you do know and are certain to you. To me that is faith in Jesus and to try to follow his example as well as I can (which I routinely fail miserably at, mind you.)
From your writings in other threads I know you are a logical thinker, and I honor you as such. Problem: Guys and gals differ in their logic, so do, seemingly, believers and non-believers.I am a very logical person. I'm by all accounts not stupid, far from it. And I see no logical contradiction in believing in the divinity of Jesus Christ. Many people exist like me. For example, the director of the Human Genome Project. My point is that there are no logical impediments to believe in Jesus as our Savior. Quite the opposite, there exists a lot of compelling data to support that fact.
"It is dark the other side. Very dark!" - "Oh, shut up and eat your toast!"
I do know the Church, for all its failings, also has done many good things. The work of Christian missionaries who have given their lives to help the needy is undeniable. I'm talking of missionaries that died in Africa and South America for example.
Then there is the bastards that abuse children. Which ones do you think are following the work of Jesus? It's like if you determined that because there are corrupt cops the idea of Justice is flawed and you felt the need to abolish law enforcement.
Another way to realize that religion is not the problem is to look at the humanitarian record of authoritarian regimes with an atheistic non-religious stance: U.S.S.R., P.R.C., Cambodia, etc. Completely brutal, unmatched campaigns of human sacrifice. What did they have in common? Absolute rejection of religion.
So you see, it's easy to blame religion for humankind's problems. But the actual problem is more complicated than that.
I'm very secure in my beliefs, I would expect you to be the same.
Sorry... but quite frankly I find it hilarious with these pictures in my mind of Mary chatting guys up at the bar, or God sitting on the toilet with the runs. It's funny stuff!