if the miracles of the OT and NT were true


 it could be said that God showed more care in meeting the least needs of men than in their greatest and principal need; that he more severely punished slight faults in certain persons than he punished great crimes in others; and finally that he didn’t show himself so beneficent in the most pressing of needs than in the least of them. All this is easy to show, as much by the miracles that he is said to have performed as by those he didn’t perform and that he should more likely have performed than any other – if it were true he had done any. For example, to say that God had the kindness to send an angel to console and aid a simple servant when he left – and still leaves – to languish and die in misery an infinite number of innocents; that he would miraculously preserve for forty years the clothing and shoes of a miserable people, when he doesn’t watch over the natural preservation of so many goods so useful and necessary for people’s subsistence, and which every day are lost through different accidents. What! He sent to the first chiefs of the human race, Adam and Eve, a demon, a devil, a simple snake to seduce them and in this way to destroy all men? This simply isn’t credible. What! He would have wanted, through a special grace of his providence, to prevent the king of pagan Geraris from falling into a minor error with a foreign woman, an error that would have had no ill consequences, yet he didn’t want to prevent Adam and Eve from offending him and falling into the sin of disobedience, a sin which, according to our Christ-lovers, is fatal and caused the humanity’s destruction? This isn’t credible.

From an excerpt of The Testament of Jean Messlier

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As Onyango Makagutu I am Kenyan, as far as I am a man, I am a citizen of the world

6 thoughts on “if the miracles of the OT and NT were true

  1. john zande says:

    What beautiful heresy! So poignant that he had to conceal these writings, these thoughts, or burn at the stake.

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    • makagutu says:

      He was eloquent and strident. I don’t think his challenge has been answered

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      • john zande says:

        I don’t think his challenge has even been acknowledged by the frocked bigots who peddle this nonsense. Put Meslier and Father Brodey together and you have a force strong enough to ruin all of Christianity. The only thing that keeps it standing is ignorance and the common man’s susceptibility to superstition.

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  2. aguywithoutboxers says:

    A perfect excerpt for mid-week. Random acts of mercy from a deity supposed to be all-loving and all-merciful does not constitute irrefutable proof of reality. Be safe and be good, my Nairobi brother! 🙂

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