A Question of "Faith."

It seems that whenever a xtian is confronted by that most hated tool of the devil - logic
- they all respond the same way. "It's a matter of faith." Isn't that convenient? After all,
what is faith but the unbridled acceptance of an irrational belief in unprovable
impossiblities?

Here's a question to ponder. What if I were to tell you that yesterday I was visited by a
hendgehog that was the physical embodiment of the being we have come to know as
"god." What if this rodent told me that it was my destiny to impregnate every woman of
child-bearing age in this state? Would you believe me? What would it take to make you
believe?

Would you believe if he made the seas boil? What he made the sky green? Would you
believe then? Of course you would, but you'd have proof then wouldn't you? When it
gets right down to it, what great biblical figure had to have "faith" in the "god" of the
xtian bible? I challenge you to name even one.

If you believe the stories of xtian mythology there are many people who accomplished
many great things. Moses faced seemingly insurmountable odds, he knew that he was
not alone. He witnessed a burning bush. "God" spoke to him on the mountain. He was
personally handed two carved stone tablets by this "divine" being.

Moses was not lacking in belief. But the patriach didn't have to rely on faith; he had
proof. Who among us would doubt in the face of such evidence? And what of King
David, Isiah, Abraham, Jacob, and the rest. They all had concrete proof, if the stories
are to be believed, of the existence of their deity.

Even in the Sequal to "god's" best seller, the new testament, is full of "proof" of the
existance of "god." Jesus turned water to wine. He raised the dead, fed the masses, and
healed the sick. All right before the eyes of his disciples. Yet even one of them,
Thomas, doubted him upon his return from the grave.

Which leads me to question how we can be expected to just accept these tales as
unadultered truth. We do not have the luxury of proof that the early believers shared, so
it becomes a matter of faith.