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The number of assumptions that underly an argument like this is staggering. And it doesn't matter how much scholarship you invest in a piece like this if the underlying assumptions can't be supported. It's like trying to build a skyscraper on the foundation of a house of cards.
The keystone card would be "there is a God," and there certainly is not. But then the writer takes further liberties. For example,
"How long will these difficult times last? Jesus' disciples asked more or less the same question. But Jesus did not give them a specific day or hour when this misery-stricken system of things would end. Instead, Jesus said: "He that has endured to the end is the one that will be saved." (Matthew 24:3, 13) Jesus' words encourage us to take a long-range view. We must be prepared to endure many unpleasant situations before the end finally comes."
Actually, when questioned, Jesus did not give them a specific day or hour, but he did assure them that it would all happen during the span of their natural lives (Matt 16:28, 23:36, 24:34, 26:64, Mark 9:1, 13:30, 14:62, Luke 9:27, 21:32, John 21:22). You have to ignore an awful lot of scripture to believe God is biding his time. Either it already happened and nobody noticed, or it never happened and is a false prophecy.
This is how you write an article on Christianity with the solid foundation of reason: A213247
And you can read Blatherskite entry on the US being the first true democracy for further info on how not write an article that stands up to scrutiny.
An easy to follow link to the original poster's entry for those interested... A3430090
That was one ill-considered statement in the introduction to an otherwise very well done article. Quite a different situation altogether.
Just a joke... I was too tired to read it properly. When I get a chance and if I feel the need I'll let you know "very well done" I consider it.
I know you meant it as a joke, but it's a sore point for me. I've always hated the fact that once the editors get hold of an article, there's nothing further you can do about it. That comment slipped past me and the editor, and there's nothing to do now but get reminded of the mistake on a regular basis.