I'll bet "Hitch" would be talking a different game if he could come back from where he currently resides.<quoted text>
I'm not sure how my skepticism is disrespectful or demeaning. How did I insult anyone? I will readily and heavily insult your beliefs, as I feel that they are morally, historically, logically, ethically bankrupt. I criticize any Muslim dogma in the same way.
Does it insult you that I have a different opinion? Is it inflammatory that I suggest you take a look at your own belief, and examine them, much like your apostle Paul suggested? Or is it just insulting because you don't agree with it? That's how the Crusades got started.
Anyway, there is nothing wrong with questioning authority, or faith, or religion....after all God gave us the capacity to do so. The line is drawn based on how you choose to believe, followed by how you live your life. People who find it necessary to constantly question and belittle and insult my beliefs think they are following "my" Apostle Paul's teachings, but they are certainly not aware of how he lived the last days of his life. Jesus taught love, forgiveness, patience. Paul understood this. He paid the ultimate sacrifice. It's a simple fact that Man must have a higher calling. We have an eternal life. Where will it be spent?