Seems like sometimes the small minded have to be painted a mental picture.<quoted text>
Yeah, must have been some other guy born of a virgin that could make the blind see, the lame walk, have control of the seas and the weather, bring people back from the dead, teach life lessons that made the smartest scratch their heads, that ride into Jerusalem on a donkey that performed every act that was said would happen (right down to being made to drink gall while being tortured and killed).
My opinion-Anyone could liken having beliefs in more than just the materialisTic and often cold, clinical science stuff of this world as to walking on chosen pathways.
Some choose to walk purposely on pathways of misery of their own choosings, pathways of jagged, pointy, hurt inflicting rocks, surrounded by nothing but poisonous vegetations that they continually have to swipe out of the way, inflicting even more misery unto themselves, while others choose pathways that they themselves, armed with proper equipment that help smooth the jagged rocks along the way, and cull the poisoness vegetations that exist only to inflict pain and poison onto others that walk amongst them, even if they walk without malice.
Those that are truly armed right and choose better paths, will be okay, while those that intentionally and continually choose to walk the poisoness pathways of their own willful ignorance (and especially those that hurt others intentionally or without regard for while in the process of) will also eventually struggle along they way, but will ultimetely suffer from the continual poisons of that which they chose to absorb, from walking the wrong pathways along the way.
Kind of like good versus evil...and Evil usually loses in the long run.