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Why would God write a book?

If there IS an all-knowing, all-powerful God, why in the world would He have to write a Book telling people whatever He wants them to know? Is all-powerful God unable to plant His truths directly into our minds? Are we supposed to give greater credence to an old Book -- which could have been written by ANYBODY -- liars, fools, or people deceived by religious charlatans? Many "holy books" have claimed to be the revealed Word of God -- which constitutes pretty good proof that NONE of them are. Anybody can write a book, and claim "God told me so." I know that to be true, because God told me so in a vision.

Now you wonder: is dabooda lying, crazy, or stoned out of his gourd? (Okay, I was channeling Bill Clinton for a minute there.) But seriously? I've never understood why people don't look with equal skepticism at the people whose "religious visions" inspired the various Holy Books of the world.

I became an atheist about the same time I found out the awful truth about Santa Claus, simply because God wouldn't answer my childish prayer, asking if He was really there. That should have been a snap for an all-knowing and all-powerful God, I figured. If He was all-knowing, he MUST have heard my prayer. If He was all-powerful, he COULD have answered it. I reasoned that if God wouldn't do that, He must have some reason for wanting me NOT to believe in Him. So I don't. If I wake up dead some day, and find God waiting for me, I guess He'll know I did the best I could with the brain He gave me.

Recommended reading: The Most Dangerous Superstition by Larken Rose