Personally I think believing in and of itself is a thing that depends on the person. If your belief leads you live a peaceful life where you are a decent human being than so what if it is foolish. I don't find any God(s) believable, I choose to be a good person because that is how I wish to be remembered. So to answer your question, believing in any god(s) is foolish. Why is one more believable and wise to believe than another? It comes down to personal choice, which is influenced by things like your economic situation, level of education, family structure, and your peers. So I say if a person wants to believe in a condemning genocidal God, as long as the aren't harming others or pushing it on others, let them.
Well put and no argument but the problem is that they are harming others. Lend me your ear.
For the evils of religion to grow, read any scripture literally.
Any and all harmless beliefs are allowed by Gnostic Christians. We know that any myth can be internalized for good results and as esoteric ecumenists, we enjoy knowledge of all the myths that man has created about Gods. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oR02cia ... =PLCBF574D
When there is a victim is when that view changes. Then you see why Christianity annihilated Gnostic Christianity. We do not let the evils of forced literalism go unopposed. To a tyrant like Constantine, we were poison. One of his first commands to his new Church was to kill off the free thinkers and of course, his new tool, his Church, did as bid. It was quite a ride for free thought for the next 1,000 years.
How can a Gnostic Christian, --- and any other free thinking moral person, --- not judge other's morals when seeing someone hurt other because of the same Church's teachings today?
Can you ignore such things if you have decent morals? Impossible. Especially with Islam pulling the same murderous, freedom stifling ****.
We must discriminate and judge constantly. Every law is a compulsion on all of us to judge.
It is my view that all right wing literalists and fundamentals hurt all of us who are moral religionists, --- as well as those who do not believe. Literalists hurt their parent religions --- and everyone else, be he a believer or not. Literalists and the right wing of religions make us all into laughing stocks. Their God of talking animals, genocidal floods and retribution has got to go. So must beliefs in fantasy, miracles and magic. These are all evil.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E2zhlDbMfDg
They also do much harm to their own fellow adherents.
African witches and Jesushttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MlRG9gXriVI
Jesus Camp 1of 3http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=48b_1185215493
Death to Gays.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TyuKLyGUHNE
For evil to grow my friend, all good people need do is nothing. Fight literalism when you can. It is your duty to our fellow man.