Posted: Nov 09, 2013 8:21 pm
by Regina
Matthew Shute wrote:Those with God on their side can have surprisingly thin skins, I've noticed. The armour of faith is a funny sort of armour; it can leave the wearer, ironically, hypersensitive to the slings and arrows of criticism: "You're just standing there, stark naked."

It's easily explained why that is: believers tend to get beaten up (metaphorically speaking) for standing up for their gods but the gods in question can never be bothered to provide some concrete assistance. But not only that, the gods have a nasty way of punishing the faithful for no apparent reason when they kill them in their thousands during religious festivals, pilgrimages and religiously inspired wars. No wonder they are thin-skinned when their efforts are rewarded like that.