Yet again, I was reminded today by a commenter on one of my posts, of the biblical passage from Psalm 14:1
The fool says in his heart, “There is no God…”
And once again, I have to remind these bible-thumping ignoramus’ that I DO NOT USE MY HEART TO THINK WITH. Please get it into your heads (or hearts if you prefer to use that organ for cognition) that I just use my heart to pump blood to my brain which does all the thinking.
And that’s not all. Yet again they fail to complete the context in which it is quoted:
The fool says in his heart,
“There is no God.”
They are corrupt, their deeds are vile;
there is no one who does good.
Now according to one source I bothered to look up (there are of course others which seem to concur), this passage actually means something else:
Both Psalm 14:1 and Psalm 53:1 read, “The fool says in his heart, ‘There is no God.’” Some take these verses to indicate that atheists are stupid, i.e., lacking intelligence. However, that is not the meaning of the Hebrew word translated “fool.” In this text, the Hebrew word is nabal which refers more to a “moral fool,” e.g., someone without morals. The meaning of the text is not “unintelligent people do not believe in God.” Rather, the meaning of the text is “immoral people do not believe in God.”
So other people think I’m immoral. Morality is subjective, so I can live with that. What I can’t live with is, fools thinking I say things in my heart…