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1. You vigorously deny the existence of thousands of gods claimed byother religions, but feel outraged when someone denies the existence ofyour god.
對於別的宗教聲稱它們的神存在時, 你激烈地否定. 但對於別人否定你的神時, 你卻感到非常憤怒。
2. You feel insulted and "dehumanized" when scientists say that peopleevolved from lesser life forms, but you have no problem with theBiblical claim that we were created from dirt.
當科學家們宣稱人是從較簡單的物種演化出來時, 你覺得受到侮辱和失去人性. 但是, 對於聖經宣稱你是從污泥中造出來時, 你卻不認為有問題。
3. You laugh at polytheists, but you have no problem believing in a Trinity god.
4. Your face turns purple when you hear of the "atrocities" attributedto Allah, but you don''t even flinch when hearing about how God/Jehovahslaughtered all the babies of Egypt in "Exodus" and ordered theelimination of entire ethnic groups in "Joshua" -- including women,children, and trees!
你聽人說真神阿拉的殘暴行逕時氣得臉色發紫, 但聽見上帝/耶和華在「出埃及記」和「約書亞記」如何屠殺埃及的嬰孩和命令以色列人進行種族清洗 - 包括婦孺和樹木 - 時, 你卻連眼都不眨一下。
5. You laugh at Hindu beliefs that deify humans, and Greek claims aboutgods sleeping with women, but you have no problem believing that theHoly Spirit impregnated Mary, who then gave birth to a man-god who gotkilled, came back to life and then ascended into the sky.
你嘲笑印度教將人奉為神明, 你又嘲笑希臘的神跟人類的女人同床, 但對於相信聖靈感動瑪利亞令其珠胎暗結, 誕下一個道成肉身的上帝, 後來又給人幹掉, 走一遭又升天了, 卻不感到有任何問題。
6. You are willing to spend your life looking for little loop-holes inthe scientifically established age of the Earth (4.55 billion years),but you find nothing wrong with believing dates recorded bypre-historic tribesmen sitting in their tents and guessing that theEarth is a couple of generations old.
對於已獲得科學界普遍認同的地球的年歲 (有45.5億年歷史), 你寧願窮一生的精力去找尋其漏洞. 然而, 你對某部落成員坐在帳篷內估計地球只有幾千年歷史的這個構思, 卻深信不疑。
7. You believe that the entire population of this planet with theexception of those who share your beliefs -- though excluding those inall rival sects -- will spend Eternity in an infinite Hell ofSuffering. And yet you consider your religion the most "tolerant" and"loving".
你相信這個星球上的所有的人類除了那些和你有相同信仰的人之外 – 但卻撇除那些有和你有競爭的教派 – 將於死後到地獄永遠受折磨. 而你仍然認為你的宗教是最包容及最能夠彰顯出愛。
8. While modern science, history, geology, biology, and physics havefailed to convince you otherwise, some idiot rolling around on thefloor speaking in "tongues" may be all the evidence you need to proveChristianity.
9. You define 0.01% as a "high success rate" when it comes to answeredprayers. You consider that to be evidence that prayer works. And youthink that the remaining 99.99% FAILURE was simply the will of God.
當談及對你禱告的回應時, 你把只有 0.01% 的回應率定義為 “高成功率”,更加認為是神聆聽禱告的有力證據. 而你認為餘下的 99.99% 的失敗完全都是神的意願。
10. You actually know a lot less than many Atheists and Agnostics doabout the Bible, Christianity, and church history -- but still callyourself a Christian.
你比起很多的無神論者及不可知論者對聖經、基督教、教會歷史的認識還要少, 但你仍然堅稱, 自己是基督徒。