Saturday, October 13, 2007
Reference: Christian fundamentalists threaten priceless pagan artefacts, Bangkok Post, October 11, 2007
One way to prove that the Bible is right is to get rid of all the evidence that it isn't. So for hundreds of years Christian zealots have been destroying evidence of human history that contradicts the Bible. Consider Mexico's Franciscan Bishop Fray Diego De Landa for example. During the 1550s, Father Landa destroyed the entire collection of Mayan writings because they were inconsistent with the Biblical version of reality. This collection consisted of thousands of volumes. It took the good Bishop and his workers many years to complete the job, but they did complete the job. The history told in those writings will now never be known. Incidentally, the Mayans had also left a mountain of hieroglyphic sculptures that were also deemed to be pagan and so they too were destroyed and mined for gravel. Much of history is known to us but most of it is not known and will never be known. Our version of history is biased by the availability of data. Much of that bias has been imposed on us by religious zealots. Talibanism has been around a lot longer than the Taliban.