This post is for all my fellow atheists who have wondered how is it possible that Christians can't see the insanity of their beliefs, how is it that they can't see that these tales are not inspired by God but rather the inventions of man? As a former fundamentalist Pentecostal preacher myself I can answer that question very easily for you, and then I will elaborate using references from the King James translation of the bible to back my claims. The reason Christians are so closed minded is because they must be! It is literally a sin to question the scriptures in a negative light. You can question them in a positive sense as long as it does not take you into other realms of study that refute the bible, otherwise you may be led astray by the dark lord himself Satan.
According to the scriptures there is a difference between the knowledge of man and the knowledge of God, and the two types of knowledge are worlds apart. Proverbs 1:7 states: 'The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.' and then in Proverbs 2:6 it says: 'For the LORD giveth wisdom: out of his mouth cometh knowledge and understanding.' So according to the scriptures themselves knowledge of God is the gateway to wisdom, without knowledge of God we are all doomed to be fools. Isaiah 55:9 states that: For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts. This is the main reason that Christians believe that atheists are incapable of understanding the mysteries of god. For it takes the spirit of the Lord to guide you to all wisdom and understanding.
Most Christians who seek out knowledge to try to refute the many arguments atheists place before them, seek it in a biased manner, they reject or ignore any knowledge that poses a challenge to their beliefs. Paul made sure that all believers knew not to accept anything that was not what what they had taught them in Galatians 1:8,9 'But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. As we said before, so say I now again, if any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.' According to the bible you are supposed to turn to the scriptures for all of your daily needs. 1 Timothy 3:16,17 'All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.'
The bible actually tells christians in 2 Timothy 2:15 to : 'Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.' But at the same time it instructs them in Titus 3:9 : 'But avoid foolish questions, and genealogies, and contentions, and strivings about the law; for they are unprofitable and vain.' So they are supposed to be secure in their knowledge of God and in fact not even bother with people like us regarding the word of God or his existence because finally according to the scriptures we are nothing but fools and they are to avoid foolish questions. Psalm 14:1 'The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good.'
Although the bible clearly states that they are to ignore us, the christians feel the need to defend their beliefs in god. They can't stand to see anyone dare to state that there is no god, or that their beliefs are myths or fairy tales, as if their omnipotent god could not fight his own battles. If they are so sure about their beliefs then there should not even be debate forums or books written about god and against atheism. If what the bible says is true then God will see to it that his word gets out to those that he supposedly has chosen. Now you should be able to see why christians can't think outside the box, it's because the box is sealed and if they dare go beyond the box they might be led astray.