Anyone can play this game.
Originally Posted by Ecclesiastes 9:5
Go, eat your food with gladness, and drink your wine with a joyful heart, for it is now that God favors what you do
Originally Posted by Psalms 104:14-15
He makes grass grow for the cattle,
and plants for man to cultivateó
bringing forth food from the earth:
wine that gladdens the heart of man,
oil to make his face shine,
and bread that sustains his heart
And it goes on and on. It's a retarded argument that will never end because the Bible was written by many people over hundreds of years in languages that don't always lend themselves well to translation. It's full of contradictions like this and few enough people have actually read
the thing to make an informed judgment one way or the other.
Not enough people are critical of their sources, and they'll read a page like this (or hear a sermon like this, or talk to a family member like this) and take it at face value. Short answer: people are ignorant, lazy, and want to be coddled. Heck, I'm completely non-religious and I've read it cover-to-cover just because it's a fascinating piece of history.
I'm all worked up now, time for some serious RDWHAHB.