Analogical "Reasoning" in Religion

The always clever creator of Jesus & Mo has just released this new brilliant and hilarious installment highlighting the weird and interesting special pleading to which religious apologists sometimes resort when confronted with the embarrassment of whether their holy texts are supposed to be understood literally or metaphorically (a lose-lose outcome either way).

That reminded me of a hilarious clip I saw a while ago, and which I forgot to share here, so might as well do it now: an attempt by St. Patrick to explain to a couple of simpletons just what the idea of the Holy Trinity means and how it's supposed to be understood:





And check out Richard Dawkins humorously exploring and exploiting the idea that if Adam's "original sin" is simply to be understood metaphorically (since it's demonstrably not a historical fact), it would make no sense for Jesus to be literally crucified and sacrificed to redeem humanity from a crime that was never committed to begin with...
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