Faith closes the mind. It is pure idol worship.
Faith is a way to quit using, "God given" power of Reason and Logic, and cause the faithful to embrace doctrines that moral people reject.
The God of the O.T. says, “Come now, and let us reason together,” [Isaiah 1:18]
How can literalists reason with God when they must ignore reason and logic and discard them when turning into literalist?
Those who are literalists can only reply somewhat in the fashion that Martin Luther did.
“Faith must trample under foot all reason, sense, and understanding.”
“Reason is a whore, the greatest enemy that faith has.”
This attitude effectively kills all worthy communication that non-theists can have with theist. Faith closes the mind as it is pure idol worship.
Literalism is an evil practice that hides the true messages of myths.
We cannot show our faith based friends that they are wrong through their faith colored glasses.
I think it's all meant to suggest that the world we're in is a virtual joke and not to sweat it too much.
However for Christ to have concluded that in first place he would not have trusted God himself and investigated further to discover and offer that conclusion.
The plot is we're all being intellectually taken advantage of.
You need to become at least smart enough to realize that.
I think Christ would have concluded that we were being d***ed with intentionally to force us up off our asses and finish the tower of Babylon.
Rebellious teens hate school but love breaking taboo so why not make education taboo?