Originally Posted by RyeBread
one will never definitively "know" the state of the early authors of the bible, the quran, or most other religious tomes.
as you have stated previously, at this stage in your life, you struggle with the idea of accepting things on faith. to a certain extent a lot of people do.
even those of us who do, will find from time to time temptations, and/or other tests of that faith - some such tests we fail. during such a failure however, one can derive learning experiences as well.
Whats to say god had an off day and... we were all an accident? Thus he just left us and is like a washed up white trash baby daddy?
Awww but the bible is all warm and fuzzy and always has the right answers and always makes ya feel better.