|Balaam and his talking Donkey meet an Angel|
From Dan Barker’s LOSING FAITH IN FAITH – Jesus: History or Myth?:
During a debate at the University of Northern Iowa, I asked my opponent:
“Do you believe that a donkey (Balaam’s donkey, in the Bible) spoke human language?”
“Yes, I do,” he responded.
“Yesterday, I visited the zoo,” I continued, “and a donkey spoke to me in perfect Spanish, saying, ‘Alá es el único Dios verdadero.’ Do you believe that?”
“No, I don’t,” he answered without hesitation.
“How can you be so quick to doubt my story and yet criticize me for being skeptical of yours?”
“Because I believe what Jesus tells me, not what you tell me.”
One must note that Jesus never told that story —
|“I wish I could speak in human language. I’d tell you that the
story of Balaam and his talking donkey is pure horse shit!”