Today I got together with my friend who is very religious. He told me that he was going to India in a few weeks, and that he was going to visit a museum with "incorruptible bodies" of saints. According to him, some of these bodies have been around for hundreds of years, and have not decayed due to the fact that they were Catholic saints. My response to him was, "that is total bullshit" and he was shocked by my blunt answer. He said "how do you know they are not real, you have no proof". I told him, that while I don't have exact proof of these bodies in particular, we can look at any human body that has died. After even a month, there is a large amount of decay. These were all bodies of humans, so there is no reason to think they are any different. I told him that surely, people work hard to preserve these bodies.
I don't get how people can be this out to lunch on certain topics. Did it ever occur to them that people will say things to impress others and make them believe?
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