Please note as well that the end of this story saw Jesus making the point through Abraham that the living people on the earth have to choose on their own to listen to the preachers of the day. You are choosing not to listen. In the Caribbean we have been told time and again by our parents that "he who does not hear will feel."
Are you hearing, Mr Thomas?
Now the article really makes one wonder about Americans and their acceptance of the Christian message. Hmm. All I would say is that the Bible has indicated that Christianity is not on the earth to win a popularity contest. In the months and years following the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ, literally millions of His followers and believers chose to die a horrible death rather than deny Jesus and live a few more years on this earth.
Mr Thomas, I am certain you know that no sane person dies for a lie. And certainly even you, Mr Thomas, must agree with me that the millions of persons who allowed themselves to be killed in the most gruesome of ways cannot be all crazy.
Your article runs the risk of allowing some unconcerned soul to think it is all right to face their death day without answering the Jesus question. I really hope that your readers see beyond your verbally brawny logic. If not, you risk finding yourself having to explain to your Creator why you chose to propogate the ideals of Satan. When your state department released home videos of Saddam Hussein after they had killed him, they muted the audio because they saw the wisdom in not giving an outlet to his ideals and so corrupt the listening audience.
In the same way your article, in an attempt to create viral publicity, has chosen to be an outlet of Satan's message to keep humanity from taking the reality of Jesus Christ as a personal responsibility with present and eternal benefits or losses.
I look forward to reading your follow-up article that is motivated by humility and inner inspiration and not just intellectual myopic panic.