Q1. “But I am at peace with it” is a common defense when one is showed that one’s accepted holy book is unreliable because it is corrupted or humanly invented. Is it a careful way to choose a faith from many?
A holy book is an objective thing i.e. it exists outside our selves. And it is well known that our subjective feelings do not define objective realities. Rather, an outside object has to be judged, defined, or validated objectively. Furthermore, it is against human nature to appreciate any forged or tampered document. Therefore, embracing an apparently falsified divine-book on the ground of one’s emotional attachment to it is devoid of any wisdom.
From another angle, it is possible that by saying, “But I am at peace with it”, the defender is arguing on the ground of personal right tochoose one’s faith. However, in this case, he or she evades the real question which is on the truth value of his or her faith, and not on human rights. Such evasive answers work well in this world, but will not do so before God in the hereafter.