"for the same reason Jesus doesn't feed all the starving children sweetie, imaginary characters work that way". now you need to rationalize why that is acceptable to you in order to continue in your Christianity.
The Norway spruce - Oldest Living Tree Found in Sweden. The trunk of the above tree is less than 600 years old—but its roots date back to years ago, making it the world's oldest known living tree, scientists say. Photo by Leif Kullman at Umeå University
Mark Twain I found this pinned on a board titled "Free Thinking". It's actually a serious subject, but I couldn't help but laugh; although I'm sure some people are outraged by it. I wonder what Mark Twain would think of us today.