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Christianity Is Absurd
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Matthew 5:18 For verily I say unto you, Till. heaven and earth pass, one jot or one. tittle shall in no wise pass from. the law, till all be fulfilled.
This verse essentially means that Jesus did not come to make the old testament obsolete or to change the old law into a new law. Jesus was in fact very annoyed by the teachers who taught Moses' law and did not practice it themselves.
Matthew 10:34 Do not suppose that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I did not come to bring peace, but a sword.
Jesus is being blatantly clear, he's not a pacifist, he came to start a minimum of ideological warfare, and at most outright physical brawls over the truth of his word.
As Jesus is part of the holy trinity we must remember that he cannot hold a disagreement with his divine co-equals, God the father or God the holy spirit. In this way, the new testament cannot be in direct opposition with the old testament, and vice versa. So as I go through this description of christianity's absurdities, remember that.
Cherry picking: suppressing evidence, or the fallacy of incomplete evidence is the act of pointing to individual cases or data that seem to confirm a particular position, while ignoring a significant portion of related cases or data that may contradict that position.
Among most religions we tend to see a lot of cherry picking. Take for example Islam, they love to say that Islam is a religion of peace. And while I know that most Muslims are respectable moderates, it doesn't remove the fact that a man could pick up a Quran in a hundred years and easily use it to justify killing people.
The same thing goes for Christianity. While most Christians are deserving of respect, they are peaceful, calm, people who can have a reasonable debate about their beliefs without death threats and so on. But again, that's only because they are cherry picking the verses which are about peace, love, kindness, compassion, empathy, and such. While at the same time they are somewhat blatantly ignoring the verses which condone violence and intolerance of others. So just like with the Quran, someone could pick up the bible in a hundred years and easily use it to justify killing others.
Deuteronomy 17 If there be found among you, within any of thy gates which the LORD thy God giveth thee, man or woman, that hath wrought wickedness in the sight of the LORD thy God, in transgressing his covenant; 17:3 And hath gone and served other gods, and worshipped them, either the sun, or moon, or any of the host of heaven, which I have not commanded; 17:4 And it be told thee, and thou hast heard of it, and enquired diligently, and, behold, it be true, and the thing certain, that such abomination is wrought in Israel; 17:5 Then shalt thou bring forth that man or that woman, which have committed that wicked thing, unto thy gates, even that man or that woman, and shalt stone them with stones, till they die.
So as you can see, one could easily justify killing many people in our modern culture with verses in the bible.
Numbers 31:17-18 Now therefore kill every male among the little ones, and kill every woman that hath known man by lying with him. But all the women children, that have not known a man by lying with him, keep alive for yourselves.
In this verse we can see quite vividly that God the father condones rape of children, innocent virgin girls. And we are commanded to love this freakishly evil super being with all our heart, mind, soul, and strength. Absurd? I'd say so.
Colossians 3:12 Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience
Oh how nice, after your ancestors raped innocent little girls, now you're encouraged to be compassionate, kind, humble, gentle, and patient. Just beautiful.
Hebrews 13:18 8 Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.
With these examples you might begin to see the absolutely absurd nature of the incredibly common religion of christianity. It's not all love your neighbor, turn the other cheek, and love your enemy, a lot of it is very evil, but cherry picking allows one to keep their religion regardless of its hidden absurdities.
Death cults are defined as 'any organization or group that indoctrinate members in devotion or worship of death, suicide or killing'. By that definition, I would say that christianity is a death cult.
Genesis 8:20-21 Then Noah built an altar to the Lord and, taking some of all the clean animals and clean birds, he sacrificed burnt offerings on it. The Lord smelled the pleasing aroma…
Now any biblically literate christian can tell you that the bible is jam packed full of passages about sacrificing animals. Some may even remember the verse about God being dissatisfied with a fruit and veggies offering. God wants real death, none of this weak vegan shit.
Think about the whole of Christianity, take a few big steps back and just look. Essentially you have God and he decides to create imperfect beings, then upon the imperfect beings behaving imperfectly he decides to send a part of himself, his son, to be brutally maimed and sacrificed to himself, to save the imperfect beings from what he would do to them if they remained the way he created them. Makes a lot of sense doesn't it. I sometimes wonder if that's why Christianity is popular, nobody really gets it, but they think other people get it, and eventually they will get it too. But the truth is, you can't honestly comprehend a master plan so idiotically designed.
Christianity is the simple idea that death is the only way a super being can forgive the sentient beings he created, for doing what they were created to do. If God really wanted peace instead of a death cult, he could have created humans like Bonobos, just kind loving creatures with no desire to hurt others written into their genes.
Yes, bonobos do not go to war with other tribes as chimps do, but rather make love to other tribes of bonobos. So are you wondering why God didn't create humans to be loving creatures with calm temperaments?
Genesis 8:20 Then Noah built an altar to the Lord and, taking some of all the clean animals and clean birds, he sacrificed burnt offerings on it. 21 The Lord smelled the pleasing aroma…
God could've created us to be like these guys who truly believe in "love not war"
The Futility Of Prayer
God is all knowing, he is omniscient, and there is nothing in the future or the past that he is unaware of. Therefore, he knows what you are going to pray about in thirty years. He knows how he will respond before you pray. If God's will is perfect and unchanging, then your act of prayer is a denial of God's already perfect plan. It's a way of telling God that you don't trust him enough to hold shit together without your requests for change.
Of course some prayer is simply out of gratitude, a way of thanking God for what he has done, and what you trust he will do in the future. This kind of prayer is completely respectable to me. Aside from the fact that you are talking to your subconscious and nothing else, its still increases your health to be meditative, reflective, and grateful for what you have, as well as optimistic for the future.
I have been told by many pastors, teachers, and leaders that prayer is answered in three ways: yes, no, or wait. I'm sure you've heard of this. Has it ever occurred to you that this theory of how God answers prayer can be attributed to your turkey in the oven?
"Dear turkey, are you done cooking?" Upon checking the turkey for a response, you find his answer to be either yes, no, or wait. Or a combination of no not right now, wait a half hour.
This experiment can also be done with a statue of the Buddha, or with Allah, or a can of soup, or Thor, or Zeus, or whatever your ideal imaginary friend might be.
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