When the creator is false as established by the irrational biblical revelation, Christians still haven't found the God the atheists are looking for.
"It ain't the parts of the Bible that I can't understand that bother me, it is the parts that I do understand." - Mark Twain
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Thank God for slavery
Christianity makes up 33.7 percent (1.95 billion of the world's 5.8 billion populations) and has been the same for the past twenty-five years, reports the Christian Courier. It is astounding that the Holy Bible has so many different interpretations. These variances have resulted in many different denominations opposing each other in very serious and sometimes very volatile situations. One wonders if it were really the intention of the Biblical authors to create a God to divide the believers and have them fighting among themselves.
This word of God (The Holy Bible) must be very difficult to grasp, by even the most renowned biblical scholars. It gave birth to many opposing religious groups that have been at war with each other since the (Spanish and English Inquisitions) a long time ago. Many archaeological discoveries are being used by leading both believers and skeptics to verify and reject the many events of the Bible.
When a cognitive perception is guided by tangible evidence, that is, seeing is believing, to prove God's Revelation to humanity, then the results are; man's lack of reasoning; a conspicuous contradiction of nature, and the abnegation of Science in religion.
It seems that the Bible was intentionally written as a compromise to the materialistic and unscrupulous society that existed then. Until now the Bible guarantees heaven to both the damned by repentance and forgiveness of sins and for the righteous Christians.
The proclamation of the Holy Bible to be the word of the living God defies the attributes of the All-perfect and Omniscient. The many contradictions only prove His inconsistency, from the beginning to the end. God is Omnipresent, here, there and everywhere and always, creates the unnecessariness of Son and Holy Ghost.
"A God who would inflict "flood, fire, famine, plague, pestilence and drought" on humankind is nothing less than a "thug" in the sky." Prof.Dan Goldstick.
The first sin of eating a forbidden fruit was committed when the population was only two people. By the time it was more than four, the first murder was committed (Cain killed Abel). Abraham committed adultery (son, Ishmael born to his housemaid). Lot committed incest (impregnated his two daughters) and Moses was a murderer (kill to free Joshua). Many more evidence of such immoral and criminal acts can be found in the Bible. These are not sound and valid divine actions of righteous people and God
The code of ethics and morality of Christianity is also inconsistent and explicitly questionable. Strange as it may seem, if modern civilization were governed by it, incest (Adam and Noah's family and Lot) would not have been a punishable crime. Murderers (Moses) would be banished to the deserts to be cleansed and become prophets. Adulterers (Abraham, David, and Solomon) would be elevated to men of high pious exceptions and an offense (Lot) committed under the influence of alcohol would not be a punishable crime.
Yet the agenda of ethics and moralities has become the daily pursuit of Christianity. In Roman Catholicism priesthood is further validated by the act of celibacy, but to what end? Since only the rejection of Jesus is certain hell, why is the incentive for higher moral values necessary for salvation?
Christians lay the greatest stress on faith in the Bible and followers are asked to believe in its teachings implicitly. To ask questions openly is considered blasphemy and that is why many irrational dogmas like Trinity, Virgin Birth of Jesus, Resurrection, and Redemption by grace are believed by many.
There were many impartial philosophers like Hipatia, Arius, Nestor, and Palagious who have given up their lives by persecution for exercising their reasoning power against these dogmas. For God to be Just, Merciful and Compassionate, mankind has to be taught and be provided with Divine guidance from their first appearance on earth.
"If there is a God who has created heaven and earth, it will be unjust on His part if He deprived millions of souls born before Moses, of His divine knowledge." Prof. MaxMuller.
Is it the sun that moves or the planet?
Joshua 10:12: Then Joshua spoke to the LORD in the day when the LORD delivered up the Amorites before the children of Israel, and he said in the sight of Israel:
"Sun, stand still over Gibeon;
And Moon, in the Valley of Aijalon."
Joshua 13: So the sun stood still,
And the moon stopped,
Till the people had revenge
Upon their enemies.
Vj ~ Those who authored the Bible are dunces and so are those who preached it. You can guess the mental condition of those who follow. Today we know better but yet they continue to hide their shame in proclaiming the event to be a miracle.
Not only they proclaimed the earth to be flat a few centuries ago they also insisted it was the sun that was moving and not the earth.
If the day had to be prolonged it would have required to stop or slow the rotation of the planet and not the sun. We have made great strides in the advancement in science to know what is the truth and yet billions hold on to a book (Bible) of such erroneous views as their means of salvation.
True it is,
"Tell a lie often enough, loud enough, and long enough and people will believe you." Joseph Gobbels - Third Reich
Pope John Paul II boastfully and egoistically gives his blessings to millions of followers all over the world. These messages circulate to rich and poor, healthy and unhealthy, developed and undeveloped nations alike by means of televisions, radios and through personal visits. Yet the relentless afflictions continue with no relief in sight. How did he manage to deceive so many people in so many places all the time?
Millions of faithful swarm like bees to see, listen, touch and be blessed by the Pope, while he himself is afflicted with the pains of incurable diseases (Parkinson's, etc.). After the moment of spiritual intoxication is over life continues again in the same miserable way as before. As a matter of fact, it is even worse since they are left with the enormous financial burden of paying for his visit.
The Popes's own afflictions and sufferings, being shot, injuries and illnesses sustained owing to his fragility, needs blessings himself. Christians all over the world are looking for a messiah to take them to heaven rather than to try to make a solid individual effort. Really, it is not completely their fault. A persistent stream of barraging preachers lead them steadfastly in that direction.
It is rather congruous that a man whose spot in heaven is already guaranteed, will seek protection [bullet-proof (Pope) Mobile] from death. The truancy of the one true religion incites such a recreant, to not only lead himself but also millions into oblivion. The Vatican, in its glorious and luxurious splendor, is hardly a fitting pulpit to preach a cure for unrighteousness and world hunger. Even Jesus Christ, as the Bible taught, had to avoid such luxury to be considered a savior to humankind.
The obscured and heinous past of Christendom lies in the secret archives of the Vatican, the majestic Alcazar of Roman Catholicism. These secrets, if ever exposed, will be the stake in the heart of Catholicism and the imminent death of a ghoulish faith.
The "confessional booth" a pipeline to the wealth of this only Christian sect of idolatry is above the law of the land by their own God's command. Through confession, the Catholic Empire strives in prosperity and riches in total disdain for the innocent. This parlor of transgression has become a license for thugs, thieves, murders, adulterers, rapists, and even Catholic priests, giving villains of sexual abuse of children, the privilege to ply their trade with no fear of ever going to hell.
Al Capone, like his mafia counterparts, could have hardly afforded to miss a confession, considering his numerous encounters of extortion and murder. These pre-meditated predators of innocent hardworking builders of families, institutions. and nations, have been the silent and major contributors to the luxury of the Vatican. Confession has been from inception to become a means where anyone could buy salvation. Is this religion, Roman Catholic style?
"The account of the discussion (debating the teachings of the Bible) given above shows what policy the Missionaries (Christian) pursue in India. As far as possible, they avoid discussions with native Scholars, and confine there preaching to the low classes and ignorant in the Missionaries Schools and Colleges also the teachers do not like answering the questions of intelligent youths on matters of religion in class: they would have students come to their houses if they would have the same answered. It is no secret to the impartial Europeans who have visited India that the Missionary propaganda here has had to face bitter disappointment. The gentlemen of philanthropic impulses who donate millions to the Padres are in reality wasting their charity. Many Anglo-Indians are in absolute sympathy with this view of ours. It is our intention to publish from time to time whatever evidence on the point is forthcoming.".... Colonel Olcott - Theosophical Society.
`Indecent' Bible proposal rejected
HONG KONG (Reuters) - May 20th, 2007 - Hong Kong's media regulator has rejected calls to reclassify the Bible as an indecent publication following more than 2,000 complaints about its sexual and violent content, including rape and incest.
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"The Bible is a religious text which is part of civilization. It has been passed from generation to generation," Hong Kong's Television and Licensing Authority (TELA) said in a statement issued late Thursday. It said it would not submit the Bible to the Obscene Articles Tribunal for classification.
The regulator received 2,041 complaints against the Bible last week, following an uproar over a sex column in a student magazine that was classified as "indecent" by authorities for asking if readers had ever fantasized about incest or bestiality.
A Web site launched soon afterward campaigned to have the Bible similarly classified, citing passages with sexual and violent content it claimed went beyond that of the sex column.
But TELA said in its statement the Bible "had not violated standards of morality, decency, and propriety generally accepted by reasonable members of the community."
Vj ~ There was a time not long ago, when foul (indecent) language was prohibited now that the greater majority use it, it has become acceptable (uncensored). Immoral is immoral, but, like homosexuality, it seems the greater the following becomes the more acceptable it becomes. Perhaps, society, on the whole, is immoral to begin with and like the immoral Bible, Torah and Quran, homosexuality given the time too will no doubt be considered acts of great spiritual connection.