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20 Reasons to Abandon Christianity

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posted on May, 1 2009 @ 05:59 PM
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20 Reasons To Abandon Christianity

Try these reasons if your not convinced.

1. Christianity is based on fear
2. Christianity preys on the innocent
3. Christianity is based on dishonesty
4. Christianity is extremely egocentric
5. Christianity breeds arrogance, a chosen-people mentality
6. Christianity breeds authoritarianism
7. Christianity is cruel
8. Christianity is anti-intellectual, anti-scientific
9. Christianity has a morbid, unhealthy preoccupation with sex
10. Christianity produces sexual misery
11. Christianity has an exceedingly narrow, legalistic view of morality
12. Christianity encourages acceptance of real evils while focusing on imaginary evils
13. Christianity depreciates the natural world
14. Christianity models hierarchical, authoritarian organization
15. Christianity sanctions slavery
16. Christianity is misogynistic
17. Christianity is homophobic
18. The Bible is not a reliable guide to Christ's teachings
19. The Bible is riddled with contradictions
20. Christianity borrowed its central myths and ceremonies from other ancient religions

let's discuss.




posted on May, 1 2009 @ 06:01 PM
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You're delusional, and obviously have something against Christianity...so be it.

I am a Christian am offended by your post...however you have the right to say what you want, as do I.



posted on May, 1 2009 @ 06:04 PM
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Originally posted by Jmurman
You're delusional, and obviously have something against Christianity...so be it.

I am a Christian am offended by your post...however you have the right to say what you want, as do I.


What offended you?

Was it because you recognized that those 20 points are basically true?

Vas



posted on May, 1 2009 @ 06:10 PM
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whoa, Jmurman, I'm not anti-Christian........I'm anti-religious.

And you know even in the darkest depths of your ming these 20 points are true, you just don't want to admit it. not that there is anything wrong with that. and how do you explain how it is the biggest religion out there? It was spread through violence and fear-mongering. The Crusades, for the win.



posted on May, 1 2009 @ 06:12 PM
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What is wrong with people beleaving in something, however wrong you may think it it is?

Religion, in general gives hope to people who are hopeless. It is no wonder why 'poor countrys' have a high rate of religion and 'rich countrys' have such a low rate.

If you dont beleave in God, then that is your choice. Plus, some of those 20 reasons are purly your opinion anyway.

A little more respect is neaded.



posted on May, 1 2009 @ 06:12 PM
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I thought the largest religion was Islam? Am I wrong. Looks for facts.

Killah? Have you been to Whydoesn'tgodhelpamputees.com or something like that just google it, you'd probably like that too.



posted on May, 1 2009 @ 06:14 PM
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www.abovetopsecret.com...

visit the link please. For my 2 cents.

Believing in something that you have no factual proof in is damaging, let's say that your god tells you to go strap a bomb to yourself then run into a crowded mosque, to appease your god allah.

It's these things that ruin it, I doubt a god is telling you to kill your daughter/wife, because she was raped, or because she was to westernized.

Religion preaches so intently that we were created and not from animals, but all I see religion do, is turn us more into animals then an intelligent being.

[edit on 1-5-2009 by Republican08]



posted on May, 1 2009 @ 06:15 PM
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Even though I call myself a Christian, I follow only Christ's words.

I love the OP's thoughts, and any Christian that can't see the faults, is blind.

Star from me. (I don't see a claim from OP that it is the largest, did he edit it out?)

[edit on 1-5-2009 by sticky]



posted on May, 1 2009 @ 06:16 PM
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It just reads like a load of rubbish written by someone who has never known christ and is out to riddicule the christian faith.

You must really find something else to do with your time rather than try to bash christianity. Its been around a long time and will be long after you are gone.



posted on May, 1 2009 @ 06:17 PM
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I'm not a Christian... or heck any religion I have my own beliefs but one thing is for sure... there are far worse things out there... other than the NWO... such as The Church of $cientology.



posted on May, 1 2009 @ 06:18 PM
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Completly agree with that post. I dont beleave in any known religious God.
I personaly just use my conscious.

I do feel though that we should not beleave that we are, how shall i put this, ' masters of the universe' which is why i dont think beleaving in a 'greater being' is nessaserily wrong for the human mind.



posted on May, 1 2009 @ 06:18 PM
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Originally posted by The Killah29
20 Reasons To Abandon Christianity

Try these reasons if your not convinced.

1. Christianity is based on fear
2. Christianity preys on the innocent
3. Christianity is based on dishonesty
4. Christianity is extremely egocentric
5. Christianity breeds arrogance, a chosen-people mentality
6. Christianity breeds authoritarianism
7. Christianity is cruel
8. Christianity is anti-intellectual, anti-scientific
9. Christianity has a morbid, unhealthy preoccupation with sex
10. Christianity produces sexual misery
11. Christianity has an exceedingly narrow, legalistic view of morality
12. Christianity encourages acceptance of real evils while focusing on imaginary evils
13. Christianity depreciates the natural world
14. Christianity models hierarchical, authoritarian organization
15. Christianity sanctions slavery
16. Christianity is misogynistic
17. Christianity is homophobic
18. The Bible is not a reliable guide to Christ's teachings
19. The Bible is riddled with contradictions
20. Christianity borrowed its central myths and ceremonies from other ancient religions

let's discuss.


Many of these things are true (a couple of points are opinion however). I could probably find the bible verses that prove these points.

All this is why I am no longer a christian. When I asked questions, I needed more than just faith to prove them true. The questions didn't have answers, or the answers weren't sufficient.



posted on May, 1 2009 @ 06:21 PM
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Excellent thread that is worthy of a star and flag!

I can tollerate Christians, which I pretty much have to since the City Health Department took away my lions...but forget those 20 things you posted...

Here is the thing that really ticks me off about Christians...

They all want to die in some absurd mass ritualistic murder called the Trump.

They believe they don't get to do this until the most evil and despotic ruler ever known to man they call the "Anti-Christ" rules the entire planet from his throne in Jerusalem for 7 years.

Now you would think this would be a bad thing...something no one even Christians would want to see happen...

Nope, the Christians pray for this to happen...because after these 7 horrible years they get to meet their absentee landlord diety that not one person alive or dead can actually claim to have seen or heard outside of some guy named Moses who this bum and fraud of a God wrote 10 Commandments on while masquerading as a burning bush, that they all love to say are written in stone, except these silly people lost the stone!

I do believe someone was burning a bush for sure when they made that one up.

Now that's not enough for the Christians to wish death and missery and hardship on the rest of us as the price to this Disney like attraction...

They pretty much have us locked in to bankrupting our selves to bankroll and protect the entire Nation of Israel so this fictitious charachter has a real place to enslave us all from!

Meanwhile just about every other country on earth despises us for this because well the Israelis...are all a bunch of murderous cretins who actually believe anyone not Jewish including the Christians are there slaves!

Personally I think half the Christians belong on the funny farm, and the other half of them belong in Jail.

They sure have screwed up this planet.



[edit on 1/5/09 by ProtoplasmicTraveler]



posted on May, 1 2009 @ 06:22 PM
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Luckily we live in America where for now we're still allowed to have our own beliefs and opinions. I am a Christian I'm not perfect I still do things I shouldn't but I'm deeply proud to be a Christian and I find your particular view offensive but hey that's your view.



posted on May, 1 2009 @ 06:25 PM
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I will never understand why people that do not believe in GOD even care. Why are people always trying to turn others into atheists like themselves? Is it because they want to justify themselves because they feel guilty? I just wish everyone would mind their own religious business.



posted on May, 1 2009 @ 06:28 PM
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Originally posted by sickofitall2012
I will never understand why people that do not believe in GOD even care. Why are people always trying to turn others into atheists like themselves? Is it because they want to justify themselves because they feel guilty? I just wish everyone would mind their own religious business.




Get Washington to take In God We Trust off of our worthless ceremonial currency, and stop bankrolling and defending Israel and ask the Christians to start minding their own business.

I am sure people will tolerate those that have these pagan beliefs more readily then.



posted on May, 1 2009 @ 06:32 PM
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Wow!! Do you know nothing about Christians!!! Where do you guys hear this stuff? no wonder other countries hate us with this crap being taught.

I love GOD and His Son. I am a peaceful, law abiding citizen that has never hurt anyone. I feel only love in my heart for the earth and all it's creatures and I don't even go to church. I don't have to, I worship GOD, Creator of ALL, not the church.



posted on May, 1 2009 @ 06:33 PM
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Why do you hate Jews? i really want to understand were all this anti-semitism comes from.



posted on May, 1 2009 @ 06:33 PM
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Originally posted by stoo82
What is wrong with people beleaving in something, however wrong you may think it it is?

Religion, in general gives hope to people who are hopeless. It is no wonder why 'poor countrys' have a high rate of religion and 'rich countrys' have such a low rate.

If you dont beleave in God, then that is your choice. Plus, some of those 20 reasons are purly your opinion anyway.

A little more respect is neaded.


I actually watched a documentary made by the BBC that showed christian missionaries going to some of the poorest regions in Africa,these people are starving, riddled with aids,people storming through villages and hacking people to pieces with machetes isn't that uncommon etc They built churches and told them the rapture would be coming soon and all their pains would be gone.The missionaries gave the people some paint and asked them to paint a wall in one of the churches of what they would imagine the rapture to be like and thats what would happen when it happened...i found it sickening in all honesty.Of course i imagine these missionaries were more of the fundamental types rather than ones that actually go to HELP people with practical things,you know food,agriculture,water,skills,education...not to prey on people with absolutely nothing and giving them a false sense of hope just so they can add another notch to making someone a christian,hopefully get another cupcake when they get to heaven or whatever



posted on May, 1 2009 @ 06:34 PM
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I have no Pagan beliefs for your information. I believe in the one true GOD and that's it. Not man, not myth



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