reply to post by DarknessFollows
Well like you sir I was also raised in a Christian family. Like you I had many questions about the validity of the bible. And in my family you just
didn't question that. Like you said it was the "word of god". So as of about 4 years ago I have denounced the atrocity they call the bible. The
bible cant be taken literally because of the standard model of god that every Christian so viciously defends. Well what is the standard model for the
Omnipotent, omnipresent, omniscient, all loving, perfect, infallible and timeless.
Unfortunately his” word" doesn't match his model just like the official story doesn't match the evidence for 9/11. In Exodus I think chapter
20-21. God describes how to handle slaves if you ever had them. He describes how to treat them, and how to keep them? What "god" would promote
slavery. In Mark 11:24 Jesus says ask anything in y name an ye shall receive it. But when you ask for something you never get it. Then if the prayer
is answered its always shrouded in mystery. He says he created the heavens and the earth in the beginning. The earth was without form and a void. Then
it says God was moving across the still waters but then later in Genesis it talks about how god made it rain to fill the lakes and the ocean. So how
can god be moving across water if the water isn’t even there yet? Jesus shows his incompetence even more when he is with his disciples and they come
across a fig tree. Jesus gets mad, mad now, and kills the tree because it wasn't in season to bear fruit. Wouldn't and all knowing being know when
the fruit is in season? I mean really. He steals a donkey and leads a bunch of pigs to there death. He snaps at the church when the vendors were there
selling their stuff. God himself in Genesis 11, talks about the tower of Bable. Ok God says look at these people they work together. This is only the
beginning, Let us
separates them and spread them abroad and make them speak different languages. The people of Bable were trying to be with god
but instead of god encouraging them he damns them to forever be confused and never ever able to understand each other. So the mess were in now is
because of god. Think about it. And on, and on, and on, and on.
This is a big one here. Christians say god today is healing the sick, helping the poor and all that good stuff. Ok since god is curing cancers and
making people walk again why is that god won’t heal amputees? He can cure all these other ailments but I have never seen an amputee grow his limb
back. Im not talking about some doctor coming in and placing on a prosthetic limb. I mean a real limb regeneration. Never has happened right? You know
why? Because god is imaginary. Always has been.
Most Christians read the King James Version of the bible. Have any of those guys done research on this guy. He has to be the most sinful guy to ever
live. Yet Christians read a bible that was totally rewritten to fit his ideal of the Right of Kings. I got a scenario fo yall.
A fire is bearing down on a neighborhood of 25 homes. All the residence has to flee. One guy is at his daughter house and sees his house in the line
of fire on TV. So he sends a fax to his house with a prayer to save his home. The fire destroys all the homes except his. Now why didn't god save the
other homes? What if all the people prayed to have their homes saved? How’s does god measure devotion? The bible is a book that requires extreme
discernment to read. And most people fail that test. It can be used for philosophy and its good story. I know that upsets fundamentalist but hey it is
what is is. My dad told me something when I was a child.
He said son, if it quacks like a duck and walks like a duck, guess what? It’s a damn duck. I challenge any Christian to really read your bible and
set aside your rationalizations.
Much Love ATS fam