Saturday, March 5, 2011

Do you REALLY believe everything in the Bible?

Are you guilty of Cherry Picking the bible?
  • Why believe in a biblical god that ordered Abraham to murder his own son?
  • Why believe in a biblical god that orders genocide at Jericho in Joshua 6 and orders the genocide of the nations of Hittites, Girgashites, Amorites, Canaanites, Perizzites, Hivites, AND Jebusites "the LORD thy God shall deliver them before thee; thou shalt smite them, and utterly destroy them...nor shew mercy unto them" in Deuteronomy 7?
  • Why believe in a biblical god that murders all the first born of Egypt (which would have included suckling babies who could not have done anything wrong) -- and if they were GOING to do bad things in the future then why would God have created such an existence where he would later have to murder them?
  • Why believe in a biblical god that fails so badly at creation that he must wipe out nearly all of creation, causing untold amounts of suffering of humans and animals, in a massive flood -- which he then regrets and promises never to do it again by having sunlight refract as per the laws of physics that surely already existed?
  • Why believe in a biblical god that allowed his alleged church to rule for 1500 years (until the Protestant Reformation) committing atrocity after atrocity: murdering, raping, enslaving, torturing and selling passage into heaven for obscene profits to the church? A Religion which even turned on itself, resulting in escalating violence over what in reality boils down to money -- who would get the money, the control, and the power.
The Crusades and Inquisitions were not accidental byproducts of the Christian belief system, they were CAUSED by it. If you TRULY, FULLY and HONESTLY believe that someones eternal soul is on the line in this life why would you NOT go to ANY lengths, including torturing to death, that person in order to save them? You would be a committing a sin if you failed to do absolutely everything you could to save them. Wouldn't you?

History speaks extremely clearly on the false claims of religion.

If religious people would stop at 'love one another' that would be fine, but they don't. They pretend to know the mind and will of the universe and use it to abuse and control others and THAT is what makes religious beliefs dangerous and often evil.

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