There is something that has really been bugging me. Why do you Christians all believe in a book that is over two thousand years old? I get that there is the whole factor of life after death, which provides security for people who don’t want to die. I get that some people want to know that there is more to life than just get up, eat, work, sleep, repeat. But why a book that was written two thousand years or more ago? These people encouraged and expected slavery, desires the death of almost everyone in the modern world, require the oppression of women, and want you to self amputate if you have “a limb that caused you to sin”. There are several things that prove that the bible is absolutely disgusting, worthless, and wrong, such as:
The Entire Concept of Hell is Disturbing.
God is omnipotent. This means that He is infinite in power, wisdom, and authority. Hell is the ultimate in punishment, where people burn for an eternity. Now, God creates people, in the knowledge that they will burn in Hell. He is supposed to be all loving, meaning that he loves everyone (even gays, so be quiet about that). now, if He loves everyone, and He creates people while knowing that they will be condemned to the worst punishment in the history of ever, than He either does not love everyone or has a sick definition of love. Now, if it is the latter, than I cannot repeat this enough, he creates people to be tortured for all eternity. This is absolutely not love. But before you go running down to the comments section screaming BUT THEY DI THAT TO THEMSELVZ!!1!! THEY HAVZ FRE WILLLLL!!!!1!!11111 read the next section…
Free Will and Omniscience Without Exception Cannot Coexist.
If you have free will, as it implies many times in the bible, and is widely believed (for example: Genesis 2:16-17 And the lord God commanded the man, saying of every tree of the Garden of Eden thou mayest freely eat; But of the tree of knowledge of good and evil, thou shall not eat of it, fir in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shat surely die.) then there can be omniscience, which is the knowledge of everything ever. If He knows everything, which includes the actions of human affairs, than there can be no free will. This is because if you do something, and someone already knows that it will occur beyond doubt, as is signified by omniscience, than you have no free will. If you do indeed have free will, than you have several choices. you can do anyone of them, and no one knows for sure what you will do, which rules out the ultimate presage that god wields. to put it in simpler terms, lets put it into a situation. Gilligan does not want to go to school. He has several options. He can: suck it up and go to school, stay home, or come in late. Lets say he comes in late. Free will means that he himself made that decision, nothing made him. Omniscience basically means that God made that decision for him thousands of years ago, when he predetermined that his judgement on education would result in this outcome. So which one, Christians? Omniscience or free will? remember that choosing the former means that he is creating people that have no choice but to go to Hell.
Almost All of the Laws, Rulings, and Other Holy Epiphanys Occurred While the Person was Alone.
The Ten Commandments. The backbone for the law in the Bible. These were created while completely alone on top of a mountain. God gave Moses his purpose in life as a burning bush while utterly alone, except for the sheep. My point is that almost all of God’s decrees that form the Bible could have been made up. Why? I believe mostly for personal gain. Moses went from being a nobody shepherd to one of the most well known men in the world. Jesus, by claiming to be the son of God went from a guy who was born in a barn to being the most well known Messiah of all time, founding a religion that would last for over two thousand years and counting and being known on every single continent. Andrew (one of the twelve apostles) started as a poor fisherman and died a martyred disciple of Jesus. My point is that all these people could have made it up for fame and fortune.
Nobody in Their Right Mind Would Listen to It.
Quick, when was the last time you chopped off your own arm because you preformed a sin with it? Hopefully never, right? When was the last time you gouged out an eye because you undertook one of the 7 deadly sin with it (envy, maybe?)? If the response to both is never, and you have done any form of sin, than you have directly defied one of Jesus’ teachings. “If thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell. And if thy right hand offend thee, cut if off, and cast if from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell.” –Matthew 5:29,30. These words came directly from Jesus. the Bible specifically demand the deaths of:
people who work on the Sabbath (even Family Christian Stores have people working on the Sabbath. I cannot emphasize that enough)
Teens that disrespect their parents
anyone and everyone who does not believe in God
all gays (i know you guys already agree with this)
all adulterous and adulteresses
all women who are not virgins when they marry
For numbers 2, 4, 5, and 6, the Bible demands that they are stoned to death. This means that they are brought to their city gates (I don’t know how many still have those) and have rocks thrown at them until they die. Now, the amount of Christians in the world is about 2.1 billion, and the worlds population is around 7 billion, so, rounding to the nearest billion, the bible demands the death of about 71% of people, (please feel free to correct my math, but remember I am rounding) and that’s on only one of it’s rulings. So, of the remaining Christians not wiped out, lets say about 90% of them had hormones as a child and back talked their parents at least once. That’s 90% of 29%, which is 26.1% (sorry if I lost you people). that leaves 2.9 % of the global population, and that is only with rough calculations and 2 of the Bible’s rulings. Now, anyone who works on the Sabbath is put to death also, so anyone who: cooks, cleans, drives, exercises, goes to a job, decorates, preaches, cares for children or animals, tends to a farm, plays, builds anything, walks large distances, or does anything similar must be put to death. There goes the remaining 2.9%.
It Promotes Appalling Ideas
So, lets say you live in Canada. the Bible gives me direct authority to enslave you. “However, you may purchase male or female slaves from among the foreigners who live among you…”(Leviticus 25:44-4). It also states that women are to keep silent, as “1 Corinthians 14:34 – 35* 34. Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak; but [they are commanded] to be under obedience, as also saith the law. 35 And if they will learn any thing, let them ask their husbands at home: for it is a shame for women to speak in the church. “I do not permit a woman to teach or to have authority over a man; she must be silent.” -Timothy 2:12 So the bible expects and promotes sexism and slavery. How nice.
So, if you have (hopefully, if you have reached this point) read this article, you may have realized that “The law of the LORD is perfect, reviving the soul. The statutes of the LORD are trustworthy, making wise the simple” -(psalm 19:7) is a rather flawed statement. for the Bible demands slavery, rampant murder, blatant sexism. God creates people simply to die and go to Hell, the most vile atrocity I can think of (for previously explained reasons) and with Him, free will cannot exist. Now, I do realize that the majority of the Bible quotes in here are from the old testament, but this article was about how the Bible is flawed, not about how Christianity is. (I’ll do another article about that later. Maybe.)
So, for now, see ya in the comments.