When Jesus (God), the originator of the cosmos and creator of all life, specifically human beings, was confronted with an epileptic individual in Mark 9, did he cure his neurological illness by touching his head and somehow halting the incessant random impulses in the brain with his magical powers? No. He exorcized the demon that was controlling this individual’s body. Epilepsy is the misfiring of neurons that unconsciously promotes sudden and awkward movements entirely out of the control of the afflicted individual. Demonic exorcism is not a valid form of treatment. If this is the God who created us in whole, why was he ill prepared to administer the proper care? Doctors today can explain in great detail what exactly happens during a seizure. Why is it that human beings (created by God) are better equipped to care for this malady? If Jesus was the creator of all humanity, why did he provide false information to be inscribed in his inspired word?
He took the blind man by the hand and led him outside the village. When he had spit on the man’s eyes and put his hands on him, Jesus asked, “Do you see anything?” He looked up and said, “I see people; they look like trees walking around.” Once more Jesus put his hands on the man’s eyes. Then his eyes were opened, his sight was restored, and he saw everything clearly. – Mark 8:22-25
What was the deal with Jesus spitting on people? We know that if Jesus was real, he could heal with just his own words. Why did Jesus need to spit on people to heal certain maladies, like blindness?
Absalom said to Ahithophel, “Give us your advice. What should we do?” Ahithophel answered, “Sleep with your father’s concubines whom he left to take care of the palace. Then all Israel will hear that you have made yourself obnoxious to your father, and the hands of everyone with you will be more resolute.” So they pitched a tent for Absalom on the roof, and he slept with his father’s concubines in the sight of all Israel. Now in those days the advice Ahithophel gave was like that of one who inquires of God. That was how both David and Absalom regarded all of Ahithophel’s advice. – 2 Samuel 16:20-23
So all in all, because David killed Uzziah in order to sleep with Bathsheba, Uzziah’s wife, God cursed David and had David’s son forcibly have sex with his concubines “in the sight of all Israel!” What does this say about Yahweh, the God of Judaism and Christianity?
But if the thing is true, and evidences of virginity are not found for the young woman, then they shall bring out the young woman to the door of her father’s house, and the men of her city shall stone her to death with stones, because she has done a disgraceful thing in Israel, to play the harlot in her father’s house. So you shall put away the evil from among you. – Deuteronomy 22:20-21
Therefore, if a woman has sex before marriage, she should be stoned to death. What does that say to how early Christian women in that time period were treated? This does not happen to men. Why the dissymmetrical management between sexes? This is because women were treated as chattel in the eyes of men and that belief was transposed into the Bible because the Bible is the act of men and not of God. What say you?
Then God said, “Take your son, your only son, whom you love—Isaac—and go to the region of Moriah. Sacrifice him there as a burnt offering on a mountain I will show you.” – Genesis 22:2
What kind of sick individual would put a parent in the position of killing their child? How could this be considered moral? It does not matter that Yahweh/Jehovah recanted his mandate to Abraham and allowed his son to live. Imagine what God wanted Abraham to do as a test. He wanted Abraham to slit his son’s throat and then set him on fire. Please re-read the previous sentence one more time for emphasis. This is the God that wants your adoration. This is why the scourge of religion needs to be eliminated, not by force but by the understanding that is what this God would like as devotion. Pure allegiance and service to this vile creature is what it desires. This monster can gift wrap the rest of the Bible as a sound foundation of morals but this requested act is a testament to what God wants from us.
“Anyone who loves their father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; anyone who loves their son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me. – Matthew 10:37
Please remember both the example of Abraham and the aforementioned scripture when thinking about where you devotions lie…
It is faith that was the impulse engine for the Crusades, the Inquisition, the Nazi’s Holocaust, and other atrocities. Faith is the motor that allows people to be complacent in their lives. Faith allows people to truly believe in miracles. Faith can make a father like the biblical Abraham place a knife onto the throat of his son. Faith can make a Jehovah’s Witness withhold a blood transfusion for themselves or significant others when that is the only cure. Faith allowed 19 men to fly into the twin towers, the pentagon and an open field in Pennsylvania. Conversely, it was only facts that allowed the U.S. to kill Osama Bin Laden.
What do you think? Is faith so strong that it can lead people to kill? Is faith a bad thing?
So Moses and Aaron went to Pharaoh and did just as the Lord commanded. Aaron threw his staff down in front of Pharaoh and his officials, and it became a snake. Pharaoh then summoned wise men and sorcerers, and the Egyptian magicians also did the same things by their secret arts: Each one threw down his staff and it became a snake. But Aaron’s staff swallowed up their staffs. – Exodus 7:10-12
Which God was stronger? The God of the Bible or the gods of Egypt?
Excerpt from “The True Nature Of Human Nature”
Religion may never die due to the supposed comfort that it brings. Prayer has been foisted upon parishioners as a way to directly communicate with God as a means of comfort. However, what has prayer ever done that was beneficial? If two football teams pray for victory, one of their prayers will not be fulfilled. The Islamic hijackers of United Airlines Flight 93 were praying to God before they attempted to hit their intended target. The ironic thing is that the passengers prayed to God as well. What good did any of their prayers do?
For everyone who curses his father or his mother shall surely be put to death. He has cursed his father or his mother. His blood shall be upon him. – Leviticus 20:9
The murder of children because of their cursing of parents? How can this behavior be even remotely justifiable? Since when can anything verbal justify the killing of an individual? Who cares if this is listed in the Old Testament. How was this ever moral? Why did God ever allow this type of behavior?
Wives, submit yourselves to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord. – Colossians 3:18.
This is why there was a need for a women’s right revolution! The Bible inculcated these teachings to men on how a female should behave! If it were not for the Bibles teachings, women would have been treated as equals. How can we overlook this mainstay in the Christian religion? We can’t. The Bible is wrong for teaching this. There is no God.
“Anyone who beats their male or female slave with a rod must be punished if the slave dies as a direct result, but they are not to be punished if the slave recovers after a day or two, since the slave is their property. – Exodus 21:20-21
How can anyone profess the Jewish or Christian faith when it itself condones slavery! How can any racial minority be a Christian when Jesus himself did not condemn
Tell slaves to be submissive to their masters and to give satisfaction in every respect; they are not to talk back, not to pilfer, but to show complete and perfect fidelity, so that in everything they may be an ornament to the doctrine of God our Savior. – Titus 2:9-10