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Few bother to read and understand what is written in the Bible or think critically about what Christian doctrine implies.
Each point listed below presents a claim for questioning the authenticity of Christianity. In total, they lay out a convincing case that Christianity is untrue.
In Christianity, we see none of these elements. This strongly implies that Christianity is a myth and possesses no intrinsic truth. Gary Shadle is a theist who volunteered to construct a rebuttal to each of the listed reasons.
This effort began on October 1, If there is something I have overlooked that you think should be on the list, please submit it and I will consider adding it. Membership was limited to scholars with advanced academic degrees Ph.
The task force convened on and off from to Other findings of the group included: As such, it remains the best effort to date to ascertain the true historical Jesus, stripped of the myths that have been attached to him over the centuries.
Although many religious leaders objected to the findings, it must be acknowledged that the level of effort, the range of resources used, and the qualifications of the reviewers lend much weight to their conclusions. The following quote is taken from John W.
The Bible is filled with superstitious beliefs that modern people rightly reject. It describes a world where a snake and a donkey communicated with human beings in a human language, where people could reach upward of years old, where a woman instantaneously transformed into a pillar of salt, where a pillar of fire could lead people by night, and where the sun stopped moving across the sky or could even back up.
This world is populated by demons that can wreak havoc on Earth and make people very sick. It is a world of idol worship, where human and animal sacrifices please God.
Visions, inspired dreams, prophetic utterances, miracle workers, magicians, diviners, and sorcerers also populate this world. This is a strange world when compared to our world, but Christians believe that this world was real in the past.
My contention is not that ancient people were stupid, but that they were very superstitious. As Christopher Hitchens puts it: Religion comes from the period of human prehistory where nobody had the smallest idea what was going on. It comes from the bawling and fearful infancy of our species, and is a babyish attempt to meet our inescapable demand for knowledge.
And finally it is a world where God feels that he must kill his own son because he can find no other way to forgive people of their sins. It should take only a few moments of reflection to understand, to grasp, to figure this whole thing out, that the god of Christianity is to adults as Santa Claus is to children- an imaginary friend.
Here are three of the forty-five Gospel scriptures where Jesus mentions Hell: And if thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched. This point cannot be overstated.
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This elicits an unsettling comparison. Hitler dispatched Jews to the concentration camps and gas chambers for no reason other than their ethnic identity. This was a temporal punishment; it sometimes lasted only a few days.
The god of the Bible is, in effect, worse than Hitler. This brings up another interesting point. Christians claim that the Bible is the backbone of the United States Constitution.The Tribulation Begins: Revelation - , Part 3A of The Coming Tribulation, From the Seventh Seal to the Two Witnesses.
Includes The Seventh Seal, The Seven Archangels with the Seven Trumpets, The Incense for the Prayers of the Saints, The Angel with the Censer and the Golden Altar, The Saints and their Prayers, The . He has put a knife on the things that held us together and we have fallen apart.”―Chinua Achebe, Things Fall Apart Written by Nigerian author Chinua Achebe and published in , Things Fall Apart is a unique, thought-provoking, literary masterpiece.
Things Fall Apart By Chinua Achebe Words | 6 Pages. Things Fall Apart, by Chinua Achebe, is set in Nigeria during the ’s.
The novel focuses on the clash between Nigeria’s white government and the culture of the Igbo people. Quotations about quotations, compiled by Terri Guillemets.
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Chaim Potok was born in New York City in He graduated from Yeshiva University and the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, was ordained as a rabbi, and earned his PhD in philosophy from the University of Pennsylvania.