Contradictions of Christianity

There are many common misconceptions and fallacies that theists love to push, like atheists are controlled by Satan, and we are going to Hell, and my personal favourite ‘Free Will’. Free will is an hilarious concept, and the fact that theists think that they have it is comedy gold.

Free will

If the Christian God is omniscient, omnipotent and omnipresent, how can we have free will when he knows everything, is always watching us and holds all of the cards? If free will exists, sin cannot. If they have free will, it’s their choice as to what they do. Why suggest we have free will, if there’s a list of commandments saying ‘obey me or else!’? I really struggle to understand the failure of comprehension that theists have regarding this concept. Free will cannot exist.

Objective morality

I’ve covered this in depth in previous articles, but for something to be objective it has to fit a criteria.

1: To be objective it’s a person’s judgement that cannot be influenced by personal feelings, bias or opinions. It must be considered real and based on facts, and a universal truth.

2: God, whilst Christians are convinced of his existence, cannot be proven to exist. Faith is all they have, and the essence of faith is accepting something without evidence.

3: So combine point one and point two and the conclusion is that God’s existence cannot be proven, thus this alleged source of morality cannot be objective. Objective means being impartial to prejudice and reacting to facts only. Christians often cancel this out with their prejudice towards homosexuality, other religions, atheists and their history of aggressive racism.

Sin

A sin is the breaking of a religious or moral law, but if you look at Hebrew translations you’ll find that they had no word for sin, and the closest translation into English for the word chait (what Christians claim to mean sin) actually means ‘off the mark‘, or ‘a mistake‘. If it’s deemed as just a mistake, does this mean that Christianity’s alleged God is incapable of forgiveness? This brings us back to free will, as if I’m an alleged sinner for being an atheist and I’m going to Hell, where’s God’s compassion if he loves me?

Adam and Eve supposedly went against God’s wishes by eating from the tree of knowledge of good and evil. Why did God request that they didn’t eat from it? Did he not wish them to know the difference between wrong and right by themselves, and wanted to pre-program them like the future sheep of his flock? When they realised they were naked they covered up their genitalia, but God obviously didn’t want this, he must have preferred them walking around with their junk swinging in the breeze. But because of their ‘sin‘ he made child birth painful, and some Christians claim that every sick child, every disease and every birth complication is because of their sin. But correct me if I’m wrong, didn’t Jesus sacrifice himself in a degrading, humiliating and brutally painful way so he could die for our sin? Did that not cancel out Adam and Eve being naughty, as if it didn’t, why did he die in vain?

The concept of sin was created for one purpose and one purpose only – CONTROL. Making someone feel guilty and putting the threat of eternal damnation into their minds, everyone is going to conform and do as they’re told. Free will? Yeah, right. But Christianity isn’t about control I hear you cry.

 “Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God.” – Romans 13:1

Divine truth

People that are capable of reason and independent thought know full well that due to the concoction of contradictions in the Bible, it cannot be a divine truth, as if it is actually the words of a God, he’s slightly confused. Old age perhaps? Over a few thousand years there have been multiple versions of the Bible, it’s been translated countless times by countless people, and it’s been edited and updated. How exactly can it be the word of God if he’s changing his mind as the years progress? Many Christians claim that there are no inconsistencies and it’s down to doubters lack of understanding, but some noted theologians admit there are inconsistencies but in their opinion that doesn’t mean that the Bible is false.

The Christian Old Testament is thirty nine books, the Jewish Old Testament is only twenty four as some book are combined, and the Roman Catholics have an additional seven books in their Old Testament which are known as the Deuterocanonicals. And it gets even more complicated than that, as different versions of the Bible word things alternatively, as do different sects of Christianity, depending on which section of the cult you belong to. It’s all confusing and incredibly unbelievable.

And the Lord said, “My Spirit shall not strive with man forever, for he is indeed flesh; yet his days shall be one hundred and twenty years.” – Genesis 6.3 New King James Bible

Then the LORD said, “I won’t let my life-giving breath remain in anyone forever. No one will live for more than a hundred and twenty years.” – Genesis 6.3 Contemporary English Version

And Jehovah saith, ‘My Spirit doth not strive in man — to the age; in their erring they [are] flesh:’ and his days have been an hundred and twenty years. – Genesis 6.3 Young’s literal translation.

As you can see, three translations, and three interpretations, and this is consistent with every chapter, in every book of the Bible. Over forty authors and over a thousand years to write and compile, and people genuinely believe it’s God’s word. Despite the inconsistencies in the three quotes, it’s not put forward as an estimation, as it seems like the word of God is attempting to make a point with the figure of one hundred and twenty. How upset must he be when he realised that Russian ‘Koku Istambulova’ lived passed his sell by date in excess of nine years!

Afterlife

I’m sure you’ll agree that life is extremely difficult and full of complexity, and most people know that actions have consequences, and if you’re lucky you’ll live to a nice old age. Why only Heaven and Hell? Sure it’s pretty much inline with every other religion having one afterlife with reward and one with punishment, but not everyone has the same start in life. Some people have a positive, loving upbringing, whereas others may have been born into a life of torment, poverty and hopelessness. So how can these people both be judged in the same way, or fairly? You could also have an atheist who’s spent their whole life helping and giving, but because they lack faith, they are destined to Hell, whereas someone could be a bigoted, zealot Christian, but goes to church and prays, and automatically they get a place in Heaven.

The Holy Trinity

As we all know, the Holy Trinity consists of God, Jesus and the Holy Ghost. Religious scholars claim that whilst Jesus was physically on Earth he taught the Old Testament, which outlined the atrocities committed by God. He never tried to denounce anything from the Old Testament, and allegedly publicly promoted it. If God and Jesus are the same, then Jesus was either an accomplice or solely responsible for genocidal, serial killing, and cruelty. But Jesus is perfect, pure and without sin, I hear you cry!

“And thou shalt have great sickness by disease of thy bowels, until thy bowels fall out by reason of the sickness day by day.” – 2 Chronicles 21:15 King James Version

They entered into a covenant to seek the Lord, the God of their fathers, with all their heart and soul; and everyone who would not seek the Lord, the God of Israel, was to be put to death, whether small or great, whether man or woman.” – 2 Chronicles 15:12-13 New American Bible

“Make ready to slaughter his sons for the guilt of their fathers; Lest they rise and posses the earth, and fill the breadth of the world with tyrants.” – Isaiah 14:21 New American Bible

These are three easily discoverable Bible verses that show that God was tyrannical and by association, so is Jesus.

Why did God wait more than 9,200,000,000 years after creating the universe to construct the Earth?

Why did God wait 4,500,000,000 years after creating the Earth to create human beings?

Why did God wait 100,000 years after creating modern human beings before making any contact with them?

Why did God allow 3,500 years to pass after the initial contact with humans was made before his Word had spread world-wide?

If God is a perfect creator and designer, why is the universe so chaotic, disordered, and messy?

Your average creationist believe that the Earth is between ten and twelve thousand years old. They dismiss the notion of evolution and either accept that dinosaurs co-existed with humans, or God put dinosaur bones underground to test our faith. Some Christians accept that this is nonsense, but still believe in the Adam and Eve story, despite an abundance of evidence that makes it impossible. Life began as single-cell, not fully formed, developed and intelligent human beings. I wrote articles not too long ago that address the start of life and abnormalities that either occur naturally, or God is incompetent or twisted, that can be found here.

Ontological Naturalism

Naturalism is a philosophical concept that everything came about by natural law and has no supernatural influences, and all of the evidence should be examined by using the scientific method. Naturalism mainly focuses on ontology, which is the study of what exists within a material world, and things like spirits and poltergeists have no purpose in reality; so more than likely they are no more than superstition, but the concept would be considered if sufficient evidence was provided. Nature is reality and nothing metaphysical has ever been proven as there’s no physical evidence to observe; nothing to witness or test; no hypothesis or experiments can be constructed; thus no theory to be discussed.

As far back as the Hellenistic period in archaic Greece, schools of philosophies like Cynicism, Epicureanism, Stoicism, and Skepticism, all attempted to explain reality as natural causes and mostly rejected supernaturalism. As you’d expect as Christianity grew, and secularism became less, naturalism was deemed as a crime and anyone who even suggested it was labelled a heretic and this lasted throughout the dark ages until the scientific revolution during the Age of Enlightenment.

“When you don’t have explanation for a certain phenomenon, as a real human, you should suspend judgement, instead of concocting supernatural explanations out of ignorance and primordial fanaticism.” – Abhijit Naskar

Naturalism is often frowned upon by theistic organisations as they refuse to consider that everything we see came about naturally as they think that anything that exists must have a designer. Yet this is no more than mere speculation as the scientific method has only ever discovered things that exist that have natural causes. No scientist of any authority has ever proven anything to have existed by divine architecture, so how can anything that’s not naturalism have any legitimate credence? Even if science has failed to supply a first cause ie: abiogenesis, there is still more evidence due to the theory of evolution to suggest that life either arrived here from extra-terrestrial origins or a natural cause as opposed to a supernatural origin. Supernaturalism simply has no reasonable arguments to support it, and however much theists make claims, they cannot provide any evidence whatsoever, yet constantly mock the idea of naturalism.

“Our public schools arbitrarily define science as explaining the world by natural processes alone. In essence, a religion of naturalism is being imposed on millions of students. They need to be taught the real nature of science, including its limitations.” – Ken Ham

The Great Flood: Ten reasons why it’s Myth

We’ve all been told that Noah lived until a ripe old age, and during that time he built an ARK, after being warned by YHWH that a global flood was coming, but is any of it verifiable, believable, practical or achievable?

“Now the flood was on the earth forty days. The waters increased and lifted up the ark, and it rose high above the earth. The waters prevailed and greatly increased on the earth, and the ark moved about on the surface of the waters. And the waters prevailed exceedingly on the earth, and all the high hills under the whole heaven were covered. The waters prevailed fifteen cubits upward, and the mountains were covered. And all flesh died that moved on the earth: birds and cattle and beasts and every creeping thing that creeps on the earth, and every man.” – Genesis 7: 17 – 21

• 1: Currently scientists think there are over 10,000,000 species of life on the planet. Over 1,000,000 are animals. How would the animals have all fit on the Ark? If they didn’t, where did they go? The current life on Earth is approximately 0.01 percent of life that’s existed on Earth throughout its existence, and a mass of life has been made extinct through catastrophic world events, but none of them were because of a flood.

• 2: There are limits to how big wooden ships can be build due to structural integrity. How many animals could fit on a ship whose size is limited? The Bible says ARK, not ARKS. Creationists like Ken Ham believes we coexisted with dinosaurs despite evidence showing that dinosaurs lived between 245 and 66 million years ago, in a time known as the Mesozoic Era. The dinosaurs became extinct 60,000,000 years before humans first appeared.

• 3: There are no records from any civilisation of the Biblical Flood, yet theists claim the Biblical account is factual and a relevant addition to the history of the world. Egypt is right next to Canaan, but do they ever mention that one morning they noticed that the desert was a little moist? The pyramids are worn through sand and wind erosion, and there’s no evidence whatsoever that they’ve suffered water damage.

• 4: If the world flooded it would have mixed salt water and fresh water together. How could life have survived, like Fresh water fish or plants that can’t perform osmosis because the salt would have dehydrated them resulting in their death. Plants require sunlight to perform photosynthesis, and if they are under water, this cannot happen. Yet the rainforests in South America contain billions of trees and plants, and has existed as a land mass since the Eocene epoch which ended 39,000,000 years ago.

“The biblical account of Noah’s Ark and the Flood is perhaps the most implausible story for fundamentalists to defend. Where, for example, while loading his ark, did Noah find penguins and polar bears in Palestine?” – Judith Hayes

• 5: There are currently estimated to be around 6,000 languages around the world. How did the languages survive, or develop in such a short time since the flood? Languages take a long time to develop, and some linguists claim it can be as long as a 1000 years before two languages become distinctly different.

• 6: If the Flood happened within the last 6 thousand years, and civilisations perished. Why are there Aborigines, samoans, Indian, Latino, Inuits, Arabic, African, Chinese, Japanese people who are all very distinctly different, if humanity was born from Noah’s family? The world would be Jewish, but there are currently less than 20,000,000 Jews on Earth according to a 2018 census, and in 2018 there were 7.6 billion people on Earth, which makes the Jewish population less than 3%. We are supposed to just accept that the world’s population rose to 7.6 billion from ‘eight righteous people’, who God deemed to not be wicked.

• 7: If the water submerged everything, including Everest, where did the water go afterwards?

“and the waters returned from off the earth continually: and after the end of the hundred and fifty days the waters were abated.” – Genesis 8.3

• 8: Why has somewhere like the Grand Canyon got evidence of the Colorado river carving its way through up to 5,000,000 years ago, but no sea water damage, or that sea water or the life in sea water was ever there? There are no marine fossils in the Grand Canyon.

• 9: Who maintained the ARK, fed all the animals, toilet facilities, laundry, storage, segregation and sanitation? Considering there were a multitude of predators, including dinosaurs, how did Noah’s family manage to contain them, and keep them free from illness and disease?

• 10: Who took all of the animals back to where they belonged? The world would be unrecognisable. How would they know where they were taking them? How did they even know where they were? Did Noah have Google Maps? The Arctic and Antarctic would have melted under the water, so where did the polar bears, penguins all live until the ice returned? How did the natural order of the food chain and the equilibrium of life return to normal after such an upheaval? Life on Earth is categorised in 5 ways; Monera (bacteria), Protista, Fungi, Plantae, and Animalia. Only Animalia was on the ARK… Biologists estimate there being up to 30,000,000 species of insects. Even if the number was closer to the 900,000 currently recognised, where did they all go during the flood?