November 12, 2008 10:29am
|The whole problem is, that not only does the bible contradict itself at almost every single turn, but the points that christians cling to are absolutely meaningless due to endless plagiarism.
The Ten Commandments are merely re-worded lines from a spell in the Egyptian Book of the Dead.
John 3:16 is completely irrelevant since Jesus never even existed. Dr. Robert M. Price said it best in the documentary "The God That Wasn't There."
"...Yeah, this dying and rising god who went through the whole thing; This one, Appoloneous of Tianna, no, that's just silly. But Jesus? Six of one half, a dozen of the other. I don't think it would be better if there was no jesus, it's a matter of indifference. And there might have been, but to me the burden of proof lies on the person who says that there was, because it's just special pleading again. You want special treatment for your favorite savior."
In all honesty, it's not that hard to figure out that he never existed when one weighs all the myths that came into existence both long before the bible ever came close to existing, as well as those written before the supposed birth of jesus and during his supposed life. God doesn't exist either. A bible verse stating that god is perfect or all knowing and omnipotent is absolutely meaningless given the countless examples of god's countless errors,and steady decline of use or ability to use powers to the same magnitude as that in genesis. The most flawed belief is that god is all knowing. IF he was, what would be the point of all the dogmas and everything else, if he already knows what's going to happen? He'd know who was all going to choose to worship him and who wasn't. There are plenty of things he didn't see coming. Including the rebellion of Lucifer. Had he seen that coming he could have stopped it. Again, if he knew everything that was going to happen before it ever did, then free will is a pointless quality, isn't it? I've heard the argument that humans are somehow different than other members of the animal kingdom, and the only justification for it is that we must have souls. However, free will isn't a human trait. Almost every other species that exists with the exceptions of hive/colony insects have free will. They roam around, doing whatever they please, making whatever decision they have to during whatever situation might arise.
The bible states how to be a good husband and parent? I think not. Deuteronomy and Leviticus are full of verses saying to dash infants on the rocks, beat your wife, beat your children, and stone rebellious children to death. It also states in a few places that illegitimate are damned to hell from birth, along with 19 generations of their offspring without any hope of salvation no matter what.
No matter how you cut it, the bad outweighs the good in the bible, and it's never done one thing to make mankind better or more peaceful.
By the way, the desire for money and power are NOT in human nature. They're learned qualities. In fact, there's nothing remotely natural about money. It is, like religion and all the gods therein, a creation of man, to control society.
By the way, I never said Bush went into Iraq for religious reason. I stated merely the fact that he did, in all truth, invoke god in many of his speeches calling for approval for a war on terror. Which in and of itself is ludicrous, as it's impossible to ever defeat an IDEA.
The entire situation in Iraq is and always has been about money and oil, but not for the benefit of this country and it's citizens, but for the benefit of the Federal Reserve bank, along with its sister banks, and the owners of private corporations such as Haliburton.
Going into Darfur would be a horrible idea. What we need to do is pull our troops out of every country they're in, bring them home, and stay out of the business of other countries. The government should focus on fixing our problems before it worries about anyone else.
These problems include: Inflation, Poverty, Unemployment, Illegal Immigration, Excessive Religious Influence on Politics, and the excessive amounts of private organizations involved with the government, including the IRS and Federal Reserve Bank.
No religious institution should have tax exempt status.