11 reasons Why Christianity and its God should be thrown into the dustbin of history

By P. A. Varghese | 10 April 2016
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1. The Punishment for a simple disobedience is grossly unjustified

It is justifiable to inflict such punishments as described in the Bible for a simple disobedience – violating an instruction not to eat a fruit – that too under the temptation of a wily serpent? God threw them out of the Paradise and opened the gates of everlasting hell and started roasting souls in there. He brought in, thereafter, all sorts of suffering and pain to man.

2. The concept of the original sin is simply incomprehensible

How come a simple disobedience of the first parents gets passed on to their offspring? What did the coming generation do to inherit the original sin, eternal hell and the wrath of God? Once the original sin is done away with, there is no need for god’s own son to take birth, suffer, die to redeem mankind.

3. Eternal fire for a temporary sin is grossly unjust

A sin committed in this temporal life does not deserve eternal roasting in the inner chambers of a burning hell. A transient offense merits a temporary punishment. This is monstrous and the god who insists on it must be monstrous.

4. Why has God killed more than half of all children born before the age of 14?

The purpose of creation is attain eternal bliss with God as a fruit of one’s merit accumulated in this life by obeying god’s commandments using one’s free will. But those who die as kids cannot use their freewill and what is then the purpose of creating them? Their death simply causes a lot of pain to their dear ones and no good whatsoever.

5. What is the purpose in creating the feeble minded, psychotic, and the brain deficient?

It is amply clear many of them cannot even take care of themselves, leave alone the use of freewill and merit eternal bliss. Life is simply a pain to themselves and for all their relatives and friends.

6. His choice of a small tribe as His own

He chose a semi stupefied peasant tribe as his own to the exclusion of all others. He murdered and destroyed millions of people and all nations of Canaan to settle the group. He revealed himself to this minuscule tribe and left the whole of humanity in utter darkness.

7. Why did God love to kill and insisted on animal and human sacrifices?

He sent a deluge to drown every living thing on earth! He destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah. Can all the living people be sinful at the same time? Why did He behead the firstborn of Egyptians to intimidate Pharaoh? Are children and animals not God’s own creation? Why did God love so much the taste of blood and fat of the young sturdy animals?

8. How could God turn against His own people?

With the coming of Christianity, Yahweh turns against the Jews and he prods the Church to persecute, banish or gas them. The same god had madly protected them and traveled with them in an arc for centuries and murdered entire nations for settling them.

9. Christianity has fragmented into warring sects

From almost the beginning, the Church got disintegrated into hostile denominations. The patriarch of Antioch ceded from Rome, each head excommunicating the other. Protestants and Anglicans turned against Catholics and many bloody wars ensued. Today there are many diverse denominations with contradictory doctrines each claiming to be the true Church. Some of them are incidentally atheistic.

10. The Church has always stood against mankind and perpetuated suffering

The higher clergy have been living luxuriously and licentiously until the recent times. One of the major reasons for the French Revolution has been their sins and utter negligence of the poor. It has killed billions in crusades, in its sectarian wars and by its inquisition courts. Great scientists like Bruno was burnt for not accepting Church’s foolishness and even Galileo was interned for years. Innocent women were haunted down and burnt at stake as witches including Joan of Arc.

11. There is only pain and suffering in this world

Each year there are a number of earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanic eruptions, floods, hurricanes, tornadoes and other natural calamities. Each one kills many instantly and buries them with all their dreams. Plagues and epidemics have decimated human societies. Horrendous viruses have worked havoc with humans too. Science and advancement in medicine have lessened child mortality rates and controlled deaths due to epidemics. But God has no part in this latter development. There are millions who die of hunger, malnutrition and diseases. The Church being against birth control measures is adding empty stomachs into the world! Pain has been the only reality in the world and we don’t find any supernatural power coming to alleviate the same.

Reprinted with permission from the author.

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27 COMMENTS

    • So that's the answer, blame the people?
      Such a shallow rebuttal as that has worked for centuries, but it is starting to break down.

    • no…we dont MIS understand god. What Scribes have done is manipulate their long term continuous fairytale and with their institutions have indoctrinated the feeble minded. Pretty simple….the "fruit" of the "spiirt" is another con job…but alas..we ex christians who have degrees in bible studies just dont understand nor have the 'fruit" of the spirit. Simple answers for simple sheep…

    • What’s sad is how jews, christians and muslims have raped the world on behalf of their satanic “Gods”.

    • @joshua … and neither do you have it, other than being 'sad' … the 'church' 'fruit of the spirit' has 500 yrs of hypocrisy, sadism, perversion, hate, murder, genocide of hundreds of millions of indigenous peoples, slavery of 10,000,000 blacks from africa to the americas, property & land theft, torture, rape, and the invasion of the americas north south & central, africa, asia, australia with the 'blessings' of the 'princes' of rome given to the 'princes' of europe (dum diversas 1452 earlier & later) … you need to have a serious conversation between you and god … peace

  1. Words seem inadequate. What can one say except its all too stupid. Why do ordinary decent people cling desperately to this cruel archaic judeo Christian garbage?

  2. This is barely an argument because in Christianity, we wrestle not against flesh and blood, etc. This author clearly has either some hurt or anger about our God. God doesn’t like the taste of blood. He doesn’t need to eat. He is not like man. I could give a rebuttal to most of this but some of it is way too emotional and fleshly to even try to address it. These would be good questions for someone who actually wants the answer and is not trying to take it out if the world. When some religions have only circular reasoning that offers no remedy for life. This has the answer for everything. I believe that with all my heart. If the author actually read the bible for understanding there will be other denominations that will make it to heaven.

    • You CANNOT be angry at a god or gods you believe exist! Think before you type.

      It also sounds like you don't have confidence in your rebuttal. I would actually like to see it. But saying it is emotional and fleshy makes it sounds as if it is lacking in facts.

      And theists accusing atheists of not reading the Bible is a bit rich. In my experience, atheists know the Bible far better than most theists.

  3. If God allowed them to remain in the garden, living forever, he would in effect be allowing sin to remain. Forever. God is holy and he will not allow sin. If you lie to your child nothing will happen, if you lie to your spouse you might split up. If you lie to your boss you might get fired, if you lie to a judge you might go to jail. The higher the authority the worse the punishment and there is no greater authority than God. We are all punished because of Adams sin and we are all set free from sin through Jesus sacrifice. Forgiveness is there for us to take. We need to just believe to obtain it.

  4. This is such a misguided understanding of Christianity that it’s hard to take seriously. The Old Testament laws have little to do with Christianity and I would suggest the author learn a bit more about the subject before commenting further.

    • BEFORE ONE CLOSES OFF THE OLD COVENANT WORTH TO A CHRISTIAN …One will need to know that telling a person without revelation that …..The Old Testament laws have little to do with Christianity Think as ….. I would just take extreme care as it has cause for more confusion !!!!

      So be careful !!

  5. You ever notice the all-knowing "god" of the bible never offered any insight beyond the human eye and no knowledge beyond the primitive human mind at the time any religious writing took place? Leviticus and the laws of "god" seem to merely be no more than rules and laws that were part of a human culture and it's surroundings at the time. From all the wealth of helpful knowledge available that could of been passed through a creator, he chose things that really seemed to be inspired by one (of thousands) human cultures at the time. You ever notice for a "god" that hovered the entire world, he never talked to anyone beyond the borders of his origination in the middle east? So of course the Jews are god's people because they created him. Just like any other Ju-Ju's of the world, the culture that created each one, were the chosen people and had the backing of their Ju-Ju! No other people on the other side of the world had any idea of the Judeo-Christian god even existed until barbaric men with swords or guns showed up to kill them, enslave them, take their wealth, gold and rape their virgin daughters… kind of strange for a god who hovers across the entire world. In fact, any storied religions beyond the borders of Judaism had many (and many) of their own religious beliefs that were passed down for 1,000's of years through their own cultural teachings and stories. These ancient civilization were very compassionate about their own beliefs too, of course they would, they were raised with each if these religious ideas since birth.. It just seems impossible that anyone would believe, "god told me to tell you… ". Then God told Moses to tell his people" sounds like a whole lot of B.S. especially when it contains absolutely nothing knowledgeable beyond the primitive mind and the human eye at the time of these scriptures. The people today would go WTF if someone came to them and said, "well, god told me to tell all of you…" and then would tell you to screw off. Stories and tales were very common at one time, most populations were illiterate and stories and tales were very amusing and people were easily intrigued. We convince our kids of Santa, Easter Bunny, Tooth Fairy and other imaginary creations, so it's not hard. We also at one time believed in witches, leprechauns, werewolves, ghost and many other monsters and fairy tales of from the human imagination. People like to talk about an all loving, all-knowing creator, but the bible (or any other religious teachings) doesn't seem to show a creator that has any more knowledge than that of primitive man.

  6. Comment: Jesus commanded His disciples to preach the good news to the world. it started with 12 disciples plus other believers and 2000 years later there are billions following Jesus Christ. the more they try to kill Christianity the more it spreads. the Roman empire tried it, and now terrorists in middle east, powerful countries plus such blogs as this are trying to shut down Worship Jesus Christ as God but lo, the gates of hell shall not overcome it. The word of God must be preached to the ends of the earth. John 10:10. The devil comes to steal kill and destroy but I ( Jesus) have come that you may have life and have it abundantly. Jesus is the Way the Truth and the Life. If you believe by faith in Jesus Christ you will be saved from eternal damnation.

  7. Logically speaking, God really DOESN’T make any sort of rational sense outside of the religions of Christianity and Judaism and what have you, what astonishs me the most is how in this day and age people are STILL unable to grasp the monstrosity that is their God, or the madness of their beliefs, or all of the pain and suffering it has inflicted for CENTURIES, it’s not that people are trying to persecute them, we are trying to show them the danger and true evil of their religion, no sane or rational God would demand of humanity half of the things that God, Yahweh, and Allah demand, given it all it is safe to say these gods are either insane or evil, and their Devils look alot less intimidating than their gods, but to wrap it all up here’s a final thought: God gave man Free Will, but then God said he knew everything that was going to happen, so if that’s the case, then we don’t have Free Will and everything is preordained, but if we do have Free Will, then God DOESN’T know what’s going to happen next because thar negates all of what Free Will is, so at that point why call him God? And to address the former in this statement, if God knows the future, then when someone goes to Hell, God knew they were going to Hell, did nothing to change it, and for all intents and purposes damned them straight from the cradle, which would make your God a demon, passing only favoritism and no real justice and certainly no true holiness, so think about your religion, nothing should ever be above question, not even a god, if your god cannot be answered by simple logical questions, he is no God, if your God amounts to nothing but chaos in a rather linear and streamlined universe, then he probably doesn’t exist, question everything, for nothing is true without evidence, follow the evidence and it will lead you to the truth

    • true holiness? What is "true holiness" as opposed to fake holiness or just holiness? SMH
      This is a word invented by religious authoritarians to promote mystery and confusion and has no meaning in reality.

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