Eight Reasons Why Christianity Is False

By Bill Flavell | 13 April 2016
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There is very little that we can prove in this world. However, we can look for evidence to support claims people make and, when there is sufficient supporting evidence and no contrary evidence, we can conclude a claim is probably true.

However, it is easier to prove something is false – all you need is contradictory evidence. Here are my eight reasons why Christianity is false. There is abundant evidence to support each reason. I don’t have space here to give the evidence but if you are not aware of it, I can provide it.

1. There is clear evidence that prayer does not work despite the Bible promising prayers will be answered.

2. There is clear evidence that humans invent gods and there is no reason to believe the Jewish god is an exception.

3. There is clear evidence that religions and gods are propagated through culture by infecting children, and no evidence that they are propagated by gods.

4. There is clear evidence that religions evolve as human understanding of the world changes whilst a real, God-given religion, should never need to change.

5. There is clear evidence that humans on this planet have unequal access to Christianity so, if Christianity is true, billions would be condemned to hell for no fault of their own. This contradicts the Christian notion that God is omni-benevolent.

6. There is clear evidence that the Bible, supposedly inspired by God, is riddled with the type of errors that we would expect from Iron Age men but not from the creator of the universe.

7. Christian theology is incoherent to the point of absurdity. God killing his son so he can forgive our future sin is like me breaking my son’s legs so I can forgive my neighbour in case she ever parks her car on my drive. It is quite ridiculous.

8. There is clear evidence that the arguments presented for the existence of God are founded on logical fallacies – all of them. All that is left for Christians is faith and their feelings. We know that faith and feelings can be used to believe in any god at all – including non-existent gods. So faith and feelings are epistemologically worthless. And that is all Christians have.

I rest my case.

Reprinted with permission from the author.

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205 COMMENTS

  1. No, I'm afraid not…

    1) A very dubious claim, there is no way to definitively prove that prayer doesn't work, but you can search the web & find people, including myself, that their prayers were indeed answered. If you're talking scientifically, then you're fallaciously using the method of studying the natural to investigate the supernatural, of course you'll find nothing.

    2) That's right; people invent gods, but the Christian God is easily different, namely because the texts supporting Him are grounded in reality & deal with people who really lived & died in events that actually occurred, and because He has a recognisable effect on individuals & civilisations; Dozens of Christian testimonies are easy to find & the Bible laid the foundation which western civilisation lays upon – That's a hell of an effect for something so "false".

    3) Yes, that's how things continue through time; They're passed to the next generation. Nothing wrong with that. However, its interesting how as the world & the new generations become less godly, the Bible remains as ever present, surely it would've been long discarded…? If anything, this is evidence that it is not just another book.

    4) Not Christianity. The centre of it is the Bible, which has never changed; It's the same today as it was when first written.

    5) No it doesn't, it only proves that God won't force people to follow Him & that its an issue of the heart above anything else. Jesus Himself said that the gate to life (Heaven) was small & "only a few find it", long before the mass social revolution of contemporary society. Its not about how exposed it is, its a willfull rejection of what God has clearly revealed.

    6) What errors? Plenty claim errors in the Bible but few back them up with evidence, and when they do its usually a simple misunderstanding of the text (Saying Luke contradicts Jesus' fatherhood but its simply a misunderstanding of how Jews differentiate between fathers & fathers in law). This is a claim without evidence.

    7) More like your neighbour wages war & evil against your whole family tree & you offer yourself up so that it may continue no longer (Because Jesus being the "Son of God" just means He is God in human flesh). This is a fallacious attempt to water down the doctrine of salvation to make it sound silly, and if you have to create a false caricature of something to attack it, you probably can't argue against the actual thing.

    8) Like what? What's fallacious about observing existence & concluding a Creator's the explanation? What's fallacious about reading the Bible & concluding its the word of the Creator through its power on people & its fulfilled prophecy? What's fallacious about arguing that "something can come from nothing" is a bad argument? Another baseless claim without evidence. Like the atheistic arguments are any better.

    Conclusion: There's plenty of genuinely good arguments against God (Problem of evil), but these aren't them, purely misunderstanding of Christian doctrine, ambiguous claims about spirituality & fallaciously using the natural to conclude against the supernatural.

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