I've got 4 chapters written so far. Since I've been in writing mode lately I think they're gonna flow for awhile at least. I'm hoping to have the book out in 2010.
I've got 4 chapters written so far. Since I've been in writing mode lately I think they're gonna flow for awhile at least. I'm hoping to have the book out in 2010.
So let's answer that question...What would Jesus do?
Taken directly from the Bible:
Jesus would: advocate child abuse and murder amongst many other cruelties.
Christians are always claiming, “he’s the lamb”, “our savior”, “the king of peace”, “the embodiment of love”, amongst the many other names they associate with a loving, merciful nature. Jesus a nice guy? Not in my book. Nor in any other person’s who is capable of compassion and rationality. Let’s examine who the hell the Jesus character really is. These verses will show not only is Jesus’ “loving” nature a joke but so are the Christians who worship him. Jesus’ real mission to come to earth:
Jesus says that he has come to destroy families by making family members hate each other. He has “come not to send peace, but a sword.” Matthew 10:34
Jesus says, “Don’t imagine that I came to bring peace on earth! No, rather a sword lf you love your father, mother, sister, brother, more than me, you are not worthy of being mine. “The real beauty of this verse is that Jesus demands people truly love him more then they love their own family. I ask you how can we love someone that we can not see or interact with? Love is an emotion pertaining to physical existence not to faithful ideologies, yet God threatens you with Death just because your love for your mother maybe stronger than your love for him. Matthew 10:34
Families will be torn apart because of Jesus. “Brother shall deliver up the brother to death, and the father the child: and the children shall rise up against their parents, and cause them to be put to death." Matthew 10:21
Jesus strongly approves of the law and the prophets. He hasn’t the slightest objection to the cruelties of the Old Testament. Matthew 5:17
Jesus would: advocate murder and death.
Jesus condemns entire cities to dreadful deaths and to the eternal torment of hell because they didn’t care for his preaching. Matthew 11:20
Jesus, whose clothes are dipped in blood, has a sharp sword sticking out of his mouth. Thus attired, he treads the winepress of the wrath of God. (The winepress is the actual press that humans shall be put into so that we may be ground up.) Revelations 19:13-15
The beast and the false prophet are cast alive into a lake of fire. The rest of us the unchosen will be killed with the sword of Jesus. “An all the fowls were filled with their flesh.” Revelations 19:20-21
Jesus would: advocate child abuse.
Jesus is criticized by the Pharisees for not washing his hands before eating. He defends himself by attacking them for not killing disobedient children according to the commandment: “He that curseth father or mother, let him die the death.” Matthew 15:4-7
Abandon your wife and children for Jesus and he’ll give your a big reward. Jesus asks that his followers abandon their children to follow him. To leave your child is abuse, it’s called neglect, pure and simple. Matthew 19:29
Jesus criticizes the Jews for not killing their disobedient children according to Old Testament law. Mark 7:9
So there you have it. Straight from the Bible about our savior. So the next time you are in a dilemma and find yourself asking what would Jesus do, make sure you just kill everyone around you and beat their children so you can be just like Jesus - a murdering, child beating psychopath.
Special thanks to EvilBible.com
I know many atheists who are also humanists. This means they have a genuine love for the human race and they want to promote forward-thinking and achieve world peace. Now this seems a bit impossible, but imagine if we took religion out of the equation how much more peace we would have in the world??
Some people have asked me "why do you care what others believe?" The fact is, I don't. You can believe whatever the hell you want to believe. However when it affects me and my daily life, then that is where I begin to care. Religion consistently imposes its beliefs onto others and it is just not right. Period.
How does religion affect me personally (and others around me)? Here are just a few things to list:
- War in the name of religion. (Iraq, Ireland, etc.)
- Prevention of STDs, AIDS, and unwanted births (since Catholocism strictly forbids contraceptives and birth control)
- The spread of the Human Papilloma Virus (since the Catholic Church and others ban the vaccination)
- Hate crimes against homosexuality and other opposing religious beliefs
- Stem Cell Research Banned (this could save billions of lives from an embryo that has less formed neurons than a fruitfly)
- Faith Healing (several children have died due to their parents not seeking medical attention for them)
- Right To Choose (while abortion is legal now, many Christian groups are trying to overturn it)
- Right To Die (I would want to die if I was suffering, it's MY life, MY choice!)
- Incorrect scientific information being taught to kids (creationism)
- The illegality of prostitution (not that I would purchase a street skank anyway, but if I wanted to, let ME decide!)
- The inability to purchase alcohol on a Sunday in my state
- The lack of gambling casinos in my state
The big question, did Jesus Christ actually exist? Most just assume he did and never take the time to ask this question. Let’s fix that, if you think Jesus did really exist then ask yourself the simple question of “Why do you think he actually existed?” As it turns out, if one takes the time to do the research they will find out there is actually no evidence suggesting Jesus was a real historic figure. Before moving on it is important to keep one thing in mind. The notion that Jesus didn’t exist should not be a problem for you. If you truly believe in God then your that is where your concern should be, not with legends about his alleged son or earthly avatar.
No Evidence for Jesus ChristHave you ever wondered why Jesus’ life is only found in religious scriptures and not academic history books? The answer is because there must be some sort of evidence suggesting a person was real before he or she makes it into the books as a historical figure. This is where the case for Jesus Christ fails. Despite how many people believe in him, their believes are all religious based and not history based.
As it turns out there has never been a shred of evidence that dates to the time Jesus was said to live that supports his existence. Jesus did not leave a single footprint in history, there are no artifacts, documentation or remains left behind by him. We also don’t have any writings that came from Jesus which is very odd since here was a man who supposedly came to earth with an important message of salvation that all of our souls rested on the shoulders of. Even more troublesome is that no one else wrote down a single thing about Jesus during his alleged life time either. If there was a man named Jesus who existed during the this time no one knew who he was, his life would have been absolutely insignificant. However the Bible describes a man who was feeding thousands of families with magically generated food, healing the sick, casting out daemons, brought Lazarus back from the dead along with many other miracles all in front of witnesses. Jesus was also said to have had a successful ministry and gathered crowds from all over to hear his sermon on the mountain. He was supposedly such a controversial person who shook things up so much that the Jewish leaders even met up on Passover eve just to plan a way to get rid of him.
Despite all this not one single person wrote down anything about him during the time of his alleged existence. Not one word. There are many well known historians and writers that lived in and around the Mediterranean area either during or soon after the assumed life of Jesus yet there is no mention of Jesus Christ. If Jesus did exist he would have been too large of a figure to have slipped through history. Jesus would have even been a bigger name than Julius Caesar yet unlike Jesus we have a rather complete history of Caesar’s life.
|Has personally written texts||YES||NO|
|Writings by friends about him written during his life time||YES||NO|
|Writings by enemies about him written during his life time||YES||NO|
|Sculptures/artwork of him created during his life time||YES||NO|
|Artifacts confirming his life||YES||NO|
|Artifacts confirming his death||YES||NO|
False Evidence of Jesus
In a desperate attempt Apologists use false evidence for Jesus' defense. However all of the presented "evidence" is either not related to Jesus Christ like the writings commonly referred to historians or are flat out forgeries. Why would Christians need to forge evidence to prove Jesus existed if he really did?
References to Christ
There have been writings that do not mention any miracles but do contain a few sentences that refer to the Christus or the Christ, which in fact is not name but a title meaning the “Anointed one.” These are in no relation Jesus Christ.
The Testimonium Flavianum credited to the Jewish historian Josephus has a passage on Jesus Christ's life and miracles and is a well known forgery from the 4th century. It covers debated topics specific to the 4th century. It was never referred to by Apologists prior to the 4th century. Josephus wrote pages on insignificant people and even more on the more significant yet the forgery about Jesus is only a few sentences long. Most importantly Josephus died as an orthodox Jew and never believed in the existence of Jesus Christ.
Shroud of Turin
The Shroud of Turin is a forgery. After independent analysis by the University of Arizona, Oxford and Swiss Federal Institute of Technology all results date the shroud to be from between 1260 and 1390 CE. Besides, even if it was from the wrappings of a dead body during the 1st century this would still not be evidence to directly link it to Jesus Christ.
What About the Bible?
Yes, some will try to use the Bible as evidence for Jesus really existing but as we clearly know the scriptures cannot be taken as historically accurate, it cannot even agree on what year Jesus was born. Most importantly everything in the Bible was written long after Jesus' supposed life and does not contain eye witness accounts.
He Was Influential
Some say "but he was influential and had a following." This following and his influences were after his supposed life time. Besides, the influences of the stories about Jesus give no more credibility to the existence of Jesus than the influences of any other mythological god.
Historical Jesus vs. Biblical JesusSome apologists think finding a regular person in history titled Jesus Christ (which has not been done yet) would prove the existence of Jesus described in the Bible. Yes, the absolute lack of evidence is making apologists despite but the existence of one person does not prove the existence of another simply because they have the same name. For example, tradition comic book scriptures tell us of a man named Clark Kent, nick named “Superman,” who had super human powers. He could fly and had super human strength. Now, proving that Clark Kent from the comic books is just a fictional story character obviously does not disprove the possibility that a regular man named Clark Kent ever existed. BUT any rational person would never claim that Clark Kent from the comic books was an actual historical figure simply because one found evidence that a regular human with the name Clark Kent actually existed.
Changing HistorySo why have people been led to believe Jesus really existed? The answer is political power. The concept of a historical Jesus was made official and forced onto the public during the 4th century CE when Emperor Constantine sought to historicize Jesus to make his newly adapted religion appear more persuasive. Constantine developed and controlled the early Christian Church. Belief in Christ gave the Church, and along with it Constantine, power over the people. Today people still believe in a historical Jesus because most never take the time to question it and public discussion about the issue is considered taboo and avoided. Christian apologists also devote their lives to convincing the general public of a historical Jesus because if the truth was known many people would be out of a job or at very least they would be without the false sense of comfort the idea of Jesus brings them. The bottom line is, if you believe in Jesus then you are being taken advantage of.
Many Faces of JesusIf Jesus was a real person who recently lived then why did the earliest Christians and scribes all believe in various Jesus Christs? The Marcionites thought Jesus was a god who came to defeat the god of Moses and Abraham. The Ebionites though Jesus was not a god but a human that was later adopted by God. The Gospel of Peter tells us that Jesus was not human at all but 100% a god. Many Christians didn’t believe Jesus every walked on earth but rather existed in a spiritual realm like the other gods. The later group of Christians known as the Paulines thought Jesus was human and a god. Why was there so much confusion and disagreeance if Jesus recently existed?
So this is my reply to those who think the Bible is the exact word of God and is meant to be taken literally.
DO YOU HONESTLY BELIEVE....
In Talking Snakes?
There was a talking snake in the Garden of Eden. - Genesis 3:1-4
In Talking Donkeys?
Balaam's talking donkey is supposedly the voice of God. - Numbers 22:21-39
In Magical Hair?
Samson had magical hair that gave him super human strength. - Judges 16:17-30
God even made a law telling us to kill them if we see any. - Exodus 22:18
The Bible talks of the existence of dragons 25 times, and they are not mistranslations. - Deuteronomy 32:33, Nehemiah 2:13, Job 30:29, Psalm 44:19,74:13,91:13,148:7, Isaiah 13:22,27:1,34:13,35:7,43:20,51:9, Jeremiah 9:11,10:22,14:6,49:33,51:34,51:37, Ezekiel 29:3, Micah 1:8, Malachi 1:3, Revelation 12:3,12:4,12:7
Half-goat half-man deities from Greek mythology. - Isaiah 13:21, Isaiah 34:14
Hell Is In the Center Of the Earth?
The Bible describes Hell as being literally in the center of the Earth. - Matthew 12:40, Ephesians 4:9, Isaiah 14:15, Numbers 16:32-33
Man Is Made Out Of Dust?
The Bible says man was magically created as is out of dust. - Genesis 2:7
In the Biblical Power Of Prayer?
Jesus specifically says you can literally cause a fig tree to shrivel up and die or a mountain to fly into the ocean just by praying. - Matthew 21:21-22, John 14:14
Earth Is Only 6,000 Years Old?
That’s what the Bible dates it at and 7 days of creation is literally described as literal 24hr morning/night days. Plus god did not rest for "thousands of years" on the "7th day." Genesis 1:5,8,13,19,23,31
(Note: The world population in 4000 BCE, when the Bible says the Earth was created, was 20,000,000. In 5000 BCE it was15,000,000 & 10,000,000 in 6000 BCE.)
DO YOU HONESTLY SUPPORT A GOD WHO...
God blames all of mankind for the sins of Adam & Eve and also says he blames people based on what their great grandparents did. - Genesis 3-3, Exodus 20:5
Is Vengeful & Full of Wrath?
The Bible says God is vengeful and full of wrath. - Nahum 1:2
To make the men of Babylon suffer more God orders to have their innocent wives raped in front of them. He punishes David by ordering his neighbor to rape his wife & plans to have all the women of Jerusalem raped. - Isaiah 13:16, 2 Samuel 12:11-4, Zechariah 14:1-2
Has Infants Sliced To Pieces?
Also to make the men of Babylon suffer more God orders their innocent children to be sliced to pieces by swords and arrows. - Isaiah 13:16-18
The Bible says God creates disasters. - Isaiah 45:7, Amos 3:6
Orders Mass Genocide?
God commands far more genocide than Hitler. Example, he commands his people to kill every single person and animal among the Hittites, Amorites, Canaanites, Perizzites, Hivites and Jebusites and has them take over their towns. - Deuteronomy 20:16-17
Wants To Condemn People?
God causes people to believe falsehoods so he can condemn them. - 2 Thessalonians 2:11-12
Kills A Sabbath-Breaker?
Because a man was collecting fire wood on the Sabbath God said, "The man must die. The whole assembly must stone him outside the camp." - Numbers 15:32-36
Regrets Making Man?
God says he regretted creating man and grieved over it and then kills virtually all of them in a flood. Yes, a "perfect" god regrets his own plans. - Genesis 6:6
Needs Moral Advice From Man?
In two accounts God has to be talked out of killing a large amount of innocent people. Once by Abraham and once by Moses. - Genesis 18:16-33, Exodus 32:11-12
OR WHAT ABOUT THE SON OF GOD WHO....
Says "Worship Me Or Die"?
Jesus tells his followers to slay before him those who don’t want to worship him. - Luke 19:26-27
Lies To His Followers?
Jesus says to those who believe in him can cause anything to happen including causing a mountain to fly into the sea, just by praying. He also said his second coming would be during the life time of his followers who lived 2,000 years ago and are all dead now. - Matthew 21:21-22, Mark 11:23-24, John 14:14, John 14:13-14 False end-times claims by Jesus: - Matthew 16:28, 23:36, 24:34, Luke 9:27,21:25-33, Mark 9:1,13:30, John 21:22
Says "Hate Your Family"?
Jesus says you cannot be his follower if you don’t hate yourself and all your relatives. - Luke 14:26
Gets Mad At A Fig Tree?
Jesus goes crazy and kills a fig tree because it did not have figs when Jesus was hungry. Now no one can eat from the tree! - Matthew 21:18-19
BE HONEST WITH YOURSELF....DO YOU HONESTLY FOLLOW THE OLD LAWS???
Jesus says you have to!
You may have heard from your Church that the laws in the Old Testament no longer apply. However that is just a made up excuse to make Christianity sound more appealing. The opposite is true according to the Bible. Jesus says you must follow the old laws even more than the Pharisees and the teachers of the law or "you will certainly not enter the kingdom of heaven." Jesus even says all the laws must be followed as long as Heaven & Earth still exist! - Matthew 5:17-20, Luke 16:17
Kill adulterers Kill homosexuals - Leviticus 20:10 Leviticus 20:13
Kill Psychics Kill prophets or dreamers - Leviticus 20:27 Deuteronomy 13:5
Burn prostitutes if they are the daughters of a priest - Leviticus 24:13-16
Kill stubborn children - Deuteronomy 21:18-21
Kill anyone who works on the Sabbath - Exodus 31:15, 35:1-2
Kill all Non-Christians - Deuteronomy 13:6-10, 13:12-16, 17:2-7, 20:15-18, Exodus 22:20
Stone to death a woman on her father's doorstep if she is not a virgin when married - Deuteronomy 22:13-21
What If Man Was Wrong About the Bible?
Who's word do we have that the "Word of God" is really the word of god? Man's. When you get right down to it putting faith in the Bible is just putting faith in the humans who decided which scriptures are sacred and worthy of being in the Bible. All known scriptures are known frauds and not the word of god. If there is a god out there he has never dictated a set of doctrine to us. If you want to be thankful to god then simply make the best of the lives he gave and take care of the world we were blessed with.
So the next time someone claims that they take the Bible literally word for word because they think they are being a better Christian, just remind them of these passages and then politely ask them to resume taking their medication because they are INSANE to believe this.
But what these Christians don't know is that there is more evidence that Jesus was gay than evidence that Jesus was NOT gay. Remember the book and movie, "The DaVinci Code"? All of the Catholics were up in arms saying that Jesus did NOT marry a woman and have a child. So they did not want Jesus to have heterosexual sex. I'm not implying that they wanted him to have homosexual sex, but they vehemently denied he was married and produced an offspring.
So that leaves us with this verse in St. Mark:
"And the youth, looking upon him (Jesus), loved him and beseeched that he might remain with him. And going out of the tomb, they went into the house of the youth, for he was rich. And after six days, Jesus instructed him and, at evening, the youth came to him wearing a linen cloth over his naked body. And he remained with him that night, for Jesus taught him the mystery of the Kingdom of God" - U.S. Biblical scholar, Morton Smith, of Columbia University, a fragment of manuscript he found at the Mar Saba monastery near Jerusalem in 1958, showed that the full text of St. Mark chapter 10 (between verses 34 and 35 in the standard version of the Bible)
And these verses in the King James Version (Mark 14:51-52):
"And there followed him a certain young man, having a linen cloth cast about his naked body; and the young men laid hold on him"
"And he left the linen cloth, and fled from them naked"
Jesus was also unmarried and 30 years old. That was unheard of in those days when society considered a 30 year old man to be an "elder" and people married as early as their teens. Plus there are always those 12 men following him around - okay I jest at that one.
Anyhow, this article from the Christian website SpiritRestoration.org touches more on the subject of Jesus' homosexuality.
"The Bible is not my book nor Christianity my profession. I could never give assent to the long, complicated statements of Christian dogma." - Abraham Lincoln, American President
"I do not believe in a personal God and I have never denied this but have expressed it clearly. If something is in me which can be called religion than it is the unbounded admiration for the structure of the world so far as our science can reveal it." - Albert Einstein, German-born American physicist
"You never see animals going through the absurd and often horrible fooleries of magic and religion. Only man behaves with such gratuitous folly. It is the price he has to pay for being intelligent but not, as yet, intelligent enough." - Aldous Huxley, author "Roots"
"I don’t believe in God. My god is patriotism. Teach a man to be a good citizen and you have solved the problem of life." - Andrew Carnegie, Scottish-born American industrialist and philanthropist
"I am an atheist, out and out. It took me a long time to say it. I've been an atheist for years and years, but somehow I felt it was intellectually unrespectable to say that one is an atheist, because it assumed knowledge that one didn't have. Somehow it was better to say one was a humanist or agnostic. I don't have the evidence to prove that God doesn't exist, but I so strongly suspect that he doesn't that I don't want to waste my time." - Isaac Asimov, Russian-born - American author
"All thinking men are atheists." - Ernest Hemingway, American author
"Religion is a byproduct of fear. For much of human history, it may have been a necessary evil, but why was it more evil than necessary? Isn't killing people in the name of God a pretty good definition of insanity?" - Arthur C. Clarke, author
"I have found Christian dogma unintelligible. Early in life, I absenteed myself from Christian assemblies." - Benjamin Franklin, American Founding Father, author, and inventor
"I'm glad some people have that faith. I don't have that faith. If there is a God, a caring God, then we have to figure he's done an extraordinary job of making a very cruel world." - Dave Matthews, rock musician
"I wasn't raised Catholic, but I used to go to Mass with my friends, and I viewed the whole business as a lot of very enthralling hocus-pocus. There's a guy hanging upon the wall in the church, nailed to a cross and dripping blood, and everybody's blaming themselves for that man's torment, but I said to myself, 'Forget it. I had no hand in that evil. I have no original sin. There’s no blood of any sacred martyr on my hands. I pass on all of this." - Billy Joel, American musician
"Religion is just mind control." - George Carlin, comedian
"Nothing can be more contrary to religion and the clergy than reason and common sense." - Francois Marie Arouet "Voltaire", French author and playwright
"They know that it is human nature to take up causes whereby a man may oppress his neighbor, no matter how unjustly. ... Hence they have had no trouble in finding men who would preach the damnability and heresy of the new doctrine from the very pulpit." - Galileo Galilei, Italian astronomer
"The most serious parody I have ever heard was this: In the beginning was nonsense, and the nonsense was with God, and the nonsense was God." - Friedrich Nietzsche, German philologist and philosopher
"I condemn false prophets, I condemn the effort to take away the power of rational decision, to drain people of their free will--and a hell of a lot of money in the bargain. Religions vary in their degree of idiocy, but I reject them all. For most people, religion is nothing more than a substitute for a malfunctioning brain." - Gene Roddenberry, Creator of Star Trek
"There is so much in the bible against which every insinct of my being rebels, so much so that I regret the necessity which has compelled me to read it through from beginning to end. I do not think that the knowledge I have gained of its history and sources compensates me for the unpleasant details it has forced upon my attention." - Helen Keller, American lecturer
"Religious bondage shackles and debilitates the mind and unfits it for every noble enterprise." - James Madison, American president and political theorist
"Who wants to go to Heaven with all those asshole angels?" - Marilyn Manson, American rock musician
"All religions have been made by men." - Napoleon Bonaparte, French emperor
"Faith is believing something you know ain’t true." - Samuel Clemens "Mark Twain", American author and humorist
"Religions are all alike – founded upon fables and mythologies." - Thomas Jefferson, U.S. President, author, scientist, architect, educator, and diplomat
"Religion is all bunk." - Thomas Edison, American inventor
"All national institutions of churches, whether Jewish, Christian or Turkish (Islam), appear to me no other than human inventions, set up to terrify and enslave mankind, and monopolize power and profit." - Thomas Paine, English born American author and revolutionary leader
"Religion is comparable to a childhood neurosis." - Sigmund Freud, Austrian physician and pioneer psychoanalyst
"The social principles of Christianity preach cowardice, self-contempt, abasement, submission, humility, in a word all the qualities of the canaille." - Karl Marx, German political philosopher and economist
Other famous religious opponents include:
Oscar Wilde, author and playwrite
Epicurius, greek philosopher
Charlie Chaplain, British born actor, director, and producer
William Howard Taft, American president
Fidel Castro, Cuban dictator
Bertrand Russell, British philosopher, educator, mathematician, and social critic
Elizabeth Cody-Stanton, American suffragist
George Bernard Shaw, Irish-born English playwright
Gloria Steinam, women's rights activist
Kurt Vonnegut, American author
Leo Tolstoy, Russian revolutionary
Walter "Walt" Disney, American cartoonist, showman, and film producer
Charles Schultz, American cartoonist of "Peanuts"
Susan B. Anthony, American suffragist
Vincent Van Gogh, Dutch painter