According to Christianity, God will send an atheist who lived a just, loving, and generous life to hell while sending to heaven a serial rapist/murderer who confessed his sins immediately before execution. It is incumbent on conscientious people everywhere to hunt down this god and kill it.
The story of the Garden of Eden is not so much about the Fall of Man as it is about the Fall of God – for becoming entangled in such nonsense.
Christianity : It doesn’t matter so much how you live your life, it’s whether you believe in a highly improbable god-man zombie referenced in an ancient, highly-contradictory, politically-compiled book authored in foreign lands and in foreign languages decades after the fact by unknown non-eyewitnesses, and repeatedly interpolated and edited by error-prone, agenda-laden scribes.
God loves you!!
(but will torture you if you don’t love him back)
Faith is the selling point of a fraudulent product.
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 neighbor in case she ever parks her car on my drive. It is quite ridiculous.
If you have to fight science to defend your faith, it’s a good clue that there is something seriously wrong with your faith.
Christian: Why don’t you believe?
Atheist: Because snakes don’t talk, people don’t turn to salt, seas don’t part, the earth doesn’t stop revolving, whales don’t run hotels, virgins don’t give birth, and dead people don’t come back to life.
A virgin gives birth to a baby, who grows up to be a man who also happens to be the creator of the universe. The man walks on water and talks to demons who obey his orders. The man is killed but comes back to life. Then he flies up into outer space. What part of this does not sound like a fairy tale?
I am so impressed that God has communicated so thoroughly and so consistently to all of his followers. They agree on everything, well, except for abortion rights, women leaders, euthanasia, stem-cell research, gay rights, becoming rich, dancing, gambling, drinking, R-rated movies, gun control, birth control, climate change, evolution, literal interpretation of the Bible, the Trinity, Mary’s virginity, and universal health care. Other than those, it it truly impressive how God has communicated to his followers what is right and what is wrong.
I reject the glorification of genocidal deities, fictional or real.
I despise religion because I hate to see beautiful minds vandalized by superstition.
Atheism: It isn’t a religion, it’s a relationship with reality.
I don’t want to be a good person so I can live with God after I die. I want to be a good person so I can live with myself while I am alive.
Christianity- The belief that God sacrificed God to God to save God’s creation from God
Jesus was a long-haired, dark-skinned, liberal, pacifist, socialist- in other words, everything Christians are not.
KYROOT’S WAGER: Why risk following any religion when it’s likely that the ‘real’ god is watching us and will raise up only those of us who have correctly determined that all earthly religions are fake.
To follow a religion is to lock your mind voluntarily inside a cage.
Come on. You just can’t come up with anything more ridiculous than someone who honestly thinks that all human woes stem from an incident in which a talking snake accosted a naked woman in a primeval garden and talked her into eating a piece of fruit.
What could possibly be more arrogant than thinking the universe was made for mankind, that only we bipedal primates are made in the image of God, that all other sentient beings are here for us to use, that you happened to be born into the one true faith among the tens of thousands of false ones, and that the force that created the laws of physics wants a personal relationship with you.
We know that intelligence requires a material substance (brain, computer chip) and that a material presence requires a specific location, and that the properties of space-time preclude light or information from traveling at speeds greater than 300,000 km/hr, such that it becomes impossible for any single conscious being to see all and control all of the universe in real time.
Some people use Bible verses to justify beating children, withholding medical treatment, handling snakes, drinking poison, chopping off body parts, plucking out eyes, driving out demons, withdrawing from the affairs of this world, not saving for the future, discriminating against LGBQ and women, stifling science education, renouncing the pleasures of life, and expecting the world to end.
Christianity isn’t really monotheistic is it? There are angels, archangels, principalities, seraphim, cherubim, thrones, ophanim, dominions, the holy spirit, God, Jesus and a whole bunch of saints. Calling that monotheism is just Orwellian double speak.
Once you realize that the Bible was written by ordinary Bronze Age men and that it contains mostly myth and fictionalized history, then everything makes sense.
People who embrace Christianity are not well individuals. They might be healthy, happy, loving, and productive citizens, but they are not well- their minds are locked inside a contorted view of reality that renders impossible a holistic expression of universal harmony.
We can imagine that a god of reality would do things much differently, not demanding adherence to numerous and minute rules most of which have no effect on the welfare of the person, the society, or the planet. Such a god would most likely expect nothing much beyond the golden rule, to simply be nice and live life for the common good- not prescribing circumcision, banning foods, demanding worship, or sacrificing earthly goods. No, but a god manufactured by humans would likely be cast as a dominator, such as to be effective at controlling people and their money. Such is the fictional being we call Yahweh.
We die just like every other living thing. It is not a pretty picture, but it is all we have and I contend that a life lived under this understanding will be more authentic, adventurous, and fulfilling than one burdened by the false hope for an afterlife.
God created atheists to teach us the most important lesson of them all — the lesson of true compassion. You see, when an atheist performs an act of charity, visits someone who is sick, helps someone in need, and cares for the world, he is not doing so because of some religious teaching. He does not believe that god commanded him to perform this act in fact he does not believe In God at all, so his acts are based on an Inner sense of morality. And look at the Kindness he can bestow upon others Simply because he feels it to be right.
Asking ‘if there is no god, what is the purpose of life?’ is like asking ‘if there is no master, whose slave shall I be?’
God declines to provide any actual evidence of Jesus’ divinity while simultaneously making his forgiveness contingent upon accepting that premise.
Some healings are too hard for god. Mostly he can heal only with the help of time, drugs, surgery, and the action of the person’s immune system.
After spending some time in the hospital’s pediatric ward, I can say that I have seen the absence of God.
No story about Noah and his ark is complete without the bloated, gnarled, rotting carcasses of men, women, children, infants, fetuses, and other animals that God murdered floating alongside and bouncing against the boat.
A true god would not take sides in a tribal conflict. A god invented by humans would.
Since God inseminated his own mother, does that make him a motherfucker?
Religion trains people to dial down the logic centers of their brains.
A god who actually loved us would, first of all, not threaten us with Hell. Second, he would let us know who he is and make his existence positively known. Third, if he decided to give us life after death, he would guide every one of us to this happy place. The god of Christianity fails on all of these points.
SCIENCE ASKS QUESTIONS THAT MIGHT NEVER BE ANSWERED
RELIGION HAS ANSWERS THAT MUST NEVER BE QUESTIONED
The Christian says “Muslims and Jews are wrong.”
The Jew says “Christians and Muslims are wrong.”
The Muslim says “Christians and Jews are wrong.”
The atheist says, “You are all correct.”
To deny marriage rights to gay couples, i.e. the full expression of their love and commitment to each other and the associated benefits, based on YOUR religious beliefs, is one of the lowest forms of human morality.
Oscar Wilde: Religion is like a blind man looking in a black room for a black cat that isn’t there, and finding it.
In the infinitesimally small chance that Christianity is true, and this was proven beyond doubt, I would still choose not to go to heaven; because I would categorically refuse to worship this piece of shit god for the next trillion trillion years.
Real love is impossible under the threat of eternal torture. The claim that God loves us, but will torture most of us, is preposterous.
According to Christianity, not believing in Jesus is a worse sin than murder.
Evolutionary biologist: “Let’s take a look at the evidence and see what conclusions we can make.”
Creationist: “Here’s the conclusion, let’s see what evidence we can find to support it.”
Everything makes much more sense when you assume there is no god.
There is no better evidence that Christianity is false than to show that a more comprehensive study of itself leads more to doubt than faith.
A divine being ‘dictating’ to human writers would almost certainly have done a better job of establishing a clear and well understood doctrine that would not have required a quarrelsome debate among human interpreters for the next twenty centuries.
Since the Bible and the church are obviously mistaken in telling us where we came from, how can we trust them to tell us where we are going?
Faith means never having to say you’re wrong
If the Garden of Eden, The Tower of Babel, the Great Flood, the Egyptian exile, and Jonah and the whale are allegories, how can we be sure that anything in the Bible is factual?
Why is it that God forgives people who knowingly sin (murderers, rapists, cheaters) but doesn’t forgive people who unknowingly sin (non-believers)?
The fact that the Christian god “chose” a certain people over all others and helped them to murder other people, men, women, and children, who were just as good and honorable, tells you that one of two things is true- either that God doesn’t exist or he doesn’t deserve to be worshiped, and if it’s the latter, we are fucked.
Depressed teen: Nobody accepts me!
Jesus: I know the feeling.
Depressed teen: What do you do when they won’t accept you?
Jesus: I tell them to go to Hell.
Evolutionist: Humans evolved from a common ancestor we share with chimpanzees that lived about 6 million years ago.
Christian: Were you there?
Evolutionist: Do you believe that Jesus rose from the dead?
Christian: Of course I do, there is no doubt in my mind.
Evolutionist: Were you there?
We don’t need apologetics for houseflies. You simply point to them and say “there’s one now.”
Apparently the mightier you are, the more you need middle-aged pseudo-academics to ‘demonstrate’ your existence. Quite a paradox.
Christian: God hates abortion!
Atheist: Didn’t God kill some pregnant women in the Great Flood?
Christian: Well, yes, probably.
Atheist: Doesn’t that constitute abortion?
Atheist: Why not?
Christian: Because God did it.
The Old Testament is a font of evidence alerting any clear-thinking person that the God created by the Jews is not a real entity, but just an imaginary deity who failed to transcend the limited depth of Iron Age knowledge, understanding, morality, ethics, and wisdom.
Christians are in the uncomfortable position of worshiping a god who is morally inferior to themselves.
When confronted with the size and scale of the universe and the myriad forms of evil, disasters, pain, and suffering, it doesn’t take a genius to realize that the world described by Christianity does not match the world in which we live.
Science is the impartial discovery of reality; religion is the subjective creation of fantasy.
If God is so concerned about homosexuality and abortion, why didn’t Jesus say anything about it?
Elite athletes make first place, strange shapes appear on toast and some people narrowly escape death, but amputated limbs never regrow, mountains never move and food never spontaneously appears in front of the hundreds of children that starve to death each hour.
“Live a good life. If there are gods and they are just, then they will not care how devout you have been, but will welcome you based on the virtues you have lived by. If there are gods, but unjust, then you should not want to worship them. If there are no gods, then you will be gone, but will have lived a noble life that will live on in the memories of your loved ones.” – Marcus Aurelius
Once the masses started to read and understand what was in the Bible we started to see the Church’s power crumble -Alan Lewis
It’s not that atheists have nothing to live for- it’s that they have nothing to die for.
Believing your delusions is called insanity. Believing other peoples’ delusions is called religion.
Debating a person who believes in the Noah flood story is like an astronomer explaining to someone that meteors are not falling stars.
Why do I have to believe in Jesus to be forgiven if I don’t have to believe in Adam and Eve to be condemned?
Christians rail against gay marriage, which Jesus said nothing about, but have no problem marrying divorced women, which Jesus specifically condemned as an act of adultery. (Matthew 18:15-17)
If Christianity was real, it’s truth would permeate our core existence and its denial would require a surrender of our faculties rather the free exercise of them.
I gave up on Christianity because the evidence failed to support the purported claims and I actually care if what I believe is factually true or not.
Christianity: The belief that God sacrificed God to God to save God’s creations from God
Prayer is magical thinking that does not produce magical results.
Religion is an illusion created to help people avoid reality.
If a god made contact with humans, it would be so obvious and universal that there would be only one religion. Since this has not happened, it is reasonably certain that no god has made contact with humans, and furthermore, it is highly probable that he/she/it either does not exist or else does not know that we exist.
If you think that 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 years from now, people will still be being punished for sins they committed during 75 years while on earth, then you have just figured out that God is a total asshole.
Arguing with a Christian is like playing chess with a pigeon. You could be the greatest player in the world, but the pigeon will still knock over all the pieces, shit on the board, and strut around triumphantly.
Science brings people together, religion divides
If God will not reveal Himself to you in a way that is clear and unmistakable, it is absurd to think you deserve eternal torment for not “believing.”
Christianity at it’s core is about getting people to join their group and believe that by joining their group one can stop a wrathful god from exacting everlasting judgement on those who do not join.
Christianity- the greatest lie ever sold
God says do what you wish, but make the wrong choice and you will be tortured for eternity in hell. That’s not free will. It’s like a man telling his girlfriend, do what you wish, but if you choose to leave me, I will track you down and blow your brains out. When a man says this we call him a psychopath. When god says the same we call him “loving” and build churches in his honor. – William C. Easttom II
Christian: You killed Jesus!
Jew: You’re welcome!
Christian: I BEG YOUR PARDON!
Jew: Don’t you believe that Jesus had to die for you to be saved?
Christian: Well, yeah.
Jew: Then, you’re welcome!
If God exists and decided to assign mankind to an afterlife in either a glorious paradise and a dreadful inferno, he would make doubly and triply sure that the criteria for this decision is unmistakably clear. Constrastively, if disparate human minds devised such a theology, then contradictory and ambiguous results would appear, as they do.
Christianity is like a beautiful, shiny car, but when you look under the hood, the engine is missing.
The story of the redemption will not stand examination. That man should redeem himself from the sin of eating an apple by committing a murder on Jesus Christ, is the strangest system of religion ever set up. Thomas Paine
Christians brag that they give more to charity than atheists- not true. Give $100 to a church and about $7 goes to help people in need. Give merely $10 to Red Cross and about $9.30 goes to helping people in need.
Christian: Jesus is Lord!
Atheist: Is that what you think?
Christian: I don’t think. I know.
Atheist: I don’t think you know either.
Gandhi didn’t accept Christ, so although he did 1000 good things, he also did 1 bad thing and because of that 1 bad thing he deserves to be tormented forever in Hell by a ‘loving’ God……yeah, makes perfect sense.
When a person becomes an atheist it is a seminal moment because for the first time in their life all of the pieces of the puzzle fit together perfectly and there is no longer a need to ask “Why?”
Christian: You must be born again.
Atheist: No thanks, I was born OK the first time.
Atheist: I am an atheist.
Christian: So why do you hate God?
Atheist: I don’t know, I guess for the same reason you hate Zeus.
Atheists have better sex because ‘no one’s watching.’