What religious “logic” looks like
I absolutely love whenever desperate Christians try and argue their superstitious beliefs somehow correspond to objective reality. These exercises in futility reminds us why there is a profound incompatibility between truth and religious faith.
This article here is a good example of the mental gymnastics religionists have to go through to prove their beliefs weren’t simply conjured out of nowhere by a small desert tribe. The author of this piece describes 5 main reasons why the Bible and Jesus must be true, and as you might have guessed, they’re all fucking hilarious (especially #5):
1) Experimental science arose in Christian Europe and nowhere else on earth. It is painfully ironic that secularists use the findings of experimental science to base their misguided attacks against the Christian faith.
I guess the early Greeks like Democritus and Archimedes don’t count, since they were filthy sodomites. If many of the early scientists were Christians, that has more to do with the fact there wasn’t much choice in the matter. We live in a unique time in history where in much of the western world, one is allowed to reject religious doctrine without suffering torture and death at the hands of the faithful.
2) Where Christianity has become the dominant religion, radical changes for better social justice have occurred. When Rome under Constantine adopted Christianity they immediately reformed the prisons to keep female inmates separate from male inmates.
Improved social justice is the result of our growing ethical understanding as a society, not religious indoctrination. Look no further than Africa for proof Christianity has not improved the lot of its citizens. In Uganda, their proposed “kill the gays” bill isn’t exactly a stellar achievement in social justice.
3) The Bible contains predictive prophecies that were fulfilled in history and some are being fulfilled in our own time.
What prophecies are being fulfilled now? Is he referring to Revelations? Does he think any major historical events can be described through the Bible? Does he also consider the New Testament a fulfillment of prophecy? Pretty sure the Jewish messiah was supposed to create the state of Israel. Jesus got his ass kicked and is a complete no-show (I also love how in the Bible, Jesus does things specifically to fulfill prophecy. Isn’t it nice to know what to do beforehand?).
4) Miracles performed in the name of Jesus prove the Bible true. The many examples of miracles that Jesus performed are too numerous to mention here. These miracles gave witness to the fact that Jesus is the promised Messiah of Israel.
If by proof, you mean a story written by people who never actually met Jesus, and who wrote their gospels decades after his supposed death, then perhaps it’s time you re-examine the definition of the word.
5) UFO abductions have been stopped in the name of Jesus.
I’m not making this one up; this guy really does believe that Jesus stops UFOs. I’m not going to ruin the surprise explanation for this one. You’ll need to go read it yourself.
There you have it folks! If you can’t instantly convert, well, there’s gotta be something totally wrong with you! These are all so compelling, I think I’ll have to quit this atheism thing and retire to a life of sex and leisure. The hours just seem better to me…