Christianity is Anti-human

 

Matthew 10:35-37

“For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law.

And a man’s foes shall be they of his own household.

He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.”

Not exactly family oriented, Jesus made it clear that father and mother, son and daughter, were to be abandoned and despised.

Matthew 8:21-22
And another of his disciples said unto him, “Suffer me first to go and bury my father.” But Jesus said unto him, “Follow me and let the dead bury their dead.”

Not only did he urge any who would follow to abandon family, even if they died, you were expected to ignore it.

And certainly those who would visit the followers, or Jesus himself, from the family should not expect a warm welcome:

Matthew 12:46-50
While he yet talked to the people, behold his mother and brethren stood without, desiring to speak with him. Then one said unto him, “Behold, thy mother and thy brethren stand without, desiring to speak with you.” But he answered and said, “Who is my mother? and who are my brethren? And he stretched forth his hand towards his disciples, and said, “Behold, my mother and my brethren! For whoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother.”

And there’s more anti-family statements:

Matthew 19:29 (NIV)
“And everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or children or fields for my sake will receive a hundred times as much and will inherit eternal life.”

Luke 9:61,62
Still another said, “I will follow you, Lord; but first let me go back and say good bye to my family.” Jesus replied, “No one who puts his hand to the plow and looks back is fit for service in the kingdom of God.”

Luke 14:26
“If anyone comes to me and does not hate his father and mother, his wife and children, his brothers and sisters — yes, even his own life — he cannot be my disciple.”

The family is not all that popular for that true Christian, a follower of Christ that has been called to serve.

That is not all that is suggested that followers should consider:

 

Matthew 19:12
“For there are eunuchs, that were so born from their mother’s womb: and there are eunuchs, that were made eunuchs by men: and there are eunuchs, that made themselves eunuchs [castrated themselves] for the kingdom of heaven’s sake. He that is able to receive it, let him receive it.”

Is this Jesus’ concept of family planning? Leaves something to be desired.

Free speech? Forget it:

Mark 3:28-29
“I tell you the truth, all the sins and blasphemies of men will be forgiven them. But whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit will never be forgiven; he is guilty of an eternal sin.”

So, you can commit the most horrendous crimes, including murder and genocide, and be forgiven, but speak against one part of the Trinity, and you’ve had it buster!

Women suffer greatly in this patriarchal oriented religion:

1 Timothy 2:11-15
“A woman should learn [from men] in quietness and full submission. I do not permit a woman to teach or to have authority over a man; she must be silent. For Adam was formed first, then Eve. And Adam was not the one deceived; it was the woman who was deceived and became a sinner. But women will be saved through childbearing—if they continue in faith, love and holiness with propriety.”

Keep thy place woman lest God smite thee!

Humans’ are denigrated throughout the Bible. Human intelligence, and skills, even taking pride, are frowned upon.

Psalm 118:8
It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in man.

Jeremiah 17:5 (IV)
This is what the LORD says: “Cursed is the one who trusts in man, who depends on flesh for his strength and whose heart turns away from the LORD.

Jeremiah 10:14,15
The whole human race is foolish and has no knowledge! The craftsmen are disgraced by the idols they make, for their carefully shaped works are a fraud. These idols have no breath or power. Idols are worthless; they are ridiculous lies! On the day of reckoning they will all be destroyed.

1 Corinthians 1:18-19 (NIV)
For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. For it is written: “I will destroy the wisdom of the wise; the intelligence of the intelligent I will frustrate.”

What the fundies usually say is if you don’t believe, you can’t understand. This is used as an excuse when you have them on the ropes and they can’t come up with good sound arguments to counter yours. “You haven’t interpreted it properly” they cry. Interpretation is in the mind of the interpreter, this is why so many Christians have been prompted to commit hideous moral crimes by someone who has learned to manipulate them.

Disabled? Forget it:

Deuteronomy 23:1 (KJV)
He that is wounded in the stones, or hath his privy member cut off, shall not enter into the congregation of the LORD.

This seems to contradict what Jesus said about becoming a eunuch, but there are numerous contradictions throughout the Bible, and that is not what this blog is about.

Slavery was presented throughout the Old Testament in a casual way, indicating it was an accepted practice. Even Jesus spoke of it:

Matthew 24:45-51 (NASB)
“Who then is the faithful and sensible slave whom his master put in charge of his household to give them their food at the proper time? Blessed is that slave whom his master finds so doing when he comes. Truly I say to you that he will put him in charge of all his possessions. But if that evil slave says in his heart, ‘My master is not coming for a long time,’ and begins to beat his fellow slaves and eat and drink with drunkards; the master of that slave will come on a day when he does not expect him and at an hour which he does not know, and will cut him in pieces and assign him a place with the hypocrites; in that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.”

Children do not fare well in the Bible:

Genesis 22:2 (NIV)
Then God said, “Take your son, your only son, Isaac, whom you love, and go to the region of Moriah. Sacrifice him there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains I will tell you about.”

At the last moment God announced he was just joking, and had commanded him to kill his son as a test of his loyalty.

Genesis 38:7
But Er, Judah’s firstborn, was wicked in the LORD’s sight; so the LORD put him to death.

Proverbs 20:30
Blows and wounds cleanse away evil, and beatings purge the inmost being.

Exodus 20:5
“… for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me.”

Exodus 20:29,30 (NIV)
“You must give me the firstborn of your sons. Do the same with your cattle and your sheep. Let them stay with their mothers for seven days, but give them to me on the eighth day.”

What the, are we talking sacrifice here? Human sacrifice?

Deuteronomy 21:18-21
If a man has a stubborn and rebellious son who does not obey his father and mother and will not listen to them when they discipline him, his father and mother shall take hold of him and bring him to the elders at the gate of the town. They shall say to the elders, ‘This son of ours is stubborn and rebellious. He will not obey us. He is a profligate and a drunkard.’ Then all the men of his town shall stone him to death...

Gee, I can see all the Bible thumpers rushing to find quotes that contradict these, love to hear them. Contradictions prove that the Bible is flawed.

Deuteronomy 2:34
And we took all [Sihon’s] cities at that time, and utterly destroyed the men, and the women, and the little ones, of every city, we left none to remain.

And the most famous one of all:

2 Kings 2:23-24
From there Elisha went up to Bethel. As he was walking along the road, some youths came out of the town and jeered at him. “Go on up, you baldhead!” they said. “Go on up, you baldhead!” He turned around, looked at them and called down a curse on them in the name of the LORD. Then two bears came out of the woods and mauled forty-two of the youths
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All for just for stating the obvious.

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7 Responses to Christianity is Anti-human

  1. Without stating the obvious, you’re misinterpreting what you’re reading and it’s a shame. There are too many passages here to address each one. Perhaps reading with a different perspective might shed a more positive light on the bible for you.

  2. drenn1077 says:

    This is always the excuse fundamentalists use to evade the truth. “You don’t understand because you’re not one of us.” This rings hollow, as scripture can be interpreted anyway desired, and used to support anything needed. The fact is, at face value, the scriptures depicted mean exactly what they say, and are cruel and hateful in their meaning. Christians like to ignore these horrid passages, and favor emphasizing the more pleasant ones, hoping that no one will find or notice them.

  3. I’m not attempting to make excuses for anything. I will not argue that God can be vicious and brutal and quite harsh. He is also just, though. As everything that is holy and pure, God cannot accept or abide sin. He is punitive toward it and this is exactly why He provided a way out from our sin through Jesus Christ. Offering humanity the gift of the ability to be holy as He is, through Jesus, is a gift that we either accept or reject.

    I don’t ever make excuses for God. He is who He is. I accept Him as He is.
    What I’m saying is that you don’t even know Him. You have no relationship with God or Jesus Christ. How can you have a clue what the bible means or is saying? How can you understand or know Holy God?

    I think it’s you who is making suppositions, who is speculating, who is dissing on God because you are attempting to understand Him through your own finite abilities. The bible already tells us that you cannot know God through His word because you don’t love Him and don’t belong to Him; thus you interpret what you read in a purely negative fashion with no understanding of the intent and motivations contained within the judgment of God.

    You’re entitled to do so, of course; I just find it terribly sad that you are what I feel is so mistaken in your perception of what’s going on.

  4. drenn1077 says:

    I understand Biblical scriptures as well as you do. I spent time imprisoned by the scripture, in the same way you are imprisoned now. From around 1974 to 1975 while in the Navy, I called myself Christian and there was nothing you could do to convince me it wasn’t the way, the truth, the light. But I had questions, and I found that Christians just didn’t like Christians who had questions. Especially questions that implied doubt.
    One of the questions you should be asking is why God is so down on women. For example, biblically speaking, you aren’t permitted to ask or learn questions about God except from your husband. Submission to your husband, should you have one, is the rule of the day. Women are “unclean” once a month and for a period after childbirth. As if simply having a baby, or being a normal woman is a sin.
    It is a patriarchal religion written by ancient men who very much felt that men were superior to women, and who blamed women for the fall of mankind from grace. It boggles my mind that women can accept such a philosophy, such a doctrine in such numbers. I have investigated this, and one of the reasons given was that women believed is because they felt that religion gave them more security, that a man would stick around and help support the family. I have been married to the same woman for 31 years, and have no intention of packing my bags. Divorce is more prevalent in Christian families than atheist families.Look it up.
    The existence of a God is accepted solely on faith, as there is no evidence of the Christian God, just as there is no evidence of any of the nearly 3000 gods mankind has invented.
    I say Christianity is inhuman because, as this is the only life we will ever have, Christianity denigrates and devalues this life in favor of the promised paradise after it. This makes this life so unimportant that events of 9/11 can be understood. These madmen were so blinded by their image of a rosy afterlife that they could, while shouting “God is great, Allah is great”, dive a jetliner full of innocent people into a building.
    Of what value is this life to the Christian, when an eternity of bliss in a promised afterlife awaits. Will they even consider this life, or yet even more-so remember this life, after a few million years of bliss?
    As this life is finite, and as it is the only proven life we will ever have, I prefer to spend it enjoying it.

  5. drenn1077 says:

    Finite abilities? “You do not have any special mental abilities that I do not”. That is a paraphrase of Bill Maher’s, from his video “Religulous”. This is quite apt here. For some reason Christians believe, and they only believe, as a drunken man believes, their faith gives them special intellectual abilities. My daughter once told me that she drinks because it makes her more “sophisticated”, she, (like you believe), is under a delusion. Sound clear thinking is clouded both by alcohol and the blinders of faith.
    I am always surprised how intelligent an individual can be and then when it comes to faith, how reason and logic, and even common sense is abandoned. In all matters except faith, reason and thought prevail, but when their faith is challenged, reason, skepticism, logical thought are no where to be found.
    How do you think the statement “…you are attempting to understand him through your own finite abilities” is perceived? It is perceived as a statement of arrogance! It is perceived as an insult and as denigrating the capacity of human intelligence. It is perceived as originating from someone who believes that he/she is superior. Also, to me, it appears as a statement from one who has been manipulated, and is vulnerable to any con, as long as it is appealed to from a Christian standpoint.

  6. Ryggk Bensensne says:

    Seems to me that you are the type who has been brushed psychologically both ways. I hope you stuff your colon with sediments of Twinkies, you neo-heathen.
    SO let’s critique your farts: And pigs. Be one. Good.

    I understand Biblical scriptures as well as you do. I spent time imprisoned by the scripture, in the same way you are imprisoned now. From around 1974 to 1975 while in the Navy, I called myself Christian and there was nothing you could do to convince me it wasn’t the way, the truth, the light. But I had questions, and I found that Christians just didn’t like Christians who had questions. Especially questions that implied doubt.
    Shades of Rene Descartes. Carry on.
    One of the questions you should be asking is why God is so down on women. For example, biblically speaking, you aren’t permitted to ask or learn questions about God except from your husband. Submission to your husband, should you have one, is the rule of the day. Women are “unclean” once a month and for a period after childbirth. As if simply having a baby, or being a normal woman is a sin.
    The tree thing. And “nature” intended that, so what? Change history much? Blech. Cough on your future you belching hag.
    It is a patriarchal religion written by ancient men who very much felt that men were superior to women, and who blamed women for the fall of mankind from grace.
    How about a rational account into the psychology and sociology instead of: “Hey! Our ancestors suck! BABABABABASHSHJSJSJDKD!”
    It boggles my mind that women can accept such a philosophy, such a doctrine in such numbers.
    You mean Numbers or 2674238923842897890?
    I have investigated this, and one of the reasons given was that women believed is because they felt that religion gave them more security, that a man would stick around and help support the family. I have been married to the same woman for 31 years, and have no intention of packing my bags. Divorce is more prevalent in Christian families than atheist families.Look it up.
    The existence of God is accepted solely on faith, as there is no evidence of the Christian God, just as there is no evidence of any of the nearly 3000 gods mankind has invented.
    Spewing quaker secular fart cakes poison onto the injection of “the gods.” The gods are right here, here, there, and in places. Life is a burden. A bad deal.
    I say Christianity is inhuman because, as this is the only life we will ever have, Christianity denigrates and devalues this life in favor of the promised paradise after it.
    This is stupid. How this is a criticism is beyond me. You won’t live forever so why not embrace the hereafter? I give you that, that many believers ignore their own consciences regarding the importance of life as it has been given. (you know, by God.)
    This makes this life so unimportant that events of 9/11 can be understood. These madmen were so blinded by their image of a rosy afterlife that they could, while shouting “God is great, Allah is great”, dive a jetliner full of innocent people into a building.
    Or people can very well be coaxed for other awards.
    Of what value is this life to the Christian, when an eternity of bliss in a promised afterlife awaits. Will they even consider this life, or yet even more-so remember this life, after a few million years of bliss?
    …?
    As this life is finite, and as it is the only proven life we will ever have, I prefer to spend it enjoying it.
    You’re proving it with your mind. As long as there is a mind to rationalize, there is a living organism. Proof is related to the person’s subjective. Embrace the occasional illusion; don’t stock pizza boxes in your house with fifty shelves of DVDs gathering around, socks buzzing the carpets so you can sniff them, and insert your zebra-cock into your petty bourgeoise tits.
    Be a moralist and create and destroy and invoke an Other beyond the all accessible Others of Shared Reality. Be part of the shared reality of potential–>actual and not merely the actual.

  7. drenn1077 says:

    With the exception of remarks that could be fabricated by pre-adolescent teenagers you have offered no refutation of anything in the blog. Everything in it stands, unassailed.
    Illusions are created by the human mind, fabricated from the input which it receives. I prefer science as my input. It encompasses the best to date descriptions of how things truly are, how things work, and at the same time has steadily eliminated the need to have “faith” in writings by the ignorant peoples that lived 2000 years ago.
    When you are ready to refute the blog please have a go at it.

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