Two billion people believe that Jesus was "god" incarnate", that he was born of a virgin, he restored life to corpses, he died then resurrected to absolve believers of their sins. These gullible fools are suffering a dangerous delusion.
People can be taught to believe anything, absolutely anything, and the fact that two billion simpletons believe a truckload of preposterous garbage does not convert lies into truth.
|"The mind gives meaning to anything but the meaning it gives is meaningless."
There is a test to determine whether or not you are being lied to. Whenever someone suggests, or a book claims that "God" did this or "God" said that, you can be one-hundred per cent certain that you are being lied to.
You see, if there is a "God" – creator of the universe – IT would be immensely more intelligent than your average dimwitted human being. Do you agree with that statement or do you believe that the force that created the entire universe – every cosmic speck and every living cell – is a stupid, filthy, hideous and sadistic savage?
When the Bible claims that "God" suffered from jealousy (Exodus 20: 5) and that he wreaked revenge on generations of innocent children (Deut 5: 9), that "he" had a penis, that he banned Gentiles, bastards, the disabled and the blind from his sanctuaries (Lev 21: 16-23 / Deut 23: 1-2 / Ezekial 44: 7-9), that he was fixated on urine and excrement (1 Kings 14: 10 / 2 Kings 18: 27 / Ezekial 4: 12-15 / Isaiah 36: 12), that his bowels troubled him (Jeremiah 31:20) but they sounded like a harp (Isaiah 16: 11), that he gave men hemorrhoids (Deut 28: 27 / 1 Samuel 5: 6-9), and he inflicted men, women and children with such chronic diarrhoea that their bowels fell out (2 Chronicles 21: 13-19), that he had 42 children ripped to pieces by bears (2 Kings 2: 24), that he forced parents to sacrifice and even eat their own children (Exodus 22: 29 / Deut 28: 53 & 57 / 2 Kings 6: 28-29 / Judges: 11: 30-39 / Nehemiah 10: 34-36 / Micah 6: 7 / Lament 4: 9-11), that he deliberately inflicted children with disease (2 Samuel 12: 14-15) and murdered thousands more as part of a bizarre power game (Exodus 12: 29 / Isaiah 14: 21-22), and that he lead his "chosen" thugs into battle to slaughter tens of thousands of innocent men, women, children and babies (Numbers 31: 1-18, Deut 2: 34 / Deut 3: 6 / Deut 7: 2 / Deut 32: 21-25 / Joshua 6: 21 / Joshua 8: 25-28 / Joshua 10: 38-39 / 2 Kings 15: 16 / 1 Samuel 15: 3 / 1 Samuel 27: 9 / 1 Samuel 29: 5 / Isaiah 13: 15-18)... when you read in the Bible all these descriptions of "God"...A BELL SHOULD GO OFF IN YOUR HEAD!
|"Whenever we read the obscene stories, the voluptuous debaucheries, the cruel and torturous executions, the unrelenting vindictiveness with which more than half the Bible is filled, it would be more consistent that we called it the word of a demon than the word of God. It is a history of wickedness that has served to corrupt and brutalise mankind; and for my part, I sincerely detest it as I detest everything that is cruel."
Thomas Paine, (1737-1809) – writer, renegade, revolutionary
Something should tell you, as a rational human being, that this is clearly nonsense, and to believe such nonsense is to reduce "God" to the level of a moronic, obscene and bloodthirsty butcher. In fact, belief in the biblical monstrosity is an insult of the gravest kind to any supreme being that there might be.
If I believed in the Day of Judgement, I would be gripped with fear and dread upon discovering that I have been worshipping such a depraved beast. The punishment for blasphemy is eternal damnation, and by worshipping the God of Evil you have imperilled your soul. The fact that you were misled by your church is no excuse. You were given a brain to think with yet you chose to surrender it and allow beastly priests to sodomize it and pump it full of poisonous filth.
|"People in general do not know what wickedness there is in this pretended Word of God. Brought up in habits of superstition, they take it for granted that the Bible is true, and that it is good... Good heavens! it is quite another thing; it is a book of lies wickedness and blasphemy; for what can be a greater blasphemy than to ascribe the wickedness of man to the orders of the Almighty?"
Thomas Paine – 'The Age of Reason' – Citadel Press
"Happy the man who seizes your children and smashes them against a rock."
Psalms 137: 9
Now we turn to Jesus, a madman who advised healthy men to amputate their hands and to gouge out their eyes rather than risk the fires of hell (Matthew 5: 28-30) This is the craziest, sickest and most perverted piece of advice ever offered to anyone by anyone. Jesus follows it up by recommending castration "for heaven's sake." (Matthew 19: 12)
(All Bible references are taken from the King James Authorised Version)
Jesus, the demented son of Joseph via David (Matthew 1: 6-16), the imbecile who talks to vegetable matter (Matthew 21: 19 / Mark 11: 12-21) and curses it to death, the nincompoop who attempts to cure a man of a mental disorder by consulting with the man's "unclean spirits" and then transfers the dirty "demons" into 2,000 pigs who leap into the sea and drown (Matthew 5: 9-13), the home wrecker who advises men to desert their wives and children (Matthew 19: 29), the arrogant fiend who spreads hatred and who deliberately destroys families (Matthew 10: 35 / Luke 14: 26), the racist rat who informs us time and time again that he has come to save Jews not Gentiles, Jesus the disgraceful excuse for a man who, had it not been for the mother's begging and pleading would have allowed an ailing child to die rather than waste his time helping a "dog" – his name for non-Jews (Matthew 15: 22-28)
Read that last passage again and then shudder when the awfulness and the heartlessness of it kicks in. Ask yourself how you would respond to a doctor who refuses to heal your sick child because she isn't a Jew. You'd walk out and report the scumbag to the appropriate authorities.
Jesus was the sickest of the sick, the maddest of the mad and the cruelest of the cruel. His lurv applied only to fellow Jews, and then only if they believed his hysterical tripe. As for "love thine enemies" – what gross hypocrisy from a man who condemned his enemies to an eternity writhing in the fires of hell! "The Son of man shall send forth his angels and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and them that do iniquity. And shall cast them into the furnace of fire: there shall be a wailing and gnashing of teeth." (Mat 13: 24-42). "Love thine enemies" – what utter crap. Somewhat at odds with "But those mine enemies, which would not that I reign over them, bring them hither, and slay them before me." (Luke 19: 27). Then, "Depart ye cursed into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels." (Matthew 25: 41). And from the psychotic book of Revelation, "I will kill her children with death." (Rev 2: 23). Such a loving "christ".
|"The God of hell should be held in loathing, contempt and scorn. A God who threatens eternal pain should be hated , not loved; cursed, not worshipped. A heaven presided over by such a God must be below the meanest hell."
Robert G. Ingersoll (1833-1889) Govenor of Illinois, author, orator
Even Hitler didn't condemn non-believers to an eternity spent writhing in hell. Only Jesus wished that hideous fate upon his enemies. Millions of people, particularly in Catholic countries like Ireland where they're fixated on leprechauns and weeping, bleeding plaster effigies, have had their lives utterly ruined by that dreadful and diabolical threat (Matthew 13: 41-42/49-50)
|"The hideous doctrine of eternal torment after death has probably caused more terror and misery, more cruelty and more violation of natural human sympathy, than any religious belief in the history of mankind. Yet this doctrine was unambiguously taught by Jesus."
Margaret Knight, Lecturer, Aberdeen University
You don't really believe the teachings of Jesus – he would have revolted you had you met him – you believe the teachings of St Paul who mangled the plot and pitched it to "dogs". Jesus instructed you NOT to pray in public (Mat 6: 5-6) but the Church encourages you to disobey Jesus and do the opposite. From a Gentile hating rat Jesus was transformed into a "christ" who cared for Gentiles.
Four church scribes were commissioned to plagiarize ideas from pagan religions and as a result Jesus became a bolt-on Frankenstein christ who could walk on water, turn water into wine, raise the dead and save you from your sins. The four "gospels" were given names and sold to the masses as 'the divine truth'. Bits were added to make Jesus seem like a decent sort of chap, for example, John 8: 3-11 where he forgives a woman accused of adultery – "Let he who is without sin cast the first stone..." A blatant forgery and interpolation! See your New American Standard Bible for an update of that particular lie.
My personal favorite is the macabre tale about the "graves of saints" opening up and the grisly cadavers clambering out of their coffins and strolling around Jerusalem to "appear unto many" (Matthew 27: 52-53). Eat'cha heart out Bram Stoker!
|"So far as I can remember, there is not one word in the Gospels in praise of intelligence."
The Emperor Constantine, in 325, changed the Sabbath day from Saturday to the pagan day of worship, SUNday, this to please the Apollo sun worshipping Romans. He welded God and Jesus together with a "holy ghost", pronounced a mother of five a virgin, then murdered his own wife and son when they became a nuisance. Christianity was on its way.
Since then hundreds of wars have been fought in Jesus' name, thousands if not millions of people have been tortured and murdered for Jesus. And now we face the imminent prospect of a global nuclear war because evangelical christians believe that "Armageddon" is prophesied and therefore inevitable. The year 2012 is the most popular date for this joyful event. The "born-again" commanders, captains and crews of nuclear submarines and stealth bombers concur, the time is nigh, and as Jesus plummets down to earth so they will be sucked up to heaven, or, in their own vernacular, "raptured".
Programmers of Pentagon computers begin their shifts with prayers to their God for guidance. The scary thing is, never in Judeo / Christian history has 'God' refused permission to wage war. From the siege of Jericho and the slaughter of every Canaanite man, woman, child and baby – "Let none survive" saith the Lord! – to Constantine's wars, the Crusades, the Thirty Years War, Vietnam and Iraq, he always approves. He is a very obliging God when it comes to slaughtering innocent people.
Between them Russia and the USA have 300,000 metric tonnes of germ and nerve agent to spoil your day and worldwide there are 28,000 nuclear warheads ready to rock, 10,000 of which are on a hair-trigger. Baptist boys in America and their Russian Orthodox counterparts await with eager anticipation the flock of seagulls or a weather balloon to trigger their malfunctioning early warning systems. With trembling hands God's atomic warriors will insert their anointed keys and launch the divine missiles, and that will be that. Five years of raging fires followed by decades of pitch darkness when the sun cannot penetrate the nuclear dust and debris.
And all because people believe nonsense.
"All that is necessary, as it seems to me, to convince any reasonable person that the Bible is simply and purely of human invention – of barbarian invention – is to read it. Read it as you would any other book; think of it as you would of any other; get the bandage of reverence from your eyes; drive from your heart the phantom of fear; push from the throne of your brain the cowled form of superstition – then read the Holy Bible, and you will be amazed that you ever, for one moment, supposed a being of infinite wisdom, goodness and purity, to be the author of such ignorance and of such atrocity."
Robert G. Ingersoll
The Aberfan Tragedy