Thursday, August 20, 2015

Irrational Mindset

Coming from a logical, common sense, universal perspective, it's safe to say that the majority of scientific evidence points to planet Earth as being vastly older than eight to ten thousand years, as the Bible suggest. What we now know about the universe does not match the fundamentalist, literal view of Christianity and its infamous 'holy book'.

There are a plethora of conflicts and contradictions that need to be resolved. Biblical apologist completely ignore any evidence that challenge their archaic fables, myths, and allegories. 

To deny the mounds of evidence against these canonical false truths and outright lies is patently absurd because it turns Christianity into an arrogant, self-contradictory, egregiously erroneous proposition.

The Christian position is, God has an important message for humankind. However, 'HE' only revealed this critical message to certain individuals who then wrote it down. 

Thousands of years after these purported revelations, we have to rely on copies of copies of translations of copies, by anonymous authors, with no originals. 

We have textual testimony to miracles, such as the loaves and fishes, walking on water, etc. Unfortunately, there are no amount of reports; there is no anecdotal evidence, that would sufficiently justify believing these events actually happened as reported.

The deity depicted in the scriptures, is supposedly "omniscient, omnipotent, and omnipresent." If this were the case, then 'HE' would have known that our planet was not flat; HE would have known that our planet was not the center of the universe. Earth is not even the center of its own solar system - one of millions of planetary systems that exist in our galaxy alone.

If 'HE' wanted to convey critical information to his own creation, in a way that was believable, HE would not be relying on text to do so. Furthermore, the apocryphal story about the 'return of Jesus', along with various other geological, cosmological, biological, and scientific discoveries, provides the nail in the coffin for Christianity.

Anecdotal testimony is not a pathway to truth. If it were, this would indicate one of two things, either God does not exist, or he doesn't care enough about those people who understand the nature of evidence, to actually present very much evidence. Before you utter the words, "you must have faith", please understand that "faith" is not a pathway to truth.

Every religion has some sort of faith. If faith is your guideline there would be no way to distinguish between Christianity, Hinduism, Judaism, or any of the other religions that are centered around a "Savior of Humankind."

We utilize logic and reason as the path to truth in every legitimate, worthwhile endeavor of our lives. But when it comes to the reality about our existence, the ultimate truth; religious pundits will tell you that "faith" is required, as he passes around the collection plate. This is not a good reflection on a supreme being, that requires faith, superstition, mythology, and primitive beliefs, instead of knowledge and sound evidence.

Faith is the excuse people give for believing something when they don't have evidence. If you can come up with something I believe, that I don't have evidence for, guess what I'll do? I'll stop believing it. That's the nature of a rational mind. Faith is not a virtue, it's gullibility.

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