More Lies From Christianity

How much you want to bet that if religion ever ruled the world again that something like the below could happen again?

“On the 7th of December, 1484, Pope Innocent VIII sent forth the bull Summis Desiderantes. Of all documents ever issued from Rome, imperial or papal, this has doubtless, first and last, cost the greatest shedding of innocent blood. Yet no document was ever more clearly dictated by conscience. Inspired by the scriptural command, “Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live,” Pope Innocent exhorted the clergy of Germany to leave no means untried to detect sorcerers . . . Witch-finding inquisitors were authorized by the Pope to scour Europe, especially Germany, and a manual was prepared for their use [by the Dominicans Heinrich Krämer and Jacob Sprenger]—”The Witch Hammer”, Malleus Maleficarum. . . . With the application of torture to thousands of women, in accordance with the precepts laid down in the Malleus, it was not difficult to extract masses of proof . . . The poor creatures writhing on the rack, held in horror by those who had been nearest and dearest to them, anxious only for death to relieve their sufferings, confessed to anything and everything that would satisfy the inquisitors and judges. . . . Under the doctrine of “excepted cases,” there was no limit to torture for persons accused of heresy or witchcraft.”  Andrew Dickson White, “A history of the warfare of science with theology in Christendom” pp 351-352

Aren’t the pronouncements of the Pope infallible and direct from God. Since the church claims a direct line to God they should never be wrong in any matters of interpretation and dogma…should they?  Have they?

And echoes of the these thoughts below of early church fathers still reverberate in today’s churches, as many denominations still practice unjust quasi-slavery over women.

“In pain shall you bring forth children, woman, and you shall turn to your husband and he shall rule over you. And do you not know that you are Eve? God’s sentence hangs still over all your sex and His punishment weighs down upon you. You are the devil’s gateway; you are she who first violated the forbidden tree and broke the law of God. It was you who coaxed your way around him whom the devil had not the force to attack. With what ease you shattered that image of God: Man! Because of the death you merited, even the Son of God had to die. . . . Woman, you are the gate to hell.”  Tertullian 160-220 AD, ‘De Cultu Feminarum,’ section I.I, part 2

I was thinking about the early Christian church (Catholic) and comparing it to today’s church thought and practices, and you know there have been tremendous changes in it. Interpretation of the Bible has undergone a revolution that still continues as we become smarter and less intimidated by religious authorities and realize that it’s not “God breathed.”

Religion has the onus of having to be right from the very start…after all God is omniscient, omnipotent, and omnipresent. Nothing He does or says is wrong…right?

You know what; many of the things in Christian religion were and are wrong. I’m not talking itsy-bitsy matters here such as a word disagreement or two, I’m talking major things the church has screwed up; such as the witch thing, and the holding half of the human population in total disregard, and endorsing slavery for humans.  Look back in the Old Testament and see how God says to kill for small matters that humans do all the time and are meaningless in the grand scheme of things.

I mean do we really want to kill someone for disrespecting their parents or for making fun of a bald man.  Do we want to go around killing homosexuals for something they most likely have no control over…and let’s not forget that if you believe in God…God made that homosexual.

We now know that most of Genesis is lies and most probably Exodus as well.  The “scholars” at Answers in Genesis are right in one thing…if Genesis is wrong (and it is), then the whole foundation of the Christian faith goes down the drain.

I believe that all the evidence points to religion in general, and Christianity in particular, being nothing but a scam against the human race, and it’s guilty of genocide against us.

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One Response to More Lies From Christianity

  1. Isaac says:

    For a Jew it is hard to think of oneself as defending the Christian faith but for the sake of something higher I will take the risk.
    First, I think that the idea of papal infallibility is not right. Also, this idea is only couple of hundred years old (1800’s?) You should look it up and apply it properly. It is really hard to understand what you are trying to say after the part about women by quasi slaves and scriptures being inspired. I think I get the idea.
    Let me say this very briefly. Elsewhere I have agreed with you on a number of issues. In this article, if you are saying that the Roman Catholic church has been as evil as some of the worst political tyrannies I would have agreed with you. But, there are so many levels of interpretation when it comes to religion. There is meaning. There is spirituality. There is ritual. There is the institution which carries some of these out. There is the doctrine. There is the core belief. There is a hierarchy which enforces the set of beliefs. There is a faith (different from belief). And of course, there is G-d. Now, you can have a power structure and a belief system and it can be false. You can ask all you want why G-d permits such things but the ultimate answer will have to do with two factors: your freedom and G-d’s sovereignty. Now, the same brutality that you have mentioned here is the same brutality that has been committed by Hitler (not religious). It is the same brutality committed by the former USSR and present day Chinese and present day North Koreans. Even though this is a horrible way of looking at this, simply add up all the human casualties of non-religious tyrants (Hitler, communist China, USSR, North Korea, North Viernam) and you will find that it adds up to several times to what all of history, including religious wars, have produced.
    By the way, if there were no Genesis then you are correct in terms of Christianity but then you would not be writing your blog either. Think about that. You would be living in a perfect world.

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