sent in by Mike
I was raised a Catholic. I attended parochial school for 12 years. When I was a Junior in High School, the priests stopped teaching catechism and started teaching what other people in the world believed. All of it made more sense.
Anyone who would just analyze Christianity, would see that none of it makes any sense, whatsoever. To believe in Christianity one must disregard everything that they have learned and all common sense that they have developed.
If Christians would look into the foundations of their religion, they could draw no other conclusion but that it is totally baseless.
Of the 4 gospels on which the new testament is based, only one can be assumed to be an eyewitness account of Jesus and his life. That is Matthew. Science and research has determined that Luke and Mark, wrote their gospels from what Matthew told them. John's gospel can't be verified but it is known and admitted by Christian apologists, that many parts of it have be rewritten form the original author.
The Christian council compiled the new testament 100 years after the death of Jesus. They picked the most popular of the Christian stories to include. Totally disregarding several eyewitness accounts of Jesus, including the Gospel of Thomas. Thomas is known to have been a witness to many of the events described in Matthews gospel. Thomas discounts many of them including the resurrection. He says it didn't happen. He also says there were no miracles.
So Christianity is based on one story by Matthew (whom some think had basically a crush on Jesus). This story was passed down by mouth, only, until some 30 years after Jesus' death. It was then finally written down.
This is no reason for religion. Especially a religion that has been responsible for more death and suffering than any thing else, in the last 2000 years. This superstitious nonsense has held back the progression of mankind. Science has all but proven that the old testament could not have happened. It is also fast proving that the new testament is nothing but fiction.
Became a Christian: Birth
Ceased being a Christian: 20
Labels before: Catholic
Labels now: Anti-Christian
Why I joined: Parents
Why I left: I'm too intelligent to believe the nonsense
Online Reading List
- An Outline of Intellectual Rubbish by Bertrand Russell (1943)
- Bible Teaching and Religious Practice by Mark Twain
- God is Imaginary
- Is there an Artificial God? by Douglas Adams (1998)
- Skeptics Annotated Bible
- The Age of Reason by Thomas Paine (1795)
- Which Way? by Robert Ingersoll (1884).
- Why I Am Not A Christian by Bertrand Russell (1927)