Tuesday, September 14, 2010

From Christian to Atheist Pt. 12

When I left the church there were two things that absolutely turned me off to the prospect of ever returning. I have always referred to Christians as hypocrites and even to this day I continue to do so, because of their beliefs they seem to be a part of an exclusive club. When I left the church I had contact with one or two of my friends that had visited me once afterward, but that was the last time I ever heard of them. As soon as I left everyone who I at one time called a friend and a brother in Christ turned their backs on me and did not even care to visit or call me to inquire why I had left. It was as if they never knew me, I followed suit and did not bother to contact anyone as well. I had so many questions and doubts, I was filled with fear regarding the consequences of my actions at the time.

Needless to say those fears were unfounded but I did not know this till I had done my research and had come to the conclusion that there simply was no God. It's funny but there are so many aspects of the Christian faith that are outright ridiculous and one of them was actually illustrated in the movie 'Bruce Almighty' with Jim Carrey in the starring role. When God handed his powers over to him and he began to hear prayers from the faithful in his head it was driving him crazy so he thought that he would devise a way to store and catalog those prayers. He thought about post its and the room including him were instantly flooded with post its, then he devised a computer system to receive prayers as emails but he was receiving email by the millions every minute. The idea of some deity sitting up in his heavenly throne, watching everyone and everything that is going on in this Earth is beyond ludicrous.

The idea of prayer is silly and seems more like an exercise in futility, the thought of a god coming to Earth and dying on a cross to redeem mankind from the mess that he himself created is insane. Jesus died and came back from the dead three days later and ascended into heaven, he was supposedly seen by over 500 people yet no one thought to write about this amazing event outside of the scriptures. One of the things I did as a sign of rebellion was to burn my bible to ashes, I had made a conscious decision that I would no longer rely on an ancient book of myths and fairy tales to guide my life. Once I read the bible in its entirety I became disgusted with this God it spoke of, and I would rather die than serve him. Another thing I discovered is that if you read the bible you will notice that a lot of the language regarding the relationship with God and man is similar to that used by slave owners. Christians are called servants of the Lord, they refer to their deity as their lord and master, he dictates and you are to obey it is as simple as that. You don't really have free will when you serve the Lord since one of the first things you have to do is to submit your will to the will of your "creator".

Some questions you might have about God are taboo and border on you committing the horrible sin of blasphemy for simply doubting certain things about him, you are not allowed to question his rule or to criticize his actions as I have and always do. You are always told in church how great God is and how just he is but you are never told about the millions of people that he killed in the bible or had his so called "chosen people" kill for him. You are not told how his people owned slaves and bought and sold them, or how they would invade towns and cities and kill all the men, women, and at times male children and were instructed to keep the virgin women as servants to themselves.

7.And they warred against the Midianites, as the LORD commanded Moses; and they slew all the males. 9.And the children of Israel took all the women of Midian captives, and their little ones, and took the spoil of all their cattle, and all their flocks, and all their goods. 17.Now therefore kill every male among the little ones, and kill every woman that hath known man by lying with him.18.But all the women children, that have not known a man by lying with him, keep alive for yourselves. Numbers 31:7,9,17,18. (KJV)

It was things like this that pushed me further away from God and even if he did exist I would not serve such a tyrant, I would gladly take my place in hell before I bow down to this beast. No matter how you spin some of the tales in the bible there is nothing just about this god.


  1. Excellent points. How odd that those you brought to Jeebus didn't return the "favor" and beg you to come back.
    Prayer is silly. How can a loving, all-knowing god wait on poor old sinner me with his thumb up his you know what to pray for you. If I don't you might lose your soul. It is so insane. I love Carlin's take on this. The divine plan. What is cool about being god is you have a divine plan and any smuck with a $2 prayer book can screw up the divine plan. Bruce Almighty was a great film. Not Bruce 2 though.
    What a neat way to recover from this delusion, burning a bible. I was more subtle. I put other books on top without even thinking about it. It used to freak me out to do that. Also, I write sh*t all over my bibles. I put notes in it like BS, god has an anger problem or whatever strikes my fancy.
    Free will - that is not really even in the Bible. Only those who the Father brings to Me come to Me. It is something lame the fundies have come up with. It is a fairly new argument.
    So as you say you give up your "free will" to be with Christ as his slave. Should you be on the other side it is extortion. It is like the mafia. God gives you a deal you cannot resist. The mafia will break both of your knee caps if you don't do as they say. This god goes so beyond that it is hard to believe. Eternal fire. Where is this free will?
    Hitichens jokes if God gave free will to you it wasn't free.
    So many seeds for future topics in this post.

  2. OH yeah I agree, christians do not practice what their buybull tells them, "Love thy neighbor as themselves.", "Turn the other cheek." "Do un to others as you would have them do un to you!"

    In other words, it's conditional love, if you'll believe as I do, then I'll accept you as you are, BUT, if you do not believe as I do, ,I'll reject you and ostracize you from being my friend.

    Oh Ye hypocrites!!! Really - childish and petty assholes!!!

    I have a large buybull that I have cut out to fit a handgun and I carry it around to show my unsuspecting friends what a great christian I am.

    My favorite passage in it is, John 357, "Do un to others, before they get the chance to do un to you!"

    I got it for $1 at goodwill, best investment I ever made...lol

  3. I imagine the hell it would be to spend eternity in heaven fanning good old Jehovah's already huge ego? I'd rather be in the fiery pit cursing his ass out for all eternity for being a prick bastard.

  4. HAHAHA! You guys are cracking me up!
    I kept my buybull (great way to spell it Steven), but mainly so I can reference it verse-by-verse, cover-to-cover for the book I'm writing. It's essentially a verse-by-verse explanation to my ex-friends and family why I do not believe anything in it.
    Actually, as an anthropology student, I do find a few RARE tidbits of archaeological stuff that isn't purely fictitious for a change... and of course it contains anthropological data about the authors and their mental instabilities, as all superstitions and world myths do :)
    I do have to say though, I have never been so relieved and happy. I was miserable in my religion, then after leaving my religion I was miserable in my personal belief in the bible. Delusional Christians may claim we're all angry atheists or we're unhappy without god's magical sandwich sauce and don't know it yet, but I have never really experienced the joys of life until I left my faith. Also, science, literature, and all sorts of stuff that wasn't allowed when I was a Christian has opened up a world of fascination for me.

  5. Johnnycrash77 - great for you. Amazing how "freeing your mind" from superstition opens up possibilities.

    The whole "you have to this..." mentality drives me nuts. I CHOOSE to do things and must accept the resulting consequences, but there isn't a single thing in the world that we HAVE to of MUST do - as some would lead you to believe.