Although I did not agree with his politics or the cruel acts perpetrated by Hitler and his Nazi regime, it is my opinion that of all the men/women who have ever written anything about religion Hitler demonstrated that he had a greater understanding of the use of propaganda and religion. As the title of my blog states I am convinced that God is a myth. It is the biggest and most abhorrent lie to ever be conceived by man. Judaism, Christianity, and Islam have been at the root of many prejudices against humanity as a whole and the many ideals of those that disagree with the teachings of each religion.
Christianity is the most self-loathing, and deprecating religion on the face of the earth because it basically teaches its adherents that they are nothing without God. That life has no sense or meaning if it is not devoted to serving the Lord. In fact, the Bible states that serving the Lord is our purpose in life. It teaches you to accept that you are a loathsome creature in need of salvation from an imaginary condition called sin. Although you are told that you can choose to not accept God's "free gift" of salvation you are actually coerced to do so by the threats of eternal torment and damnation.
The lake of fire
Anyone whose name was not found written in the book of life was thrown into the lake of fire. Revelation 20:15
Revelations 20 is an interesting read because in it you get to read about God's final plan for all those that are "saved" and of course the so called wicked. The Bible equates wickedness with non-belief and so it is not just bad works that make you a wicked person it's your rejection of a belief in the invisible guy in the sky. In Revelations you are led to believe that like Santa God has a bunch of books that have the details of everyone's life. Can you imagine how many books he must have to have for everyone's acts in life to be written down? This alone is reason enough to throw the Bible in the trash can. This is also another contradiction of God's attribute of being omniscient (all knowing) because if this were the case he would not need books he should know everything about you by just looking at you. He also supposedly has the book of life which is where your name would appear if you are saved from damnation. It seems kind of redundant to look at books of your life and works when all he could do is look at the book of life to determine if you are saved or not.
I find that the more ridiculous the lie the more you have to stretch the limits of your imagination to believe it. The Bible is chock full of ridiculous lies and it takes a hell of a lot of mental gymnastics to sustain and perpetuate those lies.
The greatest lie ever told is that there is an invisible man in the sky who knows everything you do, think, or feel. He wants you to recognize him for how by his own definition wonderful and great he is for having created you. Failure to give God his due recognition, adoration, and praise will result in your eternal damnation. The biggest question that the Bible answers is why. It is a book about origins and for some people it actually leads them to believe that in it they can find some kind of meaning to life and existence itself.
Science has yet been unable to come up with the exact process of how life evolved from nonliving matter otherwise known as abiogenesis. It is this gap in scientific knowledge that religion exploits to the fullest. In fact, when it comes to any knowledge that may be lacking or incomplete in the sciences religion allows you to simply insert God as the answer. But if you really think about it you will come to quickly realize that the Bible was wrong about many matters that we have learned and discovered through scientific scrutiny.
It was the Bible that led man to believe that the earth was the center of the universe and that the planets and the sun revolved around it.
"So the sun stood still, and the moon stopped, till the nation avenged itself on its enemies, as it is written in the Book of Jashar. The sun stopped in the middle of the sky and delayed going down about a full day." Joshua 10:13
I don't care how much you try my dear apologist you just can't state that the above verse was an allegory or was not meant to be taken literally. It speaks quite plainly that the sun and the moon stood still in the heavens for a full day no extra-biblical interpretation is necessary. Seeing this from the perspective of the author we could easily understand how they thought that the sun revolved around the earth. If you watch the sun rise and set as it appears to move across the sky from east to west it is understandable to believe that it is moving around our planet. But today through astronomy we now know that this is just an optical illusion. If the Bible got that wrong how much more has it gotten wrong? This alone demonstrates that the Bible is a book of myths written, edited, and produced by fallible men.
These ancient myths have been concocted to answer the many why questions that were mulling in the minds of ancient man. How did the universe come to be? Where do we come from? Why am I here? What happens when I die? etal. It's ironic that the only way you can know if the Bible is true and God truly exist is after you are dead. But as you know death is actually the end of all life within you. Your brain cells die and you cease to exist as a living organism. There is no evidence whatsoever of a soul or some life force that exists after you die. So once again you just have to take the Bibles word for it on these matters.
Myths are traditional stories usually transmitted orally from generation to generation that help people understand their origins. It's not science nor are those stories able to be confirmed by empirical research most people just take them by faith. The old that's the way it's always been applies here when it comes to myths.
Tradition : a belief or story or a body of beliefs or stories relating to the past that are commonly accepted as historical though not verifiable
Based on the definition I've just given, to state that God is a myth is an accurate description of the beliefs about and or related to God. Most people that claim a belief in God do so because they were indoctrinated to believe in him early in life. It's what is known as ma and pa's religion. They generally inherited the traditions of the family. On some rare occasions they actually question those beliefs and eventually recognize them as the bunk that they are.
Note: All biblical citations are taken from the New International Version of the scriptures and all word definitions are taken from the Merriam Webster online dictionary.