Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Christianity: An irrational superstition

Theologians and religious apologists like to pride themselves on the use of "reason" when it comes to determining the so called truths of their beliefs, but are they really being reasonable or logical? Let us start by defining both of these terms in the sense in which they are usually used in philosophical circles of learning. All these definitions are from wikipedia since they seem to be more thoroughly explicated there rather than just getting some quick general definition from a traditional dictionary. Let us start with reason: 'Reason is a mental faculty found in humans, that is able to generate conclusions from assumptions or premises. In other words, it is amongst other things the means by which rational beings propose (specific) reasons, or explanations of cause and effect. Reasoning  as a process takes proposed explanations for considering, contrasting, or fitting them together in order to determine which beliefs, actions or attitudes are the best.'

Now let's see what is the best definition of logic: 'Logic (from the Greek λογική logikē)[1] is the study of reasoning. Logic examines general forms which arguments may take, which forms are valid, and which are fallacies.' Basing ourselves on these two definitions for logic and reason let us try to use these principles in a general manner of course, since putting forth a  logical argument can be a long and in my opinion tedious and fruitless endeavor towards analyzing current Christian expectations. My first question is this: Is it logical to believe that a man who allegedly lived and died around 2,000 years ago has risen from the dead and will return to Earth in some undetermined time in our future? My second question is: Is it logical to believe that anyone having been clinically dead for three days can somehow come back to life? Does it seem more logical to believe that the stories of the N.T. were fabricated to appear to be an extension of the O.T. using prophecies taken out of context to formulate a belief system with both political and societal control purposes?

Wiki states: 'Death is the termination of the biological functions that define a living organism.' One of the key components to life are our cells, so let's take a moment to define cellular death: 'An irreversible process of deterioration in the body's systems and organs. The breakdown of these processes, the sum of which is life, causes a loss of organic functions or death.' Notice the word irreversible which means once this process has begun it can't be undone or remedied. So my dear good Christian fellow please tell me how your precious savior managed to come back to life after being dead three days when rigor morits begins to set in generally about 3 hours after death? After the process of rigor mortis ends the process of decomposition follows. Here is a short article on what happens to the body when you die:

Now based on these facts regarding death and the definitions regarding logic and reason I pose my questions again: Is it logical or reasonable to believe that after one has died that he can rise up from the dead after three days and is even expected to come back at some undetermined time in our future over 2,000 years after his alleged death? From a logical standpoint all of these assumptions are outright absurd to believe in and accept as facts without stretching the imagination beyond its normal range of thought. Faith enables a Christian or any believer of any religion to believe the most absurd assumptions as facts, which in and of themselves are both illogical and unreasonable, in fact it would be safe to say that normally anyone who believed in such absurdities is worthy of a stay at a qualified mental institution under normal conditions.

Now to answer my last question I think and personally believe that the N.T. was fabricated, that Jesus did not exist, and that the stories therein were formulated by plagiarizing much of the O.T. and reinterpreting it in such a way as to allow for it to be remolded into a new theology and belief system. Christianity has come up with many ways to make up for the obvious discrepancies in interpretation between the O.T and the N.T. and in doing so have created a system of belief that encompasses both political and societal affairs.Together these two elements are used to obtain absolute power and control over the masses and helped them to gain worldwide dominance through the uses of the ignorance of the populace via fear and superstition. In order to believe and accept the Christian doctrines or any doctrine for that matter you must step out of the realm of logic and reason and into the realm of superstition.

Lets end this post by defining superstition and then you can judge for yourself where you stand:1.  An irrational belief that an object, action, or circumstance not logically related to a course of events influences its outcome. 2. A belief, practice, or rite irrationally maintained by ignorance of the laws of nature or by faith in magic or chance. A fearful or abject state of mind resulting from such ignorance or irrationality.


  1. Hey I thought this would interesting for you. I think he is the brother a crazy famous athiest. Tell me what you think

    It's a new book out call Rage Against God. written by the brother of the former Athe

  2. Is that Christopher Hitchens brother? I saw the video regarding his new book and I don't agree with him at all. I am not angry with God I fight against religion only when religion tries to impose on my personal life. I will write a post about this matter later today.

  3. Love your blog! Glad I found it. :)

  4. Hello fellow Atheist Blogroll member! It seems absurd to have to break down definitions and attempt to logically and rationally explain to grown adults that talking snakes and magic fruit are fairy tales - but I'm right there with you brother! I too am a former Christian minister and have studied (and still do) the bible for my entire life. Keep up the good work :)

  5. this is what i was looking for since now i see christanity as a joke and their beliefs as illogical and total madness.keep posting.

  6. Weak and not well researched.
    Good title though.