The reality of the “god” in the Bible vs. the Christian feel-good fantasy – How can Christians ignore reality?
One thing that rational people find so bizarre about Christians is their apparent inability to think critically, to read honestly, or to understand the ramifications of their belief in a “god”.
For example, Christians say that the Bible is the word of God. And more than half of Christians say that the Bible is literally true. But then they will completely ignore what the Bible says. The best marker for this desire to ignore the Bible can be seen in the 10 commandments. Christians want to post the 10 commandments everywhere – in schools, court houses, town squares, etc. But then they ignore the commandment to honor the Sabbath, as well as the Bible’s direct commandment to kill everyone who does not honor the Sabbath. This video lays bare the hypocrisy.
In the same way, Christians completely ignore the reality of the Bible’s rape laws:
How could anyone believe in a “god” that is this disgusting? To get out of this, Christians will say, “those rape laws are in the old testament and no longer apply blah blah blah.” When they say that, Christians completely ignore the fact that the 10 commandments are also in the old testament. The hypocrisy stuns any rational person. How can Christians live with such obvious duplicity?
Instead of the God presented in the Bible, most Christians want to believe in a fluffy, happy, friendly “god” like this:
The problem with this fluffy “god” is that, in order to believe in him, you must completely ignore reality. Millions of people die every day in horrible ways: starvation, drought, war, genocide, torture, famine, parasites, earthquakes, cancer, tsunamis, disease, etc. They live miserable lives. And then the Bible promises that most of them will be tortured in hell for eternity anyway. This is reality.
How can Christians completely ignore reality? It makes it hard for any rational person to take Christians seriously. How can they be so deluded?