Christianity Johnson on 11 Nov 2008 01:54 am
One of the most amusing things about Christian mythology is that fact that Christians cannot agree unanimously on any part of their mythology. Let’s take the simplest possible question:
Is Hell real?
Many Christians believe that Hell is absolutely real. They claim that Hell is vividly described in the Bible by Jesus himself.
Other Christians claim there is no Hell:
- Hell-Bent on Fundamentalism (comments too)
It is easy to see why some Christians might believe that Hell doesn’t exist. According to Jesus, Christians are supposed to love one another. They are supposed to love their enemies. So how can Christians “love their enemies” while at the same time God is sending people who happen to disagree with him to a place of eternal torture? The contradiction is profound.
Another question: If Hell is real, who goes to Hell? For example, do Christian homosexuals go to Hell or not?
The funny thing is that you can pick any part of Christian doctrine, and Christians cannot agree:
- Was Jesus a man, or was he God incarnate?
- Is the Bible literally true or not?
- Did God create man as in Genesis, or did God affect evolution, or did evolution have no input from God?
You can find Christians for and against.
You can find Christians who believe the craziest stuff. Even famous Christians like John Calvin claiming things like predestination:
And no matter who says what, ALL of them can back up whatever they believe with scripture. Calvin had very good reasons for believing in predestination. And lots of other Christians have very good reasons for not believing in it. But who is right? And how would Christians ever know?
How can this be? If God is real, then how can there be any question about what is true about God and what isn’t? Why can people make up anything they like and attach it to God?
If you are a Christian and you think about it deeply, you will discover the answer to this question. The reason why people make up anything they like about God is because God is imaginary. Click here to learn more: