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Christianity Kevin Crady on 18 Nov 2006 02:50 pm

Why Do You Oppose Christianity? Aren’t You Just Mad at God?

I was born into a family that sold Yeshua’s Amazing Magical Snake Oiltm  Yeshua’s Amazing Magical Snake Oiltm is said to be a wonderful substance, and if you drink it, you will have peace and joy in your life, your life will have meaning, you can know how to be a good person, and it will also make it so you can live forever.

 

So I grew up reading the company’s Sales Manual.  There, I leanred that if you join up and sell Yeshua’s Amazing Magical Snake Oiltm, that you don’t have to worry about your future, because Yeshua, the Compnay’s CEO, will make sure you get taken care of.  So, I spent the formative years of my life learnig all about Yeshua’s Amazing Magical Snake Oiltm, the history of the Company as described in the Sales Manual, and about the wonderful future I had guaranteed, as an employee of the Company.

 

I tried to sell Yeshua’s Amazing Magical Snake Oiltm as well as I could, and trusted in the life advice the CEO gave me, that I shouldn’t plan for the future, since I had no control over the future anyway, but as an employee of the Company, I didn’t need to anyway.  And, I knew that if I stopped drinking Yeshua’s Amazing Magical Snake Oiltm I would suddenly find myself alone, with no meaning or purpose to my life, and, having not planned for the future, I would be up shit creek.  Furthermore, people who don’t drink Yeshua’s Amazing Magical Snake Oiltm will suffer terribly in the future.

 

Then, one day, I found out that Yeshua’s Amazing Magical Snake Oiltm wasn’t magical at all!  It was just colored water with some flavorings and suspicious chemicals added!  These chemicals would cause some people to become extremely violent.  In fact, people had been burned at the stake, and horrible wars launched, by people under the influence of Yeshua’s Amazing Magical Snake Oiltm

 

Not only had I wasted my life and energies up to that point, there were vast numbers of people who were still trapped in the Company’s lies, wasting their lives trying to sell Yeshua’s Amazing Magical Snake Oiltm.

 

And that wasn’t all.  You see, the company that makes Yeshua’s Amazing Magical Snake Oiltm turned out to have an enormous amount of political influence, making legislation so that children in schools would have to say they liked Yeshua’s Amazing Magical Snake Oiltm before class started, our money was printed with “In Yeshua’s Amazing Magical Snake Oiltm We Trust,” and our country even goes to [b]war[/b] because the Yeshua, the CEO of the company that makes Yeshua’s Amazing Magical Snake Oiltm is the President’s favorite philosopher and chief advisor.  Acting on Yeshua’s advice, my country has declared war on a billion other people who drink another company’s product, Mohammed’s Amazing Magical Snake Oiltm which turns out to be almost exactly the same stuff as Yeshua’s Amazing Magical Snake Oiltm, but with different colorings added.

 

And so, I realized that Yeshua’s Amazing Magical Snake Oiltm (as well as the other brands of Amazing Magical Snake Oil) was not merely some harmless fraud, it was a positive danger to the very survival of the human species and the biosphere of our planet.  I started to oppose Yeshua’s Amazing Magical Snake Oiltm and try to help other people stop selling it.

 

Then one day, a person who still sold Yeshua’s Amazing Magical Snake Oiltm asked me, “but if Yeshua’s Amazing Magical Snake Oiltm isn’t really magical, why do you oppose it?”

19 Responses to “Why Do You Oppose Christianity? Aren’t You Just Mad at God?”

  1. on 21 Nov 2006 at 6:11 am 1.- said …

    Hi, to the creators of this site. I happened to stumble on this site and found it quite interesting. Everyone has been arguing the question of is God real or not? Where’s the proof? Well, I’d just like to say that I have seen so many people who have turned their lives around because they have come to know God. They seem to have joy and purpose now and the change in their attitute and lifestyle is just amazing. How can you describe it? Maybe you can argue it’s just people wanting to hope in something, or you may argue it’s got nothing to do with spirituality. Anyway, I know there are Christians out there who may not set the best example, but I also know of people who are tortured for Christ and yet still believe. Why? What other belief can give this ‘strength’ and ‘endurance’ to people? There are so many Christians out there who strive to make the world a better place, do we have the right to bring them down? Shouldn’t we be striving to make the world better, to be more loving towards others instead of tearing each other down? Also, i’m also a bit curious, if there are so many people who say Christianity is fake, why are you guys wasting your time making all these websites and posting all these messages on something that is ‘fake’? I guess you’re wondering what I believe in and I have to say I do believe in God. Focus on your families, on your own lives, I’ll pray for you (although you may not want it) and I hope that someday you will discover the truth.

  2. on 21 Nov 2006 at 5:38 pm 2.Walter said …

    “Also, i’m also a bit curious, if there are so many people who say Christianity is fake, why are you guys wasting your time making all these websites and posting all these messages on something that is ‘fake’?” – posted above

    God is fake, yes. But the effects of belief in God are not fake.

    One example: If your country’s leaders belief that the world is about to end, and that they and all the other believers will be taken away from this planet, you can imagine how much importance they would put into issues like global warming. “Why save the planet? The end is almost here, it would be a waste of time.”

    I’m well aware of this mentality. I can’t even get my parents to recycle for this exact reason.

  3. on 25 Nov 2006 at 3:18 am 3.Lewis said …

    People don’t let this guy fool you. All this guy wants is free promotion for his website. He wants you to “spread the word” so that he can make some profit $$$ evantually.

  4. on 29 Nov 2006 at 10:46 am 4.christine m said …

    Hello. Your website is so awesome! And this blog post brings home the point quite well. I just want to say Thank You!
    I think one reason people are so delusional about religion is that it is a sin to question god. People are too scared to think, fear is a huge barrier to rationality for those who are indoctrinated in religion(at least christianity). I used to be a christian, then agnostic, now atheist. My husband is offended at my atheism and says the books I am reading are sending chills up and down his spine. Now, he is not a practicing christian and claims to not believe the bible, but he was raised in it. He still believes in hell, it has a grip on him. He will not discuss it either.
    The thing is I had not said much about it because this is a personal journey, but he made a point to tell me how he felt and now the topic is off limits. It has put a wall between us. He would rather write me off, his wife of 16 years than simply examine his beliefs. This from a man who would have nothing to do with my christianity either, now he suddenly has something to say. So in my humble opinion, it is a fear thing. he won’t discuss it because he has no rational argument, but he feels the fear of hell fire and being lost to god.
    I am working on a website of my own and when I get it ready I will be linking to this wonderful site. I think you have a great approach.

    To Lewis, if his motive for this site was to make money he would be proclaiming the miracles of christ because that is a sure fire way to make a boatload of money!

    Cheers!

  5. on 01 Dec 2006 at 12:47 pm 5.Olly said …

    Lewis. I have recently discovered this website and for the life of me can’t find anywhere where the author is asking for money. You may find it interesting to note that some atheists actually follow certain verses in the bible much better than many christians.

    Hebrews 13:5
    Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have…

  6. on 03 Dec 2006 at 1:36 pm 6.David N said …

    To respond to all those who want to know why try to debunk a fraud,,simply, because it is just that – a sham. A fraud. Unfortunately, all religions are considered valid and woe to any who note “This doesn’t make any sense.”

    I think the question upon which this site is based is perfectly valid. Just why has God failed amputees?

    If I ever feel the need for mysticism and superstition in my life, I think I’ll opt for Native American beliefs. Much nicer.

  7. on 03 Dec 2006 at 2:25 pm 7.MWStover said …

    Huh. It’s obvious, isn’t it? Of COURSE God hates amputees. If He didn’t, He wouldn’t have blown their limbs off in the first place, would He?

    Yeesh.

    I’d like to see THAT one answered.

    What do you say to Christians who admit their God’s a sadistic sonofabitch with a sense of humor roughly equivalent to Eichmann’s, but then just go on to shrug and say, “He’s still God, though . . . and that Jesus — well, some delusions of grandeur, maybe, but he’s still a pretty decent guy. He can make my water into wine any day.”

  8. on 04 Dec 2006 at 5:42 pm 8.MrMiyagi said …

    Our respondent “-” at the top mentioned, quote:

    “but I also know of people who are tortured for Christ and yet still believe. Why? What other belief can give this ’strength’ and ‘endurance’ to people?”

    Quite.
    I wonder how much ‘strength’ and ‘endurance’ it requires to keep a plane on course towards a building?

    I wonder how much ‘strength’ and ‘endurance’ it takes to watch your child die of a curable disease because you believe that a bit of olive oil and a prayer is better?

    Surely, at some point, you have to have some moment of doubt before regaining your resolve?

    This is why we non-believers work so hard at getting believers to think rationally about what they believe. Comments like yours above give me the strength and endurance to continue in the face of ridicule, discrimination, and ignorance.

    Blogger/Webmaster, your website should be required reading for all christians! Keep up the good work.

    Best wishes,
    Mike

  9. on 11 Dec 2006 at 6:34 pm 9.curious said …

    To MrMiyagi above ‘I wonder how much ’strength’ and ‘endurance’ it requires to keep a plane on course towards a building? Wasn’t that the result of Islam not Christianity?

    I wonder how much ’strength’ and ‘endurance’ it takes to watch your child die of a curable disease because you believe that a bit of olive oil and a prayer is better? ‘When did this happen? Were other cures available? I don’t think Christians out there believe they shouldn’t use modern technology and medicines because alot of them are doctors.

  10. on 13 Dec 2006 at 6:11 pm 10.Loi P said …

    Quote: I don’t think Christians out there believe they shouldn’t use modern technology and medicines because alot of them are doctors.
    Read this:
    http://www.watchman.org/cults/chrdeath.htm

  11. on 24 Dec 2006 at 2:27 pm 11.joel said …

    Well, its seems you have found your purpose.
    In fact, it is your context.

    Rational thought won’t pull you out of your anger, it will only justify it.

    Cultivating Pride is much more lucrative to our “sense” of self than the dollar. Even the buddhists know this.

    We are only components of relationship.

    for insight to the fall of mankind…visit http://users.aristotle.net/~bhuie/satan.htm
    it wasnt a snake, it was a being…
    Matthew 13:19

    If you think you have ever felt joy and know what that is, why dont we constantly experience that?

    Only a person filled with hate would put together a website with such meticulous devotion….though i would clarify this in that you are unaware of your own inner dispair.

    Please know that it CAN get much worse.

    The rational mind will pick at a scab until it bleeds…I’d say that beneath your mind, you know something is not complete or whole.
    your mind is fighting the realizaion of the fall of mankind.

    God isn’t killing children.
    Have you read the bible?
    Lev 18.21: “Do not give any of your children to be sacrificed to Molech, …

    i’m praying for you. I’m praying that you will experience Love and not call it coincidence..
    that you will know the Lord.

    He will forgive you.
    Have you asked the Lord to come into your life?
    He honors the free will you have, He wants you to realize Him, just as you seek another to love you.

    I know how this reads to you, I was there for a long time. Free your mind with Faith.

    I wish you well!

  12. on 24 Dec 2006 at 2:34 pm 12.Loi P said …

    “Rational thought won’t pull you out of your anger, it will only justify it.”
    Whoever said I was angry (I certaintly didn’t.)?
    “beneath your mind, you know something is not complete or whole.”
    Will you stop acting like you know me? I don’t feel this way either.
    “I know how this reads to you, I was there for a long time.”
    I was where you are for a long time.
    Once again, you have made the mistake of assuming that you know me.

  13. on 25 Dec 2006 at 1:32 pm 13.Thomas Fahy said …

    Dear Joel & Co.,

    “Free your mind with Faith.”

    This statement is a contradiction in terms, and I will explain why. In a rational world, there are no contradictions. If contradictions arise, it indicates a failure at the level of the original premise: your mind may be freed by faith. That is the premise, but it spawns innumerable contradictions, perhaps the most heinous of which is the implication that a free mind is a mind that has suspended the faculty of reason. How could such a mind be, as you suggest, truly free?

    Loi P has been subject to an inordinate amount of directed effrontery here and it is for obvious reasons, as his stand is a controversial one: reason trumps faith. Perhaps the single most trying component of his arguments is their logical nature: A is A. Loi P seeks to state the obvious after the method that has ennobled mankind from the dawn of consciousness; he, of his own volition, seeks to perceive the world dispassionately, experiment, form hypotheses, and collect data that is capable of either supporting or refuting said hypotheses. His is the scientific method; that method available only to mankind; that method which separates him absolutely from his savage ancestors. To truly glorify man is to perceive him in a rational light; to acknowledge his mind and his ability to use it rationally. He that would reject the dogmas that seek to cripple him and esteem reason is the truly free man. He has chosen to acknowledge certain absolutes: existence exists; I live therefore I must think. Faith, contrarily, would ask the same man to suspend reason, to discount facts, to accept a proposition that aims to humiliate the mind of man–to eviscerate the faculties inherent in man that have sought to achieve one thing: preserve life by championing reason.

    Reason is the faculty that makes our earth habitable. It puts food on your table. It engineered the car with which you drive to your mega-church of choice. It developed the presses with which your holy books are printed, the robots by which they are bound. Take away reason and the champions of reason and you will be left to writing your scripture in the sand with a stick. Reason, ironically, is the tool that enables your faith. Faith does not feed your pastor; it does not feed your children. It is the technological advents of those willing and able to produce that create the motorized belts on which your dogmas are conveyed through time. Stop those conveyor belts and the men that make them, the power plants that power them, close the strip mine that feeds the power plants and your faith will go up in smoke. Your faith is dependent upon men of reason for its sustenance. “Free your mind with faith,” abandon reason to the slag heaps of knowledge, and your world will crumble before you and that will be your just earthly reward for staking everything on a suspect afterlife for which no evidence is possible. The price you are willing to exact on the men of reason to ensure your heavenly rewards is taking its toll on the resolve of mankind to innovate and improve lives; lives that derive sustenance from the values that are the result of THINKING.

    Loi P’s arguments are being dismissed off-hand; you are placing his arguments at the mercy of empty propositions. Instead, try to engage him; he is offering you a way of communicating that equalizes all men. His language—the language of reason—is all-inclusive. His is the language that fosters the technological advances that guarantee you a full plate of food, not a crust of bread and a tablespoon of sour wine. His is the language of life, which glorifies men on earth, not the disguised language of death that would only glorify the lives of men beyond the grave.

    I say this repeatedly: reason exacts its own reward: peace. History teaches us this. Faith begs us to turn a blind eye on history.

    Sincerely,

    Thomas Fahy

  14. on 26 Dec 2006 at 11:48 pm 14.Loi P said …

    That was incredible Thomas Fahy. *Applause*
    Not that it matters, but I’m a she.

  15. on 06 Jan 2007 at 12:04 am 15.Abigail said …

    Linked

    PANTOMIME, n. A play in which the story is told without violence to the language. The least disagreeable form of dramatic action

  16. on 10 Jan 2007 at 2:06 pm 16.Katie said …

    wow, someone came up with a damn good lie to fool so many people. so let me ask you, if it was a lie, why would so many people die over it?

  17. on 18 Jan 2007 at 3:55 pm 17.Loi P said …

    Tons of people have died over lies. You don’t believe in Allah, do you? Tons of people have died over him.

  18. on 19 Jan 2007 at 10:11 am 18.Mattstarrs said …

    True Loi P,

    But the thing is, if the early disciples were lying – and if they knew they were lying – why did they die for their lie?

    It only makes sense if they genuinely believed it to be true. And they claimed to be eyewitnesses.

  19. on 19 Jan 2007 at 10:39 am 19.Mushinronjya said …

    Mattstarrs..
    They die for their delusion. We just call it lies. It can also be called delusion.

    Much like your delusion that you believe in a god. It’s not the truth. To speak semantically correct, one would have to say that you’re delusional, and not lying, because a lie is when you know you’re saying something that isn’t true.

    However, we can safely say that you are delusional – meaning you believe and endorse something which is false, but you don’t know it’s false. You’re innocent, at least partially, of your ignorance. However, if you would allow yourself to realize that logic and reasoning is the only way we know anything, you might actually begin to see the “light”.

    By the way, I was an eye-witness to unicorns in my backyard.
    Do you believe me?

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