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Christianity is a religion in which events are claimed to have
occured but which can never be proved. Those who practice it live by
different morals than are preached by the most holy texts. It is an
institution in which the most holy scripture is contradictory, and wherein
the supreme being, by the very definition, cannot exist. Christianity is,
therefore, a fundamentally flawed religion.
According to the Bible, events have occured which are even more
miraculous than the resurection of Jesus Christ. Events such as the stopping
of the sun by Joshua (Joshua 10:12-14), the reversal of the sun\'s course by
Isaiah (Isaiah 38:7-8) , the resurrection of the saints, and their subsequent
appearance to many (Matthew 27:52-53) were witnessed by thousands of people.
The stopping and reversal of the sun would have been visible worldwide. The
idea that people could have witnessed these events without having been amazed
by them is, quite simply, ludicrous. Other cultures having witnessed this
would certainly have offered their own explanations in keeping with their own
cultural and religious beliefs. Surely a society existing at the time would
have documented this miraculous event. Yet nowhere have such works been
found. In the instance of the resurrection of the saints, Matthew is the
only person to mention this occurence in the Bible. Surely other
first-century Christians would have used this as further proof of Jesus\'
divinty. It would fall to reason that Paul and the gospels would have mentioned it.
This is not, however, the case. Nowhere else in the Bible is this mentioned or even hinted at.
These events are then, at best, highly unlikely to have occured. The fact
that Matthew is alone in writing of the resurrection of the saints leads us
to believe that certain writers of the Bible had differing views on
The christian Bible is highly contradictory, not just to modern day
christian beliefs, but in and of itself. Today\'s society is of the belief
that all people are created equal, and Christians submit that their god is of
the same belief. Modern Christians believe that their god loves everyone,
and that they are all equal. However, after Adam and Eve had eaten from the
tree forbidden by god, this deity said to Eve "I will intensify the pangs of
your childbearing; in pain shall you bring forth children. Yet your urge
shall be for your husband, and he shall be your master." (Genesis 3:16).
This tells us that, according to the Christian religion, women shall
naturally be dominated by men. This kind of behavior is not conducive to a
being who believes in inherent equality. Women are repeadtedly treated as
objects and told to be submissive in the Bible. "According to the rule
observed in all the assemblies of believers, women should keep silent in such
gatherings. Rather, as the law indicates, submissiveness is indicated for
them. If they want to learn anything, they should ask their husbands at home.
It is a disgrace when a woman speaks in the assembly." (1 Corinthians 14:34-35).
"Man was not made from woman but woman from man. Neither was man created for
woman but woman for man. For this reason, a woman ought to have a sign of
submission on her head." (1 Corinthians 11:8-10). The Bible also permits
bondage. "Slaves, male and female, you may indeed possess, provided you buy
them from among neighboring the nations. You may also buy them from among
the aliens who reside with you and from their children who are born and
raised in their land. Such slaves you may own as chattels, and leave to your
sons as their hereditary property, making them perpetual slaves."
(Leviticus 25:44-46). This same Bible gives laws on the punishment of slaves.
"When a man strikes his slave with a rod so hard that the slave dies under his
hand, he shall be punished. If, however, the slave survives for a day or two,
he is not to be punished, since the slave is his own property." (Exodus 21:20-21)
We find further examples of prejudice in Deuteronomy. In the Bible, it is stated
that "No one whose testicles have been crushed or whose penis has been cut
off may be admitted into the community of the Lord. No child of an
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