This came up in a conversation with someone today about a person who is extremely Christian and likes to try to convince people who do not believe in a god that they are wrong. The matter of discussion is the person I was discussing it with said that my Atheist stance and their Christian fundamentalism was a matter of difference of opinion. This is not the case, in fact. To believe that the Bible is the unchanging true word of god is to be willfully delusional and ignorant. The proof that the bible is completely wrong in so many areas is there, but people choose to take it as fact and write off clear evidence that it is nothing more than myths written by people with an agenda.
To disprove the credibility of the bible you only need to take a science class, preferably a Biology class. To be a fundamentalist Christian you must believe that everything the bible says is a fact and we should follow the literal translation of it. All you need to do is take your bible into the class, read the first 2 chapters of Genesis about the creation of man. Before you even open the Biology book you will have noticed that the 2 versions of the creation story do not even match up! The order in which the animals are created and named and when man comes about are not consistent. Why is this? If it is the inerrant word of God, as so many people say(think) it is, why would god make such mistakes in his own account of how he created everything?
Moving along, the Biology book will contain a chapter entitled: Evolution. This chapter is something that is agreed upon by scientists around the world from every country, every race, every religion, and every University you will ever attend, absent the Christian universities, which in reality, are there even science classes in these universities that are really science if they don't teach Evolution? This chapter will give you a basic explanation of how Natural selection occurs, there are many ways that populations become isolated, and adapt and change over time, and eventually become so different they can no longer reproduce, this is Evolution. Decent with modification, over millions and millions of years. This is backed by almost countless numbers of fossils and DNA evidence, and is being confirmed more and more everyday by the discoveries in genetics.
The Theory of Evolution is now even so undeniably backed by evidence that the Vatican themselves have confirmed that this is where modern animals came from! How can they be given any credibility now that their holy book has been proven to be made up? I digress, back to the point: So to deny that evolution is a fact is just plain ignorant. That being said, if you believe that the bible is unchanging and the literal word of god and should be literally interpreted, then you are ignorant, We know that the creation story told in the bible is by no means a fact, and is just a fairy tale made up by people who did not have science, or anyway of discovering DNA, fossils, or putting scientific evidence together to discover the truth of where we came from.
This is just the tip of the iceberg in debunking the superstitions of the bible, but my point is, the facts are there! Look for them! Stop believing what a preacher tells you, stop reading a book that hasn't been relevant since it was written! How can we get anything out of a book that was changed so many times that we don't even know where they really came from or what the original said?! To ignore facts that are in front of you is to be willfully ignorant. If a jury was in charge of a murder trial and there was as much evidence that the murderer was guilty as there is that evolution is the correct way we came about, every single juror would vote guilty without hesitation! Funny how DNA is used in court to prove guilt and innocence, but it's not good enough to say we evolved along with apes and chimps from a common ancestor?! What kind of logic is that? It isn't.
If you believe that god created one man, one woman, and a talking snake that was such a smooth talker that he convinced Eve to bite a forbidden fruit and THAT'S why childbirth is painful, and why people suffer, then you, my friend, are willfully ignorant and delusional. There may not be any proof for or against a god, but one thing is for sure: the bible has no credibility to our modern scientific society, and should not be taken any more seriously than the Lord of the Rings, which I feel is much better written, at least it doesn't contradict itself hundreds of times! So, it is clearly not a matter of different opinions, my stance is one based on facts, the stance of Christian Fundamentalism is based on ignorance. This ignorance is one based on fear of the unknown and an indoctrination of unquestioning blind faith that they have received at a young age.
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