Christianity Not Unique

Outrageous extraordinary claims without evidence to support them. Over the millennia that humankind has been around there have been thousands of religions making such extraordinary claims.

Jesus Christ as manufactured within the pages of the New Testament is an amalgam of previous stories of similar individuals with similar life stories and attributes. Horus, Attis, Zoroaster, and Dionysus all share similar background and were most likely the source material for the writers of the New Testament from which they fabricated the story of Jesus.

Which Christianity is Unique? There are around 33,820 denominations from which to choose, but choose carefully as many proclaim they are the only way to salvation.

Christianity’s origins reveal it a product of a barbaric society. Human sacrifice, as in the central character, Jesus, as atonement for imagined sins against a ruthless God heralds thoughts of the ancient cultures which made human sacrifices to appease volcano Gods, or other Gods of disaster. It is also barbaric that anyone would accept such atonement. What kind of person would allow some innocent to take the punishment for crimes he/she committed. What a cowardly abandonment of self-responsibility!

What a sadistic monster the Christian God must be. Any father would be labeled an immoral monster if he allowed his son, even if he had a thousand sons, to be sliced and diced and hung on a tree for all to see. What a ridiculous concept!

Why does modern society hold such barbaric concepts? No doubt for the same reason that millennia of peoples have been conned into participation. Death is something which all people have great anxiety about. The thought of “no more me” is an extremely sobering one. There are some people who will accept extraordinary unsubstantiated claims if it offers the solace of immortality.

Christianity, like many religions before and during it’s existence, claims to be the “one true road” to heaven. Just like the existence of their God, or the Son of God, Jesus, the reality of heaven has yet to be substantiated either. So, without heaven, just where does the “one true road” lead? Mainly, it leads to a lifelong role of servitude. You serve the leader of your particular group and act on his/her desires, which incidentally always mirrors God’s will, and you become humbled, making a fine selfless worker.

Conclusions:

1.Christianity is one of thousands of man-made belief systems. It is not unique in that many of it’s concepts are of earlier origin.

2.Christianity, like myriad belief systems before it, feeds on the fear of death.

3.Christianity is more barbaric than many religions as it’s central figure is in essence a human sacrifice.

4.There is absolutely no evidence substantiating the extraordinary claims of Christianity, including the lack of evidence that Jesus is anything more than myth.

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  1. “Which Christianity is Unique?”
    The one where GOD rules and not men.

    “Jesus, as atonement for imagined sins against a ruthless God”
    Wrong. Jesus died as an example. We must live as he did; Hated by those that do not adhere to the truth, living for God alone, etc. Simply saying “Sorry I got you killed buddy” will not suffice.

    “Christianity, like many religions before and during it’s existence, claims to be the “one true road” to heaven.”
    Wrong again.
    GOD is the one true road. Go to him one on one and be shown how to traverse his path.

    “Just like the existence of their God, or the Son of God, Jesus, the reality of heaven has yet to be substantiated either.”
    Still wrong. If you work for it, and no I’m not talking about swallowing the garbage many church figureheads feed or studying books, God will show you everything. That simple, and yes, I can prove it. That will be provided to all very soon.

    “You serve the leader of your particular group and act on his/her desires, which incidentally always mirrors God’s will, and you become humbled, making a fine selfless worker. ”
    Sadly you are correct there. Many are deceived by the men in church. I wish this were false but it is not.

    “1.Christianity is one of thousands of man-made belief systems. It is not unique in that many of it’s concepts are of earlier origin”
    That may be but God is not. Go to him and you will see.

    “2.Christianity, like myriad belief systems before it, feeds on the fear of death.”

    When you are led by the spirit of truth death is nothing to fear as you know it holds no grip over you

    “3.Christianity is more barbaric than many religions as it’s central figure is in essence a human sacrifice.”
    One dies for many every time a soldier dies, does this make his/her country barbaric, or the soldier heroic?

    “4.There is absolutely no evidence substantiating the extraordinary claims of Christianity, including the lack of evidence that Jesus is anything more than myth.”

    Evidence is perceiving that which is not perceived. How does one acquire evidence? By working to get it. Not that hard.

  2. Michael says:

    Evidence is not “perceiving that which is not perceived” Evidence is the available body of facts or information indicating whether a belief or proposition is true or valid.

    If you can not supply the evidence for your position then you have no position. Simply claiming you have evidence and that each person must seek it themselves is a cop out.

    You continually make the assumption that no Atheists has ever looked for Evidence of God. In that you are wrong. I have look, I have found none.. If you wish to provide your evidence for evaluation to support if your position is true or valid than by all means supply it. Until then your simply a broken record professing you are somehow privy to some unknown evidence you refuse to share. Hardly seems Christian.

  3. Drenn Workman says:

    It is clear Relion, that you are making it up as you proceed.
    Without a shred of doubt I can say that if your God is the one of the Bible, that that God does not exist.
    Provide your evidence, your proof of God’s existence, or kindly shut up.

  4. “Evidence is not “perceiving that which is not perceived” Evidence is the available body of facts or information indicating whether a belief or proposition is true or valid.”

    Correct, I apologize. I am running very low on sleep this week thanks to work. What I meant to say is that evidence is an aid of perceiving that which is not perceived. What would you trust more? The evidence you have reviewed or that which was provided by others?

    “Simply claiming you have evidence and that each person must seek it themselves is a cop out. ”

    Recognize the tree by the fruits. If you can come against me saying what I am shown as not being from God, then we’ll address that.

    “You continually make the assumption that no Atheists has ever looked for Evidence of God. In that you are wrong. I have look, I have found none”

    You have looked, but have you labored? The church world today is training sheep, not Christians. Coffers and egos are the only things being filled, not hearts. You have looked, and that indeed may be true but you have not labored. The process is simple if you would simply look to nature for it. As a child, who do you go to for answers? Your parent/s. Now if this is happening in the natural, why not the spiritual?

    “you are somehow privy to some unknown evidence you refuse to share. Hardly seems Christian.”

    Would you go to school and demand the teacher give you a sheet with answers to a test? Would you go to work and demand a co-worker do your job? Would you go to a fellow atheist and demand they denounce God for you?

    No, you would not. You work for knowledge, you work for your paycheck and you have worked to denounce God. WHY ON EARTH does this not apply to God? Sitting on a bench listening to some guy in the VERY SAME boat as you ramble on about how you’re going to hell? Why are you going to hell and not him? What makes him better? Why would God stop talking after the bible if he cannot be exhausted? Do the labor and go to God directly. As many times as you will hear it cannot be done be assured it can. If the churches are all right then why the heck are there fifteen million flavors of christianity? Start with those questions and ask God. Indeed it seems strange but if you TRULY want to know the answer to these questions you will find out. Just don’t expect some pastor or preacher to answer them for you. I have labored, and things have been revealed. How did they worship God BEFORE the bible? Before churches?? THEY SPOKE TO GOD! Now however its taboo. Everyone wants your head and purse. So no, I’m not above you in any way, as a matter of fact God loves you more than I right now, else you wouldn’t be interacting with his children. If you have three children and one gets hurt, would you not go to them right away?

    Drenn,

    Say what you will my friend because fortunately I do not answer to you nor do your statements convict me. Besides, shutting up is what Christians tell atheists right? Not the other way around?

  5. “Sitting on a bench listening to some guy in the VERY SAME boat as you ramble on about how you’re going to hell?”

    Sorry, you ramble should be he rambles….

  6. Drenn Workman says:

    Relion: You remind me of my older brother. He comes up with an argument, I totally destroy that argument, his face contorts, then becomes calm again, and then he begins again, with the same argument as if it had never been demolished.
    I have researched the beginnings of Christianity, and it’s progression. I have found the Christian religion, and make no bones about it, if your God is the God of the Christian Bible, then you are a classified as a Christian, without foundation. It began as Sun worship, the Gnostics made it into a Son worship. Later Christians made the son flesh.
    It is a barbaric religion manufactured during barbaric times. It has no place in the modern world.

  7. Drenn Workman says:

    Relion:
    The reason you have not delivered on the goods, the evidence, is that you are busy manufacturing it. Over the past few years I have met many individuals on line who, disgruntled by their religion set off to manufacture one of their own. Most claim to be simply belief, rather than a religion. I am mystified that people seem to have to have another myth replace the one they had. Why not simply be free of it all? Why not say “To heck with that crap” and go on with their lives.

  8. Drenn,

    And you remind me of my older brother. He used to borrow money from me. After so long I got sick of not getting paid back. I told him to go work for his money. So what does he do? Gets on welfare. Using others to provide for him isn’t working for it. The reason I haven’t produced what I say is because I’m going to lay it down so simple, that there will be no way you can wiggle out unless you’re lazy. I’m going to explain how to do it and make it so easy even a caveman can do it.

  9. Drenn Workman says:

    Very well, I await your impossibly difficult task to be completed, one which centuries of Christians have labored on and failed.

  10. Michael says:

    Lets be honest here, you really don’t have evidence. Not by the standards you would set for anything else. You have a warm fuzzy feeling and an idea that theres is someone behind the curtain pulling the strings. You can’t prove it. Not to anyone else, thats why you evade the question with such vigor. You simply want it to be true, you may even give you a greater sense of meaning in your life, but dose that make it real? No. That warm fuzzy you get when you think you think you have it all figured out, and that God in his infinte wisdom has chosen to reaveal himself to you….well thats the same feeling every other person of any other religion gets when they talk about their God.

    Your so sure your correct, that you have it all figured out, and you know exactly what your God wants.. Congratulations. You’ve succeded where countless theologians and even the fathers of your own Religion had failed. You are quick to tell people they are wrong, idolizing the Bible or worshipping incorrectly, and have even thrown out the no true arguement. So again Congradulations, you are appearantly the only one who gets it.

    Or your just delusional.

  11. Amber White says:

    Hi, an argument I do not see enough and wish more atheists would post is the fact that in Mathew 5:5 the Bible states that not all will go to Heaven… in fact “few” will, even many who claim to “know” Jesus.

    I am largely agnostic and it’s because of stuff like the above but not due to what I consider to be very INEFFECTIVE arguing or debating by atheists, especially Richard Dawkins.

    Another thing I wish I could see: less hatred coming from both sides of the argument… I mean let’s face it: science isn’t exactly without it’s flaws– yeas, I know it’s peer-reviewed but to date scientists can’t even explain why ice is slippery (look it up)… a friend of mine is a theoretical physicist… an atheist… but he tends to label “most atheists” as being too proud and too stupid for their own good and I agree with them: you act just as bad as a Bible thumper sometimes… if your truly happy with your non belief then you would stop playing “Rush Limbaugh” with the enemy– that’s all it is– a bunch of “wannabe scientific types” who think they know it all but yet can’t spell worth a shit and their grammar is grade school level.

    And also, stay off of Wikipedia: Horus and Mythra are widely known but they are FAR REMOVED from being like the Jesus story so you might as well can it and concentrate on the things that really count, like showing the zealot that they are failing the tenants of their own belief… it’s that simple…

    Stop looking stupid– this is just an opinion from someone who thinks you are as crazy as a religious fundamentalist sometimes and that makes “real atheists” look bad.

  12. dw406 says:

    I don’t think atheists are looking stupid. The post in question was simply an answer to a post by a local Ashland Ohio preacher of fundamentalist nature.
    I have at times been accused of proselytizing for Atheism, I am considering actually taking on that role. I am not an accommodationist. I do not consider science and irrational belief compatible. There is no hatred intended for individual believers, only a very deep dislike for what they believe. Let’s consider what an agnostic really is… In my opinion an agnostic is a fence sitter, at least most of them. The label agnostic is usually adopted in an effort to ease criticism from believers, who vehemently attack and promise to pray for those who adopt the label atheist. I know several individuals who have labeled themselves agnostic, and all of them, just as the flavor of your comment indicates, are the “try to getalong” variety, not wanting to rankle or upset the believers. In other words: accommodationists.
    I have had many encounters with “True-believers” and believe me the last thing they want is to get a long with the non-believer. They view it as an opportunity to proselytize and bring you around. The label agnostic is seen by these individuals more or less as an open door inviting them in.
    I disagree with your objection about Horus, as his story does indeed eerily resemble Jesus’ storyline.
    Your admonition to “Stop looking stupid” seems to indicate that you merely object to confrontation.