Some short thoughts on Christianity
You see, here’s the thing believers, Christian beliefs look ludicrous when written down. Seriously, try it – if you’re a believer try recording yourself saying what you believe, and I bet you’ll not be able to get all the way through without laughing.
Angels? Supernatural lying spirits? A god that’s more concerned with human sexuality than he is saving the lives of millions of starving children in Africa? Stories of a global flood that left zero evidence and wasn’t recorded by the surrounding nations who lived through it without noticing? Stories of an Exodus and invasion that similarly left no evidence, including no records AT ALL in the Egyptian archives? The miraculous birth of a man-god who did such amazing things that not a single contemporary writer mentioned him? The same man crucified by Pontius Pilate, despite the fact that in all the records of executions from that time he isn’t mentioned?
It takes a huge amount of faith to believe such nonsense! The fact is the Bible ISN’T true, it’s isn’t good history, the Old Testament represents the hopes of 7th Century Judah under the reign of Josiah, and later the hopes of post exile Jewry, whilst the New Testament is told through the filter of Paul, a man who lied about his reason for going to Damascus (the High Priest of Jerusalem had no authority in Damascus, as it was in a different province).
These are some of the reasons why I, and millions of others, have left Christianity.