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What If Christianity Is Wrong?

Disclaimer:  As a supporter of the U.S. Constitution, I respect everybody’s religious beliefs, as long as those beliefs don’t impose on the rights and liberties of other people.  Furthermore, I respect the rights of others in expressing their opinions.  That being said, the following is an expression of my religious beliefs as an atheist, and an expression of my views on Christianity.  I’m not here to impose my beliefs on others, or to attempt to sway their belief in any way.  You have the option to quit reading this post anytime, especially if you are easily offended.  With that being said, what if God were real?

Before I start arguing my case, I do want to point out that I do believe in the moral values in which Christianity stands for.  The majority of the 10 Commandments are a very good doctrine to live by.  What I can’t abide is the theology built up around these moral doctrines.

My first question would be why does God put up with 2/3 of the world’s population that doesn’t believe in him or worships other gods?  Supposedly, we had this same issue around 2300 BC and he dealt with it with the Great Flood.  If you’re almighty and powerful and all, why put up with those pesky kids on your lawn?  Why has it been 4,300 years since he’s cleaned house again?  Why is he being such a lazy procrastinator?  Wait…maybe he did make me in his image?  Whoa!

Next, what type of cruel, twisted bastard allows so much suffering to go on when he is so all-powerful enough to stop it?  Christians would point out that God doesn’t cause this suffering, but he uses it to test our strength and our faith in him.  I’m sorry, in a world where people are killing each other in the name of God, where murder, rape, and pedophiles exist.  Where disease, famine, and poverty kill thousands of innocent children every year.  And I’m supposed to worship a being who is capable of ending all of it, but chooses not to as a test of my character?  It doesn’t sound like it’s MY character that should be put into question here.

It’s not like the majority of his followers truly believe this doctrine; That it is how we face these hardships that deem us worthy of eventually sharing his grace in Heaven.  Oh sure, everyone wants to go there, but nobody is making a very good example of dealing with sin and hardship on their own.  In every church I’ve ever visited in my lifetime, people are praying to God for something.  Help with this, help with that, watch over this person in their time of need, deliver us from our sins, prayer request after prayer request after prayer request.  What happened to humanity taking care of its own problems, as He dictated?  How do you claim to be a follower of The Lord when you don’t follow that most basic of edicts?

And looking beyond this, how petty are you to pray for these little things in life in the first place?  When there is so much greater evil and horrible things going on in the world?  Yes, Lord, I know you have that whole little mess in the Middle East going on, but our neighbor Shelly just lost her job, and we were wondering if you could help her out?  Sure, no sweat.  Not like I was busy or anything.  Can do.

Okay, okay, so he’s all-powerful and the almighty multi-tasker, you say?  He can be everywhere and do everything because he is all-powerful and all-knowing.  That’s fine and dandy.   But again, how petty are you to even ask?  Aren’t you supposed to be dealing with your problems yourself anyway?

This all just goes to prove what I’ve always felt as an adult.  That religion, as a whole, is nothing more than a crutch.  A way of blaming all our problems on someone or something else, like the devil.  A pipedream of the possibility of life after death.  We don’t stop existing after we die, we go to this magical wonderful place in the skies where we will experience eternal peace, love, and a Starbucks on every cloud.  But only if you follow these exact rules.  No wonder there is so much self-righteousness in the Christian faith.

But it’s okay if you need that crutch.  I wish that I could have that level of blind faith like 1/3 of the world’s population has.  That I could believe there’s a justifiable reason for all the horrors in this world, and that after I die my existence would continue in heavenly bliss.  It’s the negligent “parent” who’s in charge that I have my beef with.  What “father” gives their child matches and lets them burn down Eden when he could have protected them?

In closing, I apologize if I have offended anyone reading this.  That was not my intent.  I merely wanted to share my opinion on the subject.  And that’s exactly what it is, one man’s opinion.  I’m not saying I’m right.  I’m not saying the 2.2 billion Christians in this world, from the devote to the self-proclaimed, are wrong.  I’m only expressing myself as a citizen of the U.S. is allowed.

I, of course, welcome any intelligent response, supporting or arguing the opinions I’ve expressed here.  You are welcome to express your opinions just as much as I am.  I’m always up for a good debate, as long as it can be done intelligently and without undue negative emotions.  🙂