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Tram law
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Message 61 of 64 (611810)
04-11-2011 10:11 AM

This is one of the big reasons why I became an atheist. I was taught by my family that the only people who get to go to heaven are Proper Christians, those who worship God in the correct way. Then I learned that some people believe that God is a kind and loving God. Then I started hearing about how God punishes people just because they don't believe in him. And if God is a kind and loving God, why would he punish people for small offenses? Because it's tough love baby some people say.
And to top it off, God is a megalomaniacal genocidal maniac who suffers from Munchhausen Syndrome and is possibly schizophrenic to boot. And I mean this in all seriousness.
So why would I want to worship or serve or work with a person like that?
Might makes right?
Hmm, no, I don't believe that. Which is also contradictory to the meek shall inherit the earth.
If God is so perfect then why are there so many different interpretations of the Bible? The Bible is so poorly written it can be used to support any belief. Wouldn't a perfect and Omnipotent God know how to avoid this problem of alternate interpretations to support beliefs he doesn't like?
And of course, if we're supposed to blindly follow and worship god to the letter of the law, then why give us free will? Free will allows us to come to our own decisions. Blind worship and servitude negates free will.
There is a few scant morality in it that i do agree with, such as not coveting thy neighbor's things and some passages like that, but other than that, the Bible is one of the most confusing works of literature of all time.
And I do not want to be confused and I do not want to be connected with a psychopathic killer, and I don't understand why other people do.

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