The Fallacies of a belief in the God of Abraham (Part 1)



The God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob… it astonishes me how many people are willing to give up reason to believe in such archaic non-sense. Really, I have nothing against the belief in some sort of deity. You can believe in whatever hocus-pocuses you want as long as you are not causing harm to others. Semitic religion on the other hand does exactly the opposite. All logic aside, it is incredibly ironic that this non-sense source of hatred, and destruction is the foundation of three of the world’s major religions Judaism, Islam, and Christianity. I feel that speaks volumes about our species.

“He was a wise man who invented God.” - Plato

I think more than a wise man, the individuals who formulated the idea of organized religion were cunning wolves. Let’s face the facts here, as an atheist I have no way of proving that some sort of divine creator doesn’t exist, heck at times even I am placed in doubt about the existence of something more than what science has showed me until now, saying otherwise would simply be a lie.

Taking all that into consideration I can still prove to you that your faith in an ancient text is based on utter foundationless manmade rubbish. I can prove to you that it is the source of an enormous amount of conflict, division, hatred, and ignorance. I can show you how religion is, and has been an obstacle to human progress. Last, I can demonstrate to you that if in fact your text accurately describes your God, you serve a petty misogynist masochistic being, whose traits are tyrannical at best. So shall we begin?

 The reality of the matter is that most of these so-called believers do not even know what they are agreeing to believe in. I think that if they actually took the time to think for themselves they would not willing voucher for such overwhelming ignorance. The truth is we all fear the unknown; none of us have knowledge of what happens after we draw our final breath, and I have no right to tell you what you should believe in with regard to the afterlife. I can however advice you that blind faith will take you down dark avenues, lucky for you there will be no burden of disappointment (you’ll be dead by then).

Perchance I have taken up the harder solution to the problem, by choosing to follow the path of logic, and reason, and perhaps that might not be the path you wish to follow. I understand that, and to each his own. In actuality, I could be completely incorrect, and maybe a conscious afterlife does exist. To be honest I would like to have an afterlife too, but reason tells me that when I die what awaits me is most likely that my consciousness will simply cease to exist, and my remnants will be broken down into their core components. I know this is a dreary thought but nonetheless it is the most realistic approach I can take with regards to the subject. Originally, the concept of being non-existent troubled me, but the more I reasoned it, the less I found it disturbing. I mean before being born I didn’t exist so what do I have to fear about returning to my originally state of non-existence? If anything this way of thinking should allow you to see life with even more value and purpose. You have a limited time to achieve your goals so don’t waste time in the non-trivial. I know that coming to this level of awareness is something that is difficult to achieve for many, and I know that a much simpler solution is to simply believe. Like I mentioned before I have no problem with you holding your belief but let’s look at the fundamentals. Keep in mind that obviously being of Christian decent most of my argument will take a stance based on the beliefs held by the Christians. Additionally, keep in mind that if you are a well educated individual some of these arguments might be quite cliché. 

Heaven

Even as a child I knew something was fundamentally flawed with the concept of the Christian heaven. I mean let’s look at this from a logical standpoint based on the book (bible, koran, torah) itself. In the beginning the god created a garden paradise for Adam and Eve to inhabit, this place was described as being without flaw, right? So for this reason I find it extremely interesting that later when the promise of a celestial paradise is given to obedient humans it is this place made of gold and crystal. Why is it not just another garden?
The implication here is that a celestial being, the creator of the known universe would give such trivial materials such as gold, silver, and crystal the same overvaluation that we humans attribute to them. There are two ideas behind this flawed concept, the first is that the ancient human attributed gold with eternity, they saw gold as a material that never blemished, and thus it was attributed to the gods. The second reason these materials were chosen was because of the psychological implications they had. How do you convince large masses of peasants to obey the rule of kings, lords, and priests? I know how. You promise them wealth and riches in the afterlife, the concept is so painfully obvious I have no idea how people are still falling for it even to this day.
Think about it this way, why is the Christian heaven not made out of Platinum, Palladium or Rhodium? The reason is probably because a manmade god can only ever know as much as man.

Blood Sacrifice (death cult)

A very important part of many ancient religions is blood sacrifice. Ironically enough most people don’t instantly associate this with Abrahamic religion, even though this is the premise of the religion! Looking at it from a logical point of view, there is nothing that differentiates the Abrahamic religions from paganism; the argument in the differentiating is flawed. 
So what is the logic behind the blood sacrifice? The answer of the question is simple; there is none! Ancient man believed that the life of an individual was carried in its blood; to a certain degree this is true.  Let me clarify, blood is the means by which life throughout the body is sustained, blood transports oxygen a vital element in the metabolism of cells throughout body. Thousands of papers and textbooks exist that explain exactly how metabolism works; there isn’t anything mystical about it.
So why would a god demand blood sacrifice? Well, according to their set of believes god’s cost for sin is death, ancient believers in the god of Abraham somehow put together that killing and spilling innocent blood somehow served as payment for their sins (A life for a life). In other pagan religions the reasons vary, but the wanted outcome is always the same, blood sacrifice is an attempt of man to please the god[s]. Let us step back for a moment and pretend that such a being exists; a god that demands the sacrifice of an innocent for the faults of the guilty… I don’t know where to being, first of all where is the justice in that? Secondly, how exactly does the act of blood sacrifice nullify sin? Last, why would a spiritual being command such a rudimentary means to eliminate an individuals sin, especially since the concept of sin seems to be more of an abstract spiritual idea. You would think that the solution to a spiritual conundrum would be a spiritual solution right? To me this leaves only a few possible answers. One of which is that the sacrifice, and spilling of blood has nothing to do with the removal of sin, and it simply pleases some grotesque bloodthirsty villainous deity. A god who finds pleasure in the ill will and suffering of others, under that context much of life makes sense now.

I find it funny, the Abrahamic religions for all their self-piousness, their talk of taking the high road, and the difficult path; seem to do exactly the opposite.  Which is more difficult, the mastery of ones urges, will, ego through say Buddhism, or the pouring of putrefied filth to some dirty deity? According to the Abrahamic religions the latter. I find that unfortunate.

Jesus Christ (Resurrection)

This is just another part of the death cult psychosis that surrounds Abrahamic beliefs.  Please someone tell me, why is Abraham praised for almost killing his son because of his delusions? Why is it admirable that a small boy should die in order to please some deity? Why don’t we do a thought experiment here?

Here goes:

Let’s say there was a king, and we had tons of books about this king. We had books that spoke greatly about this king, about his power, his glory, his purity. So lets say that one day this king calls upon one of his faithful servants Abraham. The king demands that the servant slaughter his only child slowly, slitting his neck, gutting him on a sacrificial alter, and burning his remains. Would you still find this king noble? Would you still want to ally yourself with this king? Would you still believe that this king had your best interests in mind?

Now, lets say that this king was only testing his servant; lets say that the king instead simply commanded his legions to slaughter the surrounding kingdoms for not paying him tribute. On top of all that, lets say that this king had a son, an innocent lad who hadn’t committed any wrong doings. One day the king decides that he will send his only son down to the fields where the peasants reside.

Ironically enough this all loving lord of hosts has billions of peasants living in horrible conditions, starving, and dying for no apparent reason at all. This king has the power to allow all his subjects to live long and prosperous lives but he chooses not to do that, additionally he chooses to punish his only son by sending him to live in those same conditions.  Eventually he kills his son, he allows his son to die in the most grotesque manner in order to forgive the rest of his kingdom for the sins they allegedly have committed against the king. Would you willfully serve such a king?

Additionally keep in mind that this is a king who throws anyone who has the audacity to point out his flaws into prison for all eternity, if you don’t worship him in the right way, prison. If you even follow every law but simply don’t agree with him in your heart, prison. You have the freedom of will to follow him, or suffer. Those are your choices, he is just and merciful you are told…

Now it gets better, the king sends his son to die for you, but nothing changes. Yes, you are forgiven but you still reside in otter misery. In fact, if you do not accept the sacrifice of the king’s son your sins will not be forgiven; his death is in vain for you, and you will still go to prison.  

Do you now see how ill-advised and inconsistent this idea is? Not to mention it gets better. For one Jesus was god in human form, secondly even though he according to their beliefs never committed a sin, he was capable of sin, since he had the seed of Adam in him (did he not, he was born of Mary wasn’t he?). Here we actually come to a fundamental flaw in the overall story of Jesus the Christ. 

Let me shed some light into what I mean. If Jesus was the Son of God, but was born of Mary he would have Mary’s DNA correct? We know that children don’t simply carry the DNA of one of their parents; they carry the DNA from both of them. Thus, Jesus would have human DNA and thus the contamination of the original sin of Adam right? Therefore, making the sacrifice of Jesus in vain because any human being would be capable of doing the same sacrifice as long as he was pure of sin, oh wait that cannot be done right? If so then simply sacrificing a child would suffice, unless children are born flawed by sin, under that pretense then Jesus was blemished from the start, am I not correct?  

If not then was Mary simply a vessel for Jesus? If so then that would invalidate the sacrifice all together due to the fact that under those circumstances Jesus would not technically be a human, he would simply be god in the form of a human. Clever god but tricks don’t count! Additionally, I do not understand why Mary would have been needed at all, if Jesus is simply god in the form of a man, he could have just willed himself into existence. Anyway, if Jesus wasn’t a human, then he was incapable of sinning because he was god. Unless god can sin, can god sin? Even so, if he was god simply in human form, he cannot die, thus he cannot resurrect because he was never dead to start with. If I own a bank and I give it all my possessions am I really sacrificing anything at all? In the same manner if I owe myself $100 and when I obtain $100 I repay myself the money I originally owed myself will my debt be sealed or will I perpetually owe myself?

The logic behind the belief in the Christ is flawed beyond repair under any argument provided.

There is no difference between the thoughts of man and gods, because the gods of men are the inventions of man. – Scott Leonard

This is only part one of my argument as to why Abrahamic faith is flawed. In the next articles I plan on touching the topics of the adversary (Satan), slaves, and women… Hopefully you will find those topics equally as interesting. I hope this has served you as food for thought, and if so please leave your opinions in the comments section below, subscribe to the RSS feed and share on your social media sites.

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