Jesus Is NOT God [Trollville]
For people who are supposed to be atheists, you people are far from that. The "atheists" on this website seem to be mostly anti-Jesus -- this is NOT atheism.
From the response I've gotten so far, I have found that most people here find God synonymous with Jesus, something you've apparently been brainwashed into thinking.
Let me run something by you which may blow the minds of some people so brainwashed.
I am a strong believer in God. I am as convinced that God exists as I am convinced that the keyboard I'm typing on exists. Yet, I absolutely do NOT believe in Jesus.
Jesus, to the best of my knowledge, was a Jew who died an unfortunate death, like many others in his time. He's dead, he never rose, we will not rise, and he has nothing more to do with God than any one of us. How did anyone ever manage to convince you people that a mere human was somehow a God? It's truly mind-boggling! You people are fighting a "god" that never existed (as a god).
Let me elaborate, especially for those who apparently have no concept whatsoever of what God is supposed to be.
"In the Beginning God created heaven and earth." This first statement in Genesis, incidentally, coincides precisely with what scientists believe about the Big Bang. In the beginning, this pinpoint of something or other exploded and expanded into our universe. The major difference being that scientists claim, understandably so, that we cannot know what came before the big bang, since nature must have been different then, and whatever telltale signs of what came beforehand must have been wiped out in that cataclysmic event.
And they are absolutely right.
The Bible says that the "big bang" (it doesn't call it that but it describes something extremely similar) was the moment of creation, before which nothing existed, something scientists can neither verify nor deny. What's interesting is that the Bible, which was written thousands of years ago, actually describes the big bang thousands of years before scientists realized that this is how our universe began. There are books based on Genesis, written hundreds of years ago, which expound on Genesis and actually describe in far more detail the "big bang" -- deduced from the Bible.
If the Bible was not written by God, this Creation thing is a pretty damn good guess of how it all began.
Now, about Jesus.
Anything that did not exist before that moment of Creation cannot possibly be God. Jesus came years later -- he is not and cannot be God. Something or someone that was created or born -- cannot be God! Anything that came after Creation is part of God's creation -- nothing else!
So if you people have something against Jesus, and claim he is not God, and claim that you will not go to hell if you don't believe in him -- congratulations!!! You're absolutely right! It's about time you brainwashed people realized this.
But when you say there is no God, when you look at a computer and realize that it had to be manufactured by someone, yet you look at a world far more complex than a computer and claim that no one created it's complexity -- you're a bunch of absolute morons! No, not necessarily sacrilegious -- just moronic fools! You have to have to have a shred of brains to honestly be called sacrilegious.
To understand the complexities of this world and deny God (remember, I'm not talking about Jesus now) is just absolute stupidity!!!
But guess what? It's your choice to believe whatever you want. And you know who gave you that choice? God! He called it "free will." Denying the IRS exists does not absolve you of paying taxes. It only means you'll be paying more heavily when it all catches up to you.