Obvious reasons why not to be a Christian. Requesting a critique of my list and/or any thing I shouldn't leave out.
I have been working on my own list of "Reasons why I am not a Christian". I've been trying to compile the reasons that are blatantly obvious to the extent that even a child could understand them. Here is my first draft:
1) Scientific issues can not be resolved without very loose and questionable interpretation of the Bible - most of which, is misunderstood or taken out of context.
A) Biology - Is the death knell of fundamental Christianity. There is no religious explanation for evolution without an extremely moderate worldview.
B) Geology - Earth strata, dating age of the earth, not one single form of evidence for a world flood, etc.
C) Cosmology - Speed of light issue, existence of other galaxies, etc. There are many.
2) Biblical errancy explained with incredibly vague and disingenuous arguments.
A) Isaiah 7:14 - failure to resolve the "almah" issue of virgin birth and the context of Isaiah 7-8. See Genesis 16:11.
B) Failure to resolve the Line of David issue.
C) Numerous irreconcilable problems between Matthew and Luke (pick a gospel).
D) The circular idea of pretending that the Bible's message is perfect.
3) Christian ideological censorship and interpolation of history.
A) Josephus's forged account of Jesus as the Messiah. (Possibly even Tacitus's)
B) The methods of Constantine and the formation of the Christian Church.
C) Apocrypha: The existence of, the acceptance of, and the rejection of.
D) The Church's (various) neverending stances against science throughout history.
4) Worldwide Delusion.
A) Over 3 quarters of the Earth have different religions. Just like Christians, they all have extraordinary claims; all without extraordinary evidence (or any valid evidence for that matter).
B) Enormous amounts of wealth are still (in our day) swindeled by: Psychics, Faith-Healers, Quack doctors, and other nonsense.
5) Logical Reasoning.
A) Morality does not require God. I hope this is simple enough to understand.
B) "Original Sin" human accountability is ridiculous and there is no justification for it. Sins of the fathers. The bible is demanding undeserved reparations.
C) "Christ's Atonement" is also just as ridiculous. Penal substitution?
D) "Free Will" does not exist in Christian doctrine. There is only dogma and illusion.
E) Pascal's Wager utterly fails. I hope I don't have to explain this one.
Ok, my first question is: Does anyone have any problems with anything I have on my list? Is there justification for these issues that I am not aware of? 2nd question: Is there anything you think I should add to the list? General comments? This is my first post, btw.
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