Christ is real and he hated religion too. (mailbag response)
Thanks for the letter. We definitely agree on some points. Like you, we've studied both sides. I feel as if the one piece of information that may help you on your journey is to delve in to the origins of Christianity. Look at the similarities to other savior gods before him, look at the historical record, the fact that nobody wrote a word about Jesus until 30-70 years after his death at a time when people lived to be 35. In other words an entire generation of people lived in between the time that Jesus supposedly lived and the time that anyone thought to write a single word about him. There are many pieces to the Jesus puzzle that can help confirm that a man named Jesus Christ (son of god) never even walked on this Earth. It's a fictional tale based on previous tales (sometimes it seems almost plagiarized how similar the stories are to gods before him), a tale that after you reach the end of the rabbit hole you'll see there is no "love and forgiveness of Jesus." Jesus never existed. Here are a few resources: "The God Who Wasn't There Movie" www.thegodmovie.com Rooks forum for Jesus Mythicism: http://www.rationalresponders.com/forums/rook_hawkins/the_jesus_mythicist_campaign Our friends: www.thejesusmyth.com As for prayer, I must say the entire idea is an insult to our human dignity. You happened to catch me on a bad day for preaching about the efficacy of prayer. A family member committed suicide today, he was a Christian. At the scene of the suicide the words were uttered by his father over and over that "I don't understand how this happened we prayed for him all the time." I of course wouldn't have ever done such a thing as I realize prayer is not only worthless but it's an insult to our intellect and the short life we get. However after seeing the inefficacy of prayer his immediate family members said more prayers at the scene of the accident. Prayer is a crutch you use for comfort, a crutch that has been proven to be worthless. Try e-mail and speaking to people instead of prayer the next time you want to accomplish something. Nothing fails like prayer. Had more time been spent dealing with this family members problems directly as opposed to praying for him, maybe things would be different right now. You should contemplate how insulting it is to me as an intellectual to suggest I pray. I'm not 5 years old, I understand that prayer is bullshit. As for laughter... I do so all the time. Had it been a different day, I'd be laughing at you right now. Forgive me for saying that, sometimes laughing at other humans is the only (or at least most effective) way to cope with their superstitious ignorance. Here are some proofs that prayer is worthless: http://www.rationalresponders.com/forum/sapient/atheist_vs_theist/747 God less man... I'll be thinking for you, Brian SapientFrom: Mat Dod Sent: Tuesday, January 15, 2008 8:18 AM Subject: Re: [General Question] Hey Guys!
Man, you guys have it all messed up. I'm a hard core Christian, but I absolutely hate religion. I hate going to churches where they have to have candles and a little ceramony and everything else they do. You know who else despised religion? Jesus Christ! In fact, it was the stinking religious people that killed him! Man I don't know about you, or the rest of the world for that matter. But I know that I could not survive on this planet without the very real love and forgiveness of Jesus Christ. I've studied both sides, I studied evolution ID creation (same I know) I studied world religions the whole deal. But after that day when I surendered my life to him I could see colour. It sounds wierd i know man, but, I just can't relay in an email the incredible amount of peace I felt that day. Think about it man, hey laugh some today! have some fun! God bless man, I'll be praying for you.
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