Christian has no problem rejecting bible

I opened up to my cousin (I haven't seen in 30 years) with a lengthy post about about my life since we last met. Among other things, I explained the process of my rejecting religion, mentioned the negativity of the Bible, the traumatizing effect it had on my early life, and the sense of relief I felt once I realized it was all a bunch of crap.

Her response to me was unexpected, as she's apparently a Christian that has rejected the Holy Bible, and she explained it like this:

[Her god] doesn't make mistakes...Man wrote that "book" my God is just and loving.....I don't go to church because all they preach is hell and damnation....I don't believe in all that....I don't believe in hell.

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Comment by Scarlette Blues on June 16, 2011 at 1:19pm

I think it has a lot to do with [unintentional] indoctrination. Most Christians are raised surrounded by the belief in the "one true god" and Jesus. They believe so deeply that Biblical Jesus actually existed that they can't see that the characters only exist through the Bible. 


Maybe you should talk more with your cousin. I would try to get her to explain her beliefs more and why she believes these certain things. It may help her see what she's missing and where she is going wrong in her thinking.

Comment by Robert Karp on June 16, 2011 at 1:33pm
I had a very similar talk with a friend of mine on Tuesday. She was a anthroplogy/religion double major in college, and doesn't like or follow the monotheism but she LOVES, the teaching of Jesus H. Christ! I don't get it.
Comment by james d on June 16, 2011 at 1:43pm
people want god, and some want god on their own terms... the tough shit in the bible can be ignored because it doesn't directly affect the person ignoring it, but once they begin, they easily move to a relativistic view of god and jesus becomes more palatable as his puppet... there are many who will never even look at the old testament but accept jesus as real and as god's anointed.. point her to buddha if she has problems with the sky god... jesus quotes him a lot...
Comment by anti_supernaturalist on June 16, 2011 at 2:27pm

Jesus' "interm ethic" fails to be ethical

• this world is about to end! (30-35 CE):  “take no thought for tomorrow”

Jesus’ worldview is irrational, otherworldly, and impractical. Jesus promised much and delivered nothing. Worse his “interim ethic” — take no thought for tomorrow — undercuts every social value which makes a people into a cultural entity capable of surviving in “this world”. (Search under terms: interim ethic, quest for historical Jesus, demythologizing new testament.)

Is it any wonder then that jews had to reject xianity as capable of destroying their cultural rock of refuge, the people Israel?

Jesus proclaimed a view made by his culture’s most deluded separatist radicals beginning 150 years before his time. (Search: Essenes) He believed that imperial oppression signaled that the world was about to end. God would soon restore Israel as “He” had before.

Moreover, “He” would put an end to oppression forever. First century CE Rome would be destroyed. Time would end. The righteous jewish dead would rise from their graves. God would rule directly over them on an Earth purified from all “sin”.

• What do you do when the world is about to end?

Literally try get on God’s good side. Put your affairs in order. Settle your disputes — no lawsuits! Withdraw from everyday society. Help your friends to get with the program.

Prepare mentally to live in a perfect existence on an Earth remade into Eden. Meanwhile, enjoy thoughts of revenge, of seeing those damned “sons of darkness” who tax and oppress you fall into Hell.

The bizarre bipolar mood swings attributed to cultural fable character ‘Jesus’ make perfect sense. Therefore Rejoice! Society has no point. Only you matter. Culture is meaningless.

the anti_supernaturalist


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