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20 Reasons To Abandon Christianity by Sirmuel1(m): 11:02am On Jul 09, 2016
1. Christianity is based on fear

While today there
are liberal clergy who preach a gospel of love, they
ignore the bulk of Christian teachings, not to mention
the bulk of Christian history. Throughout almost its
entire time on Earth, the motor driving Christianity
has been—in addition to the fear of death—fear of
the devil and fear of hell. One can only imagine how
potent these threats seemed prior to the rise of
science and rational thinking, which have largely
robbed these bogeys of their power to inspire terror.
But even today, the existence of the devil and hell are
cardinal doctrinal tenets of almost all Christian
creeds, and many fundamentalist preachers still
openly resort to terrorizing their followers with lurid,
sadistic portraits of the suffering of nonbelievers
after death. This is not an attempt to convince
through logic and reason; it is not an attempt to
appeal to the better nature of individuals; rather, it is
an attempt to whip the flock into line through threats,
through appeals to a base part of human nature—
fear and cowardice.

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Re: 20 Reasons To Abandon Christianity by Ofemmanu1: 11:06am On Jul 09, 2016
100k sperms and you were the fastest?!

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Re: 20 Reasons To Abandon Christianity by KingEbukaNaija: 11:08am On Jul 09, 2016
Another inchoate dumb thread

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Re: 20 Reasons To Abandon Christianity by Sirmuel1(m): 11:09am On Jul 09, 2016
2. Christianity preys on the innocent.

If Christian fear-mongering were directed solely at adults, it would be bad enough, but Christians routinely terrorize helpless children through grisly depictions of the endless horrors and suffering they'll be subjected to if they don�t live good Christian lives. Christianity has darkened the early years of generation after generation of children, who have lived in terror of dying while in mortal sin and going to endless torment as a result. All of these children were trusting of adults, and they did not have the ability to analyze what they were being told; they were simply helpless victims, who, ironically, victimized following generations in the same manner that they themselves had been victimized. The nearly 2000 years of Christian terrorizing of children ranks as one of its greatest crimes. And it�s one that continues to this day.

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Re: 20 Reasons To Abandon Christianity by KingEbukaNaija: 11:11am On Jul 09, 2016
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Re: 20 Reasons To Abandon Christianity by Sirmuel1(m): 11:12am On Jul 09, 2016
3. Christianity is based on dishonesty.

The Christian appeal to fear, to cowardice, is an admission that the evidence supporting Christian beliefs is far from compelling. If the evidence were such that Christianity�s truth was immediately apparent to anyone who considered it, Christians— including those who wrote the Gospels—would feel no need to resort to the cheap tactic of using fear- inducing threats to inspire "belief." ("Lip service" is a more accurate term.) That the Christian clergy have been more than willing to accept such lip service (plus the dollars and obedience that go with it) in place of genuine belief, is an additional indictment of the basic dishonesty of Christianity.

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Re: 20 Reasons To Abandon Christianity by KingEbukaNaija: 11:12am On Jul 09, 2016
Very true

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Re: 20 Reasons To Abandon Christianity by KingEbukaNaija: 11:15am On Jul 09, 2016
This is so true

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Re: 20 Reasons To Abandon Christianity by Sirmuel1(m): 11:16am On Jul 09, 2016
4. Christianity is extremely egocentric.

The deep egocentrism of Christianity is intimately tied to its reliance on fear. In addition to the fears of the devil and hell, Christianity plays on another of humankind�s most basic fears: death, the dissolution of the individual ego. Perhaps Christianity's strongest appeal is its promise of eternal life. While there is absolutely no evidence to support this claim, most people are so terrified of death that they cling to this treacly promise insisting, like frightened children, that it must be true.

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Re: 20 Reasons To Abandon Christianity by KingEbukaNaija: 11:16am On Jul 09, 2016
They choose to harden their hearts

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Re: 20 Reasons To Abandon Christianity by Sirmuel1(m): 11:18am On Jul 09, 2016
5. Christianity breeds arrogance, a chosen-people mentality.


It's only natural that those who believe (or play act at believing) that they have a direct line to the Almighty would feel superior to others. This is so obvious that it needs little elaboration. A brief look at religious terminology confirms it. Christians have often called themselves "God's people," "the chosen people," "the elect," "the righteous," etc., while nonbelievers have been labeled "heathens," "infidels," and "atheistic Communists" (as if atheism and Communism are intimately connected). This sets up a two-tiered division of humanity, in which "God's people" feel superior to those who are not "God�s people."

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Re: 20 Reasons To Abandon Christianity by KingEbukaNaija: 11:18am On Jul 09, 2016
Why abandon something that is beneficial

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Re: 20 Reasons To Abandon Christianity by Sirmuel1(m): 11:20am On Jul 09, 2016
6. Christianity breeds authoritarianism.


Given that Christians claim to have the one true faith, to have a book that is the Word of God, and (in many cases) to receive guidance directly from God, they feel little or no compunction about using force and coercion to enforce "God's Will" (which they, of course, interpret and understand). Given that they believe (or pretend) that they�re receiving orders from the Almighty (who would cast them into hell should they disobey), it's little wonder that they feel no reluctance, and in fact are eager, to intrude into the most personal aspects of the lives of nonbelievers. This is most obvious today in the area of sex, with Christians attempting to deny women the right to abortion and to mandate near-useless abstinence-only sex "education" in the public schools. It's also obvious in the area of education, with Christians attempting to force biology teachers to teach their creation myth (but not those of Hindus, Native Americans, et al.) in place of (or as being equally valid as) the very well established theory of evolution. But the authoritarian tendencies of Christianity reach much further than this.

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Re: 20 Reasons To Abandon Christianity by KingEbukaNaija: 11:21am On Jul 09, 2016
Abandon Christianity at your own detriment

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Re: 20 Reasons To Abandon Christianity by Richirich713: 11:22am On Jul 09, 2016
Christianity is based on love.

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Re: 20 Reasons To Abandon Christianity by Sirmuel1(m): 11:23am On Jul 09, 2016
7. Christianity is cruel.


Throughout its history, cruelty—both to self and others—has been one of the most prominent features of Christianity. From its very start, Christianity, with its bleak view of life, its emphasis upon sexual sin, and its almost impossible- to-meet demands for sexual "purity," encouraged guilt, penance, and self-torture. Today, this self- torture is primarily psychological, in the form of guilt arising from following (or denying, and thus obsessing over) one's natural sexual desires

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Re: 20 Reasons To Abandon Christianity by Nobody: 11:24am On Jul 09, 2016
lolzz..I do not Believe in God Almighty because I'm scared of hell! No Never! I believe in him because I have grown up and looked around my environment and I have seen His wondrous works in Nature and how harmoneous they all are, I have a conscience that tells me, it must be a superior being who did this! I have come to fall inlove with his personality. A loving God, who made me in his image, rather than believe stupid science that says I have my origin from the Ape breeds, why haven't apes in the forest turned to humans yet?..I guess no answer!
All the chapters I read in his Holy word, I have proven to be true! A just and merciful God, preserver of Life.
And then the one that touched me most is his Love for me, he saw my fragile and imperfect nature, a nature derived from the sin of the first man, a nature that was contrary to the Original nature he created man to be, He still had so much love for me as to send his only Begotten son'Jesus christ' into the world, to offer himself as an atonement for my sins even before I was born, he had made this plan of salvation for me! Pls tell me why won't I love him?? Why won't I worship him?..His words comfort me, I delight in his word, A word of truth. He assures me everyday that he's always with me. He heals my infirmities, He provides for me and my family! Despite the hardship my family has never gone to bed without meal. No steady income! No salary!
This is why I thank him wen I wake up, in my heart and before I lay to rest,. I Love U Lord! Accept my humble service of Praise!

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Re: 20 Reasons To Abandon Christianity by Sirmuel1(m): 11:24am On Jul 09, 2016
Richirich713:
Christianity is based on love.


Christianity is based on the fear of Hell, Devil and Death

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Re: 20 Reasons To Abandon Christianity by KingEbukaNaija: 11:25am On Jul 09, 2016
Chrisitanity along other religions were abandoned in North Korea

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Re: 20 Reasons To Abandon Christianity by KingEbukaNaija: 11:26am On Jul 09, 2016
Atheism is foolishness

Re: 20 Reasons To Abandon Christianity by KingEbukaNaija: 11:29am On Jul 09, 2016
Abandon Chrisiranity and you'll be like Hitler !

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Re: 20 Reasons To Abandon Christianity by Sirmuel1(m): 11:29am On Jul 09, 2016
8. Christianity is anti-intellectual, anti-scientific.


For over a millennium Christianity arrested the development of science and scientific thinking. In Christendom, from the time of Augustine until the Renaissance, systematic investigation of the natural world was restricted to theological investigation—the interpretation of biblical passages, the gleaning of clues from the lives of the saints, etc.; there was no direct observation and interpretation of natural processes, because that was considered a useless pursuit, as all knowledge resided in scripture. The results of this are well known: scientific knowledge advanced hardly an inch in the over 1000 years from the rise of orthodox Christianity in the fourth century to the 1500s, and the populace was mired in the deepest squalor and ignorance, living in dire fear of the supernatural—believing in paranormal explanations for the most ordinary natural events.

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Re: 20 Reasons To Abandon Christianity by Richirich713: 11:30am On Jul 09, 2016
Sirmuel1:




Christianity is based on the fear of Hell, Devil and Death

No its not, it's based on God showing his love for humans by fulfilling his promise to grant salvation to all the world thru Jesus.

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Re: 20 Reasons To Abandon Christianity by KingEbukaNaija: 11:33am On Jul 09, 2016
Christianity is the reason for science

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Re: 20 Reasons To Abandon Christianity by Sirmuel1(m): 11:35am On Jul 09, 2016
9. The Bible itself is Contradicting!



I have 101, but I will post 40.

1. Who incited David to count the fighting men of Israel?

God did (2 Samuel 24: 1)

Satan did (I Chronicles 2 1:1)


2. In that count how many fighting men were found in Israel?

Eight hundred thousand (2 Samuel 24:9)

One million, one hundred thousand (I Chronicles 21:5)


3. How many fighting men were found in Judah?

Five hundred thousand (2 Samuel 24:9)

Four hundred and seventy thousand (I Chronicles 21:5)


4. God sent his prophet to threaten David with how many
years of famine?

Seven (2 Samuel 24:13)

Three (I Chronicles 21:12)


5. How old was Ahaziah when he began to rule over
Jerusalem?

Twenty-two (2 Kings 8:26)

Forty-two (2 Chronicles 22:2)



6. How old was Jehoiachin when he became king of
Jerusalem?

Eighteen (2 Kings 24:cool

Eight (2 Chronicles 36:9)



7. How long did he rule over Jerusalem?

Three months (2 Kings 24:cool

Three months and ten days (2 Chronicles 36:9)



8. The chief of the mighty men of David lifted up his spear and
killed how many men at one time?

Eight hundred (2 Samuel 23:cool

Three hundred (I Chronicles 11: 11)


9. When did David bring the Ark of the Covenant to
Jerusalem? Before defeating the Philistines or after?

After (2 Samuel 5 and 6)

Before (I Chronicles 13 and 14)


10. How many pairs of clean animals did God tell Noah to
take into the Ark?

Two (Genesis 6:19, 20)

Seven (Genesis 7:2). But despite this last instruction only two
pairs went into the ark (Genesis 7:8-9)


11. When David defeated the King of Zobah, how many
horsemen did he capture?

One thousand and seven hundred (2 Samuel 8:4)

Seven thousand (I Chronicles 18:4)



12. How many stalls for horses did Solomon have?

Forty thousand (I Kings 4:26)

Four thousand (2 chronicles 9:25)



13. In what year of King Asa's reign did Baasha, King of
Israel die?

Twenty-sixth year (I Kings 15:33 - 16:cool

Still alive in the thirty-sixth year (2 Chronicles 16:1)



14. How many overseers did Solomon appoint for the work of
building the temple?

Three thousand six hundred (2 Chronicles 2:2)

Three thousand three hundred (I Kings 5:16)


15. Solomon built a facility containing how many baths?

Two thousand (1 Kings 7:26)

Over three thousand (2 Chronicles 4:5)


16. Of the Israelites who were freed from the Babylonian
captivity, how many were the children of Pahrath-Moab?

Two thousand eight hundred and twelve (Ezra 2:6)

Two thousand eight hundred and eighteen (Nehemiah 7:11)


17. How many were the children of Zattu?

Nine hundred and forty-five (Ezra 2:cool

Eight hundred and forty-five (Nehemiah 7:13)


18. How many were the children of Azgad?
One thousand two hundred and twenty-two (Ezra2:12)

Two thousand three hundred and twenty-two(Nehemiah 7:17)

19. How many were the children of Adin?

Four hundred and fifty-four (Ezra 2:15)

Six hundred and fifty-five (Nehemiah 7:20)


20. How many were the children of Hashum?

Two hundred and twenty-three (Ezra 2:19)

Three hundred and twenty-eight (Nehemiah 7:22)



21. How many were the children of Bethel and Ai?

Two hundred and twenty-three (Ezra 2:28)

One hundred and twenty-three (Nehemiah 7:32)



22. Ezra 2:64 and Nehemiah 7:66 agree that the total number
of the whole assembly was 42,360. Yet the numbers do not add
up to anything close. The totals obtained from each book is as
follows:

29,818 (Ezra)

31,089 (Nehemiah)


23. How many singers accompanied the assembly?

Two hundred (Ezra 2:65)

Two hundred and forty-five (Nehemiah 7:67)



24. What was the name of King Abijahs mother?

Michaiah, daughter of Uriel of Gibeah (2 Chronicles 13:2)

Maachah, daughter of Absalom (2 Chronicles 11:20) But
Absalom had only one daughter whose name was Tamar (2
Samuel 14:27)



25. Did Joshua and the Israelites capture Jerusalem?

Yes (Joshua 10:23, 40)

No (Joshua 15:63)



26. Who was the father of Joseph, husband of Mary?

Jacob (Matthew 1:16)

Hell (Luke 3:23)


27. Jesus descended from which son of David?

Solomon (Matthew 1:6)

Nathan(Luke3:31)


28. Who was the father of Shealtiel?

Jechoniah (Matthew 1:12)

Neri (Luke 3:27)



29. Which son of Zerubbabel was an ancestor of Jesus Christ?

Abiud (Matthew 1: 13)

Rhesa (Luke 3:27) But the seven sons of Zerubbabel are as
follows:

i.Meshullam,
ii. Hananiah,
iii. Hashubah,
iv. Ohel,
v.Berechiah,
vi. Hasadiah,
viii. Jushabhesed (I Chronicles
3:19, 20). The names Abiud and Rhesa do not fit in anyway.


30. Who was the father of Uzziah?

Joram (Matthew 1:cool

Amaziah (2 Chronicles 26:1)



31. Who was the father of Jechoniah?

Josiah (Matthew 1:11)

Jeholakim (I Chronicles 3:16)



32. How many generations were there from the Babylonian
exile until Christ?

Matthew says fourteen (Matthew 1:17)

But a careful count of the generations reveals only thirteen
(see Matthew 1: 12-16)


33. Who was the father of Shelah?

Cainan (Luke 3:35-36)

Arphaxad (Genesis II: 12)



34. Was John the Baptist Elijah who was to come?

Yes (Matthew II: 14, 17:10-13)

No (John 1:19-21)


35. Would Jesus inherit Davids throne?

Yes. So said the angel (Luke 1:32)

No, since he is a descendant of Jehoiakim (see Matthew 1: I 1,
I Chronicles 3:16). And Jehoiakim was cursed by God so that
none of his descendants can sit upon Davids throne (Jeremiah
36:30)



36. Jesus rode into Jerusalem on how many animals?

One - a colt (Mark 11:7; cf Luke 19:3 5). And they brought the
colt to Jesus and threw their garments on it; and he sat upon it.

Two - a colt and an ass (Matthew 21:7). They brought the ass
and the colt and put their garments on them and he sat thereon.



37. How did Simon Peter find out that Jesus was the Christ?

By a revelation from heaven (Matthew 16:17)

His brother Andrew told him (John 1:41)



38. Where did Jesus first meet Simon Peter and Andrew?

By the sea of Galilee (Matthew 4:18-22)

On the banks of river Jordan (John 1:42). After that, Jesus
decided to go to Galilee (John 1:43)



39. When Jesus met Jairus was Jairus daughter already
dead?

Yes. Matthew 9:18 quotes him as saying, My daughter has just
died.

No. Mark 5:23 quotes him as saying, My little daughter is at
the point of death.

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Re: 20 Reasons To Abandon Christianity by KingEbukaNaija: 11:37am On Jul 09, 2016
True

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Re: 20 Reasons To Abandon Christianity by KingEbukaNaija: 11:40am On Jul 09, 2016
Vulgar and Racist Atheist attack believers of God.

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Re: 20 Reasons To Abandon Christianity by KingEbukaNaija: 11:42am On Jul 09, 2016
Atheism is deception

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Re: 20 Reasons To Abandon Christianity by KingEbukaNaija: 11:47am On Jul 09, 2016
Atheists are liars

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Re: 20 Reasons To Abandon Christianity by KingEbukaNaija: 11:49am On Jul 09, 2016
Words of wisdom

Re: 20 Reasons To Abandon Christianity by KingEbukaNaija: 11:55am On Jul 09, 2016

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Re: 20 Reasons To Abandon Christianity by KingEbukaNaija: 11:57am On Jul 09, 2016
Atheism is evil . So much anger and so much rage

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