Unmasking Doctrine

Unmasking Doctrine #7: The Ressurection

Good evening Hell-bound Friends and foes alike! It’s time that I got back on here and wrote another blog about the Assembly of God Doctrine. For the last article in this series, click here: Unmasking Doctrine #6: Deity of Christ: The Cross. Tonight we will be talking about the resurrection of Christ.


pexels-photo-415571The Assembly of god church like many other denominations believe in the bodily resurrection of christ, meaning they believe that Christ died upon the cross, laid dead for 3 days and then rose again. The scriptures used to support this doctrine according to the AoG Website are:

Now these scriptures all state that Christ rose from the dead. Once again as in the last article I have no problem with them using these verses, it does say in the bible that Christ rose from the dead and so I would say, fine, if you want to believe that he rose from the dead, whatever. However, why did he rise from the dead? Does a god rising from the dead mean anything at all?

This article is actually going to be fairly short because most of the argument has been made in my last article. The only reason that Christ supposedly rose from the dead is because he was killed for the sins of the world, due to his own plan that he came up with because he’s god, and it’s barbaric that a god would ever require blood in exchange for anything.

Tonight I do want to talk about the resurrection itself.

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Why did he rise from the dead?

Ask an apologist and you’ll be told that Christ rose from the dead in order to prove that he won a victory over the grave and that he really was god. Supposedly the stuff written in the bible about witnesses is evidence to the truthfulness of the biblical narrative. However this proves no more than any other religious text in the history of humanity. It’s a story that was written, that’s basically all we know. Someone wrote it. Is Achilles real because Homer wrote about him? How about Hercules, Zeus, or Ra? The act of writing about some event does nothing to prove its veracity.

angry godHowever the second point on this is why did god have to rise from the dead? He’s god…technically you cannot kill god and so was he ever actually dead? Didn’t he really just move from one form of god to another? God changed his clothes so that you might have salvation? Isn’t it a little funny that Jesus felt the need to prove he was god in the New Testament and yet we have no verifiable evidence of his supposed existence today? What happened to god’s personality? I mean in the old testament, you cum on the ground and the earth swallows you whole, but today unless you’re lucky enough to see Jesus in a dog butt you will find no evidence for him. Why was god once a god that proved himself when folks asked and then all of a sudden he’s completely absent. Isn’t that odd?

Does A God Rising From The Dead Mean Anything At All?

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I sort of mentioned this earlier but what does it mean for god to die? Does it mean that he ceased to exist? No… how could god cease to exist? Well, does it mean that he faced judgement? No… Then what does it mean? If god has always existed then how can dying for 3 days mean absolutely anything at all. The bible states that a day for god is like a thousand years for us or 365,000 days. That means if god was dead for 3 human days. he was dead for far less that 1% of a single day for him.

I often hear people make the joke, God gave up the weekend for your sins. It’s funny but it’s not even close to true. God gave up less than the time for an average piss break for you. The time that Christ was supposedly dead is absolutely meaningless when it compares to the eternity that came before and after that 3 day period. You, me, and everyone else on this planet goes into a form of stasis that lasts usually around 8 hours a night, it’s called sleep. You and I give up far more of our day to pretend death than Christ ever did.

Conclusion

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I’m a little surprised that the AoG does not use 1 Corinthians 15:14 to support their claims of a bodily resurrection. In this scripture it states that if Christ didn’t actually rise from the dead then all faith is in vain. This was one of the scriptures that led me to leave the faith. When I realized that I no longer believed in a bodily resurrection and my faith had liberalized to the point that I no longer believed 90% of what my church taught, I found this scripture. It seemed pretty obvious to me that my faith had been in vain and that I should give it up, and so I did.

I came to realize that belief in the resurrection is little more than an excuse for the crucifixion. It’s like a get out of jail free card for faith. Sure it’s barbaric that god required blood in order to save the world but see, Jesus came back to life so it’s not nearly as barbaric is it…

Yes…it’s still barbaric and disgusting, regardless of if god was only dead for about as long as it took me to type this period.

Unmasking Doctrine

Unmasking Doctrine #6: Deity of Christ: The Cross

Good evening Heathens and Hell-Bound friends and foes alike! I’ve been under the weather the last week and to be honest I didn’t feel like tackling this subject on a quarter energy. I need all of my bullshit detecting abilities for this article. If you’d like to read the last in this series, click here:Unmasking Doctrine #5: Deity of Christ: Miracles. Today we are talking about the cross.


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The Assembly of God church teaches that it is only through the death of Christ on the cross, that any of us have an ability to make it to heaven. the verses that they present to support this stand are.

These scriptures taken in context mean that Christ died so that we could all be saved. The second verse states that Christ became sin so that he could free of of the burden that sin places upon us. So I’m not going to fault the AoG or any other church that teaches this doctrine because it’s how the bible teaches. However, what I will be doing is taking the bible itself to task for this barbaric and disgusting set of circumstances.

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Christianity is a Blood Cult of Human Sacrifice

Why does god require blood in order to forgive us of our sins? Did god not make the rules? Did he not come up with the plan? Why on earth does an all-powerful, all-knowing, and all-good creator deity require a blood sacrifice? Do you want to know why god required this? He didn’t because the god of the Bible does not exist. I can state this with absolute certainty that a good god who is all-knowing would never create a set of circumstances that requires a human being, even if that human was god in human form, be sacrificed in order to carry out any of his plan.

Man created this story and this plan. Only man would come up with something as disgusting as a human sacrifice being required. It’s not like it’s anything new. Humans have been sacrificing one another since the beginning of recorded history, in an effort to appease one god or another. This is simply another version of the same tale with slightly different premises.

The key to understanding this is that if god makes the rules then there is not, nor can there be, any justification for teaching that a blood sacrifice be required for the cleansing of humanities sins. Animal sacrifice was bad enough. I mean think of all the doves, lambs, cattle, and others that were sacrificed and simply burnt in an effort to cleanse men of sins that they had supposedly committed.  It’s truly monstrous and disgusting. No real creator would require something as base as blood in order to make amends with it, I mean what kind of monster is the god that you are trying to promote?

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The Cross is Anti-Biblical

The Prophet Ezekiel states in Ezekiel 18:20-

“The one who sins is the one who will die. The child will not share the guilt of the parent, nor will the parent share the guilt of the child. The righteousness of the righteous will be credited to them, and the wickedness of the wicked will be charged against them. “

What the prophet is saying here is that you cannot stand in for another persons sin, it doesn’t work that way. We are required to be responsible for our own wrongs and in the end we are blessed or punished for those practices. I’m not agreeing with this sentiment since I don’t believe in any form of celestial karma or end of life punishment however what I do agree with is that it is no ones right or responsibility to take responsibility for mine or anyone else’s sin. This becomes especially true when you try telling me that someone had to be brutally murdered in order for my sins to be taken care of.

That’s not something I want on my consciousness no matter if it were true or not. I don’t want the blood of another to be used as an excuse for why I can basically do whatever I want in this life as long as I repent in that person’s name before death. Would it be fair for a person accused of murder to say, well sure I did it but I’m going to run free because Joe from the local convenience store has decided that he’ll go to the chair in my place? Hell no it wouldn’t but this is the exact same rhetoric being pushed by the churches.

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God as Man is still god

Think about some of the other stories from the bible of men who supposedly did great things. Now think of Jesus. What is the difference? Well according to the AoG jesus is god and so instead of being a man he is god in human form. Sure he went through a lot but think of a being that has always existed and then think of the sacrifice. The time period of pain is almost non-existent that it would be like us stubbing our toe. God so loved the world that he stubbed his toe so that you could have everlasting life. The very fact that Jesus is god removes every redeeming quality from this story.

Secondly on this part I want you to realize that if we are to believe the biblical story this was all a part of gods plan. Now god knows everything, and so he knew when he created man who one day he would have to come to earth as a man and die for our sins, since god requires blood for shit. That’s an eternity to prepare yourself for a moments worth of pain. Zen Buddhists can do this and they only have one lifetime to prepare for is yet they have immolated themselves in an effort to point out what they perceived as the evils of humanity.

God spending an eternity preparing for his already planned demise is less than what we find human beings doing for one another every day of the week. A man takes a bullet for another is 10 times greater than Christ’s sacrifice, since the man taking the bullet couldn’t prepare for the pain and had to do so without thinking about it. A mother who gives her life so that her children survive is greater than Christs sacrifice because she has no assurance of any eternity that she will spend reaping the rewards of that sacrifice.

The death of Jesus is little more than an awful story of an awful god’s piss poor planning. Nothing more, nothing less.

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Something Different Saturdays

Something Different Saturday: A Response of Sorts

I’m not one to do response blogs but I felt like this one is warranted. I will not be referencing the blogs that I am responding to as I have no interest in starting some sort of back and forth war with theist bloggers. That’s not the point of this blog and so if you are interested in finding these blogs just search the tag atheism and read through a few of the posts written by believers.

Over the past few days I’ve read numerous blogs by theists who believe they are clever by adding Atheist or Atheism to their blogs. As a small side note…Theists….no one has ever decided to convert to your faith because of the tag you place on a blog. It actually just leads to atheists reading your drivel and then wondering how someone survive and write a blog without a single working brain cell.

Anyway, today I’m responding to blogs which make a claim along the lines of the following…

“God’s power would be shown on Earth if more people had faith.”

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My first criticism to this is that it runs completely counter to the biblical narrative. Reading through the old testament we see countless tales of God using his power in great and mighty feats due to the faith of a single human being. A few examples of this would be Abraham, Noah, Elisha, Elijah, Ezekiel, David, Daniel, etc… According to the scriptures, god has absolutely no problem showing his power in the world of men even if the faithful are down to one or two people.

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So the obvious argument is going to be that all of the examples I gave were from the old testament and that the new testament brought about changes that nullify the former examples. Well a look at the new Testament we find the apostles working numerous miracles amidst non-believers. We also find Paul who is constantly using the power of god to prove his ministry in one way or another. So even in the new testament the power of god was not confined to times when believers were the majority. So to take the theists claim at face value is to nullify the scriptures that their faith is supposedly built upon.

My second criticism of this is that it is simply a poorly thought out argument. If your god is so small that he can only perform wonders if the majority of people believe in him then he is not a god to be followed. Think of it like this. If your employer only paid you on weeks that everyone had perfect attendance, you probably wouldn’t stick with that job for very long. If god requires faith as some sort of currency which builds his power, then your god is nothing more than a trickster who gathers his power from those weak enough to worship him.

For my last criticism of this argument I’d like to point out that when you use this argument you are actually arguing for the reverse as well.

The statement…

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If people had more faith, then god’s power would be shown.

is the same as saying…

People have no faith because god doesn’t do shit.

What you are saying is that while it’s true that god doesn’t do anything to warrant faith in him, we should simply give faith in a hope that he might one day actually do something. This is like putting your money into an investment that constantly loses money out of the hope that one day more people will invest and it will all be worth it. Maybe one day the Amish will take over and carriage sales will fly through the roof but it still isn’t enough of a chance for me to start investing in carriage sales today.

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Now, theists, I understand your point of view better than most would, as a former Pentecostal minister I understand how you feel. You go to church each Sunday, you read your bible, you pray, you give your tithes, and yet still you see no evidence of god actually working in your lives. Maybe your marriage is falling apart, you just lost your job, maybe you are depressed or longing for some otherworldly feeling of faith, and so you are looking for answers to why this feeling is outside of your grasp or why god won’t fix your marital or financial situation.

So what are you doing…

You make excuses for why god’s power can’t shine through the darkness. It’s obviously not the more logical answer that god doesn’t exist because, let’s face it, you’ve invested so much of your time and energy into this game that you can’t just accept that answer. So the reason is clear to you, the blessings that you seek from god would be granted to you if it wasn’t for all of these evil sinners and atheists in the world today. It’s our fault that god can’t do anything and if only we would recognize the need to worship a god that can’t do anything, then your life would be fixed and the world would be perfect.

Sorry…it just doesn’t work that way. Life is a mixture of good and bad times. We live and we die. Marriages fall apart, jobs come and go, life goes up and life goes down. God doesn’t fit into the equation because there is no need for a god to fit into the equation. Life is both good and bad for theists and atheists alike. Your faith or lack thereof has no bearing on the quality of life and while I know you will simply scoff it truly is that simple.

Oh….and I cleverly used the tags Christianity, Christ, and Bible in an effort to deconvert you all….did it work? LMAO