A question for Christians.?

Before I begin, bear with me, it is a little long, but just read it and I hope by the end you will have a new way of viewing things. I accept that Christianity is a good basis for how you should act and the values you should have, in terms of how you should treat others and the world around you. But how can you also accept the history that comes along with it, and the outrageous stories in the Bible. I respect that you might have been brought up that way, but really, look at the facts. Not only is it insane in places, it also benefits the rich and those who do not have to work. Think about it, thousands of years ago, by telling the slaves that they would be rewarded and saved if they kept on with the cruelties of life, then it would effectively stop them complaining. However people in the modern world seem to think this crazy and outdated belief system is the be all and end all of life. Another issue I would like to bring up is faith. Christians are constantly saying its a matter of faith, and you can feel him in your heart. But look at what humans have evolved to be. Machines that reproduce and then die. The range of emotions that we feel are primarily made for hunting, and surviving, therefore the fact that we interpret these things as Jesus in our hearts is one step too far. Not only that, but when Christians say "Oh, you can't prove that he does not exist", this really annoys me. It is not someone else's job to disprove a religion or a fact, but the person who promotes it as the truth to provide evidence for its existence. This is what sets science apart, it is constantly trying to disprove itself in search for the truth, rather than, like Christianity, hanging on to scraps of evidence why it might be true. Thanks for reading, I'd like your opinion.

Asked By: - 10/31/2009
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You have asked a series of questions, and most, if not all of them, are good ones. I respect your point of view... More
Answered By: Savage serenity - 10/31/2009
Additional Answers (14)
This really isn't a discussion forum.
Answered By: raVar - 10/31/2009
Outrageous stories whatever .. put a Hitler story in a book and show it to somebody 2000 years from now .. see how its believed .. the bible has alot of true rings to it and yes it is a matter of faith but one thing and one thing only that the world cannot see .. and that is the Spirit of God and that which is revealed... More
Answered By: Spice Boy - 10/31/2009
"But how can you also accept the history that comes along with it, and the outrageous stories in the Bible... More
Answered By: Me - 10/31/2009
Read these on line booklets and make up you own mind... More
Answered By: Martin S - 10/31/2009
One way to look at Christianity is to tell yourself that Jesus Christ was the one who came along and tried to change many of the old ideas and ideals. In one sense he really was the first civilized person to come along and try and make life better for everyone else... More
Answered By: knightrider2007 - 10/31/2009
I like the last part of your question, I do believe that christians are a little too sure of themselves and should be a little more critical. But I have experienced religious bliss and the joy that comes from being close to God. And I have only experienced it in a Christian environment so I'm inclined to believe that... More
Answered By: Brendon - 10/31/2009
You mean an opinion on your need not to believe in Christianity? How about asking a question instead?
Answered By: Socrates - 10/31/2009
"I accept that Christianity is a good basis for how you should act and the values you should have, in terms of how you should treat others and the world around you... More
Answered By: shmulfer - 10/31/2009
To say the Bible contains outrageous stories is going a little too far. Many stories, including the "outrageous" Noah's Ark have left evidence in support of these stories... More
Answered By: Steven W - 10/31/2009
Alex what are you afraid of? You are hiding from God. He is searching for you to try and save you but you keep running away. When will you stop running and face him? he does not want to harm you. he wants to save you. Your acting like a little kid hiding in the corner with his hands covering his eyes hoping his parents... More
Answered By: Godsproblemchild - 10/31/2009
Logic is leaning to your own reasoning which is contrary to God... More
Answered By: River of Life - 10/31/2009
Before I answer your question, let me summarize your arguments briefly... More
Answered By: Bruce - 10/31/2009
You did not ask a question, you attempted to dissuade someone from a belief system. That is a form of evangelizing. Anyway, I will give you my opinion. You have misunderstood the call to submission to 1st century slaves. The Bible calls for mutual submission by slave owners first and slaves secondly. I would... More
Answered By: 300 men in the state of TN - 10/31/2009
Hello Alex... More
Answered By: mjmorell - 10/31/2009
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