The use of Reason and reasonable argumentation, the reclaiming of the idea of Progress and the struggle against dogma. In this post-modern world, reinventing Enlightenment is of the utmost importance.

Friday, January 06, 2006

Why I am not a Christian

There are several reasons as to why I am not a Christian. However, I am not very good at explaining them. So I will let others do the explaining for me.

"Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell? " ( Matthew 23:33 ). This was Jesus to people who did not like his preaching. Pretty tolerant, is it not?

"Almighty God, who madest thy blessed Son to be circumcised, and obedient to the law for man; Grant us the true circumcision of the Spirit; that, our hearts, and all our members, being mortified from all worldly and carnal lusts, we may in all things obey thy blessed will; through the same thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord." (Luke 2:21). Sorry, I dislike circumcision and this idea of a razor-sharp purge of my “carnal lusts”…

"And if thy hand offend thee, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter into life maimed, than having two hands to go into hell, into the fire that never shall be quenched: Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched." (Mark 9:43, 44). Again this is Jesus. Um, I’m repentant, but this gory industry of hand-cutting is not my gig at all.

And finally I suggest you check the link at the Beginning of this post. I think it should be widely studied.


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