Accepting the first proclamation, which invites us to receive God's love and to love him in return with the very love which is his gift, brings forth in our lives and actions a primary and fundamental response:
Christianity borrowed its central myths and ceremonies from other ancient religions This pamphlet briefly looks at many of the reasons that Christianity is undesirable from both a personal and a social point of view.
When considered in toto, they lead to an irresistible conclusion: As regards the title, "abandon"—rather than "suppress" or "do away with"—was chosen deliberately.
Attempts to coercively suppress beliefs are not only ethically wrong, but in the long run they are often ineffective—as the recent resurgence of religion in the former Soviet Union demonstrates.
If Christianity is ever to disappear, it will be because individual human beings wake up, abandon their destructive, repressive beliefs, and choose life, choose to be here now. 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.
Christianity preys on the innocent. 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 years of Christian terrorizing of children ranks as one of its greatest crimes. Look into this little prison. In the middle of it there is a boy, a young man. He is silent; despair is on him. His eyes are burning like two burning coals.
Two long flames come out of his ears. His breathing is difficult. Sometimes he opens his mouth and breath of blazing fire rolls out of it. There is a sound just like that of a kettle boiling. Is it really a kettle which is boiling? No; then what is it? Hear what it is.
The blood is boiling in the scalding veins of that boy. The brain is boiling and bubbling in his head. The marrow is boiling in his bones. Ask him why he is thus tormented. His answer is that when he was alive, his blood boiled to do very wicked things. There are many similar passages in this book.
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. 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.
How deep dishonesty runs in Christianity can be gauged by one of the most popular Christian arguments for belief in God:most people understand it as something which tells us right from wrong, but when issues are considered in more depth the actual nature and function of conscience are harder to establish.
when considering nature and function of conscience there are four questions. Guilt is a cognitive or an emotional experience that occurs when a person believes or realizes—accurately or not—that he or she has compromised his or her own standards of conduct or has violated a universal moral standard and bears significant responsibility for that violation.
Guilt is closely related to the concept of remorse. Copyright © Far Future Enterprises. alternatives, to determine what is most fitting to a specific context, and to act.
This exercise of conscience begins with always opposing applications should inform the consciences and guide the actions of Catholics. The Rome Travel Guide is the most up-to-date, reliable and complete guide to the Eternal city.
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