Friday, December 4, 2015

Christianity is Too Biased to Fail

As I sat listening to a Christian song forced upon me by one who likely considers herself to be evangelizing to the evil heathens who ride in her shuttle van, I had a slight epiphany: Christianity is too biased to fail. The song goes on about the goodness of God to help in times of need and my immediate thought is how much crap that is despite having been suckered into believing it myself for many years. Plenty of people go without the help they need. Perhaps, I reasoned, this lady needs a lesson in everything failing on her. I considered slashing her tires to help aid in this endeavor but then realized that this would then be persecuting a Christian (not to mention destroying my career). If things start failing in her life, it would be nothing more than persecution from the devil himself even if not from me. It would not be an indication of God's unfaithfulness whatsoever.

If good things happen, it is God's faithfulness. If bad things happen, it is persecution or trials to be withstood. Even severe troubles means nothing. God will never give you more than you can bear. Of course, if you die from what was given you, then this is a good thing. So even if you technically were given more than you could physically bear, it is seen as a blessing to unite with God in the afterlife. If all your children die when your house burns down, they are in heaven, you are still alive, and you can continue as God gives the strength. He is still good despite murdering your family. It cannot be proven wrong. God is thus always faithful and it is impossible to prove otherwise even when he does not exist to begin with. We might as well say flying pixie unicorns are always faithful. Prove me wrong!

Even when it comes to simple reasoning, we cannot prove Christianity wrong. This is because the logic of man is foolishness and the foolishness of God is wisdom. It is written right in their book. So whatever proves them wrong is merely incomprehensible to them and thus proof of the Bible's veracity. All the logic in the world could not prove the Bible wrong because it simply makes for man's wisdom which is obviously flawed even when perfect. And when people indicate the foolishness of obedience to the Bible, it simply makes the Bible all the more accurate because it was foretold that everyone would think it is foolish. Logic is rendered useless.

I only know of one futile and useless arrow left in the quiver to strike down the lies of such a faith and that is mere scorn. Mock and jeer at the ridiculousness of such a religion and maybe they will feel embarrassed enough to give it some thought and forget the whole thing. Unfortunately, there are far too many stories in the Bible indicating that all the evil heathens mocked and jeered the faithful believers only to be smitten and destroyed by God. It is foretold, expected, and useless to mock and jeer. There is nothing to be done. We cannot fight against Christianity. Any response, any retort, any logical interface from a non-believer to a believer is entirely useless. There is only one thing we can do: nothing. Christianity is simply too biased to fail.

Since we have no weapons at our disposal to combat those stuck in the religion forced upon them by their culture and surroundings, the only thing we can do is ignore their religion as unimportant and provide a better way of life via example. Live out love as an atheist and the Christians will become confused. If they are not attacked by atheists and the atheists are living happier and more fulfilling and loving lives, then what the heck are they doing with this Jesus fellow? Why are they praying when nothing happens and all the atheists are being cured by seeking science and going to doctors without also being evil to their core? Being rude and immoral is a great way to continue the bias of Christianity and any benefits could be the cost of selling out to the devil, but providing a better way of life without attacking or demonstrated immorality is sure to turn some heads. Ignore, move on, demonstrate a better lifestyle. Unless a Christian is actively seeking further information and truly considering the possibility of their religion being false, I presume that this is all we can hope to do.

A person must seek to find. It is one of the great mottoes of the Bible. Of course, it is also the motto of bias. If you seek a particular result, you will find it. That is why double-blind studies were devised. There is no double-blind when it comes to faith. If you're looking for a sign, you will indeed find one.  If you "give God a chance" you just might "find" him. And oddly enough, he will tell you what you want to hear or what you expect to hear. A Christian must be actively seeking truth in order to come out of their faith. If they are not seeking, there is no hope but to engender a curiosity or even a jealousy of those better off than they who have not traded their soul to the devil and yet deny their faith. That proposition is all the more difficult when certain moral acts are considered immoral by many Christians (i.e. homosexuality and abortion). This is all the more reason to keep pure and loving in all the other ways of our lives. Be loving, kind, compassionate, patient, reasonable, and giving. Be considerate with words and respectful of ideas. If we give no indication of immorality in other ways, it lends to support that even tolerance of homosexuality just might very well be moral as well. And when the atheists live better lives than the Christians, it is bound to raise some questions and prompt some truth-seeking. Without the seeking of truth, Christianity is just too darn biased to be argued with.


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