The more I studied the Bible, the more I thought it was bunk. I was astounded by the number of contradictions. Anyone else?
Partially. It was super hypocritical and I kept poking holes in it all growinf up at church. I have a gay brother and I think thats what fully sent me over the edge. I couldn’t believe that god who apparently “created us” and knew our entire lives and choices ahead of time would then condemn his children to hell WHEN HE MADE US THAT WAY AND KNEW WE WOULD BE A CERTAIN WAY. I also hated how people often picked which oarts of the bible to listen to and ignored others. Condemn gay people but eat lobster and pork just fine and get divorced with no consequences.
My mother died suddenly I tried to find comfort in faith, I read the bible. Got to the end and thought wow, that is a lot of hooey. So i read other doctrines and sacred writings of other religions, came out the other side a solid atheist. I had always only really half believed and assumed that if I ever took the time to read the bible I'd truly believe, and wow did that go the other way.
nope. first of all, most people here mean the christian bible when they say bible, and i was never a christian, but as a secular jew, bible-reading just wasn't on my agenda. some deliberate thinking and consideration brought me to the realization that there were no gods.
Not the bible, no, but all of the books I read on ancient Greek and Roman mythology, and the Norse gods I learned about as a child - that pretty much forced me look at the "creation" of gods and goddesses answer the questions we now has science answer! If something was unexplained, it was a god or goddess responsible. Hmmm... If humans do not know the answers a phenomenon, then they create a deity be "responsible"... Now we have scientific explanations, and there is no need for the ancient made-up answers. Easy peasy. I was an atheist from early childhood! (I was an early and voracious reader).
The lies how religious people treated others and each other, the world full of crime hate and con artists using religion to steal from the poor. Giving the false hope. Then someone gave me a bible and cemented my atheism even deeper in my mind. I compiled a list of over 50 terrible and misleading passages.
Yup. One of the quickest routes to being an atheist is actually reading the Bible.
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