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Christianity is a fraud religion since it is based on two events that never happened; a virgin birth and a resurrection.

retiredguy 4 June 27

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True. It is also an ugly religion because it is abusive to women.

SKH78 Level 8 June 27, 2019

With any religion, women take it right in the teeth. This gutless bullying is one of the most despicable aspects of all religions. It is pathetic, cruel and to say the least, counterproductive. How any woman can voluntarily remain a member of a religion like Christianity baffles me. Having said that, I understand that there is peer pressure, family pressure, fear of spouse abuse and loss of support, and many other reasons to take the path of least resistance and capitulate. I understand, but this does not make it right. Whew...Long winded...And we ask a lot of our women....But UNTIL women break through from this intimidation and VIRTUALLY SLAVERY, nothing will change.

Again, having said this, I don't know if I would have the guts to be a woman with all the headwinds. It is a huge burden to bear and fight.

Religions are abusive with women and I think there is a very simple reason for that. They need to control their uteruses. They need them to give birth to as many baby followers as they can. It's way easier to get them in their cribs than when they're grown up.

i know a lady from india. she said women were (not sure if it still happens) kept out back with the cows

Yet "there are no male or female" as far as the Bible is concerned, hmm

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Welcome to then asylum. Enjoy your stay.

ALL religion is a fraud. ALL religion is evil.

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Where as a talking snake is perfectly reasonable.

and the talking donkey.

@Geoffrey51 Raising the dead, healing the blind and leper, Walking on water, turning water into wine, feeding a multitude with a few fish and a few pieces of bread.

@jlynn37 I believe in the whole raise the dead and heal the sick thing. I just don't believe a Jewish fellow did it for free.

Try getting blamed for BEING that talking snake... not fun.

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I do not think Christianity is the ONLY fraud religion. All of them are.

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ALL religions are fraudulent.
Truth be told they are nothing more than mere Theosophies, i.e. Philosophies that some Theos ( God/Gods/Deities MAY exist).

All religions are fraudulent. They are into a spiritual protection racket. They make humans believe that they have a soul and they make promises and threats about what will happen to that soul after death in order to get obedience, power, money and sex.

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All religions are fraud religions. They are all based on superstitious beliefs with no foundation in fact. Other things are called "philosophies"

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All religion is a fraud.

The OT is a record of the failure of religion, after all yeh

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It totally agree. It's based on unverifiable events and it discourages its followers from doing their own independent research.

Christianity, certainly, the Bible, not even a little, ok? test everything, and keep what is good

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all religions are frauds!

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Mythology and other fiction is okay when labeled as such. Fraud enters religion when people present the mythology as if it were reality. (And then they demand money from the "believers," turning the fraud into a scam.)

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True, then there is the burning bush, Moses getting 10 Commandments, and a host of others. ALL religions are a fraud.

Bobby9 Level 8 June 28, 2019

Then the end will come, when he hands over the kingdom to God the Father after he has destroyed all dominion, authority and power. yes, all religion is fraud, easily read in the Bible bro.

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"Religion is built on fictions and therefore religion is inherently bad" - this is an argument we hear or read quite often (in various variations), but it is a classical logical non-sequitur.

That something is a fiction, that it does not exist in the scientific sense, does not make it bad. In fact we are all the time surrounded by all kinds of fictions, not only surrounded but they are in our minds, we could not even live without them, they constitute our cultures : Stories, myths, nations, countries, money, laws, moral norms, human rights, conceptual abstractions like "freedom" or "goodness"... all of them do not exist 'out there' in the world that can be studied by science - but that does not make them bad or even detrimental to our wellbeing.

You have to take a close look at each of them and decide if it is - so to speak - white, black, or (in most cases) checkered or grey. A lot of people like to see their world only black and white, and that certainly is not a good thing!

Matias Level 8 June 28, 2019

Some of the material in the religious texts is good - the admonitions to treat others with respect, be kind to the poor, the widows, the orphans, to not judge others - those are good teachings. Trouble is, many religions tend to skip over the teachings that emphasize human rights and they concentrate on other things.

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Did the Virgin Mary give consent? Is Jesus the product of sexual assault?

Buxx Level 7 June 28, 2019
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We must attack all religions equal,its necessary all religious bigots should be treated equally.

General worldwide apostasy!

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I don’t know. Doesn’t it say in the Bible that those things did indeed happen?

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Yup to both ...no conclusive proof of either ....congratulations and welcome to the weird zone where no matter what interactions take place you have to believe in your own instincts...life is good sometimes....lol

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And a complete LIFE!
Of COURSE the virgin birth and resurrection didn't happen, for two very obvious reasons

  1. it's impossible
  2. it's twice as impossible for someone who never existed in the first place.
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Heresy!!!

The mother and child reunion was only a moment away.

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only 2? I think there are a few dozen...

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All the religions are fraudulent and nasty according to my female point of view.

If God existed and demanded my worship I would do so- even out of fear and just accept the fact that I have to answer to a mysoginidtic, tribal, genocidle asshole. I reject religion because it is nonsense. Hitler, Trump, etc. They exist, they're nasty, they have/had power.

I am not here to accuse. Just merely point out that you may have rejected religion because it is nasty and the fradulent bit is based on that. Just something to consider.

@rovingamber, Good you are not here to accuse. You just sharing your point of view like me or everybody. Maybe I did not explain myself well. Ok first I don't know the meaning of the word that you are using "fradulent" forgive me for my ignorance. I'll change the fraudulent word for "dishonest, false, corrupt".

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Exactly. Just like all the religions.

zesty Level 7 June 28, 2019
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Just like Mormonism

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yeah, Mary really stuck to her story

gater Level 7 June 27, 2019
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I'm going to play devil's advocate here 😛 and challenge your idea.

What evidence can you provide that neither of those things occurred? There is a reason for why I'm doing this, so bear with me, okay?

I suspect the OP is using the term "never happened" as colloquial shorthand for the proper null hypothesis, which would be more accurately be phrased as "there is insufficient evidence to support claims of virgin births / resurrections."

@palex -- I think the same, but I want to hear it from the source of the comment.

@palex Would it be out of order to say these things are impossible?

@brentan In a technical sense, yes, as such an absolute claim would carry a burden of proof. Science would always allow for the possibility of virgin births, for example, if they can be demonstrated to have occurred in a controlled environment.

@palex Would it be presumptious to say emphatically that that can never succeed. I've read antifred's comment and I don't know what to make of it.

@brentan -- asexual reproduction in humans is possible, but the offspring would necessarily be female. However, technically, a woman can be impregnated without intercourse, thereby producing a 'virgin' birth. In other words, to say that is impossible is wrong based in ordinary physical reality.

The resurrection is also possible, providing the subject did not actually die. Because of the primitive and limited knowledge at the time a person could easily be pronounced dead yet still be very much alive, this even considering the purported injuries suffered before and during crucifixion. Because this is a possibility, though the story assumes death, saying it is impossible is technically wrong.

This is what antifred was saying but i'm darned if I understand it. He, as best I understand, is saying the sex of the child was female by the blood, not the cell, because in the case he read the cell had divided and only half was fertilised.It seems as if the life of the child is the result of the cell that was fertilised and the sex of the child by the blood in the other cell. But I see no reason to believe that reproduction is taking place without sex. I just see a case of the egg splitting before fertilisation.

I guess the idea of resurrection is easier even if it should be vastly more difficult. We seem to be talking here about a death that didn't happen, or perhaps happened legally but not really.

@brentan -- Well, as far as I'm concerned, neither happened and that the entire story is a modified and reconstructed myth from prior times. However, to make the assertion in argument is a trap, a trap too often fallen into.

@evidentialist Well I'm a little bit annoyed. I thought we were trying to grapple with the idea of a virgin birth from a biological perspective. As for your conclusion that it never happened, along with the resurrection, most of us accept that as true but discusssing it can be very enjoyable.

There is absolutely NO evidence that the virgin birth and the resurrection happened in reality. Also, these two events are not unique to Jesus. They occured over and over again in prior myths.

@BestWithoutGods -- This is true, and I think I said that. However, argumentum ad ignorantiam is not valid. This is the trap I mentioned. Although the utter lack of evidence plus experiential observations are adequate for me to form an opinion that these things did not happen in reality, it is not sufficient to make the assertion. When the only evidence to support an argument is a lack of evidence we are doing the same thing as those who say something is true because the holy books says this and that and thus.

@evidentialist Hmmm.... It seems to me that the burden of proof is on those who make claims that their mythology is reality. Their inability to provide valid evidence indicates that they are accepting the stories only on blind faith. It would be unreasonable for anyone to take their stories as reality, when all indications point toward mythology. This is especially so when other Bible stories have been proved false by science.

I acknowledge a possibility that I may not have seen all the evidence yet. If anyone can show me evidence I have not yet seen, and it is convincing, I will change my opinion. But I have given believers years to convince me that their story is real, and they have been unable to find any evidence to demonstrate that it is. Until such evidence is forthcoming, I am convince that it is mythological.

@BestWithoutGods -- So am I, my friend. The Brothers Grimm wrote more engaging stories with better practical moral messages. The problem is this: One cannot make an assertion without evidence to support it, and it works both ways. Our arguments are certainly more valid than are theirs, but we too lack sufficient evidence to support the claim.

@evidentialist I have accumulated evidence that the major "prophets" of the Bible predicted things that failed to come true, making them false prophets; that there are many contradictions in the Bible; that science disproves some bible stories, such as a 6-day creation 6,000 years ago, and Noah's Ark; that virgin births, resurrections and other "miracles" are common in non-biblical mythology; etc. From such evidence, I conclude that the Bible is not a book about reality, but about mythology.

Given the evidence I have accumulated, and the inability of believers to disprove it, I believe I have sufficient evidence to make my case and "support the claim."

@BestWithoutGods -- Hard evidence that the Earth is more that 6k years old is not evidence against the resurrection or virgin birth. The majority of believers hold that part of the bible describing the creation as metaphorical anyway, so it makes no marks with them. Only the hard core evangelicals and creationists would be slightly impacted by that and they have quite clever ways to move the goal posts around. In your mind, yes. In my mind, yes. But in a setting of debate, emphatically, no.

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Mankind worships over 5000 separate god(s)!

Hence only two events might only be part of a larger scam to con your undying needs to belong!

Of course fraud with smoke and mirrors wows the masses!

All mysterious beings seem to have god(s) like qualities which no human dead or alive could ever possess!

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