It’s been a good week here at Life Without a Net. Whatever put the bee in my bonnet and drove me to spend so much time on the horror show that is Christianity, I’m glad it happened. The thing is, I’ve written a lot more on the subject, but you’d have to really dig through the archives to find it. Instead of making you do that, I’ve put together a list of:
Hambydammit’s Greatest Christian Smackdowns
- Learn all about how the church used doctrine to pull off the greatest land grab in Western history, as well as pervert what had been a fairly reasonable and functional view on sex and marriage in this thoroughly researched Three Part Series.
- My most popular blog entry ever. Learn why Hell is not only completely evil, but completely devoid of moral function.
- The attempt to reconcile God with the basic function of evolution puts a whole new spin on the Problem of Pain.
- God has an even bigger problem on his hands. The very concept of sin is as nonsensical as everything else!
- And since the modern understanding of the human mind makes Free Will equally nonsensical, it creates huge problems for Christian theology.
- In general, the bigger the threat, the more nonsensical the claim. Can it get any bigger than hell?
- Where does Christianity get its morals? It’s a little lengthy, but if you get through it, you should never have to worry about missing something by abandoning Christianity.
- What about Christianity’s arguments against evolution?
- Their arguments against abortion?
- Feeling Snarky? Here’s a Two Part Series illustrating the absurdity of the Easter Story.
- What if We’re Wrong?
- Why do Christians spend so much time reassuring each other?
- Think of teaching Christianity to a baby, and suddenly it feels awful.
- I’m surprised this one hasn’t gotten a lot more attention. (HELLO! HAVE YOU READ THIS ONE?) In this classic horror film, the role analogous to God is the EVIL MONSTER THAT NEEDS TO BE KILLED. Why can’t we see that it’s exactly the same in the Bible? IT’S THE SAME STORY!
- Even if we assume Christianity to be a metaphorical religion, it’s still awful.
- God is an invisible friend for grown-ups. And that’s really bad.
- The Promise of an Afterlife is demonstrably not helpful.
To be honest, if a person is genuinely searching for truth, I don’t see how they could make it through this list and still harbor any good feelings towards Christianity. All argument about the potential benefit of religion aside, Christianity is most certainly NOT a good religion, and there’s nothing morally uplifting about it. Any goodness which comes from it must certainly be a reflection of the inherent morality of the practitioner, not the doctrine itself.