I walked away from religion, and I mean Christianity because it impedes free inquiry, critical thinking and analysis.
The contradiction and gaps in religion are so huge and when Christians are confronted with them, they claim mankind cannot understand the ways of the Abrahamic God.
That’s a lazy way of dealing with any problem, or in figuring out anything in this world. Our greatest achievements as human beings have been possible not because we said we cannot understand, but stood firm to pursue and fought to comprehend what our ancestors failed to apprehend.
Christians cannot tell you about the ways of their God but they are more than certain he exists. They say he is Merciful, Just, Omnipotent, Omnipresent, Prayer Answering God and Loves His Children but everything around us points to the opposite of such a God being alive.
Many Christians’ understanding of their own God is based on Bronze Age ideas and that’s laughable, in the face of no evidence for his existence. Everything they claim to know about this God are ideas of his early followers, unproven, and in fact, contradictory.
I don’t believe in anything resembling a God, but even Christians scholars and apologists who believe in Yahweh have said if he exists, Christians are completely wrong about his nature, purpose and activities.
What does God do every day? The best answer should be, we don’t know, even for those who hold on the fickle belief that he exists. But that would show ignorance so they will come up with bullshit, as if they have lived with God before to know everything, including the sex positions he hates and the kind of people he hates.What’s even pathetic, unintelligent and wouldn’t be accepted in any serious disciple or conversation is the over-reliance on one source of reference, the Bible, by Christians in every argument. This book’s authenticity and contents remain a subject of centuries of debate and yet it’s only that book which has not been proven to be true, that they solely rely on to make their points.
You don’t make any persuasive argument by quoting the Bible, a book written by religious people in an attempt to sell their God, to defend that God. That’s some silly nonsense. You should fall on multiple sources and intelligent deductions to make a case for God. Quoting Chris-Vincent to support the ideas of Chris-Vincent or to prove that something the same person has said is true is stupid and unintelligent.
If God exists, it wouldn’t be truly this difficult to showcase his works. The cosmos is callously chaotic, yet ignorant Christians will claim a perfect God created it and even call it a perfect universe. How can this trap and dangerous universe, full of wastage, be perfect?
In a ‘Case for God,’ Karen Armstrong, a Christian scholar and author wrote that: while people of faith know in theory that God is transcendent, they seem to assume they know who he is, what he wants, what he thinks, hates, loves and expects.
She adds that despite our scientific and technological advancements, the faithful’ understanding of God is still remarkably underdeveloped, even primitive. People see God today just as he was presented and understand by those of the Bronze Age—and that’s the first part of the problem. She argues that God is not that facile!
I may not agree with her in relation to the existence of God but I certainly agree with her on the point of how many Christians view God.
The Ghanaian Christian is not only ignorant but fails to think and examine what are presented to him about a foreign God.
The arguments I have read or heard from Ghanaians in relation to the existence of a God are completely childish, and they indicate lack of wider knowledge, research or analytical skills.
If God indeed exists, then you guys who claim with 100% certainty that he does are unable to make a good case for him just as he does not make any for himself by evaluating the things around us.
A powerful, merciful and just God in charge of a world, wouldn’t be this way—what we see and hear every day happen, including to his own followers and worshipers falsifies his competence, attributes and even existence.
Don’t follow something because your parents do, or introduced you to it, in the case of religion, indoctrinated you into it. Ask valid questions and use the greatest tool available to mankind, reason, to seek the truth.
If God is indeed ubiquitous as claimed, then it’s reasonable to conclude in light of everything that goes on around us that he’s severely vegetative.