8 Reasons why I no longer believe
I have recently posted a blog about how I have personal reasons to believe in a God, which goes in well with how comforting superstitions can be when it comes to finding easy answers. I’m going to touch on a list of reasons why I don’t believe in Jesus Christ as redeemer, the risen one, alpha and omega, and so on.
1. The Trinity doesn’t make sense
You may find evidence for a Trinity in the Bible, but it’s not clear and wasn’t so until the Nicene Creed was established. The word “Trinity” isn’t in the Bible, neither is a single verse in the Bible that says that all are of the same yet all are different. The Idea is received from several verses however, so it’s not necessarily a blind assumption. A comprehensive study of the Trinity will still lead to it not making any sense. The result was that I just had to ‘believe’ in it anyways.
2. Clashing theologies, clashing denominations
There’s always a denomination demonizing another and there’s too many churches out there saying they have the select elite going to heaven while everyone else is doomed( even though they believe in Christ). My biggest issue was this is that I could not find a theology I was at peace with – The result was I just had to ‘believe’ I had the right theology anyways. What if you’re wrong? You see Christians are still at risk for eternal damnation according to their opposing denominations. There is no sure fire way a Christian can know they’re saved without just ‘believing’ which in the end makes no sense.
3. Absurd Bible stories and contradictions
I have found so many contradictions in the Bible that I can’t see how anyone can say it’s literal. A talking snake, talking donkey, hundreds of miracles and so on, all seem to be mythological to me. Contradictions are only there when taken at face value, one can remove them if they use ‘theologies’ and ‘interpretations’ – The result was I just had to ‘believe’ even though I thought they were absurd. That’s right, you love Jesus and want the eternal life? Then it’s time to believe in all the absurd stories so you can have it your way.
4. God is said to be unchanging yet he changes so much!
It is so easy to see God change from a violent tyrant to an easy loving God yet people say he’s not changing. It’s so easy to see the evolution of this God in the scriptures, and the OT and NT are the best examples. The books that talk about “The Character of God” are all contradicting and leave out the genocide, rape, and other horrible things the OT Tribal God commanded. So he wants us to stone people to death then he wants us to stop, I thought you said he wasn’t changing? This “God is not changing” idea never made any sense to me.
5. The Hell Problem
There is a serious problem with Hell. The Case for God being Just, and the case for God being Loving, all fall apart with the Hell Problem. The fact that Hell was never mentioned in the OT, neither demons nor Satan creates a real problem unless of course you want to use incorrect translations like the KJV. There are actually a lot of reasons why Hell makes no sense (even scripturally)
6. Eastern Religions pre-date Judaism
If God created the universe then why are there religions predating people even knowing what this God is. The whole Genesis story is a sore contradiction to reality. The only apologetic I’ve heard was the tower of babel, but the ToB story is pseudo-history.
7. Judaism’s rejection of Yeshua(Jesus)
Just go to askmoses.com if you really want a good answer. Basically Jesus the so called Christ does not meet the literal requirements for a Messiah, especially as the Jews understand the scripture. The Jews wrote the scriptures too so they should know. But instead of even considering this aspect, you just have to believe that the Saint Paul and Yeshua were right when they re-interpreted the OT scriptures for us to make their religious ideas seem true.
8. The existence of God cannot be proven
The only people saying his existence can be proven are those who ‘believe’ . So saying God exists because you believe is the most absurd answer. Even Christians who swear up and down their belief in God is from substantial evidence can’t prove the existence of God to anyone but themselves and fellow congregates. I have come to find that there is no proof for any god’s existence at all. To accept Christianity is a huge leap of faith. In the end, you just have to ‘believe’ and that makes the Hell problem even worse.
Well that’s not every reason why I don’t believe, but just a few.