Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Debunking the Christian Myth


“There is power in the blood of Jesus.”
“My sins were washed clean by Christ’s blood.”
“Cover yourself in the blood of the Lamb”…
Christians never seem to realize the true meaning of the words they use or why they use them, and I used to be the same way, because I was Christian until I hit my twenties. Now that I’m older and more experienced, though, I’ve learned why such words are spoken, and now so will you.
If you look at the basic Christ concept without rose-colored glasses, this is how it goes…
The first humans did something that God told them to not do, so God condemned all humans to spiritual death. But God told Moses that his chosen people could escape spiritual death if they would kill innocent animals. Since death was required for breaking God’s rules, an animal’s death could be substituted for the human’s death; since the shedding of blood was required for remission of sin, the animal’s blood could be substituted for the human’s blood.
Hebrews 9:22 – And almost all things are by the law purged with blood;
and without shedding of blood is no remission.
Then, along came Jesus. God sent his own son down to Earth and humans murdered him. And because we murdered him, we were offered forgiveness for our sins. Why? Because Jesus became the ultimate human sacrifice for our sins. In the same way innocent animals took on the sins of the Jews, Jesus took on all the sins of the whole world. And when we murdered him, the sins were expiated. So the path to remission of sins is the cold-blooded murder of the innocent, and our murder of God’s own son was a very fortunate day for us.
When you take a moment to step back and think about this, it’s all very bizarre, isn’t it? Eat an apple, be condemned forever; murder God’s own son, all is forgiven. It’s absolutely nuts. So why did people accept such an odd belief? It was because the Christ myth was cobbled together from pre-existing spiritual traditions, so it made sense to people at the time.
These are the three ancient (and invalid) spiritual traditions that were cobbled together to make the Christ myth…
1) Scapegoating – an ancient practice whereby the evils or sins of a people were symbolically attached to an animal, then the animal was driven away or killed, thus carrying away the evil or expiating the sin.
2) Blood sacrifice – an insane practice in which a valuable animal or human (such as one’s own child) was killed to make amends for sin or to seek material gain or power. The sacrificed being’s blood was then considered to have the power to purify a person or place…

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