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Proof God is imaginary

29 April 2013, 09:00

Proof God is imaginary  

The belief in "god" seems to be omnipresent throughout the ages.

We acknowledge, for instance, that the ancient Egyptians believed in their gods so ardently that they constructed colossal structures like the Great Pyramid - still to this day one of the largest and most enduring human constructions ever engineered. Despite that fervor, however, we know with complete certainty today that the Egyptian gods were imaginary. There is no evidence of their existence. Thus we do not build pyramids anymore and we do not mummify our leaders.

More recently we recognize that millions of Romans worshiped Jupiter and his friends, and to them they built magnificent temples. The ruins of these temples are popular tourist attractions even today. Yet we know with complete certainty that these gods were imaginary. There is no evidence for their existence and thus no one worships Zeus any more.

Even more recently, we know that the Aztec civilization believed in their gods so passionately that they constructed huge temples and other worship structures and human sacrifice alters. The Aztecs were so fanatical that they were sacrificing hundreds of people to their gods as recently as the 16th century. Despite the force, however, we know today that these gods were completely imaginary. The Aztecs were insane to be murdering people for their gods. Killing a person has no effect on rainfall or anything else. We all know that now. And there is no evidence whatsoever signifying that the Aztec gods exist. If the Aztec gods were real, we would still be offering sacrifices to them and these sacrifices would be effective.

Today's "God" is just as imaginary as were these bygone gods. The fact that millions of people worship a god is meaningless.

The "God" and the "Jesus" that Christians worship today are actually amalgams formed out of ancient pagan gods. The idea of a "virgin birth", "burial in a rock tomb", "resurrection after 3 days" and "eating of body and drinking of blood" had nothing to do with Jesus. All of the rituals in Christianity are completely man-made. Christianity is a snowball that rolled over a dozen pagan religions. As the snowball grew, it freely attached pagan rituals and beliefs in order to be more palatable to converts. You can find accounts like these in popular literature:

  • "The vestiges of pagan religion in Christian symbols are undeniable. Egyptian sun disks became the halos of Catholic saints. Pictograms of Isis nursing her miraculously conceived son Horus became the blueprint for our modern images of the Virgin Mary nursing Baby Jesus. And virtually all the elements of the Catholic ritual - the miter, the altar, the doxology, and communion, the act of "God-eating" - were taken directly from previous pagan cryptic religions." 
  •  "Nothing in Christianity is unique. The pre-Christian God Mithras - called the Son of God and the Light of the World - was born on December 25, died, was buried in a rock tomb, and then resurrected in three days. By the way, December 25 is also the birthday or Osiris, Adonis, and Dionysus. The newborn Krishna was presented with gold, frankincense, and myrrh. Even Christianity's weekly holy day was stolen from the pagans."


(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jesus_Christ_in_comparative_mythology) "It has been noted since antiquity, and in modern scholarship since the 19th century, that Jesus Christ has conspicuous parallels to other deities worshipped in Hellenistic religion, explicitly to the cult of Dionysus in the Greek mystery religions and with Buddha.”


It is tremendously problematic for a Christian devotee to process this information due to the entrenched repetitive indoctrinated dogmatic beliefs, but nonetheless it is true. All of the "sacred rituals" of Christianity, and all of Christianity's core beliefs (virgin birth, resurrection, performing miracles) come straight from other religions that were popular around the time of Jesus. Once you understand the central truth of Christianity's origins, the silliness of the whole thing becomes evident. It has happened before and if human nature is anything to go by it will happen again. The only issue is the ever mounting ability of humans to discern fact from fiction. 


Clearly the pagan believers, from whom Christianity derived its myths, revered gods that were fantasy. If Gods such as Horus, Ra, Mithras, etc. were real, we would have proof of their existence and everyone would be following those gods. Our "God" and "Jesus" today are simply extensions of these imaginary precursors. Therefore God is imaginary and new religions will continue to be invented as the older ones become obsolete due to the lack of evidence. The advances of science strengthening the desire for logical rational explanations are leaving religions wanting in the obscurity and evidently trying harder to perpetuate fear and conformity to their ways. 


“One must state it plainly. Religion comes from the period of human prehistory where nobody—not even the mighty Democritus who concluded that all matter was made from atoms --had the smallest idea what was going on. It comes from the bawling and fearful infancy of our species, and is a babyish attempt to meet our inescapable demand for knowledge (as well as for comfort, reassurance and other infantile needs). Today the least educated of my children knows much more about the natural order than any of the founders of religion, and one would like to think—though the connection is not a fully demonstrable one—that this is why they seem so uninterested in sending fellow humans to hell.” 

? Christopher Hitchens


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