Cognitive Dissonance: Top 10 RIDICULOUS contradictions of Christianity.

Cognitive Dissonance

Cognitive Dissonance: a discomfort caused by holding conflicting ideas simultaneously The theory of cognitive dissonance proposes that people have a motivational drive to reduce dissonance. They do this by changing their attitudes, beliefs and actions. Dissonance is also reduced by justifying, blaming and denying.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Top 10 RIDICULOUS contradictions of Christianity.

Back in the day when I was still a brainwashed, mindless zombie of a Christian none of these things would have alarmed me, and I cannot explain why.  Now, on the outside looking in they seem patently ridiculous, mostly because they are.  How do you break through the wall of superstition the religious have built around their minds and restore their ability to think and reason?  Is it a change an outsider can effect?  Or does the change have to be organic?  I wish I knew.

10- You vigorously deny the existence of thousands of gods claimed by other religions, but feel outraged when someone denies the existence of your god.

9- You feel insulted and "dehumanized" when scientists say that people evolved from lesser life forms, but you have no problem with the Biblical claim that we were created from dirt

8- You laugh at polytheists, but you have no problem believing in a Trinity god

7- Your face turns purple when you hear of the "atrocities" attributed to Allah, but you don't even flinch when hearing about how God/Jehovah slaughtered all the babies of Egypt in "Exodus" and ordered the elimination of entire ethnic groups in "Joshua" -- including women, children, and trees!

6- You laugh at Hindu beliefs that deify humans, and Greek claims about gods sleeping with women, but you have no problem believing that the Holy Spirit impregnated Mary, who then gave birth to a man-god who got killed, came back to life and then ascended into the sky.

5- You are willing to spend your life looking for little loop-holes in the scientifically established age of the Earth (4.55 billion years), but you find nothing wrong with believing dates recorded by pre-historic tribesmen sitting in their tents and guessing that the Earth is a couple of generations old.

4- You believe that the entire population of this planet with the exception of those who share your beliefs -- though excluding those in all rival sects -- will spend Eternity in an infinite Hell of Suffering. And yet you consider your religion the most "tolerant" and "loving".

3- While modern science, history, geology, biology, and physics have failed to convince you otherwise, some idiot rolling around on the floor speaking in "tongues" may be all the evidence you need to prove Christianity.

2- You define 0.01% as a "high success rate" when it comes to answered prayers. You consider that to be evidence that prayer works. And you think that the remaining 99.99% FAILURE was simply the will of God.

1- You actually know a lot less than many Atheists and Agnostics do about the Bible, Christianity, and church history -- but still call yourself a Christian

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  1. Your blogs are entertaining, I will give you that much. Not true, but very entertaining. And I do respect the fact that you are by no means ignorant. But I will say that as a Christian, my faith is not based upon the small facts. Sure, there are things I don't completely understand, but the Holy Spirit gives me peace over those things. I, much like yourself, have done my research. I believe the reason the Bible says to have faith like a child is because some things in the book we simply cannot understand as mere humans. I find it comforting to serve a God higher than myself. It is not my job to understand Him. I have no right to demand an explanation from Him. It simply isn't my place. I rest in the mystery of what I can't understand and I live my life knowing that some day, all of these small things I don't understand will be revealed to me along with God's glory. But you live your life trying to prove God and the Bible wrong. How miserable it must be to live with no hope, no purpose; and to devote yourself to telling everyone about it. Like it or not, you are a slave. You are a worshiper. You have a master. As educated as you are, you should know that as humans we all have the need for something greater than ourselves. And you know, Jay...sometimes its okay to not know it all.

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    1. wow. Man you have really been brainwashed

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    2. Oh the irony! :)

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    3. How is it ironic? I highly doubt that you researched anything in the bible and came to the conclusion that it was fact, no, the more likely thing is that your parents and family brainwashed you into believing it and never doubting it, When me and my friend here had enough skepticism to read up on things before basing our entire life on some blatant bs!

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    4. No, he has a point. There is a monumental amount of scientific/archaeological/biological/eyewitness/historical/personal witness evidence for the existence of God, and the validity of the Bible - all you need to do is search it up. And by the way, to say that Christians believe in a 'God of Love' is a generalisation and omits the fact that Christians believe in a God of Judgement too, because justice was his invention, and he is not dumb enough to let people go unpunished for evil. If he was that DUMB, he wouldn't be God, duh.

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    5. Actually, there isn't even a molehill of scientific/archaeological/biological/eyewitness/historical/personal witness evidence for the existence of God.

      Absolutely none. Show me! I can't find it anywhere.

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    6. You cant be trying very hard. Type in "Archeological evidence of God" and 1,980,000 results pop up. And that's just one category. now, I didn't go through every result obviously, and I'm sure some of it is easily disproven, but statistically speaking, out of that many results, at least one of them is valid. And that's all you need.

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    7. Regardless of your stance on science or religion....if you are a "believer" in religion and happennto agree with at least som scoence, you can indeed reconcile your belief system; perhaps maybe God sparked life on earth then let evolution take over? Maybe even some biblical events are indeed historically accurate, just nof for the reasons put forth by the bible?!
      The one thing i NEVER hear Christians discull is the liklihood of life on other planets......why is that! Maybe then you would have to admit that and God may be far too busy with the quintillions of intelligent lifeforms who may or may not believe in mono-theistic religions amd humans ARENT the center of the universe?!!

      You can also believ in an afterlife without believing in the judeo-christian God........since our sould are more or less pure energy, our energy (aka souls) are allowed to take on or true form again and behave just as all energy behaves........a bit randon and chaotic with strict rules of physiscs to guide us!

      Sorry if i appear to ramble, my head is a bit sleep deprived, but I STILL KNOW what im talking about!

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    8. Tom is correct. There is no demonstrable evidence *at all* that any deities have ever existed, much less the Christian one. If Christians want to make god claims, they then have *all* the burden of proof in demonstrating the claim's veracity. Remember, extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence. And if claims are being made without evidence, they can be easily dismissed without evidence. The ball is in the theist's court ...

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    9. This kind of talk is what I think is stupid about Christianity,..since when did the "Holy Spirit" do anything for you?,what the hell is the "Holy Spirit" anyway? You can't even prove that the "Holy Spirit" is real yet you follow it like it's a real thing?,...talk about brainwashed.

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    10. John 1:9-13 NIV

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  2. I especially like number four.

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    1. So did Irenaeus, who convinced the synod of Theophilus to create 4 synoptic Gospels to replace the 100 that existed when Justin Martyr wrote his famous apology to the Senate. And just like that, as Jesus predicted in the Apocalypse of Peter, the Apocryphon of James and other texts, an manipulative religion called "Christianity" with a "manifold dogma" (AoP) was created to REPLACE the system originally taught by Jesus, who taught about Karma, Reincarnation and Enlightenment techniques.

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    2. Finally somebody who knows the fucking history of Christianity.

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  3. just a little fyi that your whole site is just awesome :) it is just telling it like it is without being ignorant (just the opposite!) and backing everything up.. i'm glad you made it out of the brainwash like i did ..we're finally free :) (and a bit smarter now too) well done

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  4. "It is not my job to understand Him. I have no right to demand an explanation from Him."

    Hey first anonymous poster: you live life as a slave to a master who doesn't exist.

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  5. Funny we live on a planet "created" by a Christian God 6000 yrs ago... but have fossils over hundreds of millions of years ago... How Galileo and Copernicus were banished from church and their brilliant works were burnt... how pagan followers were burnt alive depicting them ad evil witches, How Church believed the Earth was flat and sun and stars were circling around it (Geo-centric)... Creationism vs. biotechnology and genetic engineering... Crusading Christian armies have killed millions of non-believers in south America, Asia and Europe... Is natural disasters and catastrophes destroy and kill Christian faithfuls and how non-faithfuls or non-believers live in many countries around the world in happiness and peace? Christian teachings are shrouding and shielding against human intelligence.. teaches not to question or use analysis and reasoning... Absolutely illogical, foolish and denigrating to human intelligence.

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    1. Actually carbon dating has been proven wrong and even if it did work we could only measure carbon to the 5th half life so at the most it would only be accurate up to a few thousand years also the Bible says that the earth is not flat in the Bible it actually said God hung the circle of the earth over nothing this was far beyond their time

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  6. You are right, but reason of these contradictions is the fact of the lack of authenticity of the bible itself, the fact that it is a human made and finally the fact that it is many times changed to conform new doctrines or realities, for example:
    Victor Tununensis, a sixth century African Bishop related in his Chronicle (566 AD) that when Messala was consul at Costantinople (506 AD), he “censored and corrected” the Gentile Gospels written by persons considered illiterate by the Emperor Anastasius. The implication was that they were altered to conform to sixth century Christianity which differed from the Christianity of previous centuries.[1]
    These “corrections” were by no means confined to the first centuries after Christ. Sir Higgins says:
    “It is impossible to deny that the Bendictine Monks of St. Maur, as far as Latin and Greek language went, were very learned and talented, as well as numerous body of men. In Cleland’s ‘Life of Lanfranc, Archbishop of Canterbury’, is the following passage: ‘Lanfranc, a Benedictine Monk, Archbishop of Canterbury, having found the Scriptures much corrupted by copyists, applied himself to correct them, as also the writings of the fathers, agreeably to the orthodox faith, secundum fidem orthodoxam.”[2]
    In other words, the Christian scriptures were re-written in order to conform to the doctrines of the eleventh and twelfth centuries, and even the writings of the early church fathers were “corrected” so that the changes would not be discovered. Sir Higgins goes on to say, “The same Protestant divine has this remarkable passage: ‘Impartiality exacts from me the confession, that the orthodox have in some places altered the Gospels’.”
    The author then goes on to demonstrate how a massive effort was undertaken in Constantinople, Rome, Canterbury, and the Christian world in general in order to “correct” the Gospels and destroy all manuscripts before this period.
    From my perspective, I think, that we have an intellectual responsibility to keep seeking for the truth; this is our exclusive responsibility as mankind.

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  7. Listen to Tyler the creator instead of listening to child molesters who preach that anyone not like them burns in hell

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  8. I like the quote above:

    "I find it comforting to serve a God higher than myself. It is not my job to understand Him."

    ...let's see you work for a company with a boss who has his position higher than yourself who gave you one book, and just let you "understand him", never questioning his methods.

    It should be entertaining how your life goes along with the company ^ ^

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  9. You showed the mirror to evil. Good job. Your hindu brother.

    (strive for collective consciousness of good will because science is coming to conclusion of philosophies of excellence)

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  10. u fuckin idiot their not contridictions of the bible ur just talking shit

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    1. Thank you for that well thought out and intelligent response! You've changed my mind, the love of Jesus flows through you and my eyes have been opened! "Their not contradictions of the bible" I am a "fuckin idiot."

      Psyche! Maybe you should read it (the bible) or anything for that matter? And thank for this shining example of the brain damage that is caused by religion - you people are making this too easy.

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    2. PS - It's, "they're" not "their" you jack-off.

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    3. Great comment Anonymous....Thank you.

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  11. Dear Mr. Ur a Fool,

    What makes you say that Mr. Dissonance is a "fuckin idiot"? Based on your name, you must think a lot of people are fools or idiots.

    Frankly, I don't think any reader of this post (except you) is going to have any problem figuring out who the real fucking idiot is.

    By the way, if Mr. Dissonance's "Top 10 RIDICULOUS contradictions of Christianity" are not really contradictions, as you imply, then what are they? They make sense to me as true contradictions.

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  12. The first commentator is probably a troll, as well as ur a fool. Seriously, who the fuck in their right mind finds comfort from an imaginary man in the sky who strikes down people who don't believe in what he demands. Hell, the Flying Spaghetti Monster is a more convincing god .

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  13. I find it amusing that when people disagree with each other they soon resort to insults.

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  14. I find it amusing when people believe fossils are hundreds of millions of years old when carbon dating etc. is known to be inaccurate. What about human footprints being found in "fossil" layers that in fact prove we walked with dinosaurs? Instead, the research and findings are kept behind the curtain while the mainstream media take center stage to perform a brilliantly colorful and sense-making show to the zombies. What a beautiful world isn't it? Sea shells found atop Everest? I didn't know they evolved into birds, flew up to the top, and returned to their original form lol. Or maybe they took a 180 and devolved themselves :).... Evolution is a theory, nothing more.

    Maybe one should laugh at that rather than the idea of the earth being ~10k years old lol

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    1. I find it amusing when people respond to something that makes them feel uncomfortable because it flies in the face of their beliefs with utter gibberish! Your comment is nearly incoherent and... I would say "factually incorrect," but honestly there's nothing factual about it.

      People don't "believe fossils are hundreds of millions of years old, because carbon dating etc..." Scientists, and people in general accept that (some fossils) are hundreds of millions of years old because there is solid, empirical evidence that proves that those fossils are that old. Not that it matters, I doubt you are concerned with finding the truth or willing/able to even acknowledge it, but fossils that old aren't dated using carbon dating. They're age is calculated through radiometric dating, which is a technique that can provide information on fossils and rocks that are in fact, hundreds of millions of years old. You could find this information simply by Googling it, just an FYI.

      As for your comment about human footprints in the fossil layer and your (again, incoherent) comment regarding humans walking with dinosaurs... WTF? I think you've got your nonsense mixed up. Maybe you've been spending too much time at the Creation Museum? There's not a single, credible scientist that would suggest that humans walked with dinosaurs. The last dinosaurs on earth died hundreds of millions of years ago and the ancestors of homo-sapien didn't appear in the fossil record until approximately 200,000 years ago. As for the sea shells on Everest... Maybe you've heard of Plate Tectonics? If not, here's a quick lesson - Mt. Everest was at one time on the bottom of an ocean - and that's how sea shells arrived at what is (now) the highest point on earth. No re-evolution or de-evolution required, except in the feeble minds of the sheep who gobble up magical stories and Bronze Age superstition like cotton candy at a state fair, but can't wrap your head around ideas that could pull the rug out from under your infantile nonsensical fairy tales.

      There's no "plot" to cover up scientific evidence, nothing is being kept "behind the curtain" and the media has little or nothing to do with any of this. Turn off the Fox News, crawl out of the bomb shelter and crack open a text book or use this magical thing we've got called the internet that can give you access to the whole of human knowledge! Then, maybe you'll be able to string together a series of words that actually has some meaning and a defensible point.

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  15. Your blog is spot-on. That's why I left Christianity and became a deist. it explains fully for me why prayers do not get answered; why the Bible is so contradictory; why we have no historical or empirical proof of Jesus' existence (the Jesus of the Bible, that is). The simple answer is there is a God but He sits far in the outer spiritual sphere somewhere and doesn't get involved in our affairs and our religious squabbles. This life is just the first leg in a journey that continues after death toward spiritual enlightenment. There is no satan, devil or fiery hell. This is all just church-made myth to scare people into becoming Christian.

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  16. Thank you this was entertaining indeed. :))

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  17. Hello,

    I realize it's been more than a year since the last post, but I wanted to get my two cents in.

    For me, one of the most glaringly close minded concepts of Christians is that only those who have heard and accepted the word of god will be saved and enter heaven...out of let's say conservatively, tens of thousands of years that humans as we know them have been here, translating into tens of billions of lives that have come and gone - only a minute percentage from the last 1500 years or so will be going to heaven.
    So...it's a heck of a plan, this gods plan...saving a mere handful of his flock cause for some reason he neglected to let us know about his word and himself till relatively recently.

    Also - he apparently made the stipulation that if you are ignorant of his existence - you're going to hell.

    As an added side note, I really like how the gods rules change with the times. Having been brought up christian, I was frightened to death as a youngster cause I touched myself...thought for sure that I am going to hell, and once I ate meat on Friday.
    Sounds silly I know, but i sincerely was scared to death of hell, and the mean nuns who "taught" me.

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  18. In the original Greek gospels(validated by carbon dating) there is no story of "cast the first stone". There is an excellent article in Time magazine about how the bible was translated and compiled.

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  19. The reality is that the bulk of organized religion is utter BS. It's not the "Word of God," but rather 2,000 years of human distortion, manipulation and the masquerading and delivery of personal opinion as fact. What is organized religion today is the twisted logic of human beings designed to manipulate, control and intimidate other human beings. "If you don't believe as I do, you will go to a place of eternal damnation and pain." Sounds very much like what a pedophile tells his victims, that is, "You better do what I want, or things will be very bad for you."

    The Bible says you'll live forever. Did you think you were going to do that in one body? All references to reincarnation were removed from the Bible in the fourteenth century..."by decree."

    All over the Bible it states that God grants us all free will. How can that be if he supposedly has a "plan" for you?

    People bemoan the fact that, "How could a loving God allow such-and-such evil to occur?" No mystery there either. If God grants free will, he cannot do so without also allowing the option to choose evil.

    I believe there is a "God Force," but what is portrayed in most modern-day organized religions is cartoonish fairy tales and human distortions.

    Take "hell" and "satan," for instance. Satan was a construct of medieval bullshit. It was simply a contrivance inserted into the Bible to scare people into compliance. The "Satan" concept is nothing more than than human distortion. What's most sad about that concept is that humans have latched onto it as a way of absolving themselves of responsibility for their bad ideas, bad choices, bad feelings, bad actions, bad deeds, etc., ala, "I didn't do it, Satan did." Utter crap.

    Let us not forget that what a fool believes, he sees, hence, all the dyed-in-the-wool Christians out there that cannot be dissuaded no matter the massive bulk of evidence to the contrary. They want to believe in pain and suffering, devils and angels, and the destruction of supposed enemies. Doesn't really sound all the God-like, huh?

    The thoughts, ideas and beliefs you hold determine what you're attracted to and what's attracted to you. There is no source of evil in the universe. There are evil humans, however.

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  20. I'm impressed. Here I thought I was the only one in the world that's not blind to the truth. I think people have been wasting their lives on christianity. Its nothing more than a huge joke to me. My hats off to you peole that are smart enough to see the lies in christianity

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  21. Absolutley dead on. People need to wake up. I grew up a christian. But lucky I woke up out of its fairy tale. The longer you live you see that things are fucked up. I'm no longer blind to christianity's lies and false promises. I am not a slave and never will be

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  22. I feel the authors' pain.

    Psalm 19

    The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.

    2 Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge.

    3 There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard.

    4 Their line is gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. In them hath he set a tabernacle for the sun...

    The straight forward message from Christ is to honor the Creator and love your fellow humans... trust that the Blood Christ shed has power over the second death. The intrinsic beauty of Christs' Words are both exquisitely simple and profound.

    One can walk in the wilderness...especially in the dark and see demons flee...also easily experienced in prisons. Once married to Christ...ones' eyes are opened and mysteries revealed.

    Romans 4:5

    “But to him that worketh not, but believeth on Him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness

    Pure "religion" is helping widows and orphans.

    James 1

    19Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath: 20For the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God. 21Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls. 22But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. 23For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass: 24For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was. 25But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.

    26If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man's religion is vain. 27Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.

    The god of this world and his associates take pleasure confusing and spurring men to destroy themselves and others.

    James 1:5 If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.

    May you all seek Christ and bask in the Glory of unfathomable Love.


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  23. I really enjoyed the list... I'm sorry for the dumb Christians tryna prove that something could never be true... It's ridiculous that they criticize all our scientific discoveries and ready to stick with a book that told to be written by an all knowing God? That's just what an omniscient, omnipresent, omnipotent God can do? Grow up Christians...

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