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Religion is Ridiculous ?

Ridiculous, and worse. So say the new atheist books: In God is Not Great, Christopher Hitchens does not mince words, calling religion “violent, irrational, intolerant, allied to racism and tribalism and bigotry, invested in ignorance and hostile to free inquiry, contemptuous of women and coercive toward children.” Now Bill Maher’s movie Religulous lampoons the plausibility and social effects of all religion, ominously concluding that the world will end if religion does not end. But I suggest that social science data point to a different conclusion than do the new atheist anecdotes of hypocritical and vile believers.” > more.

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4 comments on “Religion is Ridiculous ?

  1. crazychristcraver
    October 23, 2008

    I didn’t continue to read on, but religion is rediculous. Religion is man’s attempt at reaching God or heaven. However, Christianity is supposed to be about God reaching down to earth because of man’s inability to achieve Heaven.

  2. theolounge.org
    October 23, 2008

    I guess, you won’t be able to reach heaven. Because the question ist: what is heaven ?
    And how will you reach it ?

    If there is a heaven, God is supposed to tell us. Otherwise we won’t know.

  3. crazychristcraver
    October 23, 2008

    Actually, I was a little vague…sorry. Although Christianity has been made into another one of the religions in the world, it is unlike any other religion. All other religions, and sometimes even what Christianity has been made into, the way to heaven is on your sholders. You have to figure it out; you have to be a good person; if you do such and such mayber you’ll be good enough. Great example is how Muslims automatically go to heaven if they die for the cause (I know that is a total generalization, but I hope that you get the point). The bible however, shows that God Himself (the creater of all things), set aside His godliness and became the man Jesus who came as the Way, the Truth, and the Life, and said that no man would come to the Father (God) but through/by Him. He later was crucified on a cross, paying the sin debt for all people (although salvation can only be received through confession of sin and Christ as Lord), and then was raised from the dead on the third day. He (Jesus the Christ) now sits on the throne of Heaven as King of kings and Lord of lords at the right hand of God the Father. Jesus came to manifest, or show the true character of the one and only true God. He is the only way to enter heaven…all other attempts fall short.

    Anyway, I wasn’t bagging on you…nor was I bagging on Christianity. God rocks! If you have any further questions, like what is heaven anyway, I would love to talk to you more about the whole thing. I am sorry if my earlier post had offended you, that was my fault. I hope that this comes to you as nothing but an encouragement. Be blessed and have a great day.

  4. theolounge.org
    October 23, 2008

    Hallo, thanks, I didn’t feel offended anyway.
    I’m a teacher for christian Religion and Latin in Germany, so I think I know, how to see religion in a right way – or I hope so.
    Yes, I also think, Christianity is something special, because we are (Martin Luther) justified by our believing in God. We do not have to earn “heaven”; by behaving in a way that Jesus taught us, we already have something like heaven on earth (praesentische Eschatologie).

    Real heaven will come some day, when we are not seperated from God. But we do not have to earn it by doing good things – it is a gift we get when we believe.

    But besides: we shold behave in an ethical way.

    Good night….

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