Supernatural Hypocrisy: The Cognitive Dissonance of a God Cosmology
(Complete 6-volume Edition)
As I reexamined the Scriptures, after having moved decidedly away from them over the last 17 years, I found that I had good reason to move away from Scriptures, and indeed, the Christian faith in particular. More
"As I reexamined the Scriptures, after having moved decidedly away from them over the last 17 years, I found that I had good reason to move away from Scriptures, and indeed, the Christian faith in particular. What I had done subconsciously was perhaps based on a real reaction to living my life in the context of having a belief in a higher power—an invisible entity who was somehow at the helm, but who failed miserably to show me any authentic evidence of his presence.
I will never allow someone else, much less an invisible being, to tell me what to think, and who I am. One has only to read the Bible, as I did, cover to cover, to understand what the truth really is. What I found was the opposite of those common verses that clergy like to pluck out of the Bible in order to win more believers. In renewed study of Scripture and Christian ideology, I found that I agreed less and less with all the Bible taught, and agreed more and more heartily with secular humanists, freethinkers, and various nonbelievers.
It might be pertinent to mention here, that when I first considered the idea of existence without belief in the Christian God, I was one of those people who thought atheists were angry, mean, ignorant and even somehow "mental" individuals. I can say now, with a generous amount of confidence, that I was completely wrong.
My studies led me to the same conclusion that Richard Carrier expressed—namely, that the Bible revealed to me "a terrible, sinful God" who was a "jealous, violent, short-tempered, vengeful being whose behavior is nonsensical and overly meddlesome and unenlightening." (Richard Carrier. Sense and Goodness Without God] And I was not surprised by Carrier's and others’ revelations that many Christians "have never actually read the Bible, and have no idea what is really in there," and agree with Carrier also when Christians admonished me, with unfettered hypocrisy, to read the Bible before I make negative judgments. I did. And my judgment is more negative than before. I didn't have to try very hard to find a plethora of reasons to refuse being a passenger on that crap-wagon."
Complete 6-volume eBook edition
Volume 1: Cosmology of God & Jesus
Volume 2: Cosmology of Christianity
Volume 3: Cosmology of the Bible
Volume 4: Cosmology of the Dark Side
Volume 5: Cosmology of Science
Volume 6: Cosmology of Atheism