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Many Christians wonder how anyone could doubt the existence of God, but it turns out it's right in the bible.  If you read between the lines, it tells you there's no God…

1)  The bible claims that God sacrificed Jesus for our sins. (John 3:16, Romans 3:25, Ephesians 5:2, Hebrews 9:26)  (This is ignoring Deuteronomy 24:16 and Ezekiel 18:20, which state that everyone is to be responsible for their own transgressions without anyone else dying for their sins, thus undermining the primary basis of Christianity.)

2)  Since Jesus is God (2 Peter 1:1, John 10:30-33, and other verses), premise 1 means that God sacrificed himself.

3)  A sacrifice involves the destruction of the entire being, including the spirit.  This seems intuitively obvious especially for a self-sacrifice, since it's not much of a sacrifice if the martyr is guaranteed an eternity in heaven.  The bible never directly specifies what constitutes a "sacrifice," but it seems to support this intuition.

a)  In the entire bible, only humans are said to have been given immortal souls. (Ecclesiastes 3:11, 12:7, and other verses)

b)  The bible allows animal sacrifice (several passages in Leviticus 1), but it condemns human sacrifice in the same breath as witchcraft, sorcery, fortune telling, and other forms of magic.  (Deuteronomy 18:10-11)

c)  Of all the things the bible forbids, why lump human sacrifice together with magic?  It would require some type of occult power to sacrifice the additional element of the soul.

Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather, be afraid of the One who can destroy both soul and body in hell.
(Matthew 10:28)

Therefore, the bible implicitly defines sacrifice as the destruction of the whole being, including the spirit.

4)  From the above premises, God must have died with no afterlife.

Therefore, according to the bible, God doesn't exist.

When you think about it, this explains so much.  Within the scope of the bible, it tells us why Jesus 2.0 fell somewhat short of godlike omniscience, actually having to ask why anyone would doubt that he's the same person who was just brutally murdered.  (Luke 24:38)  It explains why, aside from the occasional disembodied voice that only believers could hear for some reason, God never appeared or acted after the sacrifice.  In Acts of the Apostles 1-14, angels always acted in God's place.  Is it really more plausible that God still existed, but he was always busy?  He had a little too much on his plate, so he had to delegate?

It also explains some current observations, like the fact that Jesus has never returned as predicted.  It tells why God is credited with all those spectacular, unmistakable miracles in biblical times but has no noticeable effect today.  It even gives us an explanation for ghost sightings: there's nobody to admit them into heaven.

I wish I could say I figured it all out first, but I think Nietzsche beat me to it.  Still, at least I can do my part by spreading the good word.  In fact, since the bible is already famous for being revised and edited throughout history, I'll go ahead and add a new chapter to the bible.  Don't worry, it's only three verses:

:bulletred: There's probably no God. (Dawkins 1:1)
:bulletred: But if there is a higher power worth worshiping, he/she/it/they wouldn't want you to squander your life on fairy tales that don't even have happy endings. (Dawkins 1:2)
:bulletred: So stop reading this and enjoy your life. (Dawkins 1:3)
If Christians can get away with their creative interpretations of the bible, I can do this. Donít worry if my claims donít make sense to you Ė in a religion whose deity sacrifices himself to himself to appease himself, making sense isnít a high priority anyway.
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cake5313 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
For everyone who reads this and other articles like it:
You have a choice to make. You can be swayed by anything that is thrown your way, or you can go figure out both sides personally. I can't force anyone to believe that God does or doesn't exist, so the only thing I can do is show kindness to everyone I see and give them space to make their choice by themselves. Sitting here and arguing about it is pointless since you can't know for sure until your time is up.
I ask for all of you or at leat a few of you to show respect no matter who's side you're on. It would be most appreciated.
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Bolts6042 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014

Yowzas, this looks like a hot topic.  Honestly, though, this post seems a bit sad. 
Sacrifices destroying immortal souls? 
Man’s soul is immortal, but God’s isn’t? 
Has the subject of the trinity stopped being a subject that causes people’s heads to light on fire? 
And, most importantly of all, it completely demeans what Christ has done for us!  Christ wasn’t some
willy-nilly sacrifice; if He was, He would have never come back as “Jesus 2.0.” Jesus is smart, He knew
that we are incompatible with God, thus God can never have us around Him.  So we need a way to
magically change to be compatible with God and that’s what Jesus does for us, He doesn’t magically
change us into some “super Christian person,”  He makes us acceptable before God.

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LupusCor010 Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
God's not dead
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TheodorVahlen Featured By Owner May 17, 2014
Too bad this is completely based from an outside view. It won't make sense if you try to interpret it. Its like talking about the color orange without believing it exist. Jesus Christ and God are like an egg. One whole, but separate in its own way. God is defined as "good" and "love". These have always existed. Just as God has.

Study before you attempt to slander. Cotton-picking verses will get you nowhere. Be a true free thinker. Seek truth. Ask questions, and don't boast what you don't understand or don't completely understand.
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PrincessElemix Featured By Owner May 17, 2014
Why do atheists only pay attention to Christianity and not other religions?
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mkmaster365 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014   Traditional Artist
Well if we openly criticize Muslims, well, everyone does so no one cares, anyone critisizing them is just generally agreed upon as holy fuck their religion is bad ( I dont think it is bad, I just think it can be misinterpreted very easily) if we speak out against Judaism we instantly are labeled racists and nazi's, most other religions such as Wicca just isn't really out there, and most importantly... when is the last time you have seen any peagan religion shoving their teachings down the throats of anyone they see? Which religions burned people alive, and put them on sharp edged pyramid chairs because they THOUGHT you didn't believe enough? Christianity is just one of those religions that are easy to find holes in, most of us can penatrate it with a soviet nail, and it's one of the only religions that isn't going to automatically get us in deep shit like mentioned up there. Religion has governed us for centuries, and held us back a few. Dark ages are the evidence. Christianity has been really hypocritical in its life so far, and it really stands out as it has intertwined itself into government. The american republican party demonstrates this perfectly. They fight everything with their religious views, stopping stem cell funding, protecting against abortion (but the secodn the kid is out fuck em they say). Religion really has killed more people than any other thought we know of, christianity is one of the few that stand out above most others.

While I am an athiest by definition, I look to things that can be tested, and recreated. We cannot test the existence of one being, nor can we recreate it. I personally don't criticize any religions unless whatever happened is from the direct cause of it, or if people are criticizing my own. I replied to this only because I didnt think the other comments were adequate to give any sort of sensible view, and I bid you a nice day ma'am.
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DarkRiderDLMC Featured By Owner May 17, 2014
Because they know more Christians is probably part of the reason, with the fact that many are rebelling against beliefs forced upon them by over-zealous parents and the fact that Christians are the safest of the large religions to tease.

They never seem to burn anything or behead anyone anymore.

Forgot:  Islam is a liberal/progressive warm spot and many atheists are liberal politically.
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GodDragonKing Featured By Owner May 17, 2014
Probably because Christians are the most vocal in the 1st world.
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PrincessElemix Featured By Owner May 17, 2014
The united states isn't the only 1st world country you know. Muslims are would have to be the most vocal through out Europe and Australia.
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GodDragonKing Featured By Owner May 17, 2014
Okay then, I honestly didn't know how vocal what religions are in Europe.
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