Oaks, Quorum of the 12 Apostles. Critics' Arguments Latter-day Saints are repeatedly encouraged to rely on a witness of the spirit i. Holy Ghost to personally authenticate the truthfulness of the origins and content of the Book of Mormon.
Few bother to read and understand what is written in the Bible or think critically about what Christian doctrine implies. Each point listed below presents a claim for questioning the authenticity of Christianity. In total, they lay out a convincing case that Christianity is untrue.
In Christianity, we see none of these elements. This strongly implies that Christianity is a myth and possesses no intrinsic truth. Gary Shadle is a theist who volunteered to construct a rebuttal to each of the listed reasons. This effort began on October 1, If there is something I have overlooked that you think should be on the list, please submit it and I will consider adding it.
Membership was limited to scholars with advanced academic degrees Ph. The task force convened on and off from to Other findings of the group included: As such, it remains the best effort to date to ascertain the true historical Jesus, stripped of the myths that have been attached to him over the centuries.
Although many religious leaders objected to the findings, it must be acknowledged that the level of effort, the range of resources used, and the qualifications of the reviewers lend much weight to their conclusions. The following quote is taken from John W. The Bible is filled with superstitious beliefs that modern people rightly reject.
It describes a world where a snake and a donkey communicated with human beings in a human language, where people could reach upward of years old, where a woman instantaneously transformed into a pillar of salt, where a pillar of fire could lead people by night, and where the sun stopped moving across the sky or could even back up.
This world is populated by demons that can wreak havoc on Earth and make people very sick. It is a world of idol worship, where human and animal sacrifices please God. Visions, inspired dreams, prophetic utterances, miracle workers, magicians, diviners, and sorcerers also populate this world.
This is a strange world when compared to our world, but Christians believe that this world was real in the past.
My contention is not that ancient people were stupid, but that they were very superstitious. As Christopher Hitchens puts it: Religion comes from the period of human prehistory where nobody 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.
And finally it is a world where God feels that he must kill his own son because he can find no other way to forgive people of their sins. It should take only a few moments of reflection to understand, to grasp, to figure this whole thing out, that the god of Christianity is to adults as Santa Claus is to children- an imaginary friend.
Here are three of the forty-five Gospel scriptures where Jesus mentions Hell: And if thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched.
This point cannot be overstated. This elicits an unsettling comparison. Hitler dispatched Jews to the concentration camps and gas chambers for no reason other than their ethnic identity.
This was a temporal punishment; it sometimes lasted only a few days. The god of the Bible is, in effect, worse than Hitler. This brings up another interesting point. Christians claim that the Bible is the backbone of the United States Constitution. It should be obvious that placing a person in Hell is both cruel and unusual.
Consequently, Christianity violates the United States Constitution. Any person possessing critical thinking skills can understand that a magnificently powerful god would have no incentive, interest, or even the slightest inclination to inflict pain and suffering on dead people.Little Drummer Boy, Harry Chorale Simeone, Harry Simeone The Effective Reader, D.
J Henry Competition and Development - The Power of Competitive Markets, Susan Joekes, Phil Evans Algebra 1 Study Guide and Intervention Workbook, McGraw-Hill . Representation of the timeline of the universe over billion years, from the Big Bang, through the cosmic dark ages and formation of the first stars, to the expansion in the universe that.
Thanks to the blog visitor who invoked enough curiosity in me to crack down the age of the universe according to the vedas.
Here is the result of the research I did over the internet and dug up through some text material I had, to find the accurate meaning of time measurements specified in the vedas. The American Empire. By Wade Frazier.
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Bread, beer & yeast The history of bread and cake starts with Neolithic cooks and marches through time according to ingredient availability, advances in technology, economic conditions, socio-cultural influences, legal rights (Medieval guilds), and evolving taste. Egyptian Myths and Legends Egyptian creation stories tell of several variations of how the world was composed. According to one variation, the ocean was the only thing in existence. Then the sun, Ra, came out of an egg (or a flower in some versions) that appeared on the surface of the water. Studies & Actions of the General Assembly of The Presbyterian Church in America. REPORT OF THE CREATION STUDY COMMITTEE [27th General Assembly ().].
The New World Before “Discovery,” and the First Contacts. Book of Mormon Problems. LDS Church members are taught that the Book of Mormon (BOM) is scripture, as well as a true record of the inhabitants of the Americas from about BC to AD. Egyptian mythology is the collection of myths from ancient Egypt, Many descriptions of the creation of the world and the movements of the sun occur in Egyptian texts, some very different from each other.
Many of these references are mere allusions to mythic motifs, but several stories are based entirely on mythic narratives. These more.