How Christianity Became Anti-Christ

Christianity has largely become anti-Christ, ironically enough, and it did so by following in the footsteps of Judas Iscariot, selling "the body of Christ" for a purse of silver coins, and turning the garden of Eden into a potter's field.  Those purse strings have become the hangman's noose.

If one of the apostles of Christ were transported in time to 21st century America, they would no doubt be at a loss to understand how the religion of a penniless pauper, who died defending the poor from the persecutions of the rich, became a religion for the rich to persecute the poor; from a religion of Lazarus that proclaimed it was easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven, to a religion of the rich man's table, the crumbs of which would "trickle down"to the poor like manna from heaven. 

This worship of an economic religion has transformed Christianity from a religion of salvation through sacrif…

Religion: God's Antidote for the Sin of Knowledge

Adam and Eve were banished from the Garden of Eden for the sin of seeking knowledge. So it makes sense that religion would be designed to maintain human ignorance, which is why it uses "beliefs" as a means of punishing us all for the "sin" of seeking knowledge. 
We see this in every attempt by Christians to assert some claim to a Bible full of "sacred knowledge," which they claim explains everything from the origin of the universe and the world, to the nature of love and sex, and from the nature of our souls to God's policing of our every thought.  
That the Christian believes it is their God given duty to interpret every speck of evidence humanity has ever uncovered, during its life long investigation of its own species and everything else within the universe it inhabits, including the universe itself,  as always only ever confirming the sacred "beliefs" found in a Bible that we alone authored only a handful of years ago, is to either wors…

The Salvation Equation: How The Sunk Cost of Crucifixion Only Encourages More Sin

Walk into most Catholic churches, and you'll be struck by the larger than life representation of a man nailed gruesomely to a cross hanging from the ceiling, right above the altar, smack dab in the center of the church.
The point, of course, is not only to remind people what sinful bastards they really are, but to also burn into their memory every Sunday the horrendous suffering and death that their 'savior' was forced to endure for their miserable hides because of it, which is why they should all fall to their knees in gratitude!
Yet, when the priest explains that "Jesus died for our sins," no one ever thinks to ask the simple question of "Why?" or even, "Okay, but who asked him to?"
The image is so gruesome and emotionally jarring, in fact, that it short-circuits the rational part of our brain called the cerebral cortex, by triggering a flood of endorphins called an "amygdala hijacking," which basically "baptizes" our b…

The Trouble with Using an Infinite God As the Measure of Morality

For all of the talk by various self proclaimed "moral" authorities about  "moral absolutism," the truth is that ever human on the planet is necessarily and inescapably a moral relativist. And this is because finite things can only be compared in any meaningful way to other finite things, because to compare them to infinite things makes them all equally inferior. As such, every "moral" comparison, a long with every other comparison, is necessarily "relative" to what it is being compare too, which includes any comparison to the infinite. 
This then illustrates the glaring problem with the idea that God is "infinite" and "eternal," as well as being all powerful and all knowing. That problem is that if he is all of these things, then he cannot be used in anyway as a standard for any system of morality that could be applied to finite human beings. And this is because there is no way to compare an eternal and infinitely large ora…

The First & The Last

People who are often the first to "believe" in Christ today, would have been the last to "believe" in him during his own day. They are just as often the first ones to deny this.

The Devil in Jesus Christ: On the Saving Grace of Disobedience

Disobedience has been the doorway to progress as often as "enlightenment" has always been denounced by those in power at the time, as an act of heresy. Those we view as heroes in retrospect, in other words, are always seen as heretics in their own time.  In short, we condemn the Devil for the same disobedience to authority that we applaud in Jesus Christ.
Like Prometheus, Adam and Eve stole the fire of "knowledge" from a God who, out of a desire to keep humanity as dumb and obedient as domesticated beasts, had expressly forbidden them from learning. This same prohibition against learning was imposed upon African slaves by Christian Europeans, once the latter had been stolen  from their homeland and sold into slavery for the enrichment of the former. 
And  like both Adam and Eve (and all of humanity that followed), the means by which those African slaves would eventually be kept ignorant with invisible chains, came from addicting them to a "desire" for s…

The Sin of Knowing God

If there is a God at all, there is probably no greater sin a person can commit agaisnt him than to claim to "know" him better than anyone and everyone else. Yet such claims are the very heart of every religion, which is why religions themselves are no doubt the very apple offered to Adam & Eve in the garden of Eden, and why every person who claims to have some special knowledge of God, is no better than a serpent. Indeed, it was for seeking to obtain such forbidden knowledge that humanity is now said to be accursed with the stain of "original sin."
To claim that God would create all people as equals, and then grant to some of those people a greater knowledge of Himself than to others, in a world where the eternal soul of every single person depends necessarily and exclusively upon such knowledge for its salvation, is not only to deny that God created everyone as equal, but to insist that God "intelligently designed" the world in such a way, that a m…