I consider myself a logical person. At least I try to be logical. Sometimes my humanity gets in the way of my logic but I try. I consider myself a skeptic. I believe to question is to be wise. To not take things at face value is a virtue. I teach my kids to avoid automatically believing what people (even I) say. I teach them to investigate for themselves to try to find the truth.
Until my deconversion, I was a deist. At the time I wasn’t aware of that term. I had already dismissed the Bible as historically inaccurate when it came to stories like the creation account or Jonah and the whale (big fish). I thought we lived in an old universe and laughed at believers who thought the earth was 6,000 years old. But I thought most of the historical accounts were mostly accurate. I certainly thought a man named Jesus walked the earth.
About a year ago, I got interested in investigating the claims of the Bible. It turned out to be an extremely fascinating (and actually quite fun) but most of all shocking. I had no idea just how historically inaccurate the Bible is.
Since my discoveries, I’ve been running around telling people about them. I was naïve in that I thought people would be interested in the shocking findings but forgot that many had strong foundations in their lives and those people didn’t want to hear any of it (as interesting as it was). Now I realize it was easier for me to digest because I wasn’t very invested in religion at this point of my life. I had already stopped going to church mostly because I thought it was boring.
Today, as a direct consequence of my studies, I’m an atheist. I don’t know who/what/nature sparked the universe and life into existence and I am amazed we are here. But I know beyond all doubt that Yahweh (the god of the Bible) is just another mythological character. I have no confidence that humans to date have discovered who God is if it exists. I’m even curious whether the god concept makes any sense in the universe.
So now that I know where I stand, I am going to have some fun detailing the ridiculous logical knots you have to twist your mind into to believe the Bible and/or the Christian doctrine. In some cases I will be taking the approach where I assume the Bible is true and show how ridiculous it is if so.
I hope readers will enjoy the ride. I plan on treading new ground I haven’t seen tread by other atheists.
PS – The title of the blog is intended to poke fun at Ray Comfort. His video “Evolution vs God” is one of the most ridiculous pieces of anti-evolution propaganda I’ve seen. Also, God here means the Christian god (aka Yahweh).