Article by Damien Lee Thorr
I was talking with a Christian recently who thinks that atheists are dumb for not believing in god.
She went on to say that she “knows the truth in her heart”…
The problem is that personal testimony is subjective and not evidence.
She stated that there’s proof of Jesus because “his tomb is empty” and also pointed to our calendar of BC and AD.
When she said that, I experienced another one of those moments of face palming … why? Because it is very clear that Christians only believe because they have been lied to.
For a start, let’s address the calendar issue:
Practical use of A.D., on papers like charters or church documents, began to catch on in eighth and ninth century England, and from there expanded to France and Italy by the late ninth century.
But, even as it grew, people continued to use other systems like the Roman calendar. This change was enforced with violence throughout the world.
So what about "B.C."?
Starting with the alleged birth of Christ as a single defining moment—rather than using a succession of rulers one after another, or trying to count from the very beginning of creation…leads inevitably to the fact that lots of stuff happened before. But, B.C. was much harder to implement. Terms referring to this “before” varied all the way through the 18th century.
Secondly, no tomb for Jesus has EVER been identified or confirmed! That’s just one of many falsehoods preachers inflict upon their followers, and they do it loudly, to intimidate, with the false premise that might is right.
I constantly hear preachers and Christian followers proclaim that the “tomb is empty” but there is no truth to it and zero data to validate it.
This person was also unaware that the numerical system we all use across the entire planet is of Arabic origin.
She then went on to suggest that there was a miracle with a stomach condition of hers that was inexplicably healed when, according to her, doctors couldn’t heal. For one thing, sometimes doctors diagnose conditions incorrectly and of course, she somehow cannot provide any evidence such as doctor’s notes, test results and charts to demonstrate as evidence. And rather than accept the logic that there may have been a misdiagnosis, they choose to embrace the false sense of comfort of “god did it”… yet, many babies die in hospitals minutes or hours after they’re born in spite of desperate prayers.
What I am noticing here is that religious people are conned into believing in god by means of falsehoods and misrepresentations of facts.
It is easy to realize that religious leaders are able to fool the poorly educated, which reminds me of that primitive tribe in the South Pacific where they know nothing of biology and allow their young boys to be sodomized by the tribe’s chief because they believe that it’s how boys will produce sperm when they grow to be men.
Christians reject the scientific discoveries that prove biological evolution, a spherical planet, a much older Earth, and so many other science facts that the church used to execute people for stating as facts.
The fact remains that everyone who argues against evolution is not properly educated in the matter and definitely lacks the credentials to even formulate a valid argument.
It is absolutely mind boggling how arrogant and ignorant they are, pretending they know more than biologists, scientists and university professors with doctorate degrees and peer reviewed papers that confirm their findings as facts.
For sure, science does not know everything but it can provide evidence for everything it knows… whereas religion knows nothing.
Damien Lee Thorr, 3-29-2022
Damien Lee Thorr is the composer and lead guitarist for the popular, classically influenced and openly atheist/political activist metal band Predator, has authored many essays and editorials for Asphyxium Zine and written he horror-erotica novel “The Vampire Journals”. Check out Predator’s 2011 full length "Born in Blood" at Youtube and visit their official site at http://www.predatortheband.com/.