Why do we believe in God?

 

Sin: any act regarded as such a transgression; a willful or deliberate violation of some religious or moral principle.

To put it simply, a sin is when you break a religious law. That is something important to point out: a law. Because that's what religion is at is very core, just a set of laws to follow, and it instructs followers to not break its religious laws. In return, the followers are promised an eternal life with God after death. I mean they are 100% sure of it. Which is just so weird to me. How can you be sure what happens after death, when its not something anyone can truly explain from first hand experience? Lets face it its not a proven hypothesis. But even I can't say that there isn't a heaven or hell, because there is no proof to prove or disprove their existance. 

But you got to be saved! Saved from what? Salvation, salvation, salvation! What do we need to be saved from exactly? The fact that our ancestor (Eve) ate a piece of fruit she wasn't supposed to? I didn't find anywhere in the story of Adam and Eve (Genesis), where it talks about original sin. Does anyone know where the concept of original sin is located in the Bible?

This is what Christianity/Catholicism preaches, that we are all born with original sin and therefore we must be baptized in order for our souls to be saved. So the fact that I was born, means I have original sin? Original sin is an oxymoron in itself. The very definition of sin is when you break a religious law. How can a baby break a religious law just by existing? The answer to that, is that is inherited by Eve. Wow, so god is punishing the souls of unborn babies just because Eve ate a fruit. Its so funny to me that religious people try to defend the things about religion that are just so unrealistic. Oh, God knows what he is doing, he is omnipotent, his ways are higher than ours, blah, blah...


 
 

In the Bible, God tells us to kill other people. Why does God want us to kill? I though the point of religion was to bring peace and to stop human suffering. But I guess, its all part of God's plan right? Here are a few (and I mean just a few) verses where the almighty commands his followers to kill other people.

"... he that curseth his father, or his mother, shall surely be put to death" 
Exodus 21:17

Sounds like a very harsh punishment. The crime doesn't fit the punishment, does it? Here is another.

"Now therefore kill every male among the little ones, and kill every woman that hath known man by lying with him. But all the women children, that have not known a man by lying with him, keep alive for yourselves"
Numbers 31:17-18

In this chapter from the book Numbers, God is tells Moses to wage war against the Midianites. The Israelis win their battles and kill all the adult males, destroy the cities of the Midianites, and capture all the children and women. Then in these two verses, he commands them to kill every male child and any woman that is not a virgin. Then tells them to keep the young virgin girls for themselves. 

The following verse, however, would kill off so many people of the earth:

"For six days, work is to be done, but the seventh day is a Sabbath of rest, holy to the LORD. Whoever does any work on the Sabbath day must be put to death" 
Exodus 31:15

Man, I should have died a long time ago. How many people do you know work on a Sunday? God is telling us that they must be killed. He's very clear about it. Christians often like to ignore these passages. I could go on and on, but you can find more verses where God is telling us to kill. Yet one of his commandments is not to kill. There are so many contradictions in the bible, its enough to make your head spin.


 
 

All religions promise the same concept of a heaven after death. Some claim a paradise, others outer space on far away planets (Mormons), but they all claim a heaven like paradise where they will live for eternity. Some even claim virgins will be there which implies that heaven for men, at least for straight men, is having a whole lot of sex.

Death is a mysterious and terrifying reality that everyone must come to terms with. The majority deal with death by believing a fairy tale. Religions are selling an invisible products, a way of living, a code of ethics, an imaginary boss, and an afterlife.