Responding to another Christian genius.
It makes you sound ridiculous when you accuse every Christian of being a liar or fraudulent. Temptation and sin are a part of the human experience, and everyone struggles with these issues, not just Christians! God has provided a way for believers to overcome temptation and sin through Jesus Christ. He paid the price for our sins and made it possible for us to be forgiven by God. As believers, we are called to turn away from our sin and follow Jesus. We must trust in him to save us. ~Email from Christian
You challenge my ability to respond with your message’s grand, sweeping characterizations that fictionalize Christians with almost the same zeal you accuse me of generalizing. Unwittingly, you reveal the Christian worldview’s nonsensical, positive self-concept that promotes the Christian fraud.
It’s perfectly acceptable for Christians to characterize themselves as “Christians” when the subject is redeeming, but when negative (truthful) referring to “Christians” becomes a stereotype. This bias might be forgivable if not for the glaring hypocrisy that makes apparent Christian deception.
My so-called “generalizations” or articles, many now in a book, all cite facts to show why even the most liberal of Christians perpetrate Christian fraud. Yet Christians, like yourself, continue to characterize your religion unrealistically and ignore evidence to the contrary, which constitutes a deception or complicity I have explained in the past:
There is no plausible evidence for the Christian God or the values imposed by this improbable religion. If there is no evidence, then presenting this religion as truth and, worse yet, embedding it into law and social policy forms a fraud.
Whether wittingly or unwittingly, the presentation of their implausible religion as realistic clouds and deters more practical approaches to law, policy, and many other areas of society. Your claim, “Temptation and sin are a part of the human experience, and everyone struggles with these issues, not just Christians!” reveals the depth of the fraud as you present these concepts as if universal amongst all people.
Christian sin is not universal.
Christians superimpose their morality on ethics, law, and other moral areas, such as pretending they speak about murder when referencing “thou shalt not kill.” Yet the law diversely defines murder by degrees and intent because a single commandment cannot adequately judge the wrongdoing, i.e., first-degree murder, second-degree murder, etc. This is part of the deception because the Christian sin they correlate with crimes may sound the same, but only in the most superficial ways. Christian purity crystalizes the problem.
Most people don’t have a problem with premarital sex (including most Christians), and many people don’t see their choice of sexual partners as fraught with moral implications. Most Christians view same-sex relationships, premarital sex, and method of sex through the lens of sin, and (regardless of their ability to apply these views) they push this morality on everyone: evidenced by their opposition to gay marriage, sex education, etc. Declaring “Temptation and sin are a part of the human experience, and everyone struggles with these issues, not just Christians!” is an outright lie or unknowing complicity in the deception since the claim is false.
Understanding the Christian fraud spirals you deeper into absurdity and lies when claiming, “God has provided a way for believers to overcome temptation and sin through Jesus Christ.” Christianity had thousands of years to prove itself a practical method of making people “positive” moral agents and failed miserably. For example, Christians have done nothing to improve poverty yet pat themselves on the back when they hand out Bibles and tell the poor about the sin of contraception. What has helped solve poverty were social programs, readily seen in the approximate 20% rate’s “rapid decline after 1964 with the launch of major War on Poverty programs” that led to a leveling of about 11 to 15%. (Programs not supported by most Christians today.)
Clearly, the Jesus solution does not work since handing out bibles and telling people to follow Jesus’ path has increased the risk of overpopulation and appears to make Christians oppose social programs. Brilliant! Still, the lie ever deepens because Christians claim, “Well, that’s not the fault of Christianity but the people who fail to follow it correctly.”
This is another lie!
Humans adopt anything that serves their desires or needs but ultimately what benefits them. If Christianity made life better, you would not need to make excuses for the religion. If Christianity solved problems, the reward would be obvious, or at least tangible, and most people would practice it without question. Yet across the globe, devout Christians living in poverty constitute some of the most obstinate of believers, begging the question, “Why do so many people continue believing in Christianity when it doesn’t work?”
Because Christianity is a lie.
Because believers have been defrauded of practical solutions.
Because Christians lie.
Note: Some emails are excerpts chosen from larger, rambling, incoherent Christian messages, and some have grammatical or spelling corrections to make the Christians comprehensible.