Every single human person is loved by God and created to love by Him, this is a fundamental belief of our faith. There should be no place in our language or our attitude which allows for prejudice or exclusion.
Few bother to read and understand what is written in the Bible or think critically about what Christian doctrine implies. Each point listed below presents a claim for questioning the authenticity of Christianity.
In total, they lay out a convincing case that Christianity is untrue. In Christianity, we see none of these elements. This strongly implies that Christianity is a myth and possesses no intrinsic truth. Gary Shadle is a theist who volunteered to construct a rebuttal to each of the listed reasons.
This effort began on October 1, If there is something I have overlooked that you think should be on the list, please submit it and I will consider adding it. Membership was limited to scholars with advanced academic degrees Ph. The task force convened on and off from to Other findings of the group included: As such, it remains the best effort to date to ascertain the true historical Jesus, stripped of the myths that have been attached to him over the centuries.
Although many religious leaders objected to the findings, it must be acknowledged that the level of effort, the range of resources used, and the qualifications of the reviewers lend much weight to their conclusions.
The following quote is taken from John W. The Bible is filled with superstitious beliefs that modern people rightly reject. It describes a world where a snake and a donkey communicated with human beings in a human language, where people could reach upward of years old, where a woman instantaneously transformed into a pillar of salt, where a pillar of fire could lead people by night, and where the sun stopped moving across the sky or could even back up.
This world is populated by demons that can wreak havoc on Earth and make people very sick.
It is a world of idol worship, where human and animal sacrifices please God. Visions, inspired dreams, prophetic utterances, miracle workers, magicians, diviners, and sorcerers also populate this world. This is a strange world when compared to our world, but Christians believe that this world was real in the past.
My contention is not that ancient people were stupid, but that they were very superstitious. As Christopher Hitchens puts it: Religion comes from the period of human prehistory where nobody had the smallest idea what was going on.
It comes from the bawling and fearful infancy of our species, and is a babyish attempt to meet our inescapable demand for knowledge. And finally it is a world where God feels that he must kill his own son because he can find no other way to forgive people of their sins. It should take only a few moments of reflection to understand, to grasp, to figure this whole thing out, that the god of Christianity is to adults as Santa Claus is to children- an imaginary friend.
Here are three of the forty-five Gospel scriptures where Jesus mentions Hell: And if thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched.
This point cannot be overstated. This elicits an unsettling comparison. Hitler dispatched Jews to the concentration camps and gas chambers for no reason other than their ethnic identity.By accepting this message, you will be leaving the website of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.
This link is provided solely for the user's convenience. Â· Catholic and Islam have similar practices in prayer, fasting and alms deeds. "Difference Between Islam and Catholicism." srmvision.com October 17, If a Catholic prays with a Muslim he prays with infidels and enemy of the Cross.
If he prays for a Muslim and his conversion-healing, it is a different matter. To me, it seemed as if the second quotation does not include the NOM, which a radical departure from the Latin Rite as received and passed on down the centuries, and even being in effect a subversion and suppression of the truths of the Faith as previously expressed in the Latin Rite.
It seems that the worthy citizens of Liverpool are locked in heated and agitated debate.
And such is the important nature of their discussions that it is no wonder they are getting worked up. Amir was one of many Muslims who write to me challenging me to a debate.
I told him that I debate either with scholars who have a recognizable name, or with those who read my book. This Should Be Obvious, But Islam and Catholicism Are Very Different.
those few words emphasize the similarities between Muslim beliefs and Catholic beliefs. Pray this powerful prayer of.