Friday, May 14, 2010

Contradiction of Logic

Contradiction of logic. What is it exactly? In order to fully understand the meaning of the phrase we must first understand the meaning of both contradiction and logic. According to, logic is the science that investigates the principle governing correct or reliable inference. A contradiction is a direct opposition between things compared or an inconsistency. Just to make things clear and inconsistency is something lacking in harmony between different parts or elements. From the information gathered by these two definitions we can understand that a contradiction of logic is an opposition between two elements of something that can be understood through a science that investigates the principle governing correct or reliable inference, or simple an opposition in something that is known as correct.

Logic is the basic element of fact. It is the thought process that, from the beginning of time has allowed us to understand what we know as fact today. Logic is always evolving, though the outcome of the process may be incorrect, the process itself can never be wrong. If something contradicts logic then is cannot exist, because logic is the only thing that is absolutely certain.

For those of you who know me, or for those of you who simply read the title of my blog, you know that I am going to use this simple phrase to prove the simple fact that god or gods cannot and do not exist.

The god of the Bible is said to have three distinct characteristics that make him God. These are that he is omnipotent, omniscient, and omnipresent. This means that God is all powerful, all knowing, and is everywhere at once.

Now using simple logic we can deduct that all three must be present in a being in order for one of the characteristics to exist. For example if you do not know everything then you are not all powerful and you can’t know everything unless you can be everywhere at once. All three attributes rely on the other in order for on single attribute to exist. You can’t have one without the other.

Now, here comes the part where I throw this all together and you get mad at me.

A good friend of mine once posed a simple question to me. “Can an all powerful and all seeing God create a box to which he cannot see inside?” My response was nothing more than a puzzled look on my face. The truth is he cannot. If he were to create such a box then he would not be all knowing because he can’t see in the box, and if he could see in the box then he would not be all powerful because he was unable to create such a box. This is called a contradiction of logic.

Now, I realize that some groups in Christianity do not believe that god is all knowing. (I don’t get this because why then do you pray if he can’t know what you are saying) But just you amuse you let me pose another scenario, only this time I will have omnipotence contradict itself. “Can an all powerful god create a rock that he cannot move?” The answer is no he can’t, because if he could not move the rock then he would not be all powerful and if he could not create such a rock then again he would not be all powerful.

The Fact is that the very definition of God contradicts itself. Those three things would have to exist together in order for one of them to exist, but yet if all three of them existed then they would contradict each other meaning that none of them existed.

The contradictions of the Bible mean nothing when the very definition of God proves itself wrong. Nothing can be all powerful, nothing can be all knowing, and nothing can be everywhere at once. These things cannot and do not exist.

Sunday, May 2, 2010


Exegesis. For those of you who do not know what this means, it is the analysis of a text, in this case sacred texts, in an effort to understand or to offer commentary on the meaning of a passage. Exegesis involves examining many questions regarding the text, such as its historical and literary context; the lexical or correct understanding of the words, its grammar, structure and form or genre; its audience; and so on.

This is a critical tool when looking into the meaning of ANY scripture. In the numerous debates about God and lack thereof, I have come to realize that Christians as well as other theist groups tend to ignore this critical tool when explaining the message of their scriptural text. They tend to take what is written as, directly relating to their life today, 2000 years after the text was originally written.

For example Saul of Tarsus, Who to date was one of the most important writers in the Bible for Christianity. Saul of Tarsus was one of the most feared persecutors of Christians until around the age of 30, at which time he was blinded by a light to which he states he heard the voice of Christ calling out his name, and asking him not to persecute his people anymore. From this point on Saul changed his name to Paul, and became the St. Paul who writes letters in bible that we read today.

After his conversion Paul tried to preach the "good news" in Damascus and then later in Jerusalem, both times being driven out by the followers of Jesus because they did not trust his sincerity, and feared that it was a trick to draw out the followers of Christ so that he could persecute them. Upon being rejected by both cities he left for his hometown of Tarsus, where he began to preach the good news to people that practiced Mithraism.

For those of you who have never heard of Mithras (And I would not be surprised if it was all of you)he was born in a manger on the winter solstice (December 25)in the presence of shepherds . Mithraism would sacrifice a bull during their community worship, at which point they would eat the flesh of the bull as well as drink its blood. This was believed that in eating the flesh and drinking the blood of the bull would give the one who consumes it the strength of bull. The god Mithras also died and rose from the dead.

This doesn't seem anything like Christianity, or does it? It is believed that Paul used this idea to create a gathering of followers. If the consumption of a bulls flesh and blood give you human spiritual strength how much greater would it be to consume the flesh and blood of a God? This brought many followers of Mithraism to convert to Christianity, and was one of the contributing factors to the fall of Mithraism.

How much of the Mithraism was absorbed into Christianity? That is impossible to tell. You might be saying "Mithraism stole those ideas from Christianity". This cannot be so because Mithraism was formed almost 100 years before Christ was born.

If you did not use the tool of exegesis, you would never have known of these events that lead to the present day Jesus story that we know today. It seems to me that theists need to take another look at their so-called emphatic scriptures before you try to use them as something historically accurate.

Remember that a text is influenced by the author, audience, time period, word usage, structure and its grammar. All of these must be looked at when reading ANY text when trying to discover the literary or historical context of that particular text.

On a final note I want to state that I did not once say that the Bible or any other text is incorrect (even if i did imply it). I wrote this post not to prove that your particular text is inaccurate, but to hopefully open your eyes to what the church does not let you know when they are trying to interpret the bible to fit the present day.


Mithraic Mysteries

Monday, April 26, 2010


Welcome to my blog! Before I begin posting regular blogs I wanted to explain real quickly about why I decided to start this blog. As it says in the description, I was a Catholic for 18 years. My curiosity, about God, Led me to do some research into the church's history and into the scripture itself. What I found along with classes I have been taking on other religion, led me to become an Atheist.

I have been reading Atheist blogs for some time now and I feel that one of the more frequent arguments Christians post as comments on the blogs involve something like this "You Atheists know nothing about the faith. Why don't you actually read the Bible before you decide to criticize it?” These statements of ignorance are what anger me the most. So as an Atheist with a thorough understanding of the faith, I decided to write this blog to let you in a few secrets I found out about the church.

I have read more Christian scripture then you even know exists, I have a good understanding about other religions, I know both sides of the argument like the back of my hand, and this is why I am here to tell you that On The 8th Day, God Died!