Monday, February 7, 2011

Why the organization "Fixed Point" is not very convincing..

 I'm diverting a bit with this post, but I want to comment on a commercial I saw this weekend during the Superbowl.

The Christian organization called "Fixed Point" is a fundamentalist Christian organization which spreads the word so to speak via the internet, publicized debates, and now commercials during Superbowl. They have organized debates with such notable atheists as Christopher Hitchens, and just recently, broadcast a commercial during Sunday's Superbowl based on the passages from John 3:16, at  the end of which, they suggest you to "look up" I did. This is what they say on their website:

"Well, it’s clear there really isn’t much any of us can do....we certainly don’t have the ability in ourselves to overcome this powerful law of human nature. "

Which got me to thinking, so I constructed a logical argument based on the claims they made on their website:

P1. If god created us, as Christians claim, then god gave us "human nature."

P2. If god gave us human nature, then god is to blame for the problem of evil.
C. Therefore, god is to blame for the evil in the world.
Almost all such claims made by Christians are done to make the gullible more susceptible to their dogma, but with a little logic and some reflective thought, they are all easily refuted.  In this example, we see by their own admission the christian god, if he existed, is to blame for the problem of evil. He is to blame for humans disobedient due to their "human nature" that he himself created. After setting the scenario up, he then chooses who he gives grace to because he also determines who believes and who does not believe, as he determines EVERYTHING, according to the bible, and most Christians.

"The lot is cast into the lap, but its every decision is from the Lord." (Proverbs 16:33)

"For God has bound all men over to disobedience so that he may have mercy on them all." Romans 11:32.

If the bible and the christian conception of Yahweh is correct, then he is to blame for the problems who he then sets his son to be the sacrificial lamb for.....which makes him a sadistic monster of epic proportions. Torturing his own son for something he did in the first place is not beautiful--it is monstrous. It would be terrible for a human father to do, but for an all knowing all powerful "father" to set that up---it is absolutely ridiculous!!

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