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Vexen Crabtree 2015


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Sociology, Theology, Anti-Religion and Exploration: Forcing Humanity Forwards

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Vexen Crabtree 2015

Why dispense with Christianity or theism?

"Time to Move On: Religion Has Cost Too Much" by Vexen Crabtree (link updated 2010 Feb)

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Re: a christian view

There are many instances of 'good' people being told to kill in the Bible itself, so I don't buy it that "true" "Christians" are ones who don't kill.

For example;

Exodus 32:27-28, "The Lord God of Israel commands every one of you to put on his sword and go through the camp from this gate to the other and kill his brothers, his friends and his neighbours. The Levites obeyed and killed about 3000 Men that day."


Numbers 31:17 "Now therefore kill every male among the little ones, and kill every women that hath known man by lying with him" (in other words: women that might be pregnant)



http://www.vexen.co.uk/religion/prayer.html concludes:

"God knows everything - everything we say in prayer, God already knows. The point of praying is definitely not to reveal things to an all-knowing God. God acts only when God knows it is good to act, the wishes of prayer can only ever be against God's will [...] If you ask a Christian or a Muslim, what will they say is the magical force that acts against God's will? Satan's will. If a supernatural affect such as prayer goes against God's will, then it is Satanic. As such, prayer is either useless, or Satanic."

Re: a christian view

I think that many of the things written in the Bible have a political basis so we'd better not read it literary. According to me the idea of the biblical history nowadays is just helping people overcome their misfortunes throuth belief in a better life.
Monica Nickoles

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