Renunciation of the Heretics!

Being a brief recitation and refutation of some of the errors found in the mythologies and theologies of the monotheistic  religions of Christianity, Judaism, and Islam.

 

The universe was not created at any single point in time. The universe will never cease to exist. The universe is eternal.

The universe is not controlled or ruled by any single entity or being or god.

There is not just a single god. There are many gods.

The first human beings were not named Adam and Eve.

The Garden of Eden never existed.

Original Sin never happened and the condition of Original Sin does not exist.

Human beings by their very nature are not tainted or polluted by any kind of inherited sin or moral fault.

The Flood of Noah never happened.

The Exodus from Egypt never happened. There was never any exodus of great numbers of Hebrew slaves from the land of Egypt. The land of Canaan was never invaded or conquered by great numbers of Hebrew slaves fleeing from Egypt.

The man called Jesus Christ, if he actually existed, was an ordinary human being, no better than anyone else. He was not the son of any god and his mother was not a virgin. He was a mortal human being and he did not rise from the dead three days after he died. He was not and is not the Savior of anyone or anything.

The prophet Mohammad was an ordinary human being, no better than anyone else. He was not the prophet of any god, and his teachings are essentially and fundamentally flawed.

The collections of scriptures and writings known as the Bible, the Koran, the Torah, and the Talmud were invented and written by ordinary human beings and were not revealed by any god. The theologies and moral teachings of Christianity, Judaism, and Islam are riddled with fundamental errors and misconceptions. In particular, it should be noted that the teachings of Christianity and Islam contain evil things that have been used by Christian and Islamic groups and individuals to justify committing crimes against humanity.

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  1. I always did hate Exodus. One of the first things I questioned my Catholic mother on, back when I was an atheist, was the morality of (pretending it really happened, or at least can tell one about the personality of this god) the plagues of Egypt, especially then the Hebrew god supposedly punished Pharaoh for behaving worse when he compelled Pharaoh to behave worse.
    When I read it, My heart went out to the Egyptians who did nothing wrong and would not have deserved such misery. I concluded that even if God existed, he was evil and therefore unworthy of worship, even if that meant eternal torment. This was long before I discovered the gods, mind you. For logical reasons, I had also rejected the existence of God on logical grounds, so I wasn’t too worried about the torment part. Even though it did not really happen, I still find the story and its vilification of Egypt and Egyptian religion, as well as the behavior of the Hebrews’ god, quite offensive to my moral sense.

    • The story of Exodus was one of a number of things that drove me away from the Catholic Church. In particular, the death of the innocent first born Egyptians. And then the business about Pharoah wanting to “let the people go” and God sending his wife dreams that convince her to persuade the king to not let the people go. Grrr.

      I moved directly from Roman Catholic monotheism directly to GraecoRoman polytheism without ever flirting with atheism.

      • Every time I think of Exodus, I can’t help but think of a different god-punishing-mortals myth: The Destruction of Humanity (common name for it), where Ra sends the goddess Sekhmet, eye of Ra, to punish the people that were plotting against him. Sekhmet grows bloodthirsty and starts killing everyone else. Here’s the difference. Ra doesn’t WANT the innocents killed too. He gets Sekhmet drunk, she passes out and turns into happy, loveable Hathor. Whereas the God of the Bible deliberately kills innocents, Ra at least focused only on the evildoers, and tried to fix things when they go wrong.

        How did you go directly from Roman Catholicism to GraecoRoman polytheism? In my case, polytheism was never presented as a viable alternative.I was one of those atheists who thought all religion looked like Christianity, just with different gods and prophets and messiahs. Gods, I feel so embarassed now. It took a very patient Pagan girlfriend to show me there was an alternative, and some hard times, to break open the shell of preconceived notions I had, and call for the help of a wonderful Egyptian goddess and turn my conception of things upside-down.

  2. How did I go from Catholicism to GraecoRoman polytheism? I went to Catholic schools from third grade through the end of high school, schools in which history, and to some degree art, were an important part of the curriculum. I started reading history books from the public library and found that history in these books did not quite match the history being taught in school. Then there were problems of logic and ethics with certain Catholic moral and theological precepts. When I discovered Greece and Rome and Egypt it was as if a light appeared with the words “This is it!” in giant letters. It took a few years to move from historical interests and art appreciation to accepting the old Gods as real, but it finally happened one day. Movies were an influence too. In the epic films of the 1950’s I found myself rooting for the pagans rather than the Christians or the Jews. The Hebrews in the Sinai desert are having a wild party for the Golden Calf, and then grumpy old Moses comes down from the mountain and spoils everything. A scene from 1956’s Ten Commandments, a great movie even if rather silly if taken as either religion or history. Then the Hercules epics, and 1963’s Cleopatra. By the time Cleopatra was released I was already offering incense to Isis and other gods.


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