It describes a world where a snake and a donkey communicated with human beings in a human language, where people could reach upward of 900 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.
He was executed as a public nuisance, not for claiming to be the Son of God.The empty tomb is a fiction – Jesus was not raised bodily from the dead.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.Yes, this seems like a very strange world to anyone alive today.My contention is not that ancient people were stupid, but that they were very superstitious.
As Christopher Hitchens puts it: “One must state it plainly.
Membership was limited to scholars with advanced academic degrees (Ph. or equivalent) in religious studies or related disciplines from accredited universities worldwide and to published authors who were recognized authorities in the field of religion (by special invitation only).
The task force convened on and off from 1985 to 2006.
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.
Religion comes from the period of human prehistory where nobody had the smallest idea what was going on.