What is Christianity Grounded In and Can It Claim Any Authority?

This is the first article in a series of articles based on an open letter to non believers written [I’m assuming] by Colin Robinson.  I met “Colin” on twitter, and read his blog which contains many offensive and anti-social views that he claims are based on the teachings in the bible.  I’m not going to address his

homophobia,

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or misogyny,

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or any of his other hate based views, I’d rather examine the basis for what he claims gives him the authority to hold these views.  Is it a reliable source of factual information or a conglomeration of self supporting mythicism written over time to maintain a facade of self righteousness by the morally deficient?

It has been my experience that many christians who make claims of

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or cite the scripture as the sole source of authority, do so in woeful and/or deliberate ignorance of the history and authenticity of the text.  In fact, it’s already been repeatedly demonstrated that the bible cannot pass the “affirming anything that is contrary to fact” standard of truthfulness. Assuming there were only one mistake in the bible, to me that is like carefully dipping out a drink from a punch bowl with a turd in it.  Christians think as long as they don’t actually get a lump in their cup that somehow the rest of it is all right.

In my next post, I’ll discuss what evidence actually is, [some christians are going to be surprised, I think] why it’s crucial to have independent sources of verification, and why it’s important to use evidence on the path to justified truth.

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5 Responses to What is Christianity Grounded In and Can It Claim Any Authority?

  1. Steve Ruis says:

    I would argue if they are going to buy the claptrap in Leviticus, then “in for a penny, in for a pound.” Has the esteemed gentleman eaten shellfish? If so he has committed a sin. Has he worn clothing of mixed fibers, you know, like underwear? Another sin. Does he own slaves? If so, he is right with God. Or does he just cherry-pick the parts of the OT that support his ideas? Does he follow all of the 600+ injunctions in Leviticus, most of which involve abominations? My guess is “not.”

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  2. hiramcrespo says:

    🙂 This is so ludicrous that people still believe this. There are no scriptures like the Epicurean scriptures:

    “It is impossible for someone to dispel his fears about the most important matters if he doesn’t know the nature of the universe but still gives some credence to fables. So without the study of nature there is no enjoyment of pure pleasure.” – Epicurus’ Principal Doctrine 12

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