Are Christians gullible and stupid?
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In order to allow some expansion I'll keep this round concise.
"Christians are stupid!" (I'll write the most on this since it seems to be the main point of the Pro's argument) - What does the pro consider a christian? There are many definitions of what a Christian is. I'm assuming (for this round) that by "Christian" the pro is mentioning any follower of any "bible" written in the past based on the shared Muslim/Christian/Catholic/etc. god (1 - There are about 52 large monotheistic religions which can all be split into different sects) . If this is the case the population mentioned is far to general to label or "stereotype" as the Pro wishes to do.
A quick list ^ if you want a fuller idea of monotheistic religions you'll end up reading much more.
Suggesting that the entire monotheistic population is "stupid" is very ignorant. A list of some better known christian scientists (for the sake of saving you time looking up their contribution to society) follows.
Issac Newton -
J. J. Thomson -
Max Planck -
John Ambrose Fleming -
The Evidence of Things Not Seen Christian Knowledge Society: London (1904)
The Wonders of Wireless Telegraphy : Explained in simple terms for the non-technical reader Society for promoting Christian Knowledge (1913)
"They believe in a STORY made up by un-educated people ages ago to try and explain things" - Suggesting that the entirety of the bible was made up in order to suggest scientific oddities and that those who wrote it are uneducated (this is one word). Please reword so that you can have a valid argument here; this is far to vague.
"now we have scientific explanations" - for what? Again the statement is far too vague. If the Pro is suggesting the creation of the universe we still lack a fortified theory for this.
"so the Bible is no longer needed." - Suggesting that the bible's only purpose was to serve as a pseudo-science guide to the universe. Most of the christian bible's contents are moral stories meant to teach a person how to be accepting towards others (other religions, types of people, races), forgiving, patient, etc. I think that lessons like this do have a place in this world where these values are so often forgotten.
To conclude on this and give my point of view (anything above is objective). I am not a christian, but I do visit their church occasionally. I enjoy playing with their bands (jam sessions) and the way the majority of them act. I have studied many religions or "faiths" as the christian followers prefer to be called and this is my view.
Anyway the Bible is a very flawed story and believing in it is like believing in Harry Potter. Sure there are smart Christians, but if they were all smart them they wouldn't believe in the Bible. Some flaws are, Why did God make the Tree of Knowledge and Satan if he knew that they would ruin a lot of things for the humans that he so dearly cared about (although he killed 1,000's of them, not including Noah's Ark) and Noah's Ark was completely unnecessary, explained by this in a fairly amusing way:
Questions for the Pro regarding his argument.
What does the Pro consider to be a christian?
There are many different followers of "God" (The god of Abraham) under many different religions (muslim, jew, christian, catholic, lutheran, etc.). The list of people who follow the god of Abraham is excessively lengthy. If Pro is talking about another religion then argument is invalid.
What does the Pro consider to be "the Bible"?
There are many variations of "The Bible". Calling a religious book by "The Bible" is to assume said person is following your religion. Pro needs to be more specific about which books, writers, etc. are included in "the Bible" he is mentioning.
To address the flaws mentioned:
Just a reminding note: Since clarification was not received I will assume that by christian, the pro is referring to the christian religion and that alone (no variations).
Context: The christian religion currently follows the New Testament cannon of "The Bible" (assuming "The Bible" is referring to the catholic old testament). Christians do not read/follow the books written by those they believe to be "uninspired" (not influenced by god).
Side note: I refer to the "chapters" in "The Bible" as books because, that is what they are. "The Bible" is a compilation of books written by many different people who believe (or pretend to believe) they have interacted with god.
The Pro makes multiple references to the "Genesis" book without context. The "Tree of Knowledge" is from the "Genesis" book used commonly by followers of the god of Abraham. The "Genesis" book is not included within the modern christian bible. The story "Noah's Ark" is also contained within the "Genesis" book and is likewise irrelevant to the argument.
Mixlop forfeited this round.
Nothing to clarify or argue against.
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Vote Placed by miketheman1200 3 years ago
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