Unique =/= true (Blogathon 37/49)

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Six reasons that god exists

It’s all standard bullshit.  But #6 is one I hear a lot when I’m in church.  That amazes me considering the argument is dumb even by biblical standards.

6. Does God exist? Unlike any other revelation of God, Jesus Christ is the clearest, most specific picture of God revealing himself to us.

Why Jesus? Look throughout the major world religions and you’ll find that Buddha, Muhammad, Confucius and Moses all identified themselves as teachers or prophets. None of them ever claimed to be equal to God. Surprisingly, Jesus did. That is what sets Jesus apart from all the others. He said God exists and you’re looking at him. Though he talked about his Father in heaven, it was not from the position of separation, but of very close union, unique to all humankind. Jesus said that anyone who had seen Him had seen the Father, anyone who believed in him, believed in the Father.

The evidence?  Jesus said he was god!  Well, I’m sold.

Even if Christianity were unique (which it’s not), so what?  Since when does being unique make something true?  I could come up with a unique story right now – it’d still be bullshit.  When you talk about the flood in Genesis, the argument is that it’s so similar to all the other flood stories so it must be true!  Then you get this one and the story is that it’s so different from all the others that it must be true.

Christ on a fucking stick!  Pick one!

This is what counts for evidence in Christianity, apparently.

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When not defending the planet from inevitable apocalypse at the rotting hands of the undead, JT is a writer and public speaker about atheism, gay rights, and more. He spent two and a half years with the Secular Student Alliance as their first high school organizer. During that time he built the SSA’s high school program and oversaw the development of groups nationwide. JT is also the co-founder of the popular Skepticon conference and served as the events lead organizer during its first three years.