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October 28th, 2008, 12:41 AM
This assignment was to create an argumentative paper the object was to get people fired up over a topic so i picked Christianity is fake

This is a college paper

I did this on like Oct 15 08

Grade B- (didnt turn half the shit in that needed to be)

Through out time there have been many religions but none as influential as Christianity. However, Christianity is not what it appears to be; underneath the holiness is deception and corruption. Christianity contains many flawed documents, has been the cause for embarrassment and starvation and has been the leading cause in countless wars. Christianity is a false concept with dangerous repercussions.
Christians base their entire faith off of one document, the bible. The bible is said to be Gods word and people will let it guide their entire life. If this is God’s word and God is perfect, and this document is so powerful that people will base their entire life around it, shouldn’t the document also be perfect? One might say it is a perfect document, however if we take a closer look at it, we discover it is not. For instance, simple things such as in (James 1:13) Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man. Which when simplified down and updated into current language means God will not tempt man. However if we skim a few pages down the road into (Genesis 22:1) And it came to pass after these things, that God did tempt Abraham, and said unto him, Abraham: and he said, Behold, here I am. Now if we analyze the two passages, we have one that says God doesn’t tempt man and that God does tempt man. These two statements are pretty contradictory. Another example would be (2 Kings 24:8) Jehoiachin was eighteen years old when he began to reign, and he reigned in Jerusalem three months. And his mother's name was Nehushta, the daughter of Elnathan of Jerusalem. However in (2 Chronicles 36:9) Jehoiachin was eight years old when he began to reign, and he reigned three months and ten days in Jerusalem: and he did that which was evil in the sight of the Lord. Again if analyzed we can see that there is flaws, the age of Jehoiachin cannot be accurately depicted. This may not seem like a major problem to some, but if basing an entire life around a book that is supposed to be perfect one would think that it could get the simple things, like an age right! Well if dismiss the age issue and say it is not that big of a deal, well then what about someone’s life? How about seven thousand life’s? In (2 Samuel 8:4) It says that David took from him a thousand chariots, and seven hundred horsemen, and twenty thousand footmen: and David houghed all the chariot horses, but reserved of them for an hundred chariots. But in (1 Chronicles 18:4) it says; And David took from him a thousand chariots, and seven thousand horsemen, and twenty thousand footmen: David also houghed all the chariot horses, but reserved of them an hundred chariots. That is a 6300 man difference, which is a lot of lives and to not be able to tell the difference in the two numbers does not show perfection as the religion claims. The bible is the only thing that holds the catholic religion together and if we can disprove the bibles creditability we can disprove the religion as a whole. In addition to these flaws is the topic of Noah’s ark. The dimensions given by Noah’s ark is (after conversions) 450 feet long. The longest wooden boats to date are 300 feet long and require iron straps and need to be pumped constantly due to the immense leakage they endure due to the lack of strength wood provides. A second problem with the ark is the fact that Noah was said to take two of every living animal. According to Christians the dinosaurs became extinct due to the flood. These two statements are contradictory; otherwise we would have dinosaurs here today. Even minus the dinosaurs, the dimensions of the ark would not be able to house all of the animals that currently walk the earth. These are just a few of the many problems that the Bible presents, and something thing that is perfect cannot have any flaws.
Christianity not only has bible issues it also has a pretty shady checkered past, including prostitution, over taxation, destruction of literature and misrepresentation. To begin this point we need to look at the history of the Catholic Church. It is a well known fact that prostitution is the oldest known profession; however, a slightly less known fact is that churches supported it. “In medieval Europe, the Catholic Church not only condoned prostitution, but allowed it to be run out of the monasteries and convents. The phrase, "get thee to a nunnery" had nothing to do with a convent of "nuns" but rather the "nunnery" was a brothel. The exhortation was given to young men to keep them from trying to corrupt the virgin daughters of the townspeople.” (Venn) This is now the reason that in the Catholic faith the minister cannot be married, back in the day of the original churches the ministers had so many wives that it became a hassle and hard to keep track of who was rightly who. In addition to the prostitution, the Catholic Church had power over the government and used it to tax the people to death. This was such an issue that the peasants eventually had an uprising and war broke out to survive the immense amount of taxes they were receiving. In addition to the racketeering the church used to collect money from the poor, the church also used a tactic called “Atonements” to gain wealth. An atonement is a deed that a citizen pays for, to redeem their sins. This completely goes against every decent aspect that the bible supposedly stands for. Many would as how did the church get away with this? The answer to that is simple, in the early biblical times most people were illiterate, and those who could read could not understand Latin. Latin is the language that all biblical documentation was available, thus the only people to understand the bible was the people preaching it. However, the problem with this is that things like atonements were claimed to be in the bible along with many other ideas that were nonexistent were forced upon the citizens. The Church also opposed any other ideas that may lead others to believe anything but what they want them to believe. There for the Church had any and all literature destroyed that my point out any historical facts against Christianity, they also had several biblical documents altered to suit their very needs. This now leaves us with a tainted historical past and we only have one view point to go off of and that’s the fraudulent Christian view. With the combination of prostitution, over taxation, the misinforming of the citizens rights, and the alteration and destruction of historical documents it is clear that the Christian religion may not be all that it is cracked up to be.
The religion itself is not the worst part of the whole idea, however the reproductions of the religion can have deadly out comes. For a religion that is supposed to be peaceful and promote well being and proper morals, the idea has caused way too many deaths. There are too many assassination and miscellaneous wars to count that have been caused by this deadly plague. One of the first major wars caused by Christianity is known as the peasants’ war (which was briefly discussed earlier in this essay). In 1524, the peasants were realizing that they were doomed to death by starvation if they could not escape the grasp of taxation that the church had over them, so they created a militia and started there emancipation. After the peasants lost, the war had subsided for a few years. In 1546 the Catholic Church raised taxes again and the people started to choose different religious views, mainly Protestant, the church then began to lose money, they could not stand for this so war raged on. The Catholic Church declared war on more than 300 city states, forcing them to believe in their faith. As the years rolled on so did many other wars; there for people tried to escape the churches clutches and moved north to seek refuge where the Catholic Church did not have power. Unfortunately, as soon as the Church noticed what was happening and realized there power was diminishing they pursued. War began to take hold in Switzerland and France. Sadly, it is France where one of the most horrific acts of the Catholic Church took place. In 1572, the St. Bartholomew's Day Massacre accrued, on that day thousands of unsuspecting Huguenots were slain due to their religious differences. According to the history channel the estimated death count due to Christian wars is over a billion. Christianity is obviously a deadly idea that has taken the lives of too many.
Despite the any of the good things the Christian religion has done, the lies, descent and death count that has scorn the face of the earth definitely over powers any positives. In summary Christianity is a false concept with dangerous repercussions. One must think where is the world headed with this slanderous and blood thirsty religions.

November 1st, 2008, 07:20 AM
i fuckin hated that paper. we didnt even get to pick our own topic.

November 1st, 2008, 09:31 AM
very well writen, it was a nice read.

November 1st, 2008, 12:46 PM
our first argument paper we had a set topic it was this media violance artical... and we couldnt give our thoughts on it we could only analize his article and debate if it was a good paper or not i fucking hated it

November 3rd, 2008, 07:04 PM
techtiger, what college english class are you in(like 111 or 112)?

November 3rd, 2008, 09:43 PM
sick. I cant believe i read the whole thing. I loved the ending with the "slanderous and blood thirsty religions" part.

May 26th, 2009, 01:16 PM
Good Job!! Well written!