August 22, 2010

Some Biblical Prophecies Have Come True

jesus swordAtheists do not believe that the Christian bible or any other "holy" books are sacred in any way. We may appreciate other aspects of such texts, but we do not buy the notion that they are divinely inspired in any way.

And yet, it would be a mistake for atheists to dismiss the entire Christian bible as nonsense. Not only are there some aesthetically pleasing passages, but some of the prophecies contained in this book have turned out to be true whether we like to admit it or not.

Chatpilot, the former Pentecostal evangelist who now writes the "God is a myth!" blog, provides an excellent example of a biblical prophecy that came true in the form of Matthew 10:34,
Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.
These words were attributed to Jesus himself, and as Chatpilot points out, it is difficult to argue that they did not foretell the future.
Since it's ascendancy to power Christianity has left a path of destruction littered with rivers of blood of all those that dared to oppose their beliefs...
It is not that any of this is somehow unique to Christianity. Again and again, we have seen that the combination of religious belief and state power leads to disastrous outcomes. Perhaps we would do well to heed these words attributed to Jesus. He certainly warned us what was coming...his followers.

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