And yet it would be a mistake for atheists to dismiss the entirety of the Christian bible as nonsense. Not only are there some aesthetically pleasing passages, but some of the prophecies 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 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 claims, 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.
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