Q: My brother and sisters don’t have much to do with me because they’re all real religious and I’m not. You’ll probably tell me I need God, and maybe I do, but aren’t Christians supposed to be kind and loving? They sure aren’t that way with me, so why should I be like them? — R.M.
A: I won’t tell you that you need to believe in a god. I will tell you that it is highly rational not to believe in any gods. Christians often behave in ways that contradict what the bible says. I think the main reason for this is the bible contains a very large number of self-contradictions. It’s possible for a Christian to follow what one part of the bible says and to violate another part of the bible simultaneously. This often leads to a mentality that has recently been called “Self-Projection as God”. This is the thought process that many Christians go through when they try to reconcile the many bible contradictions. Since this is logically impossible, the individual Christian must choose which parts of the bible to follow and which to reject. This process is naturally guided by the individual’s personal morality and desires. If your siblings want to shun you, they have probably found a biblical justification for their decision. They believe in a god that suits their needs.
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