In the book Age Of Reason, Tomas shares his and analysis on religion, mainly the, Christian and church. There is no the great and influence that these three have had on the of societies the. Pain argues that, to develop and hierarchy in and, have made up all religions. The churches do this by an authoritative truth about life that is in books that have been written by people on the word of authoritative truth is the only truth for those who truly faith in such, and to challenge it or even question it is challenging the word of god. Therefore, those who loyally practice their religion are unswervingly giving up their personal freedom to think and without worry of challenging their church’s authority; and have revelations, as the Book of your church has provided the revelations for you.
Pain spends of the time, justifying these claims by finding several in the books. These will be separated into categories: empirical falsehoods, factual contradictions, and logistical fallacies.
The New Testament claims that the Virgin became without (pg 16). This is a example of falsehood, no woman can conceive a hild first having sex a man. Noone can, so words of the marry by those who what they know of, and accept the conception.
Another falsehood occursin the Testament whenSatan in the form of a snakeor serpent in conversation with Eve, convincing her to eat out of the tree (pg). Factually, no animal has ever to a human, no one person can damn all people. It is questionable that would appear as an animal is very much feared by people, a snake, and still is able to convince Eve to eat from the fruit.
In the Old Testament, it is said that that Moses was buried, and where he was buried. Paraphrasing Paine, it is not clear whom the author is referring to when they sat that “he” buried Moses, and provides the location (pg 55). Moses is the person that heard the word of god, and wrote the Old Testament. If someone else wrote that part, it was not god himself.
To except these absurdities as the truth and the word of god is to renounce everything you know about conception, animals’ ability to communicate and a person’s physical limitations after death. Further more, questioning any part of these lies would be to question the word of god, which is not of a loyal Catholic. When the church has the power to renounce that people know is physically possible, means that religion can pass on any message, with covert intentions or not, and it will be unquestioned by the people who’s faith is with the religion.
These events, which would be questioned by anyone if they were claimed to have occurred in a non-religious setting, are also extremely exclusive. Very few people have been privileged to hear the word of god directly. I would assume that all people with faith would love a direct conversation with or message from god. All of these people must settle for what the very few have to share. The true word of god is elitist, and it is a message that required the approval of the religious leaders of that time.
We are told to accept the fact that the New Testament is the word of god that was spoken to Jesus, and that it was Jesus who wrote the New Testament. The truth is that religious leaders got together, and voted for which readings should and should not be the word of god in the New Testament (pg 21). These religious leaders were fabricating a religion to their liking, making this an example of a factual contradiction in the New Testament. The religious leaders of this time are not credited for their work, so we do not know who they were. We do not know what their genuine intentions were, or what was taken into consideration when choosing one reading over another.
The Christian system calls the scientific findings “human inventions” (pg 27). As previously stated, it was the religious leaders who created an authoritative word of god. The scientific human inventions that they try to discredit are the accumulation of...