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Athiesm - Persuasive Essay

Uploaded by fonduelover on Feb 26, 2002

I am an atheist, but only just as I was an agnostic for a long time. An agnostic likes the idea of a god, however feels that it can’t be proved. but an atheist just doesn’t believe, whilst a theist does. I am supposedly catholic, but I have never really been religious, as my parents never took me to church or forced me to pray. However I did go to a catholic school as my primary school where there was a mass every week and I even got my 1st holy communion done. It was only when I was asked about doing my confirmation that I questioned it all. Why? Why do we have to be accepted to god…again? Surely baptism was enough? But no, then you have Holy Communion. Even that’s not enough you need to be confirmed. The cycle never ends.

When I was little I used to read the bible especially the Old Testament as it was very story like. Again I realised that it was a story. Noah’s ark? Adam and eve? You have got to be kidding. The Old Testament is the Jewish holy book, in the bible and a large part of the Qu’ran. Yet it is just fairytales made up by the Hebrews to explain things they couldn’t understand. For example Noah’s ark. There was an ice age in the very early days of man. Most places where frozen over. The Hebrews could not understand how animals could survive the ice, so made up a story about Noah and his ark. Bringing two of each animal on the boat. However there are over 50 million types of animal, and if he was to create such an ark it would have to be the size of England.

After extensive research I found there are loads of contradictions in the bible, Qu’ran and Hindu scriptures “the Vedas”. In the bible the classic example is Jesus saying in Matthew 5:22 “Whosoever shall say Thou fool, shall be in danger of hellfire” but then in Matthew 23:17, he says “Ye fools and blind”. In the Qu’ran and Vedas they both contradict themselves on matters such as who was the first believer, how humans where made, the correct way of worship and the like.

There are two reasons why the ancient people needed to have a god. Firstly because they couldn’t explain things. Why did the sun come up?...

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Date:   02/26/2002

Category:   Religion

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