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If there is one verse i shall never forget in my life, because it has unfortunately been imprinted into my mental schema, its is John 3:16. The mighty John 3: 16. Gosh what did the Pastors do to me? And now that i am an atheist, i think its about time i re-evaluated this verse afresh. I want to do somem justice to this verse. I remember we were literary forced in our Sunday school to memorize this verse. It goes something like:
For GOD so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten son, for whomsoever believeth in him, shall not perish, but shall have eternal life. What??? Some goddamn verse Nkt!
This verse is basically a threat, it exposes a God with emotion issues, the verse is a convoluted paradox and a total contradiction. Here is a God who starts by loving the world so much. So much, that after 2000 years of a lot of wars, deaths and diseases, he brings his only son, to be born in a menger, as if there is anything special about being born in a menger. Then this son of his is killed, and we are supposed to feel sorry about it, cry and get saved and babtised, and therefore get the keys to heaven. In the mean time, those who refuse to believe in this son of his, whom he basically allowed to be killed, shall PERISH. So where is the love folks? Its a paradox.
So why were we forced to recite the verse? Was it to appreciate the threat of perishing, or to have us feel sad that he had to bring his only son (by the way god can do better than one son, whats wrong with him? Get ten goddamn sons!!!), or is it to have us appreciate eternal life? Eternal life that nobody has ever lived to the best of my knowledge?
This is the most contradictory verse of the Bible. And stupid Pastors shall never tell you this. They will just insist on the love bit.
Folks, if i haven’t convinced you to become Atheists, by exposing the contradiction in this verse, then nobody will!
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