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A question that has persisted throughout the centuries is “Is the bible the word of god, or is it a fallible text”? If it’s not what Christians say it is, what can happen when someone loses their belief in what they thought was infallible and true? This ex-pastor reveals the anguish upon realizing his cherished beliefs that he took for granted were not what he was brainwashed to believe

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This ex-pastor’s name is Kevin Wesley.  He has many videos on Youtube with his bold views on the bible, religion, and his views on race (he is African-American).  After the video above went viral, he lost his non-church job because of his controversial views, and was diagnosed with cancer.  During this time, many Christians wished him dead.

In the video, Mr. Wesley talks about how African Americans like him were only Christian due to the religion being forced on them by their white slave masters. In addition, Mr. Wesley brings up a few key points about the bible and Christianity.  One about how the divinity of Jesus was not decided until 325 CE, at the council of Nicea. For hundreds of years after the supposed death of Jesus (or Yeshua, which is the Hebrew name for Jesus), the divine nature of this random Jewish preacher was debated by early Christians.  Some prominent early Christian leaders like Arius held that Jesus was not divine.  Others held that the god Yahweh was divine, then followed by Jesus.  In the end, the council decided that the god Yahweh, Jesus and the holy spirit were all one and the same, and equally divine.  And that Christians believe that to be saved, one must accept Jesus, the son, to father Yahweh.  The citation they use include the gospel of John and Luke, which were written many years after Jesus’ supposed death; these books were later decided on to be part of what makes up the New Testament.

And that brings up the next point made by Mr. Wesley.  He mentions that the Christian religion (and it’s predecessor Judaism) was influenced by the religion of the ancient Egyptians. The Christian creation story starts with Genesis 1:1-3-“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters. And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light”.  This is a plagiarism of the Egyptian story of the creation of the universe.  Except one Egyptian deity is credited for creating light, and another is credited for creating the atmosphere, and another was credited for fashioning man out of clay.  Whereas in the bible, only one god Yahweh does all this.  Another example of plagiarism in the bible comes from the mythology surrounding this Jesus.  Stories of Jesus were plagiarized from the stories of Horus and Shed, and Jesus’ mother Mary was fashioned out of the Egyptian goddess Isis.  When Egypt started to embrace Christianity, they also brought in the mythologies of their old deities and symbols.  Including the crucifix.  The Christians of Egypt, known as Copts, use the ankh symbol, which is a cross with a circle on top (see below)

There are many more examples of why the bible cannot in all honesty be considered a book that contains THE absolute truth, or the word of this god, Yahweh.  Christians need to ask themselves is it worth it to continue to believe in an illogical religion, with false promises of salvation from eternal punishment from this god Yahweh? Converted Christians especially need to ask if it is worth staying with this religion, when sanatan dharma holds we are inherently divine:

yo māṁ paśhyati sarvatra sarvaṁ cha mayi paśhyati
tasyāhaṁ na praṇaśhyāmi sa cha me na praṇaśhyati”

For those who see me everywhere and see all things in me, I am never lost, nor are they ever lost to me. (Bhagavad Gita 6:30)

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