Why Christianity is real

First, some criticize “the fact that many religions claim to be the one true religion, and since all religions are based on belief, we should simply separate ourselves from that and just respect those who believe”. The flaw of this logic is that in the court of law which is supposed to reflect logical operation, you don’t base the truth or falsity of a statement based on the number of statements of other people that claim the same thing but rather on the “proof” or “evidence”, and that is what separates Christianity from any other religion. We have overwhelming historical evidence of God’s existence, and I’m not talking about the Bible. There is proof that indeed Jesus Christ claimed to be the Son of God. There is proof that the same man prophesied His own death and resurrection. Finally, there is proof that indeed a man who claims to be the Son of God who was crucified and claimed to rise in three days did rise literally from the dead. This is the basis of Christianity. If any of these events are proven to be false, then Christianity is a false religion. What separates us is that there is actual proof. It is not like Hinduism and Greek Gods that just popped out of nowhere. Therefore, it is much more logical to believe in God and takes more faith to not believe that He exists. Despite the evidence, many people still do not believe in God, and it is not because of intellectual reasons that arise from the “lack of evidence”. When you look at these people’s lives, it is more emotional than intellectual.
 
Second, some criticize that there are flaws in Christianity based on their reasoning with their own Bible. Not surprisingly, upon studying the Word more carefully, many of these questions have been answered, and the lack of answers for some questions is not a substantial basis to lose faith. For instance, you may not know everything that a doctor you seek has gone through, what exact classes he took and grades he got from those, but it doesn’t seem to shake your faith much in the doctor’s ability. So why do you not treat the doctor with the same skepticism as you treat Christianity? That’s not fair. That is not logical. However, to seek answers to answered questions is not bad. It is actually the opposite. What makes it bad is if a few unanswered questions becomes the source of disbelief.
 
Third, atheists then resort to philosophy to try and debunk Christianity. The problem with this is that philosophy is bound by human logic, whereas Christianity goes beyond it. Philosophy in itself begs the question. For instance, Martin Heidegger defines what an “authentic” life is, but who is he to do that in the first place? He says that idle talk and curiosity lead to an inauthentic life, but again, who is he to say that? Existentialist philosophers may claim that “you have no purpose in life; we make our own purpose”, but it then begs the question, who are they to say that? Now, some of you may be thinking “who then is this author to say these things?”. The difference between me and the philosophers is that I am simply laying out facts and logical conflicts. I am not trying to make a new concept. To respect a skeptic mind who does not wish to agree with that, then I also want to ask what makes philosophy more credible? Is it not true that philosophy in itself is composed of many THEORIES and conflicting views? Is it not also true that learning a philosophy will cause you to question it further and seek better answers? While there is nothing wrong with that, how come the lack of answers does not seem to bother your current faith in the philosophy you believe in, but it bothers your faith in Christianity when you have a few unanswered questions. Why such bias in treatment? A truly logical person would not do that. The answer lies with the fact that again, many people do not believe in God not for intellectual reasons but for emotional ones, and if you are one of these people, it is time to re-evaluate yourself.
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Vladimir Santos is a divergent writer. He avoids government-level politics. Instead, he promotes modern conservatism as a means to solve societal issues innate within Filipinos. If an article you see is not about bashing a politician, it's probably his.

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Wow an article that claims to be logical by using special pleading and appeal to ignorance.
If this is a troll piece, bravo. If not, how to be you sir, so omniscient.

The Cynic
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Such a claim of authenticity of a particular faith is, at the very least, arrogant. Out of the innumerable faiths across the world, Christianity is one of the youngest and therefore have had its “proof” more easily discovered or preserved due to the advancement of technology and the following advent of modern civilization and society. Older faiths, spanning back from more than 5000 years or more may not have had such luck and instead, “proof” of their respective deities may have only been preserved through scriptures or words of mouth because of warfare or the lack of adequate means to… Read more »
Robert Haighton
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I am not sure I speak on behalf of all atheists but I dont live resorting to a philosophy to try and debunk Christianity. I just look at some biblical texts and I think that most are not very practical and I cant and dont support those texts. Example: I see gay and lesbian people as human beings. So they must have the same rights as I do (being a heterosexual and being a human being). So they must be legally allowed to get married. Because they love only people from their own gender doesnt make them different or less.… Read more »
Bad Will Jam
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A religion is like a directional map. If it is unclear or there are some missing important links or you spotted some indistinct information, of course, you shouldn’t buy that map and you must find another one that will assure you’ll reach your final destination. Nobody really wants to get lost in the journey to salvation. So I suggest, Mr. Vladimir, don’t take that direction that has some distorted junctions! A road to salvation isn’t like seeking treatment from a Doctor where you could still, at no time, find a replacement if that doctor committed mistakes in the diagnosis. In… Read more »
d_forsaken
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The Bible is very easy to understand. But we Christians are a bunch of scheming swindlers. We pretend to be unable to understand it because we know very well that the minute we understand, we are obliged to act accordingly.

7771Hyden007Toro9999.99
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7771Hyden007Toro9999.99
Religion or faith is not based on logic. This includes Christianity… We , Christians just believe…because, if we think what we believe: they don’t make sense in the logical world.. I know that Atheist use logic and human reasons to believe in things. Unfortunately, there are many things and phenomena, in this world and in this universe that our human mind/reason or logic, cannot explain. I am open minded on all kinds of beliefs or religions. To blow up someone, because they do not share your religious belief is insanity. It is murdering people, because of differences of opinions. My… Read more »
Jamess
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Christians are atheists when it comes to 2999 of the 3000 religions we have. Atheists just not believe in one more religion than Christians.

RandomReader
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Hyden: “…Let us respect other people’s beliefs.”
Robert: “…How can you respect my ‘belief’ and be totally against it?”

I’m assuming that Hyden meant “respect” as “to leave them be and mind your own business”.

While in Robert’s question, “respect” is like “accept who you are” meaning. And yeah, it doesn’t make sense if you’re totally against it.

So I suggest, we refrain from the word “respect” and go with something else that delivers what we mean. I don’t hate Christians nor Atheists, but it’s not really good being misunderstood. I like the comments section of this blog than the article itself sometimes.

Robert Haighton
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Rob,
“… is all about freedom from guilt!”
What guilt? Should/Must I feel/be guilty of something?

Somewhere else, I stated that my parents encouraged and stimulated me to explore the world. That means also learn about all available religions and that I can join any religion that I want. They did that in a objective, unbiased way without directing me in any direction. In my country, it is (legally and culturally) allowed to actually bite the hand that feeds/fed me without any (negative) consequences.

django_unchained
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I’d like to debunk the widely accepted belief that “Christians”, at least the so-called good ones, respect other people’s beliefs. It’s euphemism at its finest because saving face is simply the preferred route most people, especially Filipinos, love to take when it comes to conflict. One day I wish “Christians” would simply tell me that they despise me or I will go to hell or I am not welcome or [insert negative statement].

django_unchained
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And can this author explain why Protestantism, which he seems to be part of, has so many denominations and have their own fair share of unruly history?

Jamess
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I was a Christian when I was born. In school I learned of other religions. My thought was immediately that religions contradict each other and the only logical conclusion is that they are all wrong. I am very surprised that not all people come to this only logical conclusion.

I would not call myself an atheist, because I don’t think a word like that should even exist. Why do you need a word for not being in mass psychosis?

Don’t you religious ever wonder how you were so lucky to be born in “the right” culture that has the only “correct” religion?

Common-Tao
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When you follow the teachings of Jesus Christ completely, it is the only time you will gain a complete peace of mind without worrying what would your life must be. You will be filled with joyness and contentment in your heart. You will be happy every day of your life and you are always ready to die because you are not afraid because you know you are with Jesus. Christian people call that salvation. Moreover, you always think to care about others because you will feel more happiness in doing so. To always look at the moral and positive values… Read more »
Ngek Ngek
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I am neither a theist or an atheist, very comfortable being an apatheist. I do not want to lose my time reading the masturbation of endless arguments of these opposing groups of which at best leads useless ejaculations.

Robert Haighton
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Greg, I know what you mean. Just before, the relationship with my pinay GF started, I noticed something on her Facebook. Back in those days, it was called a ‘shout out’. And there she wrote: A devout Roman Catholic’. Now, I dont know what that means in Filipino language but months later she fucked my brains out (that is the expression we use when people have sex). Living in the Dutch Bible Belt, that is really close to impossible even more so with an atheist. I also regard the bible as women unfriendly. And also human unfriendly and based on… Read more »
klara
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There’s a different interpretation of Christianity that has merits. NOT the one that says only those who convert will get saved. Seriously. The theory fails a simple test. Compare somebody who converts to christianity but maintains his corrupt ways, with a non-christian but dignified in his actions. The infinite still chooses to save the corrupt one just because he believes a god incarnate already died for his sins? It sort of appeals to the perverse liberal notions ( “nobody’s perfect, so you don’t even have to try. We’re all equal in this rainbow of life”) loaded with BS. I respect… Read more »
Roel
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This is a very good article. I haven’t laughed this hard in some time. Thank you, Mr. Santos. Your style reminds me of Robert Benchley’s or even James Thurber’s if you don’t mind the stretch.

Egg
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@Greg When people read passages from the Bible they find it a lot of times contradicting itself. Why? Perhaps people are just to lazy or try to be “all-knowing” (while others try to be ignorant) and do not consider certain things about what they read. Have you considered when was it spoken or why was it spoken? To whom and by whom and under what circumstances? Are the passages still relevant to this day? What’s my point? What you read or what you believe are NOT always what you think they are! Like you can ask, Are the Commandments of… Read more »
Egg
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@Greg
Perhaps you are familiar with this passage too! It is clearly in defense of a woman! Again, is the Bible contradicting itself?!

John 8:7King James Version (KJV)
7 So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.

john
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There are so many christian religions existed nowadays and each one claimed to have a bible based doctrine.
But they differed to one another, doctrines against doctrines and if we sum them up it’s totally in chaotic order . so there’s a confusion from among these claimants of one true God.

i have found one solution to determine true religion from false and the only way to prove what that is they must be subjected to questioning. so let’s do it here and anyone can join this test for truth.

here it is: were Adam and Eve our first parents?