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Things We Wish Jesus Hadn't Said, Episode 33

The Honest Atheist Podcast

Release Date: 08/10/2020

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The colossal ego of Jesus in John’s gospel is hard to realize—if you’ve been raised to believe that Jesus is part of God. But John is guilty of theological excess; he imagined an arrogant, unappealing, fantasy Jesus.

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John's gospel takes the prize for giving us the most bad Jesus quotes. Here are a couple from chapter 9 (Jesus cures a blind man) and chapter 11 (the raising of Lazarus).

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Our lives are enriched by great art, literature, and music; we appreciate athletic excellence. But such things, so prized by humans, are an abomination in the sight of God. How can that be? Yet another thing we wish Jesus hadn’t said.

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Chances are you’ve never heard your priest or preacher say, “Think hard about this doctrine and see if you can figure out its flaws.” No surprise: Neither Jesus nor Paul put a high premium on thinking.

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The author of Matthew’s gospel was wrong about so much. He even made mistakes in a simple story about Jesus sending his disciples out to preach.

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Christianity is supposed to be “the good news.” But the apostle Paul is bad news; he was wrong about so many things, and thus damages the credibility of the faith.

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Who is the most immoral character in the Bible? As anyone who reads the Bible can figure out, it turns out to be God himself. Exhibit A: the Noah genocide.

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Does Jesus deserve an A + for the Sermon on the Mount? Is it the best collection of moral teachings ever—as Christians assume? On close examination, it’s not what it seems to be, and here too we find things we wish Jesus hadn’t said.

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