13 December 2014

Why Are Christians More Moral? (Video)

I explain why Christians (or anyone religious) appear to be trusted more or have more morality. Leave comments.

24 November 2014

I Love Christians (Video)

It's true. I'm really trying to help Christians. They're my people. Leave comments.

03 November 2014

Is Dathan Confused About His Faith (Video)

I've been told that I sound too much like a believer. I explain my stance in this video. Leave comments.

15 October 2014

Christians Do Not Know Jesus (Video)

Christians have been made to believe that they know Jesus and have a real relationship with him, but they don't. Leave comments.

08 October 2014

Your Pastor Is A Mediator (Video)

Your pastor/priest works hard to deliver God's Word to you every week. Why are they not teaching you how to hear from the Holy Spirit for yourselves? If you heard from God directly, then you wouldn't need a Christian leader to deliver God's message to you. Leave comments.

14 September 2014

I Don't BeIieve In Jesus (Video)

I talk about how I don't believe in Jesus anymore, but what I do like about him. Leave comments.

08 September 2014

What Does My Faith Look Like Now? (Video)

In this video, I talk a little bit about my past (Christian upbringing) and where I am today in my faith. I think you'll find the result shocking. Leave comments.

18 August 2014

How Christians Use Fear (Video)

This video follows the last one here. In this one, I discuss some popular ways Christians use fear to try to manipulate you to act or believe like them. Always avoid those who try to use fear tactics to convince you to live and think a certain way. Share and leave comments.

08 August 2014

The Foundation of the Christian Faith (Video)

If we remove all the layers and dig deep into the roots of the Christian faith, what will we find? I discuss the true "solid" foundation of the Christian faith and what it looks like. When we expose what lies underneath, people will begin to see the truth more clearly.

20 July 2014

When Christians Say "I'm Praying For You"

Whenever a Christian reads or hears what I've been up to lately, they can’t help but express the token phrase, "I'm praying for you." It's an expression that every Bible believer loves to say, especially when they think you’re heading down the wrong path.
Prayer - making people think they're actually talking to God.

So why do they keep saying this to me? It's because most believers who know me think I've gone off the deep end; they believe I'm heading in the wrong direction. Believe it or not, I even have whole churches praying for me. Why? Because I used to be like them. I used to be a trophy believer. I was a champion of the faith, but now I've changed...for the better. To their point, I say some crazy stuff and my writing sounds mean and maybe even hurtful. However, let me flip things around for a minute. What if by some miracle I actually have a point? What if I never was off my rocker or following the temptations of Satan? What if Dathan could be right about a lot of things?

To be honest, I laugh when people say they're praying for me. It used to aggravate me to no end, but now I just laugh it off. Why do I laugh? Because it's such a cop out. When a Christian says they're praying for you it means one of two things: they either want something good to happen in your life or they believe you're so lost there is no hope. If you're headed in the wrong direction, then only God can fix you. This is why they go to God in prayer. If a Christian can't persuade you to come back to the Light with their words or actions, then their only hope is to rely on God for intervention.

24 June 2014

I'm No Longer A Creationist

As a Christian, I was taught to believe the world was created just how Moses told it in the Bible. I also believed the Bible was inerrant (without error or contradiction). However, my view of the Bible, Christianity, and how the Earth was formed has completely changed. Like the Apostle Paul, my eyes have been opened and I can finally see.

The rock that changed my view on Evolution.
First, I must explain my transition. When I finally realized and accepted that I was completely forgiven of all my sins on the cross, everything changed. That's right. As backwards as it may sound, Jesus rescued me from religion. I finally saw what Jesus was trying to do, and his entire message was completely opposite from what Christians preach. He wanted all people to run from religion, especially the people who push others to obey God's commands. He was trying to provide a way for everyone to know that you are good and there is nothing wrong with you.

Second, I found that the God of Moses and the God of Jesus were two very different people. The God of Moses was damning, angry, hateful, full of wrath, would kill you in an instant, and demanded you obey all his rules or else. However, the God of Jesus was loving, compassionate, forgiving, never demanded his own way, and never did anything to hurt anybody. Honestly, Jesus only attacked one group of people - believers. I know! Craziness. He couldn't stand the God-fearing followers who obeyed Scripture and demanded everyone else do the same. Honestly, I can't stand these people either. Therefore, I made a decision: I chose to believe the God of Jesus over the God of Moses. I honestly no longer have respect for Moses and think he is a liar from the pit of hell. I no longer believe anything that Moses said, nor do I think he ever knew Love in the first place. I think he just made up a bunch of stories to make himself look good and used "God" to force millions of uneducated and naive Jews (slaves) do whatever he wanted.

12 May 2014

Accuser Of The Brethren

If anyone has ever spent any decent amount of time in church, they would learn of a courtroom example often used by Christians to describe what it would be like before God on Judgment Day. Just so we don't get confused about what Judgment Day is, it's the short time at which you die and go to see your Father for the judgment of your sins.
The Accuser condemning you of your sins.

In this common picture, God is the ultimate judge and jury, Satan is the accuser or Plaintiff in the case, and you are the Defendant (the one being accused). According to Christians, if you believe in Jesus and have accepted him as Lord and Savior of your life, then Jesus shows up as your defense lawyer. Unfortunately, if you don't know Jesus, then he doesn't show up or simply remains quiet.

Of course this is a fictional scenario, but it's understood that Satan has a massive rap sheet on how badly each one of us have sinned in our lifetime. He presents his case before God (the Judge) and shows the evidence of everything he saw us do wrong. Satan claims that we have no right to enter Heaven because of all the sin in our life. God takes a look at the evidence and sees that the proof is clear and precise.

Finally, God turns to the defendant (you or me) and asks us to explain ourselves. If you are a Christian, then Jesus immediately steps onto the scene as your hero. Jesus immediately states, "I've paid the price for his sins. He is no longer guilty." Once God sees that his Son is representing the defendant, he proudly declares you "Not guilty!" You are left to enter Heaven.

03 May 2014

The Problem With Sin

"You are a sinner. You couldn't do it right if you tried. You deserve hell for all eternity because of your disobedience." These beliefs are at the heart of Christianity.
There is no such thing as sinners. There is only forgiven.

Growing up, every Bible teacher I came in contact with portrayed this same type mindset, and nothing has changed. Christians say you are nothing. They say you are scum of he Earth and undeserving of God's glory. They say you can never do anything right in God's eyes unless you accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior. Granted, they don't typically paint this picture the same way I'm portraying it. Instead, they use prettier words. They use honey words that most people can swallow. Why? They don't want you to run away. No one wants to be told they're worthless, otherwise you would go somewhere else. But this is exactly what they think of you.

Christians try to persuade everyone that they are indeed sinners - unrighteous disobedient scum. These God-fearing people have been preaching this for thousands of years. They use slogans like, "You are a sinner in need of a Savior" or mention that you're going to Hell because of your sin. They truly want you to believe you are not worth a grain of salt. By default, Christians want you to understand that you have no place in the Kingdom of God unless you do or say it right according to the Bible or God's commands.

14 April 2014

What Does An Atheist Know About Spiritual Freedom?

Atheists are some of the brightest people in the world. Many are scientists, doctors, professors, artists, and other professions the modern world glorifies. However, when it comes to rescuing others from religious slavery, it's as if all that brilliance takes a back seat. It's as if the problem is too big for them to comprehend. So what do they do? They say stuff like, "I'll live my way and you live yours. Just don't push your beliefs on me." In other words, they don't do jack.
Christianity. Not much difference.

The most intelligent people in the world just can't seem to find a truly effective way to help the "less fortunate" discover true freedom. This means one of two things. They simply don't care or they lack the understanding to do anything about it.

Honestly, spiritual bondage is much like the slaves of the South. Black slaves were controlled with an iron fist and made to believe they were scum of the Earth. They were brainwashed to think they deserved nothing and would never amount to anything other than doing what they were told. Their entire life was dedicated to working in the fields, planting seed, and gathering a harvest. If they did a good job and pleased their master, maybe he would be willing to lend a little favor or relief.

However, if the slaves didn't follow the rules, they were reprimanded. They either obeyed their lord's commands or paid the ultimate price. If the slaves didn't do it right, they were taught a lesson, made an example, and crucified with whips and chains. Yet, they still banded together. They would sing songs, encourage one another, and pray that one day someone would come and save them from torment.

23 March 2014

How To Save A Christian

As you know, almost every Christian has one agenda that stands above the rest - to save as many people from Hell as possible. This is the point of Christianity. I mean sure there are other major reasons for being a Christian, like having a relationship with the Creator or having Jesus guide you through life. However, those don't quite reach the importance of saving souls.
The best place to find people who need Jesus is in church.

Granted, not every Christian tries to reach the lost as well as they should. Most don't go on missions and rarely share their faith with anyone. Although they interact with friends, family, coworkers, and strangers on a daily basis, very few share their personal relationship with Jesus to those who need him. However, this isn't true for all Christians. There are few that do a better job of reaching out. These people have titles like "missionary," "Pastor," "Priest," "Bishop," or even "Apostle". These modern-day men and women are the very best at selling Jesus.

Regardless, there is an elephant in the room that no one is mentioning. It seems that most don't think about it or they simply dismiss it as being a lie or false truth. This message sounds so close to the truth, yet it's dramatically different in every way.

16 March 2014

The Gift Of Forgiveness

According to the most Godly people on the planet (Christians), Jesus certainly forgave the world from sin. Any follower of Christ will proudly proclaim that the Savior came to forgive sins and be the ultimate sacrifice for mankind. Jesus came to save the lost and show the way to true abundant life through him. Jesus was also God and God provided the means necessary to bridge the gap between Heaven and Earth. He wanted everyone to receive his love and forgiveness. But there's a catch.
The gift of forgiveness. You either have it or you don't.

The most popular analogy used for receiving forgiveness is the example of a gift. Once a person receives the gift of forgiveness (or when they receive Jesus) they become whole again. They become new. They are no longer stained by sin and are washed by the blood of Jesus Christ.

I was taught this "gift" analogy growing up in church and have heard it preached often. Honestly, every Godly person knows it. It is a picture painted by Christians everywhere and is used as a very popular witnessing tool to explain the love of Christ.

Before we get into the details of the gift, I want to talk about some necessary background info.

06 February 2014

I Lost My Virginity

I couldn't wait any longer. I've been waiting all my life to hand my v-card to my wife on our honeymoon, but it never happened. I never found her. And I'm done waiting.
Being righteous is not everlasting life. It's Hell on Earth.

This is not a matter of self-control. If anyone has the ability to control his sinful nature and take captive his thoughts, it's me. If anyone can follow God's commands and do it right, you're reading his blog. This is not a matter of needing the Spirit to overcome my lustful desires. This is simply my decision to overcome the fear of sin. The fear that I could somehow disappoint God. A fear that was instilled from day one.

Why did you change your mind about remaining a virgin? Because I was 36. I was thirty-freaking-six years old and never had intercourse. Who does that?? I know. Only idiots like me. I've gone for at least 23 years (since puberty) without experiencing the one thing a man wants most in life. Sex. I've badly wanted it since junior high, but it wasn't right. It was sin to have sex before marriage and God doesn't want sin in my life. I was taught to remain pure and share my gift with my wife, but as you can see, she never came. There comes a point when a man breaks and he can no longer reject his God-given instincts.

21 January 2014

The Day I Met Satan

I was living in hell Montgomery, Alabama at the time and it was just an average weekend without much to do. I had tons on my mind because of all my new spiritual discoveries. I had so many new concepts to ponder. It was Sunday and I was walking through Shakespeare (park). I often did this on the weekends. It was the only place I could go that didn't feel like Montgomery.
The Prince of Darkness.

As I entered Eternity and approached God, I asked him more questions about the Devil. I no longer lived in fear of Hell or demons because I learned Hell wasn't real. Hell is just a horrible mis-translation used to scare people into doing it right (or righteously). I no longer struggled with the fear of death and I wanted to learn more.

I boldly walked up to God and said without reservation, "I want to meet Satan." I was shocked that he agreed so easily. It threw me for such a loop that I honestly started to become nervous. Fear started creeping back in because I was afraid of everything I learned about the Devil. I just knew he was a bad dude. I mean the worst dude to ever exist.

Then, without warning, God motioned for me to turn around. He didn't pick up a phone or call anyone. He didn't motion for any angels to send a message for Satan to come into his presence. No, God just simply wanted me to turn around. He was behind me.

I was too nervous. I didn't want to turn around. It took a few seconds before I finally had the guts to do what I set out to do and it was all slow motion.

13 January 2014

Conditional Love: Being Gay In Church (Christopher's Story)

Christopher is a friend of mine. We used to go to church together and attended the same small group. I asked him to write about his experience.
Serving in church is reserved for the righteous.

"My name is Christopher and I am "gay." Don't worry, I have been sanitized for your protection. Well at least that's what the modern day Pharisees tried to do anyway. From a very early age and later in life, I was blind. This is my story.

When I was 5 years old, I recall wandering in the woods in my back yard. All the while I traipsed through the trees, I talked with God. Even now, those are my sweetest memories. It was a child's innocence freely sharing with God. That innocence was lost as I discovered I was different from others and that difference was an abomination.

The church, God fearing Christians, and every adult in my life destroyed the loving God I knew as a child. In his place was raised up a new God. One who hated me. Until my 30's I hated God back! I worked hard at denying He existed. It was the only way I could cope with the new God Christians taught me about. Praise God, I did begin to seek Him again. It was not easy, and as you might imagine, Christians got in the way again.

05 January 2014

Moses Was A Liar

The God of Moses and the God who showed up on Earth in the form of a man (Jesus) are two completely different people. The God of Moses was full of wrath, anger, damnation, sorrow, war, and death. He laid down the Law, demanded sacrifices, obedience, and had little mercy for those who didn't do it right. However, Jesus showed us a different God. A God so unrecognizable that those who knew him best, had no clue who he was.
God says, "Damn you sinners!"

Moses wrote the first 5 books of the Bible which is known as the Torah or the Pentateuch. These 5 books are the foundation on which Christianity and Judaism stand (Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy). They also contain all the great stories of the Bible: Creation, Noah and the flood, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob (Israel), Joseph, Lot, the plagues, Exodus, parting the Red Sea, the Ten Commandments, the Temple, the Law, the 12 tribes, etc. One man alone wrote these books. Just one. No other person in all the world decided to write anything down about God in the Bible other than this one guy.

And, according to the Bible, you're not allowed to question Moses. You're supposed to blindly believe every little thing he recorded as Truth and nothing but the Truth.

Do you find this interesting? Do you see how just one man determined which way an entire nation (and the world) should go? How is it that all the weight of God, what he wants, and what he is like falls on just one man? The New Testament doesn't even do this. It has several authors all saying similar things about Jesus.