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Four Major Reasons Why Biblical Stories Are Myths

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Despite being born in a Christian family, I’ve always doubted if Biblical stories actually happened. When I questioned the validity of these stories, I was told to avoid questioning God’s word.  I was advised to believe in the stories because they were written by Holy Men.

Despite the advice, I continued questioning Biblical stories. I then realized these stories are myths when I compared them with ancient myths. In this article, I will share with you four factors that make Biblical stories myths.

Here are they:

1.Some Events and Figures Found in Biblical Stories are also Found in Myths.

Adam is found in both the Biblical creation story and the Sumerian creation myth. A man who builds an ark to protect himself from the floods (Noah) is also mentioned in the Sumerian creation myth.

Besides this, many ancient myths mention a miraculous birth that occurred after a Higher Power impregnated a human-being (The birth of Jesus).

2.Bible Stories, Just Like Myths, Are Unrealistic

Just like myths, Biblical stories are highly fictitious. They don’t make sense, and they’re some of the most unrealistic stories man has ever read. In the Bible, we read about ‘a chariot with horses of fire’ lifting Elijah to heaven. We also read about a whale swallowing Jonah, Eve talking to a snake, and Moses crossing the Red Sea on foot. I am 100% sure Christians could have classified these stories as myths if they were narrated by ancient Africans.

3. Both Myths and Biblical Stories Are Metaphoric

We are often advised to not read Biblical stories literally because, just like myths, they are metaphoric. In other words, these stories never occurred, but they represent fundamental truths about the world around us. For instance, it’s believed Jonah’s story symbolized how The Creator uses creation to fulfill his divine plan. On the other hand, it’s believed the Greek story about a Roman God eating his children and vomiting them symbolized how things are always destroyed and created again.

4.There is no Evidence of Biblical Accounts

Christians claim myths are not true stories because there is no evidence of their occurrence. However, they ignore the fact that there is nothing that proves Biblical stories are true stories. Archeologists have never found something that proved Biblical stories actually happened.

Brian Baker, who was once a pastor, also realized the lack of evidence for Biblical stories. In his book, Nonsense from the Bible, he wrote:

‘“The Bible is a collection of stories and myths based on hearsay transmitted from generation to generation and which were recorded by many different authors during a period spanning possibly 1,600 or more years. The ‘evidence’ then is only to be found in the Bible – no historical scientific or authenticated archaeological evidence exists. If you check the internet for such evidence you will discover many websites by Christian ministries – all present the evidence only from the Bible. Most so-called archaeological evidence is based on assumption rather than text (Brian Baker, Nonsense From the Bible).”

Conclusion

That being said, it’s reasonable to argue that Biblical stories are myths. However, even though they are myths, I firmly believe there are some fundamental truths about life, and our relationship with The Creator we can learn from them. For this reason, I occasionally take some time to read these stories to discover their deeper meaning.

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Is Righteousness Necessary?

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Righteousness is mainly defined as, ‘living a life that delights The Creator.’ It also refers to any behavior that aligns with the conventional principles of uprightness, virtue, and morality. Muslims and Christians strongly believe that God rewards and protects the righteous. For this reason, some of them strive to be righteous because they believe that being righteous guarantees blessings and prevents bad things from happening.

However, according to reality, bad things happen to anyone regardless of whether they are righteous or not. Nothing proves that the righteous are privileged or immune to bad occurrences. Just like wicked folks, the righteous are also found in catastrophic accidents, terrorist attacks, and many other bad incidences.

The universe seems to not care about righteousness because it treats the righteous and unrighteous similarly. For as Henri Frankfort observed: ‘A man who has been righteous throughout may yet be dealt with the powers who govern existence as though he were the blackest offender.’ (Henri Frankfort: The Intellectual Adventure of Ancient Man.’)

For this reason, the belief that God protects the righteous from bad occurrences is delusional. This belief might make you stop believing in God when bad things happen to you despite being righteous all your life. The only good thing about this belief is that it’s psychologically beneficial. It makes righteous folks less worried because they know their behavior assures God’s protection.

By the way, I am a realist. I look at life as it is and I don’t console myself with irrational belief systems. I only believe in things after proving their validity. Therefore, I embrace righteousness not because God protects and blesses the righteous, but because of the several benefits of righteousness I’ve experienced.

I’ve noticed that righteousness eliminates negative energy since it discourages negative feelings such as jealousy, hatred, and anger. Besides this, righteousness makes people trust you, and it makes life meaningful. It also enables you to be at peace with everybody and results in a good reputation that can help you attract wonderful opportunities. Many people will be willing to give you leadership responsibilities when you are righteous because they believe your behavior is reliable.

Therefore, righteousness is necessary because of these, and many other realistic benefits. We have not yet proved that God rewards or protects the righteous because just like the wicked, they also suffer. The righteous are vulnerable to bad luck, and a good number of them die poor. If God really loved and blessed the righteous as the Bible says, we could have seen them experiencing heaven on earth.

However, it seems God is fair because he treats the righteous and unrighteous equally. He designed the universe to ensure that all individuals experience bad and good things regardless of their way of life. He blesses and rewards both the righteous and unrighteous.

That being said, realize that righteousness is necessary, but don’t be righteous because you want to be rewarded or protected for your righteous way of life. But be righteous because of its real benefits.

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How Traditional Treatment Methods Prove That Ancient Man Was Highly Intelligent

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Since I started studying ancient man, I realized that we made a huge mistake of assuming that ancient people were unintelligent. We think we are more intelligent because of the technological and medical developments we’ve made. We avoid studying ancient cultures because we believe they were primitive and stupid.

If you study ancient medicine, you’ll realize that ancient folks were way more intelligent than us. Their treatment methods show the high levels of intelligence these people possessed.

I’ve widely read about ancient African and Chinese medicine, and I would love to show you how their treatment methods reveal their extraordinary levels of intelligence.

While studying traditional Chinese medicine, I was amazed by how ancient China discovered acupuncture as a treatment for musculoskeletal conditions. The Chinese invented acupuncture because they understood that the human body and the earth are similar.  After learning that the removal of obstacles allowed water in flooded rivers to flow, the Chinese realized that removing obstacles from the human body through acupuncture will also allow the LIFE-FORCE in us to flow, hence resulting in healing.

Although one could think that acupuncture could be ineffective because it was invented from assumptions, acupuncture is highly effective, and it’s widely used today to treat chronic pain, respiratory disorders, headaches, and many other medical conditions. The effectiveness of acupuncture shows that the Chinese had vast knowledge about the LIFE-FORCE existing within our bodies, and they also understood the relationship between the human body and the earth.

Besides the ancient Chinese, traditional African treatment methods prove the extraordinary intelligence of ancient people.  In many cultures across Africa, people asked the sick to confess to the gods before treatment.

Confession quickened the healing process as it eliminated emotional stress, which is known to cause diseases. The knowledge about the relationship between confession, emotional stress, and the human body reveals that ancient Africans were highly intelligent. They knew that the mind affected the body and therefore, one should heal the mind if she wants to heal the body.

Besides the Ancient African and Chinese treatment methods, many other ancient medications prove how ancient folks understood fundamental metaphysical, psychological, and physiological concepts. For this reason, we must dispose of the mentality that ancient cultures, especially Africans were dumb, and strive to learn something from their ways of life.

I learned two significant things after studying ancient Chinese and African traditional treatment methods.

From the Chinese, I learned that there exists a LIFE-FORCE within our bodies which is present in everything, and illnesses occur when this LIFE-FORCE fails to flow properly. And from the Africans, I learned the importance of factors such as forgiveness and confession (which promote emotional stability) on our mental and physical well-being.

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