Why I am not a Christian
Don’t worry, I’m not going put you to sleep with verses from the Qur’an and Bible. Anyone can Google Ahmed Deedat or Zakir Naik for in-depth comparative religion analysis. Religion/faith, in general, can be a pretty sensitive topic. In the end, it’s a private affair. Well, sort of.
Let me begin this post by saying, I do not harbor any ill feelings towards anyone. The only way you can get me to dislike you is if you harm or injure an innocent soul. Actually, if there is one slice of pizza left in a box and you take it, you’re probably on my spam hit list.
Now, I know there are numerous errors in the Bible. I know it has over 40 different authors. I know Jesus never claimed divinity. I know that Catholics possess seven books in their Bible that the Protestants deem apocryphal. I used to attend Bible study as a teen. Yes, I have read the Bible. In fact, studied it with Christians. My best friend was a Methodist, so I’d tag along to all his Church functions. Knowing all this is besides the point for me. I can quote verse after verse, but that won’t accomplish anything if no one is open to let the other in.
I’m not telling anyone what to believe. I’m not even telling you to become a Muslim. I’m just saying, try to be open about listening to what the other has to say. If your faith is really that strong, you shouldn’t have a problem with a little civil discourse. In the end, you believe what you want to believe.
I have no doubt that people genuinely believe Jesus (peace be upon him) is God. I’m not questioning anyone’s faith, but I will question the Faith. This post is not about why I am a Muslim, so I won’t go there (for now). Even if I wasn’t a Muslim, I wouldn’t be a Christian. The reason for that is I cannot fathom the thought of a created being, who ate, drank, walked the earth, slept, and wept like the rest of us, can possibly be THE God of the Heavens and the Earth. It just doesn’t register for me. Logically, God is Infinite. Mankind is finite. That’s what makes God, God, and what makes humans, human.
You see, if I held an object you’ve never seen before out in front of you and asked you what it was, you may take a few guesses, but you’d probably be wrong. We only know what things are because we give them names, attributes, and definitions. Every book that claims to be from God, provides a definition of God. If that definition of God claims He’s Infinite, then giving Him finite attributes goes against the definition provided in said scripture. Capisci?
Let’s run through a quick exercise.
Let’s say, you walk into a room and there’s a glass of water on one end of a table. You leave the room for a few minutes and return, only to find the glass of water on the other end of the table. My question to you is this, how did the cup end up on the other end of the table? Naturally, you’re going to think someone entered the room while you were away and moved it, right? The thought of a cup growing legs and simply walking over to the other side never crossed your mind, why? I’ll tell you why. We know inanimate objects don’t move without someone or something moving them. How do we know? Well, because that’s how we define inanimate objects. They have attributes. So do we. And guess what, so does He.