One way to help people awaken to the ungodly nonsense of the “revealed”/hearsay religions is to point out to them (in a friendly and fun manner whenever possible) absurd and foolish beliefs and claims in their “holy” books. Halloween is the perfect time to do this with Bible-believing Christians.
Zombies are usually a big part of Halloween. What most Christians probably don’t know is that these fictional creatures, zombies, are portrayed in the Bible as being real. Zombies are defined as, “Zombies are fictional undead creatures created through the reanimation of human corpses.” Though it is common sense and common knowledge that zombies are fictional, the Bible portrays them as being real at Matthew 27:50-53. These verses claim, “Jesus, when he had cried again with a loud voice, yielded up the ghost. And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent; And the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints which slept arose, And came out of the graves after his resurrection, and went into the holy city, and appeared unto many.”
Based on this Biblical nonsense and foolishness we’re supposed to believe that when Jesus died on a cross there was an earthquake and the graves around Jerusalem were opened up and the dead bodies in the graves were reanimated and came back to life. It is generally believed that Jesus died on a Friday afternoon and he reanimated for his own resurrection at daybreak on the following Sunday. Based on this story, the zombies came back to life on Friday afternoon and hung out at their graves until Jesus popped out of his tomb on Sunday morning, at which time the zombies went into Jerusalem (the holy city) where they “appeared unto many.”
If this Bible story isn’t a direct assault on our innate God-given reason, I don’t know what is! It forces people to pick a side: either their innate gift from God/The Supreme Intelligence of reason or ungodly/foolish nonsense written by ancient Jews who believed the Sun orbits a flat Earth. We all must decide which side we are on in this epic battle between Jerusalem (fear based superstition/”revelation” and nonsense) or Athens (wonder, reason and progress).
If we decide we are on the side of Athens, we need to act accordingly. We need to educate as many people as possible about Deism and the fact that God/The Supreme Intelligence gave us reason, not religion. One simple way of doing this is to print our Deism leaflet “Where Are They Now?” which deals with the Bible’s claim about zombies. You can find it here. You can also spread the below cartoon around the Internet to make people thinking by making them aware of this Bible claim. And you can help the World Union of Deists continue to work to educate people about Deism by subscribing to our monthly Deism web-zine Deistic Thought & Action!. These are all important ways to make a very positive difference!
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