Top 10 Reasons Why Christianity Is Terrible

The Top Ten

1 Christianity is against homosexuality/bisexuality.

No words. I know people may not agree with this rule, and some might, but, being a Christian, let me just say this. According the Bible, being gay or bisexual just makes you NOT NORMAL. Yes it is a sin, but you're not going to Hell for it. Yes, many people are gay or bisexual, but it doesn't mean that you're a bad person! Yes, I think it's a choice, but many people don't. Just because you're gay or bisexual doesn't mean that you are going to Hell! It just means that you have committed a sin, and you are forgiven for it. So stop all the 'Christians think that gays should go the Hell' nonsense and just accept the fact that you are unique, and not normal like others, and that you will still be allowed to be in the best possible place after death: Heaven. - NoEntranceHere

The Bible actually isn't against homosexuality, it is just Christian apologist spreading false believes and poisoning the well that ruin Christianity for everyone. - germshep24

The defense that it is against the act and not the people is in itself a reason that Christianity is terrible

I don't understand Christianity may be against but so are plenty of other religions and just plain old people are and me personally as a Christian I don't have a problem with it I mean yeah it's a sin but sin is sin. I sin all the time when I eat to much when I listen to my music and I have had sex outside of marriage so who am I to judge someone.

This is why I'm against Christianity: There's too many standards and laws. Some music is sin, some foods are sin, eating too much is sin, homosexuality or bisexuality is sin, researching about other religions is sin, etc. - Blight

2 Christianity discourages people from questioning and thinking critically.

The last case I heard of Christianity discouraging critical thinking via law was the events leading to the Scopes Trial.
That was in 1925. - Archived

After all the followers of God and Jesus die, they will live forever. It's hard to wrap your head around how long forever is. - The_Random_Content_Guy

Christianity completely disregards any form of logical thinking, which is why atheists are proved to have a highest Iq among the other things. According to the Bible, people are supposed to believe that an omnipotent being, one day was bored and decided to create everything in 7 days. Even though he is a God, he can feel human emotions, especially anger. He thinks that women are inferior to men, that homosexuals are sinning, that virginity is the most important thing in life (in fact, Mary magically gave birth being a virgin), that sex is wrong and not at all a natural need, and that if you don't spend your whole life worshipping him and his son you will go to hell.
Where is the logic in all of this?

Christians have caused atheists to have these beliefs that we are all horrible people who believe in a god who does the things that you listed above. However, Christians and atheists alike don't even realize that all these contradictory, strange, and immoral things that God "approves" of are in the Old Testament.

The main word in Christian is CHRIST. Where was Christ in the Old Testament? He was nowhere to be found. Therefore, things like those that are in the Old Testament should not be believed by Christians. Christians DO NOT believe things of the Old Testament, UNLESS it was fulfilled in the New Testament. - xatavia

What if a Christian didn't believe in the Bible.
Atheists wouldn't have higher IQ's if they like to troll and bully religious like many of them do on social media. Even this is a bullying word.

3 If you're Christian, then you'll be worshiping an Abuser (God).

I am not Christian, yet I still have a large amount of respect for Jesus Christ because if the stories are true, it seems like he was a brave, kind, generous, and accepting person.

The Christian God on the other hand...

Is a coward: Rather than saving humans himself, he made his son Jesus sacrifice himself on the cross to save humanity. If He is supposedly all powerful, He could have just fixed everything right?

Is self centered: No matter how good you act, no matter how much good things you do in life, you are going to hell if you don't worship God. What if you were born and raised non Christian? It's not really your fault.

Is unjust: Sends people to hell for eternity because of mistakes someone may have made for the maybe 100 years they lived on Earth. Totally not fair.

Christian people are really nice though, and as I said, Jesus seems honorable.

Yes Jesus probably was a good person with good morals and some good teachings, It's just that he lit the match which burnt down the forest so to speak, But for worshiping him as the earthly son of a possible non-existent deity?, Not that part.

For God though, Well...yeah he's a coward and rather evil, I mean, As you said, It's told that if you don't believe in God, Then it's straight to hell for you, But if that's the case for all, Then I suppose people who live in undiscovered tribes on tropical islands are going to hell then just because they've never even heard a whisper of him? Yeah that just doesn't make sense.

He is not uncaring, he is the opposite. I bet most of you have never opened (or even seen) a Bible, but if you have you will find his love for all people written on nearly every page. Sure he killed people, evil people. His son died on a cross FOR us, not for no reason. He is not a sexist, he treats all people the same and cares for everyone. You cannot just SAY that he is all these bad things because you have no proof. But everywhere there is proof of an kind God, the one true God, the creator of the world and the only one I will put my faith in.

Well, you see, I have seen a bible. I have, in fact, opened and read it, too. It's the biggest, most deceiving book of complete lies I have ever seen. Sorry. My opinion. I don't mean to be rude, but you're being rude, too.

Clearly you know nothing about Christianity. We don't promote hate, we're not against homosexuality (only homosexual acts) and praying isn't stupid. Do your research before condemning and entire religion.

Thank you I agree with every single thing that you have said. It's so obvious!

This one is a mean, we have no idea what God can and can't do nor can understand the actions this God has made.
If your talking about why God doesn't stop bad things from happening, who is to say God has that ability to be able to stop it

4 Sins are mostly things that are natural and a part of life, that sometimes people can't help.

You end up going to hell for being gay. You also go to hell is you cut your own hair. You go to hell if you disobey your parents. Does this sound reasonable to you? If so, you're a sick person. People can't help being gay, it's just how they were born. Homophobes are no better than racists

Lies, lies, lies! You don't go to hell for being gay or for cutting your own hair or for disobeying your parents. I've done two out of these three things, but that doesn't change the fact I'm a Christian. This argument is mainly false. "Sins are mostly things that are natural and a part of life." True. "...that sometimes people can't help." False. God knows that no one is perfect, everyone sins, and He forgives all of us for sinning. This, however, does not give us the excuse to sin because while it's normal and natural and hard not to do, it's not okay! The best you can do is try not to sin, say sorry to God and repent from your sins, believe in Jesus as His Son, and confess your faith in Him. Besides, He gave us the ability to think and decide for ourselves even if He knew we would sin because He loves us.

Everyone sins, the only person who didn't sin was Jesus because he was perfect. You know the saying, "You learn from your mistakes." Has anyone ever told you that?

This list needs to end please.

There's a difference between minor sins and major sins. Major sins are the ones that get you sent to hell, while minor is something most people do. Go to a confession and erase your sins, trust me you'll feel better.

5 Christianity makes up false facts about how life started.

You say that you can't make something living out of something nonliving. But that's a misconception to begin with. Eveything is made of atoms and molecules. Even you. The difference is that some reactions of certain chemicals creates life as you know it ( breeding, growing, thinking... ) and some other reactions of other molecules creates things that don't breed. The truth is that everything lives ( whenever there is energy and reaction of atoms there is something moving, even if you can't see it like a rock for instance ). Nobody knows the real truth about how everything started ( everything is made out of theories about that ) but saying that the answer is simple because it's god is stupid. The fact is that science is almost certain what life is, the only question that remains is " why did it happen once? "

Atoms and molecules are not alive. Your justification here is terrible. The Law of Biogenesis states that complex living things come only from other living things, by reproduction. This is a law. It's something that's been proven. Science is the intellectual and practical activity encompassing the systematic study of the structure and behavior of the physical and natural world through observation and experimentation. The biggest problem with science is that it can tell you how but not why. It's not meant to tell you why. That's where religion comes in. Science explains the complexity of the natural world, but it cannot explain why the world is so complex. The fact is the idea that life originally came from nothing for no reason is baseless. There is no evidence to make that claim. That is the fundamental problem with atheism. Stephen Hawking stated that he believed we were put here by aliens. But where did these purported aliens come from. You see, atheists are juts backing themselves ...more

So you believe that instead of the simple fact that there is indeed a greater being among us, that you believe two rocks or something smashed into each other and created humans, nature, the earth, and everything that surrounds us? It is impossible for something nonliving to make something living. And before you ask me the question "How is God always there? How has he been alive since before time? " The answer is simple. There is no creation without a creator.

And how was the creator made? Did another creator make him? And if so, what made him?

So you are saying that atoms and molecules are not alive because of " a law " of biogenesis "? As for me, you don't have to define life just because of reproduction, but define life as chemical ( you are made of atoms and molecules ). Like Stephen Hawking said " the laws of nature can be reduced to nothing... only atoms and chemical reactions are nature... '.

I hope you understand the history of religion and realize that back then, nobody had access to the technology that allowed us to create theories that told us how life started, as opposed to what religious text stated. What religious text had stated is what traditions and ideas had developed over time with what humans of that time could’ve thought of. Obviously these ideas are well past their date, but unless they are causing direct harm toward you, then you need to show respect for them.

6 Christianity is like brainwashing people.

I for one agree, Churches have these youth programs like "children's church" etc&etc. That's how Hitler started his Nazi youth programs, it makes a lot of sense to install this crap in early minds until they grow up believing, or smart enough to be able to critically think and break away from it all. Example: If there was a religion about The Monster Under The Bed and that child was taught there was a monster under the bed had all these programs about a monster under the bed they would grow up still believing that there is one. Hopefully -aforementioned- a natural critical thinker can break away and realize its indoctrination created by selfish and the manipulative.

For once I guess I have to agree. It's like Hitler: he brainwashed German children into Nazi ideas with school, speeches, youth groups and that damn Mein Kampf. If your parents are Christian they're basically forced to baptise you at a very young age (I was baptised at like 9 months old) and send you to Sunday school and all these Christian youth groups where they repeat the same message over and over, until it's drilled into you. Unfortunately, I have been a victim of that. Fortunately, I can think and make judgements and I find out that I actually disagree with 99% of Christianity's teaching. I'm not saying you have to refuse, if it suits you, that's fine and I'm happy for you. But if not, you have a choice to stop being a Christian, like I most probably will someday.

Wrong right there dude. Christianity is not like Islam at all. Not even close. In Christianity, we don't force our beliefs down peoples' throats. We preach the Gospel from God's Word to interest others who want to know about it or find the answers. We don't spread fear or hatred because that is not what God wants His followers to do to non-believers.

I disagree, Christianity has caused countless wars and death throughout the history of the world, and Christians do shove their religion down people's throats and tell them that there going to hell if they aren't a Christian

EXCUSE ME?! This list is Crap! I am a twelve year old Christian and even I know better than you! Sunday school is teaching children about Jesus Christ the Messiah. It is wonderful!

7 Christianity doesn't respect other religions.

It's strange how Christians like to bash on Muslims for their rigid, puritanical beliefs, yet these same Christians hold to these same rigid, puritanical beliefs. It's unbelievable that in places like the USA, politicians get the vote by bashing on gay people, minorities, etc. At least in Switzerland, the government is more secular compared to the USA, and people here seem to get along. No corrupt politicians using bad language. And yes, people in Switzerland do value education very well.

There are Christians and there are "Christians". I wish you knew the difference.

Maybe some Christians lack respect for other religious affiliations, but not all of them do.

I'm a christian and all I can say is we should be free to what we believe in

This is absolutely untrue! I am not Christian, but my friends, who are, respect that and are genuinely interested in the differences between us! Everyone has been nice, not staring at me in disbelief when I tell them I'm not Christian. They just shrug and say "cool," which is at least better than them judging me.

This is like me except I'm the Christian and I just let my friends believe what they want. And half my class is Indian anyway, so I'm powerless even if I try.

8 If you're Christian, than you can't play violent games.

That is a lie I've played a violent game and I'm a Christian and I'm not going to hell

Yep, I've played Serious Sam, Doom, Painkiller, etc, and I feel fine slaughtering demonic-like enemies in violent games.

There is a social media page against all video games and guess who that's run by *drum roll*, Christian moms. They even say educational games are bad. Those idiots pretty much want to kill all white male gamers. That's Racist in a way! The people who run that page just know about games like thrill kill, manhunt 2, and postal 2.

Not really true, the only thing kids talk about at my church is Fortnite.

It depends on the household, not the religion. Too many stereotypes.

9 Christianity encourages an "Us vs. Them" mentality.

That's mormonism, not Christianity. (no offense to any mormons, you're very nice people) - username34

Username34-actually, as a Mormon, I know for a fact that we don't support an Us vs Them mentality. We believe in supporting everyone, even if they don't believe in our religion.

10 Christianity's praying is just dumb. Praying to an Abuser won't change a thing!

Praying is just asking for help. It's not about changing everything but, if God agrees to it, you might be lucky to be heard your prayer and grant it. But, as we all know, the bible says that God chooses the people to be the caretaker of the world. So, it is we should act to make something to change for the better not for the worst. It is we, who are here, to do the responsibility for the good of mankind. And God gave us the ten commandments or the bible to be our manual handbook, just to know how we will use our life, that was given to us by Him. God is not the abuser. The humans are the abuser of what God has give to them. God did not put a price to everything that He made. But human put a price to everything that God has made for free. Water, land, air... Everything is free when God gave this to us. And now, everything has a price to pay. Who abuses who?

Stop saying that God is an abuser! He is not. You obviously no absolutely NOTHING about Christianity because if you did you would realize that everything you are saying is a lie. Just stop. Whoever told you this doesn't know what he's talking about.

What would you do if I told you that you were to ignorant to piece together information?

He IS an abuser. He punishes homosexuals, people who had pre- marital sex, women who cut their own hair, and even women who touch their husbands privates when he is fighting someone. I'm not joking that's actually in the bible

He so-calls abuses them because he didn't listen to Him when He told them not to.

Well whoever made this will go to hell. And for the last time, God is not an abuser!

The Contenders

11 Christianity rejects science in favor of a book that contains contradictions.

A scientist will read hundreds of books and still be eager to learn more. A Christian will pick and choose whatever part they like from one book and think they know it all.

Some science is true, but some is not. Do you really believe that this world was made on accident? That just isn't possible. The possibility of that happening is the trash in a junkyard turning into an incredibly detailed jet. Not gonna happen.

To reply to your comment, I would like to say that I agree with what you say. I am actually a Jew but I know lots about Christianity and it's quite interesting. But I also think that whether or not you believe the bible is totally your own thing. I don't believe the bible to be completely and utterly true, but I believe it to be a metaphor, a way to help people get by in this world through a series of stories and ideas. There are also other people who believe the bible to be completely true which is fine. It's your belief, you get to do what you want with it.

There are plenty of Christian scientist who actually getting fired for there belief. I don't think that's fair.

There is a zealot firing those Christians, but also, why would being a scientist be a fully-fledged job unless you were a chemist?

The only thing not really true about science is the big bang theory well unless god made it

That's the only thing? And no, god does not exist unless you believe he exists, thus comes a horde of Christians that have unshakable and nonsensical beliefs.

12 Christian parents force their religion onto their children

Some parents do, and that isn't Christianity's fault. It's the fault of the people who do it. - neehawgamer

Ok that is true sometimes (a hilarious example is the do not let your kids play tf2 article on the land over baptist church site) - GleamingShadow

Why am I here I'm not christian

13 Christians insist on imposing their beliefs to others.

We don't insist. It's your choice if you want to believe in Christianity or not. If someone is insisting, then they are not true Christians.

How do you get to choose when it's burned into to your brain since birth. Did I get to choose when I was forced to believe at age 2

They don't, instead they indoctrinate kids into believing Christianity for the rest of their lives.

Born forced to believe, forced to go to church. I know when I was a kid, if I wanted to be an atheist, they would have told me no

So all the Christian explorers of the new world weren't real Christians. Ha. Right. They were more Christians than Christians are today.

Sorry, I just realized that you just proposed your idea to pertain to every known religion on the planet. Yippie for you.

Except for satanism, one of the only religions that don't care who believes and who doesn't.

14 Christianity is generally stupid and wrong.

That's a horrible reason. Christianity is very interesting, and can save your life. It's kind of like a club; you do stuff and you get rewarded. Sure, there are fights in between. But having a group of people who's lives has been turned around by religion is absolutely touching. I don't like to talk about religion myself, but I have no problem talking about it in situations like this.

And god created the earth, although god has no evidence of existence in the first place?

What kind of dumb reason is this? This reason shouldn't be here, and whoever made this list obviously wasn't thinking about what they wrote. Christianity isn't wrong. Or stupid.

Your argument is invalid.

Loving your creator? Because you saw him? You know him? At least love something that you have proof of it!

15 Christians have killed in the name of Christianity.

You don't have to be in the army or have an army to kill. Christianity is organised religion. Whenever something is organised ( even the Maffia is organised ) and that this organisation decides to kill in name of the supposed organisation, there is crime.

Those are the extremists. Every group has extremists, even atheism.

Yeah, so have Muslims and any other religion. Every religion has fought at least 1 war about religion.

The most notable examples include the Crusades and the Salem Witch Hunts.

What!? The Salem Witch Hunts!? How!? Any self respecting Christian would not go out searching for someone who obviously is just a normal person who has coincidentally been around when weird things happen, dunk them in water till' they confess to something that never happened, then hang innocent women who had their whole lives ahead of them in the gallows. Also, The Salem Witch Hunts were not actually wars, mind you.

16 Violating sins (even unintentionally) will result in the most cruel punishment ever (going to "Hell").

I am sick and tired of this common myth. If you commit a sin (yes, even unintentionally), all is forgiven, and you can be happy that Jesus died on the cross so you could go to Heaven, although you just took two cookies from the cookie jar even though you were told not to. But seriously, you can't go around just doing whatever you please. There is punishment for that, and that is having to face all your sins at the end of your life, and have to beg to go to Heaven, although you always will. - NoEntranceHere

This is also exaggerated. You just have to ask for forgiveness. If you don't, that's on you. - neehawgamer

That is not true I hate it when people over exaggerate it clearly you don't read the bible, I have sinned everyone has know body is perfect that is why he sent his only son to save us from sin so you can pray for your sins. But if you are a cruel person like I don't know Hitler than you will go to hell but don't you think that is fair he killed all those people

If you do bad things you always have a chance to repent as long as you are still breathing (that is, until you have died. ) Jesus does not WANT to put people in hell, he WANTS you to repent and follow him.

This is not true one bit. the bible says a that are good and bad deeds do not determine heaven or hell.. the only thing that does is if you believe Jesus christ is your savior! He is alive and he is coming to earth soon. someday your going to wish you can go back.

Yeah which is stupid. From what you're saying, a rapist murderer who killed 30 people could go to heaven, and a friendly atheist who helps the poor could go to hell. What kind of system is that? A stupid one - SammySpore

17 Christianity is hypocritical
18 Christianity States that If You Don't Follow It Then You'll Suffer

Maybe the nutters.

19 Christians are unaware that many of their beliefs and rituals are derived from Pagan religions.

Yeah, that's true, if you say this isn't true than you haven't done your research.

And many of their beliefs also come from Zoroastrianism too believe it or not. It's not surprising because around the time of Jesus was around the time of Islam starting (If I'm remembering correctly) and the symbol for Islam came from the Pagan moon and star gods.

I got into this when thinking: if Christianity is not the first and only religion out there, then why do we celebrate all our holidays like it? Even in non Christian countries?

Come on! This crap again!? Why!? This is completely untrue and it is just completely false and dumb! It is completely untrue! Also, who in the entire dang world found facts on this!? Also, if they did, where!?

20 Christians actively ignore logical arguments to allow their religion to continue to make sense.

Yeah! Wait, in... what... since when has this ever happened!? Anything like that has largely been debunked. Plus, even if it isn't, we can ignore it all we want because it still is true no matter which way you look at, but people are just ignorant and don't accept that it is true and that science won't debunk it!

On the contrary, most Christians, in fact, do not go against blatantly logical ideas. Given, there are many people out there who will, but they can do what they want

It's funny. I once met someone that actually believed that the Earth was 5,000 years old. Talk about the stupidest thing I have ever heard

This had happened to me in my Texan community last year all on account of me being atheist.

21 Christians are judgemental

Every community has toxicity, and Christianity is no exception. - neehawgamer

Yea they are judgemental to women who have abortions! It's the woman's body, its up to her. Instead of caring more about the Fetus, why don't you try and help kids in third world countries or child abuse in our countries.

True so true and so sad.

So is everyone else. - Metalhead1997

22 Christianity encourages conformity and group think.

I will admit that it's a bit of a problem, but seriously! Not too long ago almost everyone was fine with it. Give it some time!

I have social problems, so I don't work well in groups. I'm the first kid who wants to work alone for a project, yet no one has ever told me "you're a Christian you need to work in groups! "

And the people that don't think in a group end up a lot like you.

This religion has destroyed my country!

23 Christianity encourages people to feel shame.

So your saying if you do something bad than you shouldn't be ashamed of yourself for doing something like that? Shame tells people when your doing the wrong thing. If you don't have shame then you won't feel bad about what you did you would do it again. Shame is an important part of your conscientious.

In every religion it does.

Suppose you kill an innocent person. That person had no idea why yet you killed him. So you are a murderer and a criminal now. Shame is sort of important because it alerts you of what you've done wrong. It helps you distinguish between right and wrong. And if the murderer felt shame he would have realized his mistake and stopped killing and be sorry. Don't you know anything? - TwilightKitsune

If you can't even spell evolution, you're probably too dim to comment on it.

Nope but your trying to make us feel shame but your wrong

24 Christianity says that Rock/Metal is the devil's music

Apparently, the Christian school I go to thinks that Christian Music such as Casting Crowns is the devil's music. My mom however, probably would've started a huge argument if she went there one day, because Casting Crowns is one of her favorite artists. I'm a Christian, obviously, and what do I listen to? Oh, just good heavy metal music such as Slayer, Venom, Mercyful Fate, Iron Maiden, and stuff like that.

Well, you see there are some metal bands who sing about Jesus, and God, with positive lyrics about the Lord. Now, it is true that they're is black metal bands who worship satan and burn churches for Satan, but Christain bands such as Stryker don't do that. Also some bands with Satanic lyrics such have members who are Christians. Take Slayer for example, they sing about Satan and Nazis but their lead singer, Tom Araya, is a devoted Catholic.

That's a very controversial topic in Christianity. It all depends on the denomination. My church is fine with it, and actually Skillet is pretty popular there!

I know that there are some satanic black metal bands out there, but those are extremely rare and not all metal is like that at all. There's even Christian metal.

25 The Westboro Baptist Church

It's the church's fault, not Christianity

They're not even Christian, just insane.

Lol, the google reviews on the place are hilarious!

God hates smoking? How do you know?

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