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Christianity denigrates human wisdom

By Michael Runyan ~

In 1 Corinthians 3:18-20, we read a revealing scripture:

Do not deceive yourselves. If any of you think you are wise by the standards of this age, you should become “fools” so that you may become wise. For the wisdom of this world is foolishness in God’s sight. As it is written: “He catches the wise in their craftiness” ; and again, “The Lord knows that the thoughts of the wise are futile."

So, according to this scripture, the discovery of the germ theory of disease and the development of treatments and vaccines to prevent the death and suffering of millions of people was ‘foolishness’ in God’s sight. Even though God himself, through Jesus, failed to provide this insight.

The absurdity of this scripture is evident.Newton’s theory of gravity- foolishness. Copernicus’s model of the solar system- foolishness. Einstein’s theory of relativity- foolishness. This list could go on forever, but the conclusion is the same. God sees human wisdom as foolishness. Apparently he wants us to give up on science, read the Bible, and spend our lives praising him.

The absurdity of this scripture is evident. God gives us big brains but doesn’t want us to use them too much. Throughout history, Christianity has resisted new knowledge gained through science, and this fact alone is one of the best indicators that Christianity is a fake religion.