10 ways the Bible will literally drive you insane

10. The Bible teaches you that you’re a bad person.

Isaiah 64:6-7 says, “All of us have become like one who is unclean, and all our righteous acts are like filthy rags; we all shrivel up like a leaf, and like the wind our sins sweep us away. No one calls on your name or strives to lay hold of you;for you have hidden your face from us and have given us over to our sins”

The Bible teaches you that you suck, and you have to spend the rest of your life making it up to your disappointing God-parent and hope he doesn’t shoot you in the head anyway. That’s a crippling guilt trip that doesn’t have to exist. 

9. The Bible teaches you that you’re a good person.

The Bible teaches that if you take part in Christianity’s indoctrination rituals, they will transform you into a higher form of life who deserves eternal peace and joy. That might not be such a bad thing, but since the Bible also teaches you that you’re a bad person, it teaches contradicting messages. You’ll experience anxiety and stress as you try to come to terms with this and many other riddles in the Bible.

8. The Bible teaches you that everyone else is bad.

John 3:16 says, “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten son, so that whosoever believes in Him will not perish but have everlasting life.”

Everyone else is so evil and depraved that they deserve to be tortured for all of eternity. This isn’t an accurate assessment of reality. That matters, because it sets Christians up to pass judgment on sinners and nonbelievers. Christians have killed people because of this.

7. It teaches you that your self-worth is based on believing in a story.

The determining factor between what makes someone deserve to burn for eternity and what makes someone deserve paradise for eternity is believing in a story. Believing in a story doesn’t have anything to do with anything. That’s not a valid factor to determine anyone’s self-worth by.This is a warped perception of reality that sets up Christians to judge and hurt others at worst and sets them up to waste their fleeting lives chasing fairy tales.

6. The Bible teaches psychotic morals that you’re not going to follow anyway

Most Christians don’t want sell their daughters into slavery, beat adulterers to death with rocks, give away everything they own or avoid wearing clothes with mixed fabric. So they ignore the rules they don’t like, but they’re set up to feel guilty about it. And they have to come to terms psychologically with the fact that they’re committing acts of evil in complete disregard for the threat of Hell. Ain’t nobody got time for that.

5. The Bible teaches you to repress your sex drive.

Humans are sexual creatures, and that’s good, because having sex ensures the survival and evolution of the species. That’s why sex feels so good. If God designed us, then God designed us to crave and enjoy sex. That rule was written into our DNA by God. It’s a commandment written in God’s own handwriting….

Yet the Bible tells us that lust is evil. We should feel ashamed for wanting sex, and we should kill people who have too much of it. This is not a sane perception of reality. It’s a crippling guilt trip and a recipe for deep rooted anxiety.

4. The Bible discourages critical thought.

The corner stone of sanity is critical thought. The Bible commands you to turn that part of your mind off. I’ve heard a lot of Christians argue that the Bible commands you to think logically, but that’s bullshit.

From beginning to end the Bible constantly stresses the importance of faith. The definition of faith is “belief without proof.” Jesus even criticizes the disciple Thomas for asking to see his wounds after he returned from the dead. Today, anytime a Christian has a lapse in faith they’re called a “doubting Thomas.”

Doubt isn’t immoral. Doubt is the door to truth. Faith is close-minded, willful ignorance. Anytime anyone tells you it’s immoral to question their authority, you can be sure you’re being manipulated.

Since the Bible claims to be the word of God and constantly stresses the importance of faith, a lot of Christians have extrapolated those two facts to come to the conclusion that the Bible has all the answers you’ll ever need in life and is the only book you’ll ever need to read. This would be unhealthy even if we said “Everything you need to know about life you’ll learn in school.” It’s even more crippling is it to believe that about one archaic book.

3. The Bible teaches false science and false history.

The Bible teaches false science and false history beginning on page one. Believing things that aren’t true is the definition of insanity. If you believe the Bible you will believe things that aren’t true, and that will make you automatically, by-definition, insane.

Understanding science and history is important, because it’s the bedrock of your understanding of life. In order to survive and thrive in the real world, you need to know how the world really works.

2. Prayer only accomplishes one thing.

The Bible teaches that if you believe in Yahweh with all your heart and all your soul and all your mind then you’ll have the power to move mountains. God is listening, and He has the power and the motivation to give you guidance and create personal miracles for you.

That’s not how reality works. Wishing and begging an imaginary friend doesn’t accomplish anything. Your prayers aren’t going to be answered, and when they’re not, you’re going to have to come up with an excuse to explain the disconnect between your expectations and reality.You’re also going to waste valuable time that could be spent on growing and solving your own problems.

1. The Bible teaches you to believe in imaginary beings.

You will believe in a mysterious God who loves blood so much that He came to Earth as a mortal to die for it. Yet He hates women’s menstrual cycles, You’ll believe in an evil tyrant who lives in a lake of fire and plots against you all day for no reason. You’ll believe in invisible minions who serve both of these characters. You’ll believe in super powers and magic. You’ll believe in an invisible universe just around the corner from our own just as fantastical as Narnia or Middle Earth, and you’ll be so convinced of your delusions that you’ll believe anyone who doesn’t accept this fantasy is insane. That’s insane. Living like that is a waste of your potential.

However you felt about this post, you’ll probably feel the same way about these:

The Bible is mythology

Christianity is bad for you and society

Churches and Christian Culture


14 responses to “10 ways the Bible will literally drive you insane

  • Amber Forest

    I think you made it perfectly clear with your opening paragraph. talking snakes and magic apples clued me in from my earliest years; one of the scariest fairytales in print! i’ve always been bewildered that people could buy into this myth.

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  • gina

    Publishers with their own agenda’s have changed the true writings of the bible throughout the centuries. The bibles of today are corrupt.

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  • Irritated by faith

    It does make one go insane. I have seen it. People push and push someone to the point they finally crack. Yeah, that is how we are to live our lives. Sounds very dysfunctional. Leave people alone who do not want to believe in what nonsense they tell you to. This is why we have mentally insane people who kill others. It is from a book, yes, but the dang people who push the book on others. It has happened to those I love and it irritates me to no end.

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    • Irritated by faith

      i meant to say to believe in what nonsense you tell them to. I guess I was flustered by all this my mind is going faster than I am typing. Lol.

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  • Tommy

    This doesn’t sound like the bible at all. It sounds like christianity.

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  • idiotwriter

    Been reading some of your work – BRILLIANT writing . I did not even have to read this – the headings are enough to sum up how we have evolved as a society in our delusions. Pity we cant get it right either way. Glad to have stumbled across your site – came here from a link a subreddit called ‘badphilosophy’ – had been looking around (reddit) and it was one of the few subs that I was not bored shitless at. SO all good.
    I do not agree with you on everything – but WHAT a splendid read I have had – far to much to relate to of how I see this whole dear society of ours.

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  • David Downs

    These 10 reasons account for why America and basically Western Society are insane. Believe me, American society is truly INSANE!
    I have long held views such as those in your blogs.

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  • Sieg

    I found out today…My mum went crazy due to some stupid book.
    Im talking about insane.
    I still don’t know if she will be alright.
    My grandma brought her to some church and 6 hours later she went crazy….rocking back and forth…mumbling…
    I may have lost my mother thanks to a book of lies and death.

    It does NOT help anything, it only destroys life.

    http://www.cbsnews.com/2100-201_162-5188393.html
    http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2012/dec/20/faith-healer-charged-in-loudon-girls-death-dies/
    http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2013/05/24/prosecutor-parents-refusal-to-seek-medical-attention-led-to-infants-death/comment-page-11/

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  • bagsy84

    If you had quoted actual verses it would have helped clarify things even to your readers because soon you yourself will realize that you founded these things on misconceptions and hearsay.
    EX. Let’s start with the first one.
    “Bad person” but don’t know why?
    have you ever told a lie? what do you call a person who tells a lie? oh you said it only once or twice in your life?
    If I rape someone once, that still doesn’t make me a rapist?
    if i steal anything does it make me not a theif based on the item’s value?
    have you ever used God’s name in vain? as disrespecting the creator who gave you life? even hitler’s name wasn’t despised enough to be used as a curse word.
    Jesus said whoever looks with lust is an adulterer at heart.
    And also said whoever hates his brother is a murderer.

    thats just a few of the commandments. So do you really think that you have earned a life WORTHY of entering the presence of the holiest of holy and highest of high?
    If we had a recording of your life. your thoughts words and deeds 24/7 for your entire life.
    Do you think that an innocent child will say ” you’re a good man”
    yes I say innocent child cause chances are you will compare yourself to someone else “well youre not better than me”
    you see, God does not grade on a curve. law is law. otherwise he would be an unjust corrupted judge and flimsy lawgiver.

    but that would make him heartless if he just judged us flat out, because if you are honest with yourself, by what we have seen so far, none of us would have lived a life clean enough to enter a sanitized place like heaven.

    so God made a way.

    In short.
    We broke the law.
    Jesus paid our fine.

    Both the LAW and LOVE natures of God are satisfied

    thats why none of our deeds are worth it.
    think about it. can you really cancel out a sin?
    or just pay for it?
    even our own legal system doesn’t have crime cancellation
    you do the crime. you pay the fine.

    anyway long theological explainations but that is the gist of it, most of your ideas are misconceptions that would have been answered had you googled it.

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  • arihanta

    I have to say that I wish I ran across your blog sooner. I can deeply identify with #6 because I have personally met people who believe they could whatever they want, and however, without consequence. They would as a result try to avoid consequence when they see it coming. As you would already know from reading this, I have little to no respect for such people.

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  • Kelvin Leong

    Here is what my friend wrote:
    Most of the points made take a rather extreme view of things. For instance, to say that children are bad misses the point that we are sinners, yes, all of us, but we do not point out to children that “you are bad,” which is an aberration of the truth. To say that they are good denies the point that we are given the righteousness of Christ to enable our fallen natures to be redeemed, and ultimately, to carry us to heaven. The issue about self-worth certainly does not depend on whether we have heard or believed a story, but upon the new nature that God gives to us as we become a part of his family.

    To say that sex is evil is beyond belief! From Genesis through the end of the Bible, through Hebrews 13:4 anyhow — “Marriage is honorable among all, and the bed undefiled” — shows that the proper use of sex is marvelous, and that it is the misuse and abuse of sex that is damaging. Sure, an obsession with sexuality is unhealthy and destructive!

    Point 4: To say that Christianity purports that one turns off the mind and “replaces reason with faith” is unfair and untrue. Look at I Peter 3:15 — “Always be ready to give a defense (or answer) to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you . . . .” plus many other passages which relate to reason, persuasion, convincing, etc. “Archaic book” is answered next —

    Point 3: To say that the Bible is “false science and false history” is off-base. The Bible does not claim to be a science book or a science textbook, but it is not incorrect in its statements about things pertaining to the scientific world, especially as one takes into account that sometimes it uses figurative language, as does most literature. History — wow, the Bible has been proven right time after time when it comes to historical records or archaeological issues. In fact, those who seek to disprove these issues (science and history) often relate that their positions have changed!

    Point 2: To “move mountains” is a hyperbole! And to say that Jesus is an “imaginary friend” is untrue. Read what Josephus had to say about Jesus, and he was a Jewish historian long after Jesus’ day!

    Point 1: Who is this guy to say anything about “imaginary beings?” Has he experienced the new birth, the redemption that God offers as a free gift, thus becoming a new person?

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  • Kelvin Leong

    I really like your critique on the Bible. You set some really great arguments.
    On answering your question, “Does it set the stage for humans to pass judgment on living sinners?” No, the Bible says judgment is for God only. Humans automatically judge. If someone tells me you don’t judge I would think he or she’s a liar. You always have something good to say about someone and something bad. Matthew 7 “Remove the log in your eye before removing the splinter in the other’ eye.
    I like this type of wisdom in the Bible. Do all religions state this? I don’t know.

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  • humanitarikim

    I think I like this blog. I think I like it a lot. =)

    http://humanitarikim.wordpress.com/

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  • missjackie

    Thank you! Finally someone with enough common sense.

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