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How do you explain the holy ghost (speaking in tongues)?(r/atheism)
That search is what made me atheist. The truth is that there is no true history of the bible. It’s long lost, a mystery. For instance, we have no idea who wrote the gospels.. .totally anonymous. We don’t know who wrote the OT… At best we know Paul’s letters and a few other books, and we know when certain things were added or changed (for instance the famous John 3:16 was added by a monk later on).
If you want some insight into the history of Christianity, here are some links. It’s a messy world filled with 2000 years of apologetics muddying the waters.
www.reddit.com/help/faqs/atheistgems#HistoryandLit… (specifically this one: Examining the Existence of a Historical Jesus: www.youtube.com/watch?v=MvleOBYTrDE )
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charlemagne (responsible for converting most of Europe… by the sword. Dealth penalty for having any pagan items, sacked whole villages, etc). more: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Constantine_I_and_Christiani…
Now, if you want some good books… I recommend:
Any other questions?