Debunking Christian Circular Arguments and Assumptions


By Winston Wu


 Revised 2011


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Table of Contents



Defining the Terms and Type of Christianity Described

Christian Fundamentalist Theology and Beliefs

- The Christian view of world history

- Christian Fundamentalist doctrines and precepts

Understanding the Mentality and World View of the Christian Fundamentalist

- Two powerful forces controlling their mind

- Reason becoming a servant to belief

- Ego gratification and self-esteem fulfillment

- The benefits of extreme belief systems

- The world as a battleground for souls

- Why deconversion is slow and difficult psychologically and emotionally

- Knowledge is power and protection from fear

Help and Support For Recovering Fundamentalists


Debunking the Main Arguments

Argument # 1:  The Bible is the Infallible Word of God. 

- Three verses that say the Bible is NOT the word of God

Argument # 2:  The Bible is inerrant and contains no contradictions.  Its 66 books are harmonious and its 40+ writers agree on what they wrote. 

- Use of foreshadowing

- Literary dialogue

- Contradictions and discrepancies

- The “read the Bible in its context” argument

Argument # 3:  The Fulfilled Prophecies Argument. 

- Imaginary messianic prophecies

- Nonexistent prophecies

- Failed, expired, and unfulfilled prophecies

Argument # 4:  The Bible is a reliable historical document because it agrees with recorded history and archaeological evidence.

Argument # 5:  The Bible is the word of God because it agrees with science and contains scientific facts.

False scientific facts in the Bible

- Insects do not have four feet

- Rabbits do not chew their cud

- Snakes, while built low, do not eat dirt nor dust

- The bat is not a bird

- Snails do not melt

- The Earth is not flat

- The Earth is not motionless

- The moon is not a light

- Our sun is not the same age as the rest of the stars

- Stars are not little balls of light close to the Earth

- Wind is not held in storehouses

Argument # 6:  The Historicity of Jesus Argument.

Argument # 7:  The Resurrection of Jesus Christ Argument.

Arguments for the Historicity of the Resurrection

- The empty tomb argument

- The “Apostles would not knowingly die for a lie” argument

Argument # 8:  The Trilemma Argument - Lord, Liar, or Lunatic?

Argument # 9:  The Pascal’s Wager Argument.

Argument # 10:  The Testimonials and Changed Lives Argument.

- Related argument: All non-Christians are empty and unhappy without Christ

Argument # 11:  The Miracles and Answered Prayers Argument.

- Analysis of the Atheist explanation for miracles

- Analysis of the Atheist explanation for answered prayers

- My own theory on how and why prayer works

Argument # 12:  Christianity is not a religion. It is a personal relationship with God.

Argument # 13:  God is holy and righteous. We are all sinners and deserve to go to hell.

Argument # 14:  All other religions are the work of Satan.

Argument # 15:  The “Taking the Lord’s name in vain = power” Argument.


Biblical Atrocities committed by God and his followers: The no-win indefensible issue for Christians

- Would God kill or order the killing of innocent children?

- Would God order people to dash infants against rocks and floors?

- Would God make parents eat the flesh of their children?

- Would God order pregnant women to be ripped open?

- Would God kill 70,000 people to punish one man?

- Would God order his followers to kill each other?

- Would God approve of a vow to kill one’s own daughter?

- Would God make people eat feces?!

- Why would God need the sight of severed heads to calm his anger?

- Would God order the mass execution of unarmed captives?

- Would a loving Jesus declare that he would kill innocent children?

- Why would an all loving God discriminate against the handicapped?

- An Unbeatable Challenge to Christians

- Quiz: The Death Toll List - God vs. Satan

- Biblical Atrocities Links

Philosophical Problems with Salvation and Damnation: The Imponderables

Discrepancies and Revealing Facts the Church Never Told You

- Disunity among believers filled with the Holy Spirit

- Evolution of the Salvation Doctrine in the Four Gospels 

- Why Jesus could not be the Messiah of the Old Testament

- The objective historical view of Jesus

- Evolution of Heaven and Hell in the Bible from Zoroastrianism – Good news for the fearful

- The mythological Pagan roots of Christianity

Creationist Arguments Against Evolution

Why Christianity is Tyrannical and Anti-Freedom

Silly Tidbit Questions

Jesus was not a Christian and Buddha was not a Buddhist

My Theory - Religions are Ways of Channeling Energy

Why God Cannot Be All-Good and All-Powerful Yet Allow Evil, Suffering and Injustice

- Excuses and copouts

- Hard questions and common sense

Summary of Christian Circular Arguments and Assumptions Debunked

Key Points to Christians

- Message to Christians


                - If you want spirituality or God in your life without religion 

Appendix A:  My Summary Response to Two Christian Missionaries

Appendix B:  My Anti-Evangelism Tract For Christians

Reader Responses

My Other Debunking Articles



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