Wednesday, June 20, 2012

FacePalm of the Day - Debunking Christianity: Jesus as a Huge Colony of Bacteria: Unclean!

I'm beginning to wonder if Harry McCall really believes the crap he posts or if he is just trying to make arguments to fool the gullible. Here is a case in point: I noticed that this post was put up on Debunking Christianity multiple times today, but taken down. It's short but from the piece of it I could see in my RSS feed, I thought that perhaps he or someone else wised up and thought better than post it. I was wrong because it showed up again a final time.  Look at this level of "argumentation".

Trillions of bacteria live in our bodies. They outnumber our human cells, 10 to 1. So who’s in charge? What are we? Maybe you thought your body was a noble castle poised against the onslaughts and invasions of the world. Well, think again. It turns out, we are the world. Our bodies are loaded with a jungle of microbial life, inside and out, that is essential to healthy life. New science has found ten times as many bacteria cells as human cells in and on the human body. A load of microbes that work with us from the moment of birth in all kinds of key ways.
Listen to this fascinating discovery on NPR .
(It's claimed Jesus was not tainted by Original Sin, however - based on modern facts - he sure was during vaginal birth!) 

Who said that unlike us Jesus did not have trillion of bacteria in our bodies? I see absolutely no reason to make that assertion especially given that our lives are possible by that bacteria. The only way I can see to save him from a complete faceplant is to assume that he is equating bacteria and germs with sin. Assuming that I'll give McCall a pass and assume ignorance instead of stupidity. No where does the Bible equate being clean with being sinless. Also you have trillions of bacteria inside and outside your body regardlessly of how much you bathe and clean yourself. "Clean" and "unclean" in the Mosaic laws was about ceremonial issues not sin. If bathing was enough to expatiate sin, then there would have been no need for blood sacrifices. Another point McCall fails to consider is that a person is exposed to a load of microbes and bacteria even before birth and none of this has anything to do with sin. The Bible tells us that we are sinners even before physical birth.

Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me. - Psalm 51:5

When we say Jesus was sinless we mean that He was not he was not a sinner not that his body was germless. Don't forget what Jesus said:

10 Jesus called the crowd to him and said, “Listen and understand. 11 What goes into someone’s mouth does not defile them, but what comes out of their mouth, that is what defiles them.”
12 Then the disciples came to him and asked, “Do you know that the Pharisees were offended when they heard this?”
13 He replied, “Every plant that my heavenly Father has not planted will be pulled up by the roots. - Matthew 15:10-13

Debunking Christianity: Jesus as a Huge Colony of Bacteria: Unclean!
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