a reply to: PaulTheDuke
You mentioned that all of this is a reason you became agnostic. I can see where it might lead someone to think anti-Christian thoughts, but
agnosticism refers to belief in God. Have you rejected (or doubted) all other religions as well?
the Bible and the Christianity needs a big reform..
Reforming the Bible is just dishonest. We know what the Bible says. You can claim it's not inspired, or that it was heavily influenced by
sociopolitical factors, or whatever. But the Bible has been written and it exists. "Reforming" a writing is destroying it.
Christianity needs a reform? Possibly, depending on what you mean. Would you make it more like some other religion? Which one? Would you get rid
of all the God and Jesus and miracle stuff?
This was one of the reasons I became an agnostic.
I really don't know why fanatical christians or convinced christian doesn't think about some issues happening in the Bible.
I really don't know why you think that Christians don't
think about these issues and more. Of course, we do. No honest Christian, or even
an honest human will continue to believe a lie once they've discovered it. Christianity is about truth, not running from it.
First of all God created absolutely everything..so He created evil (wars,famine,hate and so on ).
As you say, He created us (and the angels) and gave us free will. But He didn't create evil. People (and the devils) decided to become rebels
against God. First Lucifer, then the devils who followed him, then Eve, then Adam. God did not create anything evil. Lucifer & Co. deform or
destroy what is good into evil. They try to persuade people to adopt hate or greed as their driving purpose. People who do, are doing the devils'
work for them.
Not surprisingly, God, who created good, is sad to see His former angels and His children on earth fouling things up so badly.
God also tells us to forgive as much as we can...why doesn't He forgave Eva for eating an apple ? I mean,she didn't knew that snake was
evil.Even parents forgive their children for such little things....
I think you may have misunderstood the story.
God called Adam and Eve together and says "Welcome to existence and to your new home. I love both of you and want you to share in My love forever.
One thing, though. Over in the medicine cabinet, there's a bottle with a skull and crossbones on it. Don't touch it. Really, don't touch it. I
swear to Me that you'll be up the creek if you fool with it. You're adults, you understand Me, and you can make your own choices. But, if you love
Me, leave that stuff alone."
We know what happened after that. Of course, God forgave us and gave us another chance, but you don't drink that "Off limits" stuff without having
to pay for it, whether you're forgiven or not.
According to the Bible,the woman goes to hell because she suicides,the kid also goes to hell because he didn't got the baptism and if the
thief repents and frequences the Church because he realised that he did something harsh....he goes to heaven.
I seriously doubt that the Bible says that, but I know the Catholic Church offers the possibility of Heaven to all three of them.