a reply to: TheOneTrueGod
Hows this then...
From a believer... What sort of clueless sociopath designs a species, gives them free will, and then punishes them for being as imperfectly
disobedient as they were permitted to be by their construction? Also, do you really believe that the suffering of your son on the cross, and on his
walk in the darker places, is equal to the suffering of human beings while they yet live on this corrupt bauble you placed us on? If so, why? Did he
not come back to life? Is he not still yet at your side? What meaning then, has his suffering as a true immortal, of staggering potency, when compared
to the suffering of the truly defenceless? At any time he could have struck his enemies dead with a thought, he had agency in all that happened to
him, and you could, at any time, have rightly decided to kill the entire human race off and save everyone the trouble of trying to muddle through your
inscrutable and impossible instruction manual for life, rather than sacrifice you Son to torment and death, just to hit the restart button on this
failed experiment we call humanity.
And yet you claim we should give thanks for his "sacrifice". Let me tell you something about sacrifice. Your edict was that we ought not kill, yet
many good men and women have had to kill others, in order to save our species from megalomaniacs and fascists. They sacrificed their own lives, but
also, according to your edict which dictates that those who kill are not welcome in heaven, that they have offended you in some manner (by cleaning up
your mess), their eternal souls. There are heroes in Hell, all because you demanded that no one kill anyone else, without being sensible enough to
provide exception to the rule. Some of those heroes went to hell knowing they would go there, but having no other way to save their kin and their
species, fought and killed anyway, because they correctly understood that there IS a greater deed than to give ones life to save others, that deed to
be sacrificing ones own soul to damnation, if it means ones fellows do not have to suffer as a result.
And another thing... Adam and Eve messed up. I get that. But what gives you the right to author a species unto the world, whose behaviour cannot be
controlled because they possess free will, then collectively punish every single person who came after them, for having and operating that free will?
Do you not understand that simply by being born we are punished, that you are punishing all of the human race for the errors made by just two of them?
Do you not understand that by the only measures which matter in the least, this is entirely wrong on every possible level? We destroy people who do
that, here on Earth, because they threaten the future of our species. What gives you the right, as our creator, to punish us, punish ME, because your
idiot creation was designed to fail?
And while we are at it, why is it that at no time since the events of the Bible, have you ever corrected the record on matters? Why do you permit
people to misuse and misinterpret the Word of You, in order to justify barbarity, intolerance and hatred? The thrice damned Romans and the misbegotten
heretic clan which grew up around their hybridisation of the Word of God with the story of the ancient "gods" of the preceding era, buggered about
with the Bible so much, that to this day, one reading it cannot read it without being aware that some of what is inside its pages, simply cannot be
the raw word of God, must have been edited to allow Roman control of citizens beholden to its word. And yet no fire rained down upon the Romans from
heaven, and the anti-christian, unholy Roman Catholic tradition poisoned two thousand years of history, spreading its message through fire, steel,
rape and torture, which has not yet come to a halt, even in this "enlightened" age. What action did you take against the Roman? None. Did you save the
Bible from editing? No. Did you back up your Son, in his edict that "None come to the father, but through me", rather than through him and an army of
morally defunct, robe wearing zealots, with greed, gluttony, and all the sexual perversion that came with it down the centuries? No.
What, precisely, do you think WOULD be a good reason to stop this bloody stupid ride that YOU put the human race on? I love God, and Jesus Christ...
I would simply not care about what you thought of all this if I did not. I just want to know where the hell you get off, creating a species which
cannot, by definition of its design, do as you request of it, then blaming it for YOUR design errors, and I would like you to rationalise what you
have permitted, in a way I can understand. I would like an explanation. I would like to know why it is, that you feel it appropriate to make your
creations responsible for the knock on effect of the whim of their creator.
Go ahead. I will wait, because for all my love for God, for Christ, I have been wondering about this since I was able to read. Explain yourself.