posted on Jun, 22 2010 @ 07:10 PM
To be a follower of Christianity and get to heaven you have to
2) Be controlled.
3) Be afraid.
4) Believe that all of mankind has been punished for something two people did in the beginning, which is why there's evil and suffering.
5) Believe that in the end there will be no evil and suffering, meaning that God could get rid of it at any time but chooses not to.
6) Believe that God tests people even though he knows every outcome, making the test pointless.
7) Believe that God sent down his son to die so that we could be forgiven for how God created us.
We are being punished for the way God made us. We are being punished for something he knew was going to happen beforehand. God created adam and eve
with faults and tested them to see if they would disobey him, even though he already knew the outcome. God then punishes mankind and sends down Jesus
to be beaten and nailed to a cross to die for the imperfections god created us with so that we can be forgiven for the imperfections God created us
The bible is the perfect typical superhero story. A story about a man who sacrifices himself for humanity. A hero that will one day come back and save
us and kill the villain and we'll all live happily ever after. People love those kinds of stories. Also, I think the devil was added to the story for
marketing reasons. If there's no boogeyman no one will be afraid to disbelieve the story. The Jesus story is the kind of story that's been told for
thousands of years by different religions, before Christianity existed.
According to the bible, God allows evil and suffering to exist. He created and tested the first people, Adam and Eve, knowing the outcome of the test
beforehand. God then decided to punish every person on earth for the faults he made them with. The bible says that God is going to eventually end evil
and suffering. Why doesn't God do it now? Why would a loving God allow that to exist to begin with? God is to blame for the evil and suffering in
this world because he is in full control of their existence.
I want to know what people think about their God watching innocent children starve or being beaten, tortured, raped, stabbed, brutally murdered, etc.
and not doing anything to stop or prevent it. Is it all because of some free will test? If so, why would a God that already knows everything need to
Christianity and its God is man-made and it's obvious to me. Look at how God is described in the bible. He's very human-like. He's jealous. He
kills. He wants your money. He makes mistakes. He hates things that he created. He demands to be worshiped or else. He's egotistical and bad
tempered. It's not surprising that humans would create a God that is more like ourselves. We are very egotistical and it's our main weakness.
I think one reason why people want there to be a God is because it gives them comfort in thinking that they have some control over life and death. I
also think a God is seen as a parent figure and that people instinctively want that even in adulthood. Some more than others.
There's no more proof that the Christian God exists than Zeus or Allah or any other gods. I believe that all of the gods that have been created by
humanity cancel each other out, leaving us with reality. Some people like to live in reality and some people like to hide from it.
When it comes to religion, I think that the bad outweighs the good. It teaches you to rely on something else instead of yourself. I think it gives
false hope and teaches people to be weak.
The authors and followers of the bible used fear to control people and the sad thing is that people are still being controlled by it to this very day.