reply to post by NewAgeMan
Anyone who sits down and uses actual logic to study the Bible, sees how we were meant to be thoroughly screwed over from the start.
First, "God" tries to keep us dumb and docile in his secret garden.
Then "Satan" comes along and shows us the fruit, by which we gain knowledge, or the freedom to learn. The freedom to make our own choices and learn
from our mistakes. It's the fall that makes us stronger, right?
"God" gets mad that we are now smart enough to equal him, and punishes all three parties. "Satan" gets special treatment for daring to give us lowly
creatures such power, and we get cast out to discourage us from getting any ideas, right?
After that, "God" makes a point of showing how powerful he is, as though to remind us that we may have tasted the fruit, but he still created us. He's
intent on showing that one stomp of his boot...and we're just a memory. What loving parent does this? What loving parent is so damned determined to
prove that they can still paddle us...just to prove it?
All this time, we are doing our own thing, living our own lives. We were cast out, so we work under our own steam, right? WRONG. "God" suddenly
decides that since we're not part of his secret garden anymore, he has to stalk us and demand sacrifices, even though he kicked us out. Usually, when
we get kicked out, we're on our own, right? Time to learn how to survive in the real world. But nope, that doesn't work for "God". And if we question
this interesting turn of events, we die. Plain and simple.
Then "God" sees that we're actually doing some harm here on Earth. Conveniently forgetting that he's the one who gave us these flaws, he starts all
over again...but he starts his next batch using the remnants from the race he had decided wasn't worth keeping! Then he tries to make it all good:
"Oh, I saved you. You should be grateful and serve me forever." So after deciding we were too dangerous to keep around, he kicks us out, then tries to
intimidate us before being really nice (as in deciding not to kill us all) in order to convince us to serve him forever and ever.
So eventually, after a long hard game of making people prove themselves (even though they are the descendents of exiles) and testing others and
generally just f***ing with his creations, "God" decides that we're becoming too unruly (why does he care, he threw us out! he could have just
cultivated our growing minds after that apple, but no...) and sends his son down.
So obviously, the greatest act of love is allowing your only son to die for the people, right? You with me so far? Okay...JESUS DOESN'T STAY DEAD.
Okay, wait a second. If he dies but doesn't stay dead, that's like saying, "Stab me for stabbing you" *Stab and heal* "Wait, you weren't supposed to
heal! It's not the same thing! You have to suffer from that!"
So if Jesus came back to life, does his death count? And if he died for our sins, why are we still sinners? The balance should be cool before it even
changed. And then all we have to do is say, "yes, I accept it," and boom! Free from sin.
Okay, that's as much of the Bible as I can summarize at this point. If I go further, I might have an aneurism from the sheer...I'll just leave it
there. Read it. Does it sound familiar? Yeah, that's what our world considers a "best seller".
...spoiler: Jesus dies.
edit on 23-8-2012 by AfterInfinity because: (no reason given)