reply to post by MarkJS
ah, yes... the verse you just read... Genesis 1:26 in the above post.
I don't see Holy Spirit or Jesus anywhere in that verse. So does that mean you're assuming?
Yes you can...
Hell no, I can't trust this "God" person. He makes Hitler look like a perfectly quaint little saint. He makes Rasputin look like Mother Theresa. He
makes Pearl Harbor look like one of those Pop-Its - the ones you throw on the ground and they make a loud snapping sound.
And if you're comfortable trusting him, you have major issues. Either that, or you're a living testimony to how much this world and its leaders can
be trusted. You'd rather put your faith in a superpowered genocidal egomaniac with the temperament of a 4 year old sociopath, than trust the people
who run this planet.
This shows how much God loves mankind, and the seriousness of sin. For thousands of years, God asked for animal sacrifices to atone for
sin.... because it's serious. But animal sacrifices only covered the sins... because they weren't perfect. To satisfy God the Father's justice to
get rid of sins once and for all, God the
Father sent Jesus His perfect Son. He died for us, so we don't have to.
I don't see how that's our fault. If "God" hadn't been a moron and NOT invented sin in the first place, his son would still be alive. But no, he
had to go and open Pandora's Box...and he could have easily shut it, too! He's "God"! If anyone can rid the world of sin with a snap of the
fingers, he can!
And again, I don't see how "God"s mistakes are my problem? Or yours? Or any of ours? If he was a complete and utter idiot and unleashed the dark
side of his creativity on the world, that's his mess to clean up. I believe the phrase that applies here is - If you can't fix it, DON'T BREAK
There is no reneging going on. Jesus went to hell for all mankind and suffered all of our punishment for all of our sins. It was a complete
and perfect sacrifice. Because it was a complete and perfect sacrifice, we get salvation for free! All justice needed for the punishment of our sins,
from God's perspective has been dealt with. Because Jesus is God... and God is perfect... death had no hold on Him. Death is corruption, and Jesus
had none... thus He was raised back to life.
Wait, what? So hundreds of thousands of years worth of egregious sins were covered in three days? Hold on - do you have a source for this? Scripture
stating in no uncertain terms that this is what happened? Somehow, this sounds more and more like Chinese folklore.
Pledging our souls to him gives us His Endless Life,.... which he imparts to us freely. Yes, we live forever. Thank God!
No... not "satanic"... Saying.... "hmmm... I don't know"... could be considered honest. Calling God's work satanic is very close to
blasphemy.... Be very very careful of this...
Then I'll be blasphemous. I'm not bothered by it. And in my honest opinion, I don't see a whole lot of difference between the mythos of "God" and
the mythos of "Satan". I mean, "God" CREATED "Satan", right? So there has to be some of "Satan" in "God". Just like he created evil.
I refuse to be a slave or to grovel before this stupid god. If he needs his ego groomed, he can find someone who doesn't have the gumption to stand
up before him. There's plenty of weak-willed fools who have not a shred of integrity with which to demand respect.
so let me ask you a question now... what great belief is it that you have - that we should follow?
Well, I wouldn't dream of asking you to start off too fast - so let's start with critical thinking, shall we? I want you to come up with three
reasons that Christianity may not be the only path to spiritual fulfillment. Remember, I'm not saying to deny Christianity, I'm saying to open a few
seats around Christianity so it can share the spotlight. Train yourself to not be so spiritually seclusive. I think that'll do for a start.