- You tell me I need your god's forgiveness for something Adam and Eve are believed by some to have done many thousands of years ago. Why should that bother me if I don't believe in your god or the Adam and Eve myth, please?
- Leaving that aside for a moment and accepting for the sake of argument that I am somehow responsible for something someone else did a long time ago, and over which I could not possibly have any influence or be held to account for, how did a blood sacrifice absolve me of that responsibility exactly, please? Note: I'm not asking whether it did or not; I'm asking how it worked exactly.
- Why did your god need a blood sacrifice in order to forgive us? If it is all powerful, why couldn't it just forgive us?
- How did your god arranging for the sacrifice of a manifestation of itself provide that blood sacrifice, exactly, when its 'death' is not only impossible but only lasted for a few days?
- If the blood sacrifice worked, why do you say we are all still sinners and why do we still need to keep asking your god for forgiveness?
- Why is a god which:
- arbitrarily designated an act by two innocent people who did not know right from wrong as about the worst sin imaginable
- arbitrarily, and against any notion of natural justice, decided that responsibility for that 'sin' was to be inherited by all their descendants
- requires the life of an innocent person as the price of its forgiveness when it could have forgiven us anyway
- If that is how a loving god behaves, how would we recognise a hateful and malevolent god?
- If we should worship your god just in case it is real and the story about original sin and the need for its forgiveness is true, how does that differ from an acute, morbidly paranoid, anxiety disorder, or phobia, please, and why should this theophobia not be regarded as a psychological disorder requiring therapy?
Sunday, 4 March 2012
Christians! Be Sensible Now And Tell Me This
Okay, Christians, let's be sensible for a moment. Answer these for me, please: