Many Christians read the story of Adam and Eve literally. Besides the dozens on arguments one could make against this position (the Earth clearly being older the 6,000 years, the survival of the human race after Adam and Eve only conceived male children, etc.), there is the obvious self-delusion and suspension of common sense Christians … More Atonement for an Allegory?
Angie made a great point on one of her comments that I can’t believe I hadn’t thought of – there are people on this Earth that have suffered far more than Jesus on the cross. Prisoners of War, AIDS victims, slaves, torture victims, and cancer patients have all suffered far more than a few hours of agony. When … More Jesus’ Minor Suffering
Possibly the most important story in Christianity is Jesus’ death. The idea, in short, is that God sacrificed his only son to pay the debt of the sins of the world, and anyone who has faith in Jesus will be granted eternity in heaven. One of the most important verses in the New Testament is John 3:16 … More Jesus Didn’t Truly Die For Our Sins