Depending on Your Perspective, Some Rather Blasphemous Ideas Follow:

God created all things. Colossians 1:16 “For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him.”

God is all-powerful. Matthew 19:26 “Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”

No person is without sin. 1 John 1:8 “If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us.”

God loves us. Romans 5:8 “But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”

So God sent his sone to die for us John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”

This death “purified” us from sin. 1 John 1:7 “But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin.”

But only if we believe. John 3:36 “Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever rejects the Son will not see life, for God’s wrath remains on them.”

So, recapping: God, the creator of all things, created us in a way that our nature condemns us to an eternity of suffering by the rules he created. But God loves us so He created a loop-hole. God, the all-powerful, sent his son to be tortured and murdered so that we would not have to experience this pain which we, by our nature, deserved. But this loop-hole only works if we believe Jesus died for our sins.

The logic surrounding these actions said to be enacted by God, would not seem unlike a child playing games in the living room of his parent’s home: “I can’t touch the floor. The floor is lava. But I can touch the floor as long as I hold my breath.” But this is different, because the family of the child does not suffer if the child accidentally touches the floor or forgets to hold his breath.

It just doesn’t follow logic. If God is the creator of all things, he, she, it, or they is/are the creator(s) of the world around us and the logic that surrounds this world. If God created us as we are, then our ability to logic is a gift from God. It is my conclusion that God loves us all, no matter what we believe. It is my opinion that the loving God I know would not require his son to be tortured so that guilty people could go without punishment. But it is my opinion that we are not created to be condemned to Hell. We are imperfect. And this makes us exactly who we are supposed to be. God is love and every living thing has this life-force, this energy, this God within it. We have no need to fear, to conform, to be manipulated by various perspectives of God. We are blessed, because we are all parts of God.

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