...Christianity is about giving people a licence to be immoral.
It kind of is.
Your even phrasing it so that it would appear as if all religious people were condemnable hypocrites.
They are. Isn't that what xians say? People are horrid, abominable sinners? We are all going to hell, or would be, if not for jesus H getting himself executed? (Why does no one think to thank the Romans for doing the dirty work?) When we are birthed into the world, we are sinners judged by yhwh as inadequate and are headed for damnation. In xian theology, all people (not just the religious ones) are condemnable hypocrites and worse. Yet yhwh loves us more than anything.
But its called forgiveness not sanction.
Po-TAY-tow Po-TAH- tow.
Would you enjoy it if someone started a thread on how atheism gave people the right to live debauched and godless lifestyles?
That used to be a daily occurrence when more xians came here. And no, I did not like it.
The fact that certain people abuse their autonomy under a particular worldview does not give anyone the right to blanket criticism.
It's how the game is played. We are just pointing out the rules of the game and how it can be exploited. Yes, yes, people are supposed
to be good and then retroactively seek redemption. But we all acknowledge it as fact: people cannot
be good. So given this, and looking forward at forgiveness also as being a given, it actually is license, particularly for the cynical.
Suppose your wife said she didn't want you banging other broads. But she also said if you banged other broads, she would forgive you for it, no matter how many times you did it. No ultimatums. No "this is the last time" speeches. Just an apology and forgiveness. Can you really say, then, that there is a rule against banging other broads? Is there any incentive to not bang other broads? I say, no. You are defacto in an open relationship.
People do not refrain from doing shitty things to each other because of god. People behave because of the societal consequences. xianity is just what allows jerks to sleep at night after they have done whatever shitty things they did.
...I suggest you find some good, honest, decent Christians
yeah. as if those just grow on trees...