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Astreja



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I think you could easily believe it if you wanted to. Belief is a choice, even when it's a passive choice.

Believe if I wanted to?  Highly unlikely, IDK.  I've tried attending an assortment of religious groups over the years, but I've never experienced a moment in which I uncritically just believed what I was being told.  My brain simply doesn't work that way.

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But wouldn't you say humankind in general has done things worthy of death?

The average person in the street?  No.  Absolutely not.  A comparative handful of people, perhaps -- Serial killers, warlords and the like.  I also think that any god worthy of the name would be able to come up with a more creative solution to deal with that troublesome handful more effectively.

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So I don't think you need to construe his crucifixion so individually. Yes, it was for you, but not only for you.

How can I not take it personally?  Allegedly I am to be condemned for not being able to believe it.  And even if I don't personally warrant anything more than a kick in the shins, I'm not going to stand idly by and let someone else suffer the kick on My behalf.
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screwtape good post October 03, 2013, 09:23:51 AM