Man is evil not relegion. The 2 most evil and genocidal regimes were atheists. Nazi Germany and the USSR. How many innocents were killed by Spanish communists and the spcw
When it comes down to it man will use any excuse to fight and kill sometimes religion is an excuse
I see you're attacking communism and facism. Is capitalism an evil theory in your eyes too? Capitalism: everyone in it for themselves, make as much money as possible whilst trodding on the poor, dog eat dog, exploitation of the poor. Not a very Christian ethos. What did jesus say, the richer you are the harder it is to get into heaven? Or something along those lines. Didn't he also say treat your neighbour as you would like to be treated yourself. Each economic theory has evil elements within it. I'm not a huge fan of communism, but at least it promoted equality amongst all people. Communism was unworkable because of the inherent selfish nature of human beings, which is why capitalism has flourished throughout most parts of the world.
Anyway, I think the words of Jesus and Christianity in general are wholly noble and worth adhering to, but I just think the idea of a higher being/god is just nonsensical.
A few questions:
Will all the millions people who were born and walked on this earth before the birth of Christ be damned to hell? They never had a chance to follow Christianity.
Why would a god create man in his own image and likeness and then say, 'you will only get into my kingdom if you follow my teachings'? It's a bit of a sick parlour game if you ask me.
Who wrote the scriptures and the bible etc? what gave them such great insight into this 'god' that none of the rest of us were able to gain? Why hasn't this god provided us with any 'proof'. Another parlour game, 'if you believe you will see'. I would believe if I had proof. Why play silly games?
Will my dog go to heaven?
What about the more logical proof of where we came from provided by scientists, the Big Bang etc? Is that hokum?
How can a god allow murderous atrocities and huge natural disasters to happen? And don't give me the 'we are all blessed with free will, and god moves in mysterious ways' claptrap. If that's the case then this god is a bit on the twisted side if you ask me.
To me, Jesus was a particularly good human being. That's all. If someone would give me a logical reason for a god to exist them I'm all ears.
Man is greedy and predisposed to an evil nature, Man is corrupted and imperfect, to work towards perfection is the mission of life- That is the nature of war and conflict in the world. I used Hitler and Stalin is examples to counter an argument that religion starts all wars.
Now in terms of salvation- God gives everyone a chance to be saved, people before Christ, After Christ, Never heard of Christ- God's mercy is boundless.
God doesn't condemn any one to hell, Hell is a choice made be a person how does not want to be with God-God gives us free will, even the free will to reject him.