…You can argue all day long that morality was established by this same generic Creator god, but you cannot prove that morality was established by the Christian god as the Christian god’s behavior in the Old Testament is the exact opposite of what even Christians today consider moral. The Christian god of the OT was a vindictive self-absorbed, blood-thirsty, baby-slaughtering monster. It is impossible that this psychopath is the author of anything remotely resembling morality.
It is obvious that you are ignorant of the fact that you are a sinner deserving of God’s righteous wrath because of your immoral deeds which you’ve practiced every day. If He were to snuff out your life at this very moment in the most violent way, you would only be getting what you deserve, and in it, you would have no just objection. Moreover, you deserve to spend eternity suffering the punishment due you for your sin in Adam and for all your actual sins which flow from it, which punishment, every man, woman, and child who ever lived deserves. The fact that God shows mercy at all is a testament to His character.
Good people. No one deserves to be burned alive in horrific agony in a pit of fire, for all eternity, for ANY crime, let alone for eating some god’s forbidden fruit. The story of Adam and Eve, the walking/talking snake, and forbidden fruit that gives one the knowledge of Good and Evil is blatant, superstitious, ignorant, goat-herding, nomadic, ancient middle-eastern nonsense.
If any other culture or religion taught this silly nonsense you would laugh at them, but you buy this nonsense hook and sinker because your parents told you it was true when you were an impressionable toddler.
Conservative Christianity perpetuates a cult of fear, not love. Conservative Christianity follows the same practices of every other cult on the face of the earth: They entice you in with promises of love and “eternal life”, but keep you in using terror—leave and you will be burned alive…for ever. Cults like conservative Christianity also tell you not to listen to outsiders. “Outsiders do not have the special insight that insiders do”, and these cults tell you that the leaders of the cult have special knowledge which you as a layperson cannot grasp (You’re stupid, so just do what we say.)
It is nonsense, friends. Don’t let their theological psyco-babble intimidate you. If Eric and Steve were truly following the teachings of Jesus that would respond to my criticism with love and compassion, not with self-righteous hate, salivating at the mouth for my imminent demise and eternal torture in Yahweh’s cauldron of fire.
Escape the fundamentalist/conservative Christian cult!