In the spirit of the recently passed Easter festivities, I just wanted to ask a few quick questions, as there are a couple of Easter aspects that I don’t quite understand. Any comments explaining things to me would be most welcome!
1. They say that Jesus died for our sins. That’s fine. Good lad. But since god claims to be omnipotent and all-powerful and in charge of every aspect of everything, why did he need to go through the trouble of sending an angel to earth, to impregnate a virgin (by the way, did god have to ejaculate into a cup and give it to the angel to ferry over to mary before inseminating her?), and have a child, wait 30 years and then have said child die an agonising death, in order to absolve us of our sins? Could he not have just said, “Right. You lot. You’re absolved of your sins.” and saved himself the trouble?
2. Again, Jesus died for our sins… But he came back to life three days later. So where does that leave our sins? Are they still absolved, or did he die, taking them with him, wait three days and then say “Fuck this shit. I didn’t sign up for this, you lot can have them back!”. Way to take one for the team, Jesus. Selfish dick.
3. He came back from the dead and then rose up to heaven. So… Where was he before that? If he was dead, surely he would have been in heaven anyway…? So did he die, go to heaven, which since it’s where his dad lives, is technically his home anyway, and then pop back from his home, three days later to inform us all that he was back, but that he was immediately going home again?
4. If his death absolved us of all of our sins, why are people still taught that they are born sinners and need to repent? And if his death does, in fact, give us all a morally blank slate in terms of sin, then surely it’s okay to be an atheist, which is unarguably the default setting for all humans, in that you have to be told that there is a god, but don’t have to be told that there isn’t one.
Can someone re-write the bible and iron out one or two of the plot-holes, maybe?
Or, you know… Just chuck the whole thing in a furnace and move on with the intellectual evolution of humanity.
And besides, if anyone finds what I’ve said offensive in any way, then The Scent of an Angel might really annoy you… It even religiously offended me and I’m an atheist.