29th January 2012

“Christians have put up with a theory of salvation that has at its core the idea that God requires the sacrifice of his own son so that human sin can be cancelled. 'There was no other good enough to pay the price of sin,' we will all sing. The fact this is a disgusting idea, and morally degenerate, is obvious to all but those indoctrinated into a very narrow reading of the cross.”

Giles Fraser

2 Responses to “29th January 2012”

  1. archaeopteryx Says:

    That is telling it like it is.

    It is weird and appalling that people still think they can escape the consequences of their actions by blaming a scapegoat (“celestial” or not) or through some other ritual – for example confession.

    I can see confession being very useful for the roman church in controlling its members, though.

  2. Sinjin Smythe Says:

    Religion, with its forgiveness for worship barter, undermines the intergrity of human beings by creating the necessary licence for bad behavior.

    This explains the overwhelming presence of the religious in prisons.

    Simply put You can’t trust a religious person. You can’t trust any person with a free pass on honesty to not cash in every now and then