Originally Posted by tdogg
I dunno, just a thought, but perhaps the common Christian belief of "original sin" is partly why some folk destroy their precious little children? To save them from hell??? It's just so bizzare to me, and although it's something that's been hammered into my head (and out my ears thank goodness) by so-called Christian folk my whole life, but still hard to grasp and BIZARRE.
I think there's another aspect to this that's not being considered and that is the theology that the vast majority of Christians espouse saying that the only possible way to atone for all of our sins was for God to sacrifice His son. Even though I'm Catholic, I have a great deal of problems with this conception of God. Now I know that's going to freak out a lot of other christians, but I truly believe that we've got that theology wrong.
I don't fully understand the why's and the hows of Jesus life, except that He came to teach us about love. But I can't comprehend a God that would sacrifice his son. I just give thanks for the life of Jesus because it is a constant reminder to me that we are all called to unconditional love. I also don't believe that we can, in this life, comprehend God, so I'm willing to live with the lack of understanding.