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mfothergill85's Avatar Jump to comment 1 by mfothergill85

That's the problem, if you end up trying to reconcile an ultimately merciful God with the teachings of the bible as myths and metaphors alone, you end up, as I did in my late teens, realising there is no point to religion whatsoever. There is nothing to fear, no incentive, nothing absolute to base anything on any more. You're left with stories an ideas that make little to no sense at all. If we are not original sinners, and god is merciful no matter what our sins are, then what is the point in Jesus?

And if this was really the most important part of human existence, surely an omnipotent God would have made it a little bit clearer for us all!

Fri, 27 Apr 2012 13:22:04 UTC | #937699