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dr.strangelove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-25-05 10:44 AM
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84. I have no idea
I try to be open minded about the religion thing. While I do not believe in god, I am not conceited enough to believe I am infallible. I may certainly be wrong and there may indeed be a god. If there is a god, I certainly would not begin to understand what being a deity would be like. I don't think my mind could begin to grasp the infinite.

To plays devil's advocate though, why would he need to lighten up. If you are talking about infinite time, in the grand scheme a hundred thousand years is not very long for someone to get over it. If you had been around for over 100 trillion years, even the few billion years since the formation of the earth is pretty much a drop in the bucket. Maybe holding a grudge for a few thousand years is like you or I being pissed off at someone over the weekend. I have certainly done that, and I think thats fairly reasonable.

As for the theology behind it, sin is not something god takes away. Its not something to get over after some water under the bridge. christians believe that sin is part of you. I can't get my great grandfather's genes out of my body, even though a shit load of crap has taken place since he was born. If original sin in part of your soul, like my granddad's physical characteristic are part of my DNA, everyone has it. Original sin can't be genetically selected out like say color blindness can.

god gave man free will, and we fucked up and sinned. god ain't gonna go back on his word and change the free will thing. If you believe this stuff, then you are a son of adam and you have to deal with the sin, just like I have to deal with bad hair and green eyes. Sin is a constant. If you believe in this, I'd be pissed off at adam and eve, not god. Anyway, christians believe that god did get over it. he gave a deal to people if they lived a good life and avoided sin they would get another shot at immortality. this is the basis for judaism and christianity, to strive for that second chance. christians believe the chance was already won and jesus' death "opened the door to heaven." I'm fairly sure that christians believe god is over the adam and eve thing and has already lightened up on it. Anyone who wants to choose heaven can do so.

Anyway, I don't buy it, but several billion people do believe in a god. I'm not sure I'm right. I'm gonna take that chance though and live life on my own terms. My rules are really not that different than christianity. I don't, or at least try not to steal, hurt others or hate. I like to help others and believe we should all treat each other like we are family.

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