The idea that Jesus died for our sins could only have come about after Jesus had actually died. Nobody involved in his crucifixion believed that his death would undo the damage of sin. His followers never anticipated his death with the expectation of salvation. That would have been ghoulish. These beliefs were formed after the death of Christ. So why do Christians accept these ideas as though from God?
The belief that Jesus died for our sins arouse within the Christian community following the death of Jesus. Only Jesus was God. These people left making sense of his death were ordinary human beings. So why do Christian churches teach the story of salvation as having come from God?
Every story has an author. Who wrote the story that Jesus died for our sins?
Christian salvation makes no sense.Supposedly, because we are all sinners, none of us gets to heaven, except through Jesus.In order to be forgiven for our sins, we first need to accept Jesus into our lives.He died on the cross for us.We should be grateful for this act of love.
But is this how a loving God would treat us?After all, God could have simply forgiven us for our sins.So, why does He require an unblemished human male to be sacrificed, first?And if he sends his only begotten son to his death, does he love His Son? If He loves his Son, and if He loves us too, why would He be pleased by this crucifixion?
Should we be angry at Pontius Pilate because he sentenced Jesus to die?Pontius Pilate is portrayed in Christian lore as one of the bad guys.But, in order for God’s plan for salvation to actually work, someone had to kill Jesus on our behalf.If I accept salvation from Christ, does that make me an accessory to His murder?Why would I want to be a part of that?
Christian theology is wrong.God does not require a human sacrifice before forgiveness can be granted.Christianity is based on a primitive and brutal understanding of God. The path to salvation does not begin with the murder of Christ.