[extropy-chat] Original Sin was Bioethics Essay

Dirk Bruere dirk at neopax.com
Wed May 25 08:13:47 UTC 2005

Samantha Atkins wrote:

> On May 24, 2005, at 9:27 PM, Mike Lorrey wrote:
>> Terrible theology Dirk. Jesus corrected his fathers action and gave us
>> everlasting life, as any Christian knows. He died to reopen the gates
>> of heaven to man, which man had been barred from since Adam was cast
>> out of Eden. That was the whole point of Christ dying on the cross for
>> man.
> Many Christians do not hold to such an interpretation. It makes God a  
> bloody unforgiving tyrant who would hold his own known design flaws  
> in the creation of humanity against humans forever.  All this  
> nonsense about demanding a blood sacrifice and so on!   Jesus died  
> because he threatened the religious and secular order of the day.   
> That it was used  as good memetic theater to attempt to get the  
> Jewish people over their perpetual guilt trip and rule of the law  
> stuck-ness is true enough.  But the dying on the cross for man stuff  
> was added long (over a century iirc) afterward.    Crucifying such a  
> one needs a powerful explanation if it is not to produce massively  
> more guilt.   Personally I think the guilt would have been better  
> than the evils of this interpretation.

Well, that's not the interpretation of the bulk of US Xians over whom we 
are worrying, is it?


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