The premise behind Christianity, the unfortunate religion I was indoctrinated into, when looked at from the outside seems bizarre and cruel. If I had to sum up Christianity, it would sounds something like:
In the beginning, god got bored, created humans. God said “Don’t eat that pie over there”, but we did anyways and created “original sin”. Years later, god felt bad about original sin so he came to Earth in human form, created hell, died on a torture device, and allowed people a chance to be free of their original sin, all they have to do is ask for forgiveness and accept that his blood sacrifice to himself was good.
If your god is so good, why couldn’t he just forgive us without the blood sacrifice and condemning non believers to eternal torture? My suspected reason: He doesn’t exists, and never has. He’s a made up creation of bronze age mythology that had the almost unique property of being the one god. Read your bible if you want to find out how cruel and merciless he is.
- I see no evidence that he exists, or has ever existed
- I’ve never heard an argument that comes close to being good
- The arguments for him seem to be ‘believe or burn forever’
Atheism is absolutely the correct and logical path to take, until such a time that somebody can provide good evidence for their god.