"Jesus did... something... for you!"
Dear Christian friend,
you keep telling us God and Jesus are the same person. We really don’t care — let’s pretend they’re one. It just makes it easier for us, ridiculing one imaginary moron instead of two.
But doesn’t that mean Jesus’ sacrifice is utter bullshit? God put himself on Earth to have himself murdered to save the humans he created from an evil he invented, all because he told himself to. Hell of a moral deed.
What was the sacrifice? A goddamn deity — an eternal being — took 30 years out of his endless lifetime to act like a human, die, and come back to life. Big fuckin’ deal! Yeah, he got whipped a bit, and we are sure that’s not comfortable, but he’s God. He chose to let it hurt — it didn’t have to, nobody asked for it to. And if he is a god, a perfect, omniscient, holy being, how can he even suffer? Doesn’t that suggest that suffering is perfection? If it’s not perfection, then he didn’t suffer, because if he did, he’s not perfect and therefore, he’s not God.
(And remember: he’s doing this so rapists can go, “Look, God, about that little slip where I raped that four-year-old in the confessional… sorry about that,” and get into Heaven. Yeah. Great guy, God.)
Christian friend, you also tell us that God cannot contradict himself, which is why he had to suffer for our sins: he couldn’t just change his own laws and let us go free. He did what he had to do to save us from his own laws.
In that case, how can miracles ever occur? A miracle is a single event which defies the laws of nature. And if God can’t just do whatever and decide it’s the new moral law, he can’t just do anything and say it’s the new law of nature, right? Therefore, either there are no miracles (and your prayers really are worthless, bullshit whispers), or God actually is able contradict his own laws. If he can alter and contradict his own laws, then Jesus’ sacrifice and suffering was totally unnecessary. God could’ve snapped his fingers and saved every human being without offering himself a blood sacrifice.
Christian friend, you tell us that, as atheists, we have no basis for the claim that suffering is a negative thing, or that suffering is not a perfect act. Of course, this has nothing to do with our argument that God’s a lying, deceitful, cowardly piece of shit. Let’s pretend suffering is awesome — your God says suffering is great, it’s perfect. Then God still hasn’t sacrificed a damn thing. As a perfect being, he did exactly what was in his nature. He suffered, and he loved it. Good for him. Bravo, bravo….