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Human sacrifice to gods

Human sacrifice to gods
(01-27-2020, 08:44 PM)Bucky Ball Wrote:
(01-27-2020, 04:49 PM)Minimalist Wrote:
Quote:Theologically this is referred to as "substitutionary atonement". Once you accept that there is a sin / guilt problem then there has to be a mechanism for god's judgment to be "satisfied"

Yes, yes, yes!

This is precisely why I have (slightly) more respect for fundies than cherry-pickers.  The fundies are morons who think that absurd myths are real but at least they are fully cognizant of the fact that without those myths the whole story collapses like a house of cards.  Without the "fall of man" the whole fucking jesus story is meaningless.

They were once apocalyptic Jews who thought the end was immanent. Then it didn't happen ... not when the temple was destroyed, not when Jerusalem was destroyed. So, now what ? Invent something. "Salvation". The role of a messiah was never to save anyone from sin. They invented the "fall" to keep the new cult going. So they invented "original sin". https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Original_sin

I think you meant imminent. Consider
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Science is about answering questions.
Theology is about avoiding questions.

Human sacrifice to gods
(01-27-2020, 07:40 PM)Dom Wrote: Meat used to be like gold, and your livestock was the most precious possession, and of course your offspring was even more valuable to you.

They are the things that hurt most.

The modern version of this is the weird obsession with controlling people's sexuality. In every era, religion seeks to control some primal and dear aspect of oneself, some aspect of free expression or thing of high value, because if they can get you to capitulate to them on that, they can control you on everything.
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