Christ Died For Us?
What's The Big Deal?
Recently a Christian friend of mine, who I recently revealed my atheism to, told me the usual lines: "Christ died for us" and "God sacrificed his only son for us." Soon after our conversation, however, I was wondering what the big deal is. Okay, God sacrificed his only son (even though all males are supposedly "sons" of God) -- but he was resurrected (in his physical form mind you) and will be resurrected again! So, in essence, he didn't really sacrifice his son because he obviously knew he would be resurrected. What's the big deal?
Just another P.A.M. reader with
no reason to believe
From: "Positive Atheism" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "Hector Lopez"
Subject: Re: What's the big deal?
Date: January 01, 2002 10:04 AM
I always kinda wondered that myself.
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