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Sat Jan 30, 2016, 04:30 PM

58. Original sin is corrosive and abusive.

When part of the founding premise of your religion is that you are a failed, worthless sinner, just because you are breathing, and because a couple of fruit-munching simpletons in a fairy tale disobeyed God, and NOT because you did anything wrong, that is a doctrine that destroys people. Children and adults.

It's socially sanctioned, mentally and emotionally crippling abuse. Simple as that.

Made up problem with a made up solution (substitutionary atonement). And you CANNOT be a Christian without accepting that horrible doctrine.

It's an insult to my human dignity and everyone else's human dignity. People make enough mistakes out of ignorance or willful stupidity. We don't need unearned guilt and shame that we do not deserve. It makes addicts out of us. Read John Bradshaw, Ph.D., Healing the Shame that Binds You. It's one of the reasons we have an addictive society. To get out of the pain.

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