How much self-respect must be sacrificed in order that one may squirm continually in an awareness of one's own sin?


Christianity sets for its followers impossible standards – so that its people are broken and desperate for the savior it provides. When a Christian truly attempts to desperately live up to those impossible standards, he finds only failure and the feeling that he can never be good enough.

Sin is going against the wishes of some divine being or divine beings.

Christianity and sin[]

In Christianity, sin means breaking God’s law and some Christians devote effort to making themselves miserable to atone for their sins. Some Christians also make the people round them miserable to atone for those other people’s sins. Priests, preachers, pastors, etc. make a living partly:

  1. teaching the faithful how they imagine god wants them to atone for their sins (Protestantism)
  2. acting as intermediaries inducing god to forgive their sins, (Roman Catholicism). [3]

If god commands genocide failing to carry out that commandment fully is sinful. [4]

Somehow we’re all at fault for Original sin, though we didn’t do it, still we must spend our lives feeling guilty over that. Rather original sin made us imperfect so that we sin continually and should continually feel guilty. Why are we guilty over imperfection that we can’t prevent? Do Christians have any problem? Really?

"We must question the story logic of having an all-knowing all-powerful God, who creates faulty Humans, and then blames them for his own mistakes." (Gene Roddenberry)

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