My friend was trying to explain how in the Christian religion they believe Jesus “Died for our sins.” Now I don’t understand this, usually when someone dies FOR something they’re dying for something good. For example; Soldiers die to protect certain rights, freedom and people. So to me it would make more sense if Jesus dyed FOR the goodness of all. Am i making sense? Can someone explain this to me.
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@newworldscholar, There are certain flaws to this approach but quite frankly that’s the best case scenario of the explanation of the bible I’ve heard so kudos!
Pity mankind can’t see it that way in our modern era.
But everything is ego now. Facebook vague status updates to initiate concern, post your food on Instagram, Check-in to bars and clubs that are supposedly such fun that you found the time to tear yourself away from the enjoyment to let everyone else know. Me, me, me. Too many morons have been given a platform to voice themselves and feel important and yes even as I type this I realise I am rambling so I will shut up… now.
@manimal, Just because you don’t believe in a particular religion does not mean it is retarded. I think we can all relate to the main theme throughout most religions which is to become a better person. If you actually read the bible it is one continuous story which has hundreds if not thousands of valuable lessons for life. Sure, it has some contradictions in it but that doesn’t take away the value of the knowledge that is there. It’s kind of annoying how people dismiss religion as useless bullshit because of a few contradictions. I’m not saying you should become a christian, I’m just saying you shouldn’t dismiss the value of christianity even if it isn’t true.
The only real point in Christianity and the Bible is not a whole mumbo jumbo about ego, it is just about intent. You will do the wrong thing often, but what is your intent? Simple.
There are a hell of a lot of ways to interpret stories in the Bible: I think the story of Adam and Eve is about concepts, the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and bad, it is eaten. This means the abilities of concept, design of our own values, taking concept in so that it becomes our identity. Concepts have their place as a tool to improve things but Adam and Eve made it more than what it is supposed to be, our identity, that it is all we really are, but it is not.
As a result we have all the sins because concept is misused and is at the root of all things injurious. However if concept is used correctly, it becomes the tree of life.
But as I said, that is a bunch of hoohah, it is all and only about our intent, we have no choice but to sin but we do have power over our intent, to be of malice or to apply it appropriately.
@iambrian, Trying to make sense of this is a lost cause. The term ‘died for our sins’ im pretty sure is a misinterpretation of the original texts. But it sounds dramatic enough right? Curious that Christians seem to care more about the death of Jesus than all the beautiful lessons of love he taught while living.