Islam VS Christianity
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I have a hard time understanding how a loving, merciful god would crucify his beloved son. It's a contradiction to me. Can you answer this question: Why wouldn't god - who's so big and so loving - not just forgive us all? Why would he have to kill the person he loved most in order to forgive us? To Christians god had to come and die for their sins. But it makes no sense because if god wants he can forgive us just like Jesus about the parable of the prodigal son in Luke chapter fifteen: the son comes back to his father, the father welcomes him with open arms and has a celebration. Nobody has to die for somebody to be forgiven because if somebody dies then there is no forgiveness! That just means I took my full price, I'm a cruel judge, I just exact the full punishment, somebody goes and dies and then I'm happy. But if god was loving and kind then he should be loving and kind to his son as well and save his son by some other means.
Christians say the son was willing, but notice that that's the representation in the last of the four Gospels. Matthew Mark and Luke show that the son, although willing, was submitting, not offering himself. In the Gospel the story's revised so that Jesus actually offers himself because that just looks better. Even if the son offers himself it doesn't really solve the problem because if the son loves the people so much that he wants to die for them, doesn't the father love the people more than the son loves them (or equal to)? Why doesn't the father come himself? I don't shove my son in the path of a moving car to go and save somebody; I go myself and I protect my son. So the whole thing makes no sense!
Christians usually say that the reason the father didn't get crucified instead of the son is because it depends on who it was sinned against. That doesn't make any sense because what they're saying is that if you sin against me, I cannot forgive you until I punish myself... It doesn't make any sense! If I wanted to forgive you, I just simply forgive you! When you say god came down himself and then he died on the cross, that means god died! It's just getting worse. If you said the son died, then at least you have the father to look after the world. But if god died that's blasphemy! Then, who would run the world?
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