Just reading this book by Mark Twain called “Letters from the Earth” and I wanted to get on here and discuss it. First of all, I must say, I had no idea how sarcastic Mark Twain could be. I am loving this book… if you haven’t read this book, READ IT! It’s excellent.
Okay here it is… If the Christian God is real, he is a big jerk/not very smart. Why? Adam and Eve were created (supposedly) and told not to eat of the fruit from the tree of knowledge of good and evil for it will surely cause them to die. Great. They come into this world as a regular human being, curious of evrything, stopping at little to find answers, and are given three words that they could not possibly understand: good, evil, and die/death. So what did they do? Of course they ate the fruit! I would have! It makes logical sense, they had no clue as to what good and evil were (ALSO right and wrong) and the only way to find out was to eat the fruit:
"How stupid we are! Let us eat of it; we shall die, and then we shall know what it is, and not have any more bother about it" (pg. 84).
The original sin is God’s fault and we are still paying for it. Also, he mentions that God knows everything past, present, future and is in charge of keeping EVERYTHING in check. Having said that how could I call “him” a loving God. “He” is anything but! If he were a loving God he would not have created disease, pain, or even good and evil to begin with. When is he going to get over his grudge against Adam and Eve and stop killing us off?
While we’re on the subject, how evil is Jesus? He is most evil by far! Thank you for creating Hell Jesus! As if it wasn’t hard enough to get on God’s good side, now we have to pay for eternity in unimaginable agony if we slip up.
Also, his views on sex and how it plays no part in Heaven is kind of interesting. If you want to go into it I will back you up, but I mainly wanted to discuss the previous few points. What do you die hard Christians do to sidestep these major flaws? I don’t mean to be ugly, honestly.