Friday, March 20, 2009

Summary of Christianity

For those not familiar with Christianity here is a quick summary:

There exists a supernatural being who created the world and also the after-life: heaven and hell. He decides which ones of us should end up where. He arranged for his son to be dead for three days and as result has chosen to change the rules about who can avoid hell. Under some circumstances pardons will be granted. Thus all humanity should be grateful to his son. In remembrance of his son being dead for three days, we should have a ceremony which has as a centre piece some ritualistic cannibalism.

The main supernatural being gave us a book of his word. It is known as the Bible and is divided into two parts, the Old and the New. In the Old the vengeful God will punish wrong doings in your life and the lives of your descendants.

In the New part (2000 years old) it says that the vengeful God may punish you for all eternity for your transgressions. Further, the God who created hell for humans loves humans but never the less still keeps a threat of the fires of hell hanging over everyone.

When it comes to divine justice, God will be judge, jury and executioner in the Old testament. In the New, with the introduction of hell, he may also become your eternal torturer.

Christians should devote their lives to praising God.

The son, while he was on earth has past on some wisdom such as the following from Matthew, chapter 5:
"You have heard that it was said, 'Do not commit adultery. But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart. 29If your right eye causes you to sin, gouge it out and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to be thrown into hell.


Anonymous said...

Interesting summary. Personally I respect Christians and indeed religious people on an intellectual basis, in the same way that I respect people who believe in fairies.

Anonymous said...

In the last few decades many Christian educators have played down the role of hell. Never the less, the nasty threat of hell remain there for all to read about in the New Testament.