Religion is bullshit.
But basic truth is just that and some people believe that (even though our language can only convey so much) we can still express it in words from time to time.
And perhaps because we can't quite understand evil's existence in the world, much less the subjective reality of evil, or if you believe it at all exists,
maybe god simply fucked up.
being hostile to god doesn't matter to god really, right?
I'm just trying to be logical.
So if we are to believe the historical account of the carpenter named Jesus, it seems to fit with the idea of what he actually accomplished (believe it or not)
on that cross. which is a symbol. an electric chair symbol, from 2 thousand years ago.
One thing he accomplished was the destruction of Jewish rabbinical providence and power, which had become an abomination before God.
So he took it personal, like when he knocked over the money changer's tables and such in the temple..
but his whole life pointed towards that moment. The priest-who-was-the-sacrifice. And what did he die for?
supposedly for you and me right?
OK, let's assume that you are god, you just created the Earth and humans
and eventually, perhaps because you messed up, or perhaps there was some other force acting on you, maybe God isn't everything...
but let's say God is at least the creator of this Universe, or this planet at least. Or mankind at least.
in the Bible when it says elohim created man in their image, the word their is no accident.
so that implied issue of having "too many cooks in the kitchen" bothers me right away.
Perhaps one of the elohim had the great idea to introduce suffering into the world as a means of making life a bit more challenging or something, and having never truly suffered, the elohim drafted the plans for this suffering and this made life truly challenging. God, as he became more of a singular personality (even though the Bible says that he doesn't change...) finally understood-felt--the suffering of His children-and the need for the comforter.
That's where Jesus comes in.
We were (and still are) a ridiculous group of people, us humans.
God felt so guilty for even creating mankind for His own selfish purposes..his own "good pleasure"
that He actually came down to Earth to be nailed to some wood if it would help.
For those who believe and understand (humbly) this great mystery, there is hope.
God loves a sense of humor.
I mean why else would he create it? it helps us deal with the complete absurdity of our situation.