You had everything to talk about good and bad. Your post argued that the church brainwashes people to think we are bad.
Well sir, argue the fact that we aren't flawed. Which the definition of 'not flawed' is the definition of 'perfect'.
My post had to do with being 'created' 'sick', not about being 'perfect'.....as in the ridiculous belief of original sin, which if 'uncured' is met with an eternity of pain, suffering and torture.....again, according to the prognosis of the institution called Christianity, where the patients run the asylum.
You're arguing something that you've come by way of your own misunderstanding and mis-comprehension. I'd never suggest that a human was 'perfect' in any way. We are a product adaptation...something that is hardly a perfect process and no human being is born with the ability to never make a mistake regarding anything.
What you don't seem to be able to wrap around your head is that according to the fairy tales, which are man-made, your creator created you 'ill'....and then said that if you want to be rid of that illness and live with him later on, you have to get rid of your illness, because he doesn't want any ill-folk living with him. Now think about that, he purposefully made you ill and then orders you to get well from the disease that he inflicted upon you. And I rightly say he inflicted it upon you because it stands to reason that he knew that free-will would end up making you sick, and even 'knowing' that, as he is omniscient, he let your fore-bearers become ill and let the rest of their children be born ill for ever after.....even though he set you up to become ill and knew that's how it would play out, because he created us....which i'm sure he took some time to consider in the planning process, aside from all the design flaws inherent in the human body and mind, of course.....not to mention those he created homosexual, but then opposes. What a guy!
Like I said, he's a sadist, for the very reasons I mentioned. He's either incompetent as a creator and a designer or he purposefully created us this way to watch us suffer, even after 'saving' us by scapegoating his only son, which by the way was another flawed effort on his part because had he created us differently from the start, he wouldn't have had to sacrifice his son. Your god is a sadist that either enjoys the suffering helped in creating, or he's incompetent for starting it without being able to do anything about it, except to sit by and watch as generation after generation of his creation, especially the most innocent of them, suffer unnecessarily.
The fact that you find that praise-worthy or something to glorify and brings you joy makes you a masochist.
So, if you want to talk about that, by all means, the floor is yours pastor dajusta.
It is extremely arrogant for you, a finite being, to have passed judgement on a supreme being.
You lack wisdom, you lack foresight, and you lack all power. You see but only a fraction of a fraction of time and space. Yet you have the audacity to call God a dick?
You think he arbitrarily sets a standard of unattainable good, but in essence it isn't he who 'sets' it, but rather it is his nature alone. How can God be anything but himself? He can't revert to 'half good' if he wanted to. It's not even remotely possible. Sir, can a girl be 'half pregnant'? You either are, or you're not. Don't let the spectrum of extremities fool you. God is good. The absolute good. There is no 'most immoral bastard in history'. There is no spectrum of good or evil. To God, you just are, or you're not. Let me ask you, if only 5,999,999 Jews died in the Holocaust, would it not be considered bad? If only 1 Jew died in the Holocaust, would it not be considered bad? Where is the line of "suffering"? Evil is evil.
Maybe then I can explain to you why we have all have fallen short of God's standard. Due to free will.
Sir, do you ever like forced into loving your mom? Or forced into loving your girlfriend, fiance, or wife? No, you aren't forced. Because nobody likes to be a robot. God doesn't want humanity to be robots either, so God so lovingly gave humanity the option to choose. This option of choice needs to have an alternative - which is the opposite of love, opposite of good, opposite of holy. We categorize these things as hate, suffering, sin.
If you would so arrogantly remove hate, suffering and sin from the world, you quintessentially remove the opposite of those things. You would be removing love, good and holy.
Your arrogant thought of 'God needs to explain himself' is such a farcry from utopia. In fact, it sounds like another human attempt for a dystopia.
I wanted to make a few points about your response to this poster's post.
1) On passing judgement....judge not, lest ye be judged....Matthew 7:1......what's good for the goose is good for the gander. If we are to be judged by our 'creator' and one of our 'gifts' is free-will, then we by all means are able and have the right to use that gift to judge our creator's work based on the character and ability of the creator itself. If he doesn't want us judging him, then he shouldn't judge us. Doing so wouldn't only open him up to charges of hypocrisy....which would be a flaw in him, which would only show us that he is himself an imperfect being and further cast him as a hypocrite for judging and sentencing us based on our imperfections and flaws, all the while being flawed and imperfect himself.
2) If God can't be anything but himself, then who is he to judge us as being anything but what he created us to be?? We are flawed and imperfect....exactly as he made us to be. If he wants to hold us accountable for his design, then he should hold himself accountable to us for being such a poor or thoughtless designer.
3) Standing by and watching 6 million Jews get slaughtered by the most vicious of his own creation is evil, because :
"He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it. He who accepts evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it."
"All that's necessary for the forces of evil to win in the world is for enough good men to do nothing."
"For evil to flourish, it only requires good men to do nothing."
God accepted that evil act, and many before it and many since after....and hasn't done a goddamn thing but watch. While good men fought against atrocity, he sat there and watched and did nothing, knowing that though they fought the good fight, the good would not be able to get there in time to stop those that pursued evil. That's sadistic and truly 'sick'. Putting your creation through pain and torture even temporarily and even with the reward of eternal bliss, is still immoral and deviant....which goes to the character of your 'creator'.
Face it, you've got the Stockholm syndrome bad, like a kidnapped victim who just wants to be loved and has understandably fallen in love and league with the more powerful being that initially perpetrated a crime upon you, but who you have somehow rationalized in your brain as being an act of 'salvation' and everyone else that looks to that being as a criminal are simply misguided and don't understand how much he really cares about you and loves you, because we just don't get how awesome it is to be with someone like him.
I dunno, maybe you're moreso like a self-deluded abused spouse rather than a kidnap victim at this stage. Either or, I suppose.
4) If God planned and created you to have free-will to follow his design, then it isn't 'free' as it is according to his will. Bottom line, if you believe you have free-will because you were ordered through your creation to have it, then you don't get that it isn't actually 'free'......because a) it isn't yours, it's given to you, and b ) it will cost you even though you didn't agree to the charges before it was given to you.
You have free-will because it was given to you....because you had no choice......think about that.