The Justice Of God…The Mercy Of Christ

“All that the human race has suffered in war and want, in pestilence and famine, in fire and flood, — all the pangs and pains of every disease and every death — all this is as nothing compared with the agonies to be endured by one lost soul. This is the consolation of the Christian religion. This is the justice of God — the mercy of Christ.

This frightful dogma, this infinite lie, made me the implacable enemy of Christianity. The truth is that this belief in eternal pain has been the real persecutor. It founded the Inquisition, forged the chains, and furnished the fagots. It has darkened the lives of many millions. It made the cradle as terrible as the coffin. It enslaved nations and shed the blood of countless thousands. It sacrificed the wisest, the bravest and the best. It subverted the idea of justice, drove mercy from the heart, changed men to fiends and banished reason from the brain.

Like a venomous serpent it crawls and coils and hisses in every orthodox creed. It makes man an eternal victim and God an eternal fiend. It is the one infinite horror. Every church in which it is taught is a public curse. Every preacher who teaches it is an enemy of mankind.

Below this Christian dogma, savagery cannot go. It is the infinite of malice, hatred, and revenge.”
Robert Green Ingersoll

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One Response to The Justice Of God…The Mercy Of Christ

  1. Wynand Morgan says:

    Hi there WOM.

    WOW!!! These words are SO sad, but SO true!

    How sad it is to think that once born, forever accurst! It would have been better to have never been born at all…
    This wide-spread, proudly-preached, blindly-followed belief, is stealing life from from all who cling to it and robs all others of hope.

    Does God expect more from sinful-man than what He is willing to do Himself?
    We are told to forgive, but He will not…
    We are told to love our enemies, but He will not…
    We are told to show mercy, but He will not…

    IF all of this was true of God, then we should teach and guide Him…..

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