A man gets arrested for stealing an apple. Instead of dealing with the thief directly, the judge’s son gets murdered to pay for the theft of the apple that someone else ate. When it comes to crime and punishment, does the punishment fit the crime? The light went on for me some time ago. As a result, the “logic” of Christianity eludes me. When the Easter season rolls around, I think about the cruci-“fiction” story and shake my head.
Crime and Punishment in Religion
At this point on the calendar, patriarchal Christian religions are sure to point to a scripture in the Bible to justify the insane reaction by their punishing god.
“Through one man sin entered into the world and death through sin, and thus death spread to all men because they had all sinned.” — Romans 5:12 New World Translation.
Oh sure, I have heard that explanation pounded into my brain since I was born, but the explanation baffles me still.
Capital Punishment for Eating Fruit
So big deal Adam ate an apple. Why the need for capital punishment for such a low level “crime”? Can eating fruit even be called a crime? Couldn’t god instead just say, “Adam, I understand you are a newbie on the earthly scene, so I’m going to forgive you and thus teach you a great lesson in love.” But, no! God insists on blood. Nothing short of a human sacrifice would appease this blood-thirsty god.
Stop and think about it. Doesn’t that “original sin” story lay a heavy load of guilt on humans for all eternity, when all that was needed was one loving act of forgiveness? Seriously, what rational, reasonable person would see Jesus’ death sentence as a balance of justice — simply because Adam ate an apple?
It gets worse.
Crime & Punishment: Human Blood Sacrifice
According to scripture, that satanic being some humans call “God” didn’t just think he wanted blood; according to the Bible he enacted his sick plan for the crime of eating fruit. That’s what the whole deal is around the Easter story — it’s about crime and punishment. Here on in, all sons must cringe and obey the honor stuff spewed by their fathers lest some imagined shame fall upon the family name. God set the example. Where honor is at stake, a blood sacrifice must be the payment price.
Sounds like dark Secret Society stuff. It then occurred to me that maybe religions are the interface which Secret Societies use to have access to communities. Perhaps it’s Secret Societies who want blood. Perhaps Secret Societies are behind these sick religious beliefs. Who can say?
The book Occult Theocrasy by Lady Queenborough (Edith Starr Miller) designated Pastor Charles Taze Russell, first President of Watchtower Corporation an entire chapter (XCVIII) devoted to his upstart religion called The Russellites (International Bible Students), today known as JWorg. She also identified Pastor Russell as being a Freemason (pp. 721, 737). Interesting how his name made it into a book with that title, yes? But I digress. I’ll go more into that in another blog.
Punishing Belief System in Christianity?
Most Christian religions teach the “original sin” story. I’m sorry, I’m not buying what patriarchal religions are selling. It’s time to forgive Adam and all his offspring. After all, he is just flesh-and-blood and human ego. Time to drop the self-righteous honor stuff. Drop the punishing belief system. Lighten up, show some forgiveness and love — starting from the top of the pyramid down — okay boys?
Oh, and somehow, a woman got blamed for the entire scenario…? The more I think about god’s warped sense of justice when it comes to crime and punishment, the less sense it makes. Only under patriarchal rule can this happen. Apparently, no one is allowed to criticize the sacred cow we call god or religion. ✶ sigh ✶.
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