ANSWERS: 48
  • Probably for several good reasons: - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - (1) Because we all seem to die eventually. (2) Because God's Son was supposedly immortal. (3) Because it was preached that suffering not death was the price of sin (supposedly past and future). (4) Because in any case whatever was traded for sin was supposedly mercilessly measured for transaction in some heavenly commodities market presided over by the person(s) doing the trading - a rather dubious set up!
  • because it is a flawed argument
  • 1.) It's a christian notion and a lot of us aren't christian. 2.) If god doesn't exist, Jesus was just a guy. 3.) "Fringe" is on, so I gotta go.
  • First you have to believe that god actually exists. Then you have to believe jesus was the son of god. Then you have to believe that he died for your sins. Not everyone does. And I don't think anyone should.
  • Oh, I appreciate it. What I don't appreciate is: ---Proselytizers telling me that I have to 'appreciate it' in a particular way. ---Proselytizers telling me that I'll burn on an Eternal Lake of Fire if I don't obey their dictums ---Proselytizers trying to use what a bunch of guys wrote about this blessed event 300 years later to tell me (or anyone else) how to run my life. ---Etc., etc., etc.
  • Because they have scales on their eyes and have no clue of GOD and HIS love for them. They will never reach out to HIM till all hell breaks loose in their life and even then some people won't break. GOD is good and that is hard for some people to swallow that this GOD will love them so much even though they may be the worst person ever.
  • Because "facts" are dependent on hard evidence, and you have none - not for your god's existence, for the existence of Jesus, or for any connection between the two.
  • Just because some people are quiet about their beliefs doesn't mean that they don't have beliefs. Those who keep shouting about how religious they are aren't more or less religious than those who quietly worship in their own way. So don't think you're so special..you're not..you're just louder about it m'dear. Happy Thursday! :)
  • Because they don't believe it's true.
  • Maybe we don't believe that Jesus died for our sins. If that's the only reason you're Christian, you have a serious problem. Well, that's what I think anyway.
  • Because in modern society we require proof of things, or at least need the weight of evidence to back something up, before we believe it. You have to appreciate that the Catholic religion is in decline, & there are now many more Atheists than Catholics. Therefore, by simple numbers, more people wont appreciate what you believe is a fact than will.
  • Why do we need to appreciate it? Not everyone believes in the same god and some don't even believe in god so who are you aiming the question at, the believers? Because those who don't believe have the right to not believe so don't need to even think of this question.
  • Because it's not a fact, it's an assumption. Your assumption. Not everyone needs a crutch, get over it.
  • Facts? You don't have any facts. What you have as a belief that you grew up with, or however that happened. That is it! And anyone who would consent to have his or her ass "saved" at the expense of the vicario sacrifice of an innocent person, ought only to escape, if at all, because he or she would not be worth the damning! Not one drop of blood from another man or woman can clean what is in your heart. Not one drop! Eighteen centuries since the religion of faith, the "good old faith", began to take the place of knowledge. Its history is one long and gory record of the battles of Belief vs Knowledge. Faith at war with Facts. What is there that men have not found compatible with "faith" that was all the while at war with facts? Have they not cut each other's throats believing it to be for the "glory of God? Have they not burned bodies by the thousand believing to be the sure way of saving their asses from hell-fire? Have they not made the Cross into the hilt of the sword to give them better grip-hold of it to slaughter myriads for the "good old faith? Man you need to get a grip on real facts!
  • because jesus was just some crazy prohpet who died for nothing.
  • Some people don't believe in "god" and "jesus". Hard to appreciate something one does not believe in, no?
  • The Ancient Egyptian god Osiris died to save the souls of many who would then have the opportunity to follow him and inherit eternal life. Why do you not appreciate this?
  • It's easy for anyone sane to see that the Jesus myth was copied from older pagan "crucified savior born of a virgin" tales. All the tales relate to an event in earth's history that brought "eternal" life to earth which have nothing to do with an actual human. Think about it and see if you can figure out what it is.
  • I believe everyone has to be responsible for their own sins.
  • Oh here we go - that old chestnut again..... People don't appreciate bible bashing do gooders wasting their time telling us we're all going to hell in a hand cart because we don't "praise the Lord!" You can appreciate your Gods' work all you like, you can throw yourself to your knees and pray as often as you want, you can worship at the same time every week and listen in dumb reverence to your sermons, you can thank your God for everything....just don't expect me to share your beliefs! While you are praying and praising I am out having fun, living my life and getting some real work done! If I want to read a "good book" I will go to the library and choose one.....see I make the choices in my life - it is not dictated by some unproven deity!
  • Nuts! What an idiotic question.
  • the "Plan of Salvation" implies that God screwed up.
  • I do and I pray and thank God daily. The Lord is also my purpose of life.
  • Because of the fact that it's simply not a fact. Most of the people on this planet don't believe in your god. Many don't accept that there's any god(s) at all. But I'll tell you what - if you could produce just one teensie tiny bit of evidence then you may just get a few new followers. +5
  • Why can't you appreciate that it is Krishna that came to redeem man?
  • This is why I dont ask religious questions on here. Once you do you have the athiest coming out of the woodwork attacking you. An athiest and some christians for that matter just dont appreciate what Jesus did for mankind. Athiest dont believe in anything and some christians are just you usual ungrateful human beings who take things for granted. Athiest on AB are just as fundamental as a christian fundamentalist. They just cant stop asking questions that are basically just more or less poking fun at christians or christianity. There were 2 athiest I knew from high school or thought they were so superior and more intelligent then their christian classmates yet they couldnt even muster up enough credits to graduate high school. They didnt do their work and they would skip to go smoke cigarettes all day. Not very smart for people who claim to be so smart if you ask me.
  • So a god decided to make a couple of people who couldn't tell right from wrong. He gave them free will. He knew what they would do. He told them not to eat the fruit. They didn't know if it was wrong to disobey him, so they ate the fruit, and then found out that it was wrong to disobey him, but he punished them anyway. He gave them a hereditary sin. Sometime later he incarnated a bit of himself to try to clear up the mess he had made, knowing that he would make it, but made it anyway. He incarnated by sending another bit of himself that looked like a pigeon to make a virgin pregnant by whispering in her ear. Since he is a god, the bit of himself that was incarnated didn't die because it couldn't, being a bit of himself. It just looked as though somebody had died, but hadn't really because three days later he was back, right as rain, and this was supposed to cure us of our hereditary sin that was imposed as a punishment on the people who had done nothing wrong themselves except for being the offspring of the first two who didn't obey god because they had free will and couldn't tell right from wrong. Yes, it all makes perfect sense. Hallelujah!
  • Prove to me that it's a fact and I'll appreciate it more.
  • Because I don't appreciate being lied to.
  • I don't believe in that bollocks. And just as well, because the whole idea of god making his own flesh and blood son die just to satisfy his own petty sense of self-glorification is abhorrent to me.
  • People might appreciate this if it were a fact, but it is not. Some people won't appreciate you presenting your beliefs as if those were facts.
  • What was the point? Supposedly it made us in its image. And then blames us for its own mistakes! Get real. Even if it existed, based on our treatment so far, it wouldn't even be worthy of contempt never mind appreciation...
  • Even if I did believe that, I would probably openly rebel against God, simply because I am much more comfortable in a state of rebellion than passive obedience.
  • Who would send their son to death for a bunch of fools that still cant get it right today? ... Would that not make God a sinner? :) One would think that the power of their God could have accomplished any task without having his son butchered by more fools. If you have time see my profile re my view of the bible.
  • indeed
  • Because it's not a fact buttercup.
  • many of us feel that we were sent here to die for the sins of others... 20 jesuss could not get all people not to break commandments... unless... who knows... if he comes again soon like suggested he better be someone special.
  • Because neither of the beings mentioned in your question ever existed
  • John Lennon died for my sins on Dec. 8, 1980. Why don't you appreciate that?
  • Are you a born-again Christian Buttercup?
  • I am sure those people who believe that god sent jesus to die for their sins do appreciate it.
  • Mostly and sadly to say people do not and will not believe there is a God or Jesus and to think that a man died for them, what sense does that make in this world today with all the crazy stuff going on around us. This is why I stay out of the christian section because it is truly brings sadness to me to see the way people perceive believers and the way they talk about God/Jesus. I have seen everything from saying that God is a killer to Jesus was a zombie so that is the way most people feel. Sorry you did not get any better response but that is the way it is and again it is with deep sadness to be here giving you these facts. Just keep your faith in order and try your best to not let it get to you
  • Can you imagine spending an eternity with a bunch of people like Buttercup? Doesn't that seem terrible?
  • Because many people in the world don't follow that religion, and you need to RESPECT that -- then many more people will respect your views as well.
  • because many of them do not believe it. and lets be honest here... it's kinda beaurocratic. you earn a punishment from the all powerful. rather than forgive the punishment he picks a whipping boy and after he recieves a sufficient beating he forgives your crime... if he loves you so much and is so omnipotent why not just forgive the crime. simple and no innocent suffers.
  • Because, you're worth it.
  • yes they do

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