In my last post, a poetic response to a viral video, I touched upon a point that I think is quite valid, and deserves its own post.
Here's the thing: the entire reason that Jesus' crucifixion is important is that Jesus supposedly died for our sins, and by taking all our sins, allows us to go to heaven without obeying the law to the letter. So, let me ask you: how can he take my sins if wasn't born when he died? After all, every sin (assuming such a thing exists) only comes into existence when someone commits or thinks it, so it's literally impossible for someone to once and for all forgive us our sins. If it is not, how does Jesus accomplish this?
The answer I'd predict would be that Jesus only cancelled out "original sin", which is something all christians believe in. Fine. Most christians also believe in free will. The idea or Original Sin contradicts this, since no one chose to be born with sin. So, how do you reconcile the idea that we have free will with this idea of Original Sin? Did Jesus invent free will at Calvary, meaning that our ancestors had no free will but we do?
Finally, if Jesus died to forgive my sins, why must I ask his forgiveness at all to get into heaven?
Now, this isn't the first time I've asked about the crucifixion, and it may not be the last, but it is something that literally no christian I've encountered has been able to answer. If any of you can not answer this, then you really ought to rethink your entire theological standpoint.