Another post in here just made me think of this: God is all-forgiving, right? Theoretically? Jesus died to forgive us our sins. I will for the moment ignore the silliness of that in and of itself, but here's the thing...Forgiveness is a gift, and to accept it, you must be christian. Doesn't that seem silly? Why would you have to believe a certain thing in order to be forgiven? First of all, belief is based on unreasonable and illogical premises, however you cut it. It would be illogical for a perfect god to make belief a precondition for salvation, since it's not a conclusion you can logically arrive at. Second of all, it's not really a gift, then. It's more of an exchange pay with your faith, devote your life, and in return, I'll spare you from hell. Thoughts?