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The idea of "Ultimate Justice"

Ultimate Justice

This idea of "ultimate justice" is often used by theists to justify someone getting away with a horrible act and suffering no repercussions for their actions. Sometimes this idea is presented through the phrase "Only god can judge me" or referring to a deity's role as judge and jury. This allows a person to come to terms with atrocities that happen in reality with seemingly no consequences. There is a small hole in this logic though and that lies within the Christian Dogma.

What is a sin?

Just about everything.

On a serious note though, the christian dogma by itself lists several things that is considered a sin but every denomination is different. So not only does this imply that Christians have gotten lucky enough to be indoctrinated into the right faith, but also they got the right version of that faith. This includes all 350,000 versions of that faith. To put a single person's version of Christianity in perspective, their probablity of being correct is 2.86e-4%. That's not to say that they can't be correct, but simply that the odds are against them. We can't know who is correct because we simply can't test any one religion in a way that would denote truth.

How do you get to heaven?

According to the bible there are many ways to get to heaven but they pretty much boil down to two things:

  1. Salvation through works.

  2. Salvation through faith.

This is where the contradictions start cropping up for this particular subject. First verse we have is:

Galatians 2:16, yet we know that a person is not justified[a] by works of the law but through faith in Jesus Christ, so we also have believed in Christ Jesus, in order to be justified by faith in Christ and not by works of the law, because by works of the law no one will be justified.

Sounds pretty cut and dry right? A person isn't justified by works but by keeping faith in Jesus right? wrong:

Matthew 19:17, And he said to him, “Why do you ask me about what is good? There is only one who is good. If you would enter life, keep the commandments."

.... and

Luke 10:26-28, He said to him, “What is written in the Law? How do you read it?” 27 And he answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself.” 28 And he said to him, “You have answered correctly; do this, and you will live.”

Both of these verses directly contradict the Galatians passage. So exactly what does it take to get into heaven? Lets go with what Jesus said:

John 14:6, Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

There is one thing that will definitely bar you from entry to heaven but we will get to that in a second.

Bible Talks

I was recently in a pseudo-discussion with a Facebook page admin on Bible Talks and an interesting topic came up:

We are all sinners, and you can either be forgiven of your sins or be held accountable for every last one of them.

Now this is supported by this verse in the bible:

Mark 3:28-29, I promise you that any of the sinful things you say or do can be forgiven, no matter how terrible those things are. But if you speak against the Holy Spirit, you can never be forgiven. That sin will be held against you forever.

So you can be forgiven for any sin that you commit, with the exception of the one sin that every godless individual has committed. This has tremendous meaning because that means any murderer, rapist, child molester, or violent criminal in general can in fact escape this "justice" at the pearly gates. Their sins will not be held against them which works great for the petty little rules in the bible like "Don't eat shrimp" or "Cook your meals with shit " but it creates a huge gaping hole for those violent criminals that we just mentioned.

Even by the christian dogma, there is no justice being served in the so called "afterlife." The fact that someone can escape the judgement of a supposed moral and "good" all powerful deity just by simply saying "I'm sorry, I believe in you" should give you pause. Anytime a theist brings up this notion of "Ultimate Justice," you can simply tell them:

"... unless they say they're sorry because that's god's Kryptonite"

Created: 2014-07-06 15:20:45