14 Sep '06 17:12>
This idea of an "ultimate sacrifice" is a farce. Christians say and type these words without even thinking about them. What did God supposedly sacrifice for us in the story of Jesus? Did he sacrifice his only son? No, he actually didn't, as he rose up again in about a day and a half. And they both know that was going to happen. If you gave up your kid's college savings to some guy but you knew you would get it back tenfold would you call it a sacrifice? No, that would be an investment. In Jesus' case, though, it wasn't even that, as there was absolutely no risk. He knew exactly what was going to happen before it did. More like insider trading. Heck, not even that. More like trading your Queen for a pawn so you can queen two of your pawns. No loss of material--only gain.