“Some of your religions have built up whole theologies around the misconception that God would – or could – create anything imperfect. And that is what it is, literally: a misconception. For anything I conceive – all that to which I give life – is is perfect; a perfect reflection of perfection itself, made in the image and likeness of Me.
Yet, in order to justify the idea of a punitive God, your religions needed to create something for me to be angry about. So that even those people who lead exemplary lives somehow need to be saved. If they don’t need to be saved from themselves, then they need to be saved from their own built-in imperfection (* i.e., original sin). So (these religions say) you’d better do something about all of this – and fast – or you’ll go straight to hell. This, in the end, may do nothing to mollify a weird, vindictive, angry God, but it does give life to weird, vindictive, angry religions.”
God, as spoken to Neale Donald Walsch, in “Conversations with God, Book 1”
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