Christianity would have you believe that we are born evil and must accept Jesus as our lord and savior in order to save ourselves from burning in the fiery pits of hell. In the same breath they say that we are born with free will and are free to choose our fate.
That’s like me saying you have a choice between telling me you love me or getting a bullet in the brain. In what way does that prove how much you love me? Rather I think it would prove how much you want to live. It is interesting how otherwise intelligent people do not understand this analogy and insist that all who choose god do so because they love god and not because they are trying to save their own afterlife.
A more honest approach would have a person choose god or not choose god with an equal level of benefits and consequences to each choice. This would be more like; tell me you love me and we’ll be together forever in a monogamous relationship or don’t tell me you love me and we part ways which leaves you free to find the person you want to be with for all eternity.
But since the Christian doctrine chooses to be stubborn and hold onto illogical doctrine, I think it is safe to say that this is the true reason why:
Comic courtesy of Russell’s Teapot
I’m going to hell in a hand basket but at least I’ll be with all my friends!