After recently having held many discussions with my fellow family members and peers, I found it resourceful to post my similar thoughts on the concept of sin, as interpreted and projected by Christian theology. I personally find the Christian concept of sin, well, disturbing and contradictory to natural human behavior. Having read the bible multiple times, I cannot even begin to list every single sin that is proclaimed within the pages. I will however touch on the general concept, contradictions and reprocutions of sin as well as provide a few examples, some of which were discussed in the previously mentioned times. I have approached my collegues with numerous questions, some of which being: If we are created by (the Christian..) God "in His image" then why is the concept of sin necessary? Why would God create us as we are and tell us that who we are is morally wrong and should be destroyed/avoided/transformed? One specific example is homosexuality. If God created everything, then he obviously created homosexual behavior. In logic, if God didn't want homosexuality, people would be gay... ever. The concept wouldn't even exist. With that being said, why would God create a human as a homosexual, or for those of you who argue that people are not born gay, why would God have created the option of homosexuality only to condemn it? Homosexuality can be easily replaced with a wide variety of other "sins" listed in the Bible - pork, adultary, endulgance, greed, etc. If these things were to be considered wrong and to be avoided, why then would God have created them? Now, the same can also be said for Satan, the fruit of the tree of knowledge in the Garden of Eden, Hell, and many other things. If God is all-knowing and all-powerful, why then would he have created these things? Furthermore, if God truly is battling for our soul, then why is he picking a fight with himself and throwing humans in the middle? It seems like one big game to me. And if it is true that our very souls are at stake, does that not seem a bit sadistic? "I'm the only power that exists. I'm going to create humans. I'm going to create Satan. Then we are going to have one big tug-of-war over the souls of the humans. If Satan wins then I'm going to condemn the humans for all eternity." Why not just save the trouble and never create sin/satan/evil? I mean, if it's really that important and God really loves us and wants us to be with him and to recieve our love and admiration, then not just eliminate sin, right? Because by not eliminating the concept of sin, then you're really just playing one big game. And quite personally I feel that any being that does that to another, is both sadistic and undeserving of love and admiration.