Abraham was merely tempted by God to kill his son Isaac as an act of abeyance. Not so with God’s own Son, the Christ. What’s worse is that his death was to somehow atone to the angry, embittered God of the Old Testament for all the sin mankind could ever commit. It is impossible for me to make sense of this horrific act of indecency.
How has it become possible that torture and killing of a God, any God, are considered an appropriate blood sacrifice? How is it possible that religion has so twisted human thinking that this ghastly act of out-and-out murder has been glorified and honored for well over two thousand years?
“The law was given by Moses,” says John, “but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ." If Christ was following the old law that he must die because of trumped up charges of blasphemy and being an enemy to the state, then the law of Yahweh in the Old Testament, and the grace and truth which allegedly came through Jesus Christ in the New Testament are utter madness.
In closing, yes, we probably do have the best possible translated renditions of the books of both the Old and the New Testaments. Science and scholarship have seen to that; but what about the "inspired" message in those books? Surely, the kind of blood sacrifice within its pages is responsible for the horrors committed in the name of religion down through the ages. Now, let's witness the world around us. That type of stultifying inhuman savagery among religious peoples still goes on.
If one day science locates aliens living within our universe, our planet will surely become black-listed. It is not hard to imagine what these intelligent beings will say: “Don’t ever go there; that’s the planet that killed its God.”