Another thing I get tired of hearing from Christians is how Jesus died for our sins so that makes everything okay. Whenever someone brings up the problem of suffering, the injustice of hell, ect, the evangelical Christian will bring up that Jesus died for our sins. As if that makes all the other horrors of the fundie faith moot. First of all, the idea of someone else being punished for the “crimes” of us is horrifying in it's own right. If god is all knowing, he knows that Jesus is really innocent, so what's the point? Then there’s the whole idea of someone needing to be punished in the first place. If God is so forgiving and merciful, than he should not feel the need to punish anyone at all. God made us imperfect (he gave us the curiosity that lead to the forbidden fruit), and maybe instead of demanding punishment, he could be more understanding. Sure, it wouldn’t be violent and gruesome, but it would make a hell of a lot more sense than needless vengeance.
And that leads into my main point, when you start with a premise that everyone deserves hell for being imperfect, you have an extremely depressing and hopeless viewpoint. You can’t make up some bullshit about Jesus dying for our sins and expect to make everything better. Especially when there’s always some twist about who’s a real Christian or not. You’re still saying most people are going to hell which again, is depressing and hopeless no matter which way you spin it. Also, telling someone that Jesus died for their sins doesn’t help anyone’s problems on earth. This is another thing I see that drives me nuts. Someone who’s suffering hardships on earth wonders why God isn’t helping them. The douchebag fundie tells them that Jesus died for their sins so that means God cares. Ignoring the problems with “dying for our sins”, there’s really no proof of any of this, so someone who has even the tiniest doubt is not going to feel any comfort from that statement. If anything it will make them feel guilty, wondering why they don’t feel happy despite this “ultimate sacrifice”. Well maybe if they had some actual proof that God cared, they would feel better.
TLDR? Jesus dying for our sins doesn't make the faith any less depressing.