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Your gift has no value if your god doesn't exist, and it surely doesn't. I know that with certainty.
Any cost is too much to pay for a promise that won't be kept, but you want everything I have. You want my attention, my time, my money, my devotion, and my obedience, all in support of a metaphysical system that I find absurd and a moral system that I find reprehensible.
You want me to surrender reason, autonomy, and an authentic existence, and to allow the priests to substitute their will and moral their judgments for my own instead. That would constitute a forsaking or abdication of the self - what you would call a sin against the soul.
you simply have not reached that cross roads in your life yet.
i hope you do before all the sand runs out.
"God" wants you to surrender.
don't make it about me.