However, since you personally did not owe this debt, if that event really happened, which is highly unlikely, then it was a wasted payment. It is kind of mind boggling, once a person gets beyond the indoctrinated dogma of Christianity, to think that the actions of those not yet alive could be wiped clean 2000 or so years before they even exist.<quoted text>
the meaning of true Christianity:
Jesus paid a debt on the cross that we could never pay for in a zillion years.
since i appreciate this free gift, how can you ever accuse me of not being a Christian???
Man still lives, in general, as he did before those 'sins were wiped clean' although some of us have progressed to a bit higher level of morals than men, in general, held in those days, attempting to recognize all humans as having equal rights, etc. which was never a consideration back 2000 years ago, right up until the present in many parts of the world (although the character Christ in some of his stories did attempt to bring in some form of equality).