Just went to my in-laws’ church for Good Friday service and I’m feeling pretty fuckin triggered right now. Way too much Penal Substitutionary Atonement for one sitting. My saving grace was using my three month old as an excuse to wait out in the foyer. I just don’t get how people can go on and on and on about God’s love AND Jesus dying in our place. Jesus died to save us from the Father? Couldn’t he just forgive us? Isn’t that what he asks us to do? Ugh. I thought I had let go of this struggle


Does anyone else relate to deconstructing penal substitutionary atonement for the BS that it is, but still finding it in every corner of the western Christian church? Do you have other ways of interpreting the cross/Good Friday?

I thought that I was over letting this stuff get me mad. I’m usually pretty good at letting others have their beliefs without judgement. But this one just gets me. It makes God out to be a monster. But when it’s talked about people claim it’s the perfect representation of love. It’s not. It’s just not.

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@kbitgood I tooted about a podcast. Yeah. Penal substitution is BS.

@kbitgood Nonexistent hell to the yes.

I will have to come back here later and leave some detailed thoughts.

This is a big one for me, bc when I dropped penal substitution I started to situate myself outside of Christianity. I don’t think the cross has a place in my current worldview/spirituality... What interpretations have you come to?

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