Sure. Once upon a time there was a lovely garden, with a talking snake who duped a gullible woman into eating the fruit of a magic tree that was forbidden, she tricked her equally gullible partner into eating it too, and as a result we all have an evil spell on us called original sin. A few thousand years later god decides to provide a way for humans to remove that spell, and the best he can come up with is a gruesome human sacrifice, making one man the scapegoat for everything we've ever done and ever will do wrong. Except he didn't really die, he was magically resurrected a few days later, so it's hard not to doubt the validity of that sacrifice. He promises eternal life and removal of the spell if we accept him as lord and master, believe the right things, and follow the proper rituals. That is the core claim of Christianity, stripped of its mysticism and specious niceties. It strikes me as a particularly noxious fairy tale, but today millions of people believe in the efficacy of that sacrifice, and look forward--many of them eagerly--to massive death and destruction all over the world when the man returns, as described in Revelation. Looks like a death cult to me.
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