1. We no longer have to take the Bible literally.
Modern Scholarship tells us that the Bible is a human construct compiled over thousands of years.
It was meant to be interpreted metaphorically.
2. We are not condemned.
The story of Adam and Eve is a myth which was invented to answer questions about human existence.
There are other explanations:
3. Hell is out of character for a loving God.
If God does not punish us there can be no hell.
4. God is on the side of the poor, the powerless, and the marginalized.
This is the message of the Old Testament prophets.
5. God is Love.
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