Cwhayne, please read the bible. Start on page one and keep reading. I do not share your view regarding the god's "abundance of mercy, grace and forgiveness". The fictional book is stuffed with the opposite of what I would call good. I really think you would agree with me if you read the whole bible, not just cherry-picking what you prefer to read, and discard all the appalling drools that fill the bible to the rim.
This picture of "washing our sins with his blood" is a disgusting metaphor. Not to mention the idea that it's admirable to "sacrifice" anybody.
And for an omnipotent god? No big deal at all! On the contrary, if one could die and get back to life just like that, then it REALLY is no sacrifice at all.
But go right away, sit in a corner and keep praying. That way you have NO impact on anybody's lives. And you'll feel all good and fuzzy inside, talking to yourself.
But don't forget to read the whole bible. And ask yourself if the deity you find there is as "good" as you first thought.
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