In the beginning, man created God in his own image...
Yes, that's right. Or so many "Christians" would have you believe.
After thousands of years of Christian history, and thousands of years of Jewish history before that, modern man has decided, in his infinite wisdom, that the Bible is archaic and we need to remake God in our own image.
We can take out the parts that might offend someone -- such as that sex outside of marriage is wrong. Or that God is just and righteous and does not permit sin to enter Heaven. That isn't palatable to us, so let's just scrap it. God is only loving and kind and sweet. He's good, but not so good that He's holy. Sin is okay by him. I mean, after all, what is sin but a mistake? And he'd never punish anyone for making a mistake. Except Hitler, of course.
In fact, God is so sweet and kind that he might even be a woman. And Jesus never said anything offensive to anyone; He (or is it She) taught a message of love and tolerance for all. He/She just walked around giving hugs and kindness and telling everyone good messages on how to be kind and bring social justice. He/She was so good and kind and never offended anyone so much that people were offended enough to kill Him/Her. It must have been the evil Hitler type people back then, because people are basically good (except Hitler, of course). People are so good that everyone will go to heaven. Except Hitler.
In fact, Jesus died a needless death because there are all kinds of ways to heaven. You can be a Jew, Muslim, or Hindu because we all pretty much worship the same God. Jesus dying for "sin" must have been a mistake. Everyone can just get along, right? Until someone rapes your daughter or kills your son. Then what? Who pays for that?
Who fixes that problem? What becomes of the soul that sins? Are they basically good? Are people in categories depending on what they've done? What about the people who have wronged you?
What about... you
God gave us the Bible. The further we stray from it, the more ridiculous things become. Please do not claim to follow Christ if you don't believe the record we have about Him and His life and death. Do you think that, in some ways, Christianity is becoming a watered down faith because we're taking out the parts of it that offend us? Why or why not?