In response to hawaiiSUCKSexceptsurf jesus is god and the holy spirit all in one and that is what us christians believe and if you read the bible it says that he god created humans animals and the whole universe and that means god basically owns everything on earth and in the universe.
Jesus was sent to be killed yes but it was to bring us back to god in a perfect relationship with him. Remeber back in the garden of eden thats when man turned away and when god sent jesus it was for us to come back to god. The jewish race new that a messiah that was to be called jesus would come and when this happened the pharisees the jewish priests didn't acknowledge that he was the messiah and that is the only reason the religions were divided and all other religions at the time were made up by people anyway.
The only reason god punished people was because they turned away from him and he never tormented them only punished.
By God sending jesus he is giving you a wayout all the punishing that went on in the bible won't happen again untill your judgement day that why he sent jesus he was meant to die for you and me and us so that we can be forgiven from our sins. Im not trying to say all this doom and gloom there really is hope in jesus christ.
In response to all that you are entitled your own beleifs but really what do you think will happen when you die do you beleive in heaven or hell or is it some other place that you think you will go.
I suggest that you beleive in what the bible says because what else have you got to lose. Hell a real place and its not one big great party and fun.
Without God there would be no waves for you to ride you wouldn't even be alive.
Just because im christian doesnt mean im perfect i still do things wrong to this very day. Excepting jesus into your heart isn't about being perfect but its only a gift that you can receive by praying a simple prayer.
In the end what have you got to lose even if god didn't create this world it would still be a great way to live your life.
And if he did create this world and you he knows whats best for you cause he made you just like somebody who invents a mad surfing game he knows just how it works or doesn't work so what have you got to lose.
"Ask and it will be given to you, seek and you will find, knock and the door will be opened." Matthew 7:7
"Wake up, O sleeper of the dead, and Christ will shine on you."
God bless- surf_nymph