Hi again PSac:
I have to be honest and say that I'm only curious about your belief (I appreciate your posts) - I don't have a particular affinity for Jesus myself.
One of the more unworkable rationales for Christ's death (to me) has been the "penal substitution" for Adam's bad acts - and your view seems to be something different.
If Jesus voluntary gave up something that wasn't really that meaningful or valuable (his human life), what was the point of his death?
Oh, I think I see what you're saying - that God was willing to go through the "human experience"...yes?
I appreciate your curiosity :)
While I have a huge affinity for Jesus, I don't have that much for Christianity in its extreme versions.
I have never been a big fan of the whole "make up for Adam's mess" thing.
I think that God was not only willing to go through the whole gambit of being human, but he was trying to show how accessibale he is through his son and that, regardless of what was written before Jesus came, that he truly is a God of Love and that he loves us so much that, he was willing to suffer along side with us and continues to do so to this day.