I haven't been to this forum in while, but it's good to be back.
Interesting topic, this is one that I've often pondered myself. If you believe that the ransom is real then you have to more or less accept what the bible says also. John 3:16 states that: "god loved the world so much that he gave his son...", this seems quite off to me; is it really love if you continue to allow your children whom you claim to love to swim in toxic pond so to speak, and die for mellenia?
I'm certainly no fan of the WT, but so far I havn't really heard a better explanation than the WT's as to why nothing has changed in 2,000 years after Christ's death in terms of suffering and death. It seems that if this whole fairy tale is real then it points to the idea that god is allowing man to exhaust all possibilties of self rule in an effort to convert free thinking beings into robots who will bow to him for eternity because they can never do the same or better on their own.
2 Corinthians 10:1–18
For though we walk in the flesh, we do not wage warfare according to [what we are in the] flesh. 4 For the weapons of our warfare are not fleshly, but powerful by God for overturning strongly entrenched things. 5 For we are overturning reasonings and every lofty thing raised up against the knowledge of God; and we are bringing every thought into captivity to make it obedient to the Christ; 6 and we are holding ourselves in readiness to inflict punishment for every disobedience, as soon as ? YOUR ? own obedience has been fully carried out.
Psalms chapter 2
The vastness of the universe cannot contains gods ego can it?
Until this question can be given a satisfactory answer xtianity for me is unacceptable since it shows the opposite of love, and is purely motivated by self interest on gods part. The pain and suffering doesn't seem to matter much in comparison to god winning his bet against satan as illustrated in Job's case. You would think this would be high enough price to pay for something our ancestor did mellenia ago. But he also wants us to carry a torture stake and sacrifice our free time and resources for him, and be accountable for something our ancestor did! The suffering cannot be un-remembered, if it were, we would not really be the same person since we are the sum of our experiences. This whole fairytale drama just makes less and less sense, the more you stop and apply critical thinking to it.