Ahah! I like it. Today two people knocked on my door and said that they had an invitation for me. I asked them for what. One answered "to celebrate the death of our lord." I almost said if he was all that powerful, how come he died. How can a god die. I let it go and just said no and closed the door.
To evangelicals, original sin and the threat of hell are givens, and so perversely, god's forgiveness becomes a "kindness". No one ever stops to wonder why god couldn't simply just unconditionally forgive people if that's what he wanted to do; he's god, after all. Or, more to the point, why he didn't just make humans sinless and incorruptible from the get-go rather than promising to get around to it someday in the sweet by-and-by after getting honked off about how he created his own creatures.
They went down the wrong path when the early "scholars" diecided that Jesus of Nazareth must surely be God, instead of seeing him as the messiah, which I understand wasn't a deity level position. The whole situation with this "Trinity" is way out of wack. In addition, I've spoken with a Lutheran priest who sees the crucifixion and Abraham's taking Isaac up on the mountain to sacrifice him as scapegoating male children. There is a primal fear in fathers of their male offspring.