Jesus and I both like figs. But I have never in my life cursed a fig tree.
“And when [Jesus] saw a fig tree in the way, he came to it, and found nothing thereon, but leaves only, and said unto it, Let no fruit grow on thee henceforward for ever. And presently the fig tree withered away.”
Jesus is hungry. He sees a fig tree. But it has no figs! Now why would a fig tree not have figs? Any decent fig tree ought to know that Jesus would be walking by hungry. It most assuredly deserves to be cursed.
But wait. There is another account that might give us more perspective.
“And on the morrow, when they were come from Bethany, he was hungry: And seeing a fig tree afar off having leaves, he came, if haply he might find any thing thereon: and when he came to it, he found nothing but leaves; for the time of figs was not yet. And Jesus answered and said unto it, No man eat fruit of thee hereafter for ever.”
It was not fig-bearing season! But is this an excuse? Not in the mind of Jesus.
It did not matter that Jesus himself, if claims of his deity are accurate, made the fig tree and scheduled its fig-bearing season.
It did not matter that no fig tree, due to the nature of fig trees, had ever borne fruit out of season. This one should have realized the needs of its Lord and have submitted to his will.
Jehovah also made humans if the bible is to be believed. The nature with which he made us is clear from other verses.
“As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one”
Our nature is to sin. We did not have a choice in this nature. Yet, just as with Jesus and the fig tree, our nature is no excuse in the mind of Jehovah. We rightfully deserve eternal damnation. Most christians believe that one sin committed by a creature with the nature to sin is deserving of eternal damnation. This is a bankrupt and incoherent notion from a bankrupt book of absurd fiction.
The bible is bunk.