One of the problems with the notion that Jesus died for your sins is that you’re pre-forgiven by the only authority you believe really matters.
As for earthly justice, I have a feeling the court won’t be overly impressed by Alexander Gonzalez Garcia‘s excuse for sexually assaulting an underage girl.
Alexander Gonzalez Garcia, a deacon with the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Nampa, was arrested Tuesday. Prosecutors say a girl younger than 16 told investigators in July that Garcia inappropriately touched her in a church storage room during a potluck a few days earlier. …The detectives said in court documents that Garcia claimed Satan was also in the storage room and may have taken control of his body.
You can see the appeal of religion: Taking responsibility for your own skeevy actions is never necessary as long as you have one fictitious entity to blame them on, and another to wash away any remnant of guilt.