There are 7427 blatant absurdities in the bible. Among them:
It’s very important to God that Jesus/himself be beaten, flogged, spit on, dragged, cursed, persecuted, so that man’s sins may be forgiven. Of course, God could have just eliminated all sins to begin with, but we would not have such a bizarre story to deceive people into believing, would we? Oh, and the donations would be way down.