Why would anyone want to believe something ike that!
The christian model of salvation has, for all of christian history, been about man's defiance of god's will and a hero-saviour that appeases that god's wrath over this defiance. It is relatively simplistic, and straightforward. The god was a parent who issued directives at man the child, the child defiantly disobeyed the father-god's directive, and god smacked the child for disobedience. The father-god has been smacking the child-man ever since. Then one day the parent-god sends a special child-man down and smacks him around for a bit. This child-man gets smacked around in order to stop god from smacking around his brothers. Therefore, all you have to do is to believe that this special child-man existed and put your faith in that special child-man and father-god will stop smacking you around.
Today's believers like to qualify that by saying it was planned that way from the very beginning. The father-god started out with a plan to have defiant children that would disobey him so that he could smack them around and give them a saviour-hero that he would smack around so that the saviour-hero could give him an out from smacking all his child-men around. Yet, he would continue to smack those child-men around unless the believed in and served the will of the saviour-hero who bore the brunt of god's need to smack his child-men around.
It is so bloody absurd.
What is even more absurd is, people support the idea that this is a true and accurate picture of reality because they actually want to believe that it is so. They actually argue that it is beautiful to know that a parent-god allowed for someone else to get the spanking that the parent-god was going to give to them. They say that they actually wouldn't want to believe that their wasn't a parent-god smacking his child-men around, or that there wasn't a special child-man who was a saviour-hero who took the beating for their benefit.
I can only conclude that it is because people like violence and like to see kids getting beat. Perhaps that is why so many god-fearing parents end up beating their own children to death. They are just imitating what their own parent-god would do.
I am become death, destroyer of worlds