"Hypothetically speaking of course, do you suppose it is better to have faith in Buddha? Allah? Yourself? The Sun? The planets? confucius?"
YOURSELF of course!! That's the best way to have a full life!!
The other ones are just as valid as the god you worship though. Your fictional god isn't better than any of them. I'd certainly want to hang around buddha more than that stupid evil yaweh... don't know about allah much, but I know basically he's just another version of yaweh.
Oh and by the way, yes self-gratification is mentionned in the bible and they say it's bad. They're wrong of course.
And christianity is about freedom? You're extremely hilarious. The absolute opposite is true. It's about guilt like Uncas said. The so called "sins" aren't sins. They're perfectly natural things to do, and the early church turned them into sins because they knew that very well: everybody will do that, so everybody will come to church to confess and give us their money. It's all about producing guilt and fear to control and exploit people!
THERE ARE NO SINS except what I think is bad. THIS is freedom.