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← Effect of the concept of hell on children

StephenH's Avatar Jump to comment 12 by StephenH

concur especially with comment #10

It's worse than the fear of spiders, because unlike hell, at least spiders are real.

People are able to overcome their fear of spiders by confronting them (for real)

Once people realise that hell is just something that has been made up by other people, it doesn't take long to realise it's rather silly to fear it, i know it's been drummed into people over a long period of time, and it's not easy to let go of those emotions

Think of the childhood fear of the dark, or monsters hiding in closet.

It should be something that you 'grow out of'

Most important to me is that i'd like to see people switching their focus from what is not real, to what is real

We've only got the one life, there is a lot to get excited about concerning reality.

Mon, 23 Jul 2012 20:42:49 UTC | #949920