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← Effect of the concept of hell on children

darwinanika's Avatar Jump to comment 30 by darwinanika

If there is a god, it isn't going to send you to hell. Think about it, it's one of the biggest problems with the doctrine of Christianity. Why would a loving god punish souls for all eternity for their philosophical position? He wouldnt, plain an simple. In my experience, most "Christians" find the reality of hell very hard to swallow anyway The most they can say is "god works in mysterious ways," which of course isn't really an answer at all. Now days I even find myself trying to convince "Christians" that Jesus really did promise hell and damnation for us non-believers. They just dont seem to understand this central and essential principle of the Christian faith. This is because moral and rational human beings are finally beginning to realize how absurd hell really is. It's too ridiculous to be anything other than man-made. So take heart, when we die we experience only nothingness. Anything else is mere wishful thinking. To assure yourself of this, bring yourself up to date on modern neuroscience; that should help you understand what to expect upon your death.

Tue, 24 Jul 2012 19:38:08 UTC | #949998