Many of the points I would agree with. None of this is new.
This is an excellent post you know. I saw this video of Penn from Penn and Teller…and he asked the same questions.
You know, I do tell people. As much as I can or as much as they will listen. Jesus said that all that the Father draws will come to Him.
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I get really really upset when I think about those I love not being in the same place I am when eternity comes, but at the same time, I have to understand that people make their choices, and yet, at the same time God chooses His own.
And what would be the point of your parents crying around you all the time? She may pray about you all day long and all night long for all you know…or maybe not.
Anyway, I guess I just wanted to say that you have excellent points. Fire insurance would be the way to describe it I guess. Billy Graham for instance.
You know that whole thing in 2 Thesalonians about the falling away…or the apostasy…I personally believe we are sitting smack dab in the middle of it right now. We go to church one day a week and live like the devil the rest of the time.
Not all of us, but a good deal. Anyway, the point is this. Not everyone who claims Jesus as Lord really believes it. They are really just relying on themselves and have found a way to feel righteous versus the sorry sinner in need of grace that they are.
Jesus said it himself. God knows the difference and He keeps His own. They do care about those going to hell. Bebok October 30, at 9: Once my mom quite devout Catholic told me she thought she would go to Hell because she had brought up an atheist.
On the other occasion I asked her if she believed her Protestant friends would go to Hell, and she said no.
I asked about Buddhists, Hindus, Neo-Pagans and finally atheists forgot animalsand she said: I guess my faith is quite weak. I think that in researching religion we should earn an approach which would be more, say, functionalist, or behaviourist. Maybe religious phenomena should be examined along with similar nonreligious phenomena with no regard for the alleged inspiration from the beliefs?
As for the beliefs, I think some smart philosopher should go back to the question of meaningfulness of religious discourse, which the question reportedly died a quiet death together with empirical verificationism.
The bible uses metaphor to describe hell so we do not have a clear understanding specifically of what it is like. Also, many Christians like myself have tried to reach out to atheists many times but each time we are spat in the face or ignored.
Bebok December 11, at You think the punishment is not eternal? Or maybe not so obnoxious? Or maybe more mental than physical?
Do you believe in fire, chains and stuff? There are hundreds of uncanny expressions, ambiguities and contradictions in the Bible. It is not a particular standpoint that matters, but a readiness to face the evidence.
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As usual, your assessment is right on. I know folks consider him great, but I have always thought there was some sleaze associated with his work.
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