posted on Aug, 31 2007 @ 05:02 PM
I am agnostic as well, its just a thing that bothers me... When I look at religion, I see it as 2 possibilities (like a binary system)... either its
true, or it isn't. And when I look at the any religion (or anything for that matter)... everything is binary.
If you live a good life and follow God's word to the letter, you get eternal peace and harmony... and you don't do God's bidding, you get eternal
misery and suffering. And unfortunately the bible gives people only 1 of 2 choices. Which is quite a vast choice... with a hint of sarcasm.
So the man that killed the other guy finds God and redeems himself has that priviledge
But what happens to the atheist? Is he the unfortunate sacrifice? I understand what you are trying to tell me... but what happens to them, if their
actions contradict each other? The atheist who committed a petty crime (no belief in a God)and is on his way to repent and see the error of his ways,
but couldn't, because he was killed... where the other committed a serious crime by killing the atheist and then repenting afterwards... That is sort
of skipping the person in front of you in a 2-person queue, where the last person gets kicked out.
And what about "Chuck", the good boy/guy who is a strong believer, etc, etc. who got pushed so far, to take the only option he had left? I know some
would say that he should go to hell, because he took his life and he should've continued to perservere. Let's say it went so horrible people hated
him no matter what... picked on him, scorned at him, beaten him, no parents, cruel foster-parents, unemployed, etc, etc... the things nightmares are
made of. Then along came a person (or a group of people) and gave him the final push... Who goes to hell... the one who pushed him or Chuck?
I know this thread is going to be dead in the next 6-12 hours (probably earlier, read my custom titles under my username)... But, thanks in anyways