i didnt read your whole thread..but just goin off the headline..
then im goin straight to hell!!
to tell you the truth...I could absolutely careless if it IS true. I am not, in the slightest, afraid of "hell", the "devil" or the 'God' of
the Bible and I can assure anyone who actually reads this I will NOT or would NOT let the Bible or for that matter any other 'God inspired' text
control even one aspect of my life.
Speaking for myself here and myself alone, much of what religion is based off is fear.
this is obvious in every day life....doesnt take any conspiracy theorist to figure this one out
and the bible is FULL of fear induced hyperbole...
The way I believe life should
be is that ethics and responsiblility should be what governs our actions..NOT words in a book.
Spirituality is a whole other subject..and in this case the Bible is a lack of
sorry 'bible thumping extroardinairs' out there
edit to add: much of what I am talking about is coming from my interpretation of the old testament. i am still much on the fence with the new
testaments validity...and to be clear there is still much fear mongering in the New testament as well **cough, cough** "Apocolypse of John" **cough,
[edit on 9/16/07 by abelievingskeptic]