posted on Jul, 16 2008 @ 11:46 PM
Ok, well i am in no way trying to impose my beliefs on anyone, but it seems to me that many have a skewed idea about God and Religion.
God is Love. God is Truth. God is Reason.
Religion itself is very flawed. So flawed to the point that people will kill, pillage, massacre, and work every sort of evil ALL in the name of
serving God. That is not God's religion. that is Man's religion, their view of God. But it is not so. God is such pure love that here on earth we
are allowed to have the luxuries of existance, such as free will.
And all because of that Free Will we humans can work such atrocities as murder, rape, annihilation of races and species. and yes, as Evil is all that
is, we have no idea what life would be like without God. Life without God would be hell. Hell is, as the OP states, "The Complete Absence of
The Evil in this world is only as much as God allows it. As horrible as that sounds, it's true. God allows evil so that we can learn. God allows evil
so that if we keep true to him, if we keep true to love, then all of this life will mean something after it. Remember that God is PURE LOVE. Without
love in the world, what would it be? HELL.
If you know love, you know God. Would you want to be in a state of being COMPLETELY devoid of love, only never being able to escape it? Living for an
eternity without feeling any love at all? Would you want that? Do you think you could handle it? You, who declare it would be better to live in hell
than in heaven?? What kind of nonsensical talk is that?
Everyone believes that to believe in God, you have to do this, you have to do that, blah blah blah, go to church and get scared to salvation, or blah
blahblah, if you're not this religion then you're going to hell, it's a load of B.S. God loves you no matter who you are, no matter what you do. He
even sent Jesus Christ into the world to tell everyone that God is love, that you can be the worst sinner and still go to heaven.
If you LOVE love, then you love God. If you love the feeling of being happy, of being loved by anyone in general, if you enjoy the GOOD things in
life, then you know the love of God. Then imagine, if our finite human minds can, that all of that is taken away. No love. NO LOVE of any way, shape,
form at all in existance. Ever. For Eternity.
That, fellow ATS'ers, is Hell.
Do you want to spend eternity there? I know I don't.
Praise be to God in Heaven!