Originally posted by TopherWayne
reply to post by Lionhearte
Oh no, thats not the reason I don't worship The Lord. Simply put I just don't believe in fairy tales. There is absolutely nothing dangerous about my
logic because it's not something I dwell on. I never ridicule my friends for their beliefs. That's the lovely thing about living in a free country
is we are all free to believe in whatever we want. I think dangerous logic is believeing in an invisible man in the sky who loves you, but demands
that you worship only him or else he gets mad & spanks you & the sends you to hell for all eternity even though he loves you! All the wars fought
& people killed in the name of their god is far worse than me not believing in the invisible man in the sky!
God doesn't punish if you don't believe in Him, and He sends you to hell as much as a judge sends a convicted man to prison. You were asking for it,
not because you didn't believe in Him, but for all your wicked deeds.
Let me ask you, who's closest to you? Whoever it is, a parent, a sibling, a friend, a spouse even - imagine they were brutally murdered. Now, they
caught the man who did it, but he stood in front of the judge and said, "Hey, I know I killed someone, but it was just one person - one crime. What
about all my good deeds? I help the poor and the sick, maybe you could just set me free?"
And the judge obliges.
Tell me, is this a good or a bad judge? You'd be insane to call him a good judge. He's a terrible one. Now, God being a righteous and fair judge,
will send those who commit sins to hell - unfortunately that's everyone. Except, God loves us too much for that, so He made a way that you can bypass
judgement - forgiveness. He'll erase our debt, if you only believed.
Modern man has existed for about 200,000 years & Christianity 2000.
First of all, "modern" man can not have existed for 200,000 years, that's a fallacy - modern man has only existed for about 6,000 years. Someone
living 200,000 years ago was not considered "modern" by.. modern standards.
And, this is all assuming the Earth is older than 6,000, which I don't believe it is. There's too much evidence to suggest it is- too many limiting
age factors that exist that can't place the Earth longer than such a date.
Of course you will just accuse me of believing all of this because "a book tells me so", yet it's those same books and articles written by "men
with authority" that tell you the world is 4.6 billion years old.
What happened to all the folks who lived & died before Christianity who never knew the Lord? Are they just screwed & damned to hell?
They went to 'purgatory' - the two chambers, one for the wicked, and one for the "righteous" - When Christ died, he went to the chambers and
spread the Word - those who believed in him went to Heaven, those who didn't, to hell. Equal chance.