Interesting thread, worth the read, but I couldn't help but wonder what exactly made you go back to Christianity at all?
And then, like a bat out of hell...
Originally posted by arpgme
I prayed to god asking to give away my free-will because I was scared and didn't want to go to hell.
Our Father that Art in Heaven - we are in the image of , and if we do not fulfill it , we will be ASHAMED to be in the presence of, and will be
in torment/guilt/shame (hell) avoiding Father's light.
Sadistic bribery? That's seriously the basis?
Doesn't seem very healthy to me.
Also, I have to wonder, as an Atheist, if -- by some strange and improbable chance -- when I die there is a Heaven and Hell and I am being judged, who
would be seen as more of a good person in their lives:
A) Someone who lives their lives without the acceptance of the idea of a god, simply because there was not enough evidence to subscribe to such an
ideal. Someone who found find it rather arrogant to claim to have knowledge of soemthing that he could never possibly actually have any real knowledge
of. But, all-in-all, he still tries his best to be a good person and puts others first.
B) Someone who renounced his faith and then picked it back up again because they "might as well" -- just in case there is a Hell, they had better do
it just to be sure.
Which seems more humble? Which seems more selfish?
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