The problem with religious proselytizing is that if you do not agree with them they have no issue stating you are worthy of hell. Yes, totally deserving of eternal punishment, pain, obscurity and torture.
We may disagree in politics or in sports. You can even reject my romantic advances but if you are a balanced person there should be no reason for you to believe that I am worthy of unspeakable ills. But apply the same to religion and all of a sudden hate is OK. Gays should burn unless they “repent”. Atheists have no morals, and even if they do show morals it does not matter since without believing in Jesus all of them are worthy of hell/death/torture/inexistence/separation-from-god-whatever-that-means.
Can you see the difference?
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It's the FULL pamphlet in all it's crazy glory ha
Love the title. “Can you prove there is no hell?”
Because we should believe in anything and everything as long as there is no evidence in favor of it. Crazy is a good description of such a mindset.
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But I say to you that everyone who is angry with his brother shall be guilty before the court; and whoever says to his brother, ‘You good-for-nothing,’ shall be guilty before the supreme court; and whoever says, ‘You fool,’ shall be guilty enough to go into the fiery hell.
Good thing for you Anon that there is no evidence that such an imaginary place as hell exists. And I say this literally.
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Christians are not bothered in the least that they are risking Allah’s hell by not being Muslims. We all risk the hell of other religions. All I do is risk one more hell than what others do. Once I risk one hell they all look like nothing but empty threats.
- The bible declares that the dead are "conscious of nothing at all! and "impotent in death" (Ecclesiastes 9:5, Isaiah 26:14)
- Adam committing sin made him a "Dead soul" (Numbers 6:6) and that all of us inheriting original sin will die when we die (Romans 5:12) (Derp)
- Invisible spirit forces called demons are behind such attacks, and they delight in harrassing and frightening people (Luke 9:37-43, (Ephesians 6:11, 12)
- Satan, the father of the lie, is behind the lie that the soul is immortal
So, is there an afterlife or not? Because, according to these segments of The Bible, there is no Heaven, no afterlife, no reason to suffer or prostrate yourself unto the lord because when you kick the great bucket, that's it. If there's no heaven... why bother?
Awake is a publication made by the Jehovah Witnesses. Like Mormons and Scientologists, other Christians consider them a cult (except when they share the same political views, bigoted anti-homosexual agenda and anti-science stand).
The bible, being the great book of multiple choice where depending on what texts you decide to read you can support any desired conclusion, also supports the existence of heaven and hell after death (see Luke 16:19-31 for example). The fact of the matter is that the bible contradicts itself more often times than not.
The mainline christian doctrine on hell and heaven goes somewhat like this:
1) You die.
2) Believe in Jesus?
Go to heaven. Chill there until Jesus’ second coming where you will be (for some reason) resurrected to be with Jesus (although you were previously with him in heaven but whatever).
3) Don’t believe in Jesus?
Go directly to hell. Do not pass go, do not collect $200. Be tortured eternally for a temporal crime.
The funny thing is that if you ask 10 Christians what they think heaven and hell is you will get at least 15 different answers. And don’t ask them about angels. The inanity only gets worse.
The texts you read in the magazine are used by Jehovah Witnesses to support their idea that after death there is nothing unless one is resurrected by god. There is an afterlife but not in spirit form (unless you are part of the 144,000 chosen but that is another more wacky story).
In reality no one knows what happens after death. Personally I think it should be very similar to what happened before one was born.
I was raised with the concepts of jesus, redemptive prayer and hell drilled into me so hard that I spent the majority of my childhood afraid that I would die between prayers and would go to hell. It took many, many years before I was finally able to admit that I didn't believe at all.
And up until a few years ago, I would still have that nagging in the back of my mind that I needed to believe just in case so that I wouldn't end up in hell. It's taken a lot of work to get past all of the years of brainwashing I went through and it wasn't an easy process at all.
I've since realized that growing up in the church psychologically damaged me making true critical thinking more difficult. Fear is a powerful motivator making religion really hard to let go of for some.
Thank you for sharing.
I know what you mean. Add social ostracism to myth based fears (like hell) and you have a powerful formula for psychological trauma.