Message 253 of 460 (186423)
02-17-2005 10:15 PM
Reply to: Message 249 by jar
02-17-2005 12:09 AM
Re: I couldn't agree more...
Don't you all understand what the fundamentalists are trying to say?
Obviously, God is love! Why even attempt to understand why eternal torment and damnation must be consistent with His love? He's God! He can do whatever He pleases![/sarcasm]
Although people like Jar attempt to shed some light of reason and common sense, most fundamentalists will always reject that, call it "persecution", and feel good about themselves at the end of the day. They enjoy the idea that they are God's "chosen" people and will inherit a mansion in heaven while anyone who does not accept their dogma are deemed "heathens" and will burn forever.
They ignore the fact that Jesus said "Forgive them Father, for they do not know what they do." They dismiss the fact that Jesus also holds his followers to the standard of loving your enemies; so God tormenting His enemies for eternity would be hypocritical at best.
Most fundamentalists have abandoned reason and intellectual analysis. Sadly, they feel like they are doing God's work in doing so.
My heart goes out to them, for I have been there myself. Unfortunately, not many grow out of it.
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