Originally posted by Fetchmyjunk
I don't think truth by nature is always necessarily believable.
Of course truth isn't always believable, but this has nothing to do with the nature of the truth and more to do with nature of the recipient and the way the particular truth is packaged and presented.
For example telling someone "God loves them so much that he became human and came to earth and paid a terrible price for their sin so that they can be with him for eternity" is, one the face of it fairly unbelievable to the human mind. But is nevertheless an appealing account of love, family, self-sacrifice, atonement, redemption and salvation.
However to suffix that with "oh and by the way, if you find yourself unable to believe this then unfortunately this same God who loves you so much is going to put you in a place he has especially created where he will supernaturally keep you alive while he watches and burns you in firey torment for eternity". Is completely nonsensical, absurd, apocalyptically hateful and a platform for the potential believer to reject the initial premise.