Originally posted by buckkyYes, the concept of Hell seems obviously man-made.
Does the concept of Hell seem a little bit too strong of a punishment for the average Joe that just did not see the need in getting Saved ? Maybe the average Joe was a Jew. Maybe a Buddist. Maybe a Hindhu. Maybe a Muslem. It's amazing how the Christian idea of Hell has not been put into the trash can of time a long time ago. What a screwball concept it is. W ...[text shortened]... ay the idea of a Devil also seems wacked out. Christianity needs to wake up to rational thought.
Originally posted by telerionThe three major Religions, Judaism, Christianity and Islam talk about Heaven and Hell. If you believe that these three were written by mankind, then fair enough.
Yes, the concept of Hell seems obviously man-made.
Originally posted by PeachyTest of what? If it's a test, we all fail.
The three major Religions, Judaism, Christianity and Islam talk about Heaven and Hell. If you believe that these three were written by mankind, then fair enough.
Personally, I believe that this life is just a Test;
Pass the test = heaven
Fail the test = hell
Originally posted by ColettiTest.. do good in your life, always have the right intentions, and you'll pass. Its not a secret.. there is no formula. Just common sense.
Test of what? If it's a test, we all fail.
Hell does seem over the top. But you can not logically infer anything by how it seems to you.
Originally posted by Colettithere is fate and there is free will.
The names were there in advance.
Originally posted by PeachyFree will is an illusion. When have you ever done what you haven't done.
there is fate and there is free will.
if you were to gain $10 today, you will have it now matter what = fate
however you will be accounted on HOW you earn it. You can steal it, you can find it, you can work for it, someone can give it to you, you can kill for it.. etc etc..
your actions and intentions what counts.