Originally posted by JS357
"Fear is an emotion that is easily exploited, yet it is rarely used, why? Probably due to the ethical responsibilities that come with this form of advertising." - Wikipedia, on fearmongering
Question: What ethical responsibilities come with the indiscriminate use of this tactic in a public forum? What is your justification for such use? Is it your belief that failure to turn away will lead to unimaginable suffering?
It’s a matter of truth and consequences, I think it is clearly true that just because we dislike
specific things that doesn't mean they become unreal or not true. And if there is a danger
involved clearly understanding it is better than denying it. So as a rule, I believe if a topic
is going to be discussed as Hell and who is going to end up there, just saying no to the
reality of it will not change the reality of it. Yes, and saying it's true and real doesn't make it
so either I admit, but according to scripture for those who claim to believe in it, there can
be no denying it, unless they want to pick and choose those parts they like and dislike,
than they have other issues to deal with not just that one.