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Yei
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In the end I do not believe that anybody who dies before they accept Christ goes to hell. I believe, and can support biblically, that after we die God reveals himself to each of us (individually, and equally.) At that point it is simply a matter of choosing truth and goodness (heaven) or shunning it and leaving ourselves with nothing but denial and evil (hell.)

Peter Kreeft writes about this pretty extensively. Heaven and hell are not rewards and punishments to be allotted out at the end of our lives like grades on a paper. They are the culmination of our choices. I believe you, Yei, will be saved. I think you are a good person and you will choose goodness. I think you are honest and will prefer truth…

There are, however, people out there who would prefer the comfortable lie that they were right in their life over the inconvenient but apparent truth that they were wrong. These people will shun the truth of God, shun the truth of goodness, and will flee from it. When you run out of the light there is only damnation.


A lot of unorthodox religious ideologies have similar views, I went to a religious seminar on the purpose of life and the Christian and Jewish representatives both said people had to just be good, have proper morals, treat others the way you'd like to be treated, etc. So religion really doesn't matter, you could have whatever spiritual beliefs you want, as long as you're a moral human being and treat others well.
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Yei wrote:

A lot of unorthodox religious ideologies have similar views, I went to a religious seminar on the purpose of life and the Christian and Jewish representatives both said people had to just be good, have proper morals, treat others the way you'd like to be treated, etc. So religion really doesn't matter, you could have whatever spiritual beliefs you want, as long as you're a moral human being and treat others well.


I do not think that my beliefs are unorthodox. Whatever the case, I once went to this movie theatre that was really high budget. I remember that they had this hallway where the lights slowly brightened after you left the screening. That way, when you stepped from the dark room you had a chance to adjust before being thrust into the brightly lit lobby. I think Christianity is a bit like that hallway.

Religion matters because truth matters. All knowledge is worth having, truth is worth pursuing for its own sake. Jesus was God. This is true. It is preferable to know this truth than to be ignorant of it.
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Yei wrote:

A lot of unorthodox religious ideologies have similar views, I went to a religious seminar on the purpose of life and the Christian and Jewish representatives both said people had to just be good, have proper morals, treat others the way you'd like to be treated, etc. So religion really doesn't matter, you could have whatever spiritual beliefs you want, as long as you're a moral human being and treat others well.


I do not think that my beliefs are unorthodox. Whatever the case, I once went to this movie theatre that was really high budget. I remember that they had this hallway where the lights slowly brightened after you left the screening. That way, when you stepped from the dark room you had a chance to adjust before being thrust into the brightly lit lobby. I think Christianity is a bit like that hallway.

Religion matters because truth matters. All knowledge is worth having, truth is worth pursuing for its own sake. Jesus was God. This is true. It is preferable to know this truth than to be ignorant of it.


What I always tell my religious friends is, as much as you are sure your religious beliefs are true, someone else who follows another religion is even more sure of theirs. I don't see anything wrong with anyone following whatever religion they want, regardless of truth. People are indoctrinated, and their knowledge is limited and dependent on their environment, so really, the beliefs most people have are just a result of their environment. Anything could be possible when it comes to the truth surrounding spirituality and religion, but because I believe any purpose to life would have to be a fair one, religion would be irrelevant to those types of beliefs.
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