So let me get this straight, if you tell me I’m going to spend an eternity being burned and tortured in hell, that’s just a part of your religion and is just fine. If I tell you that place you want people to burn in is not real, I’m a horrible person, completely disrespectful, and how dare I offend people like that. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you our fucked up society.
I still have trouble wrapping my head around this one. Disagreeing with someone is rude and offensive, but condemning them and threatening them with a lake of fire is fine, it’s just “following my religion, and if you try to challenge me on it, you’re just being hateful.” In this case, I’m not even going to focus on how we need to get away from religion in general; I’m just going to look at this one issue.
Heads up, I am only referring to Christianity in this, as of now I do not have the type of knowledge of experience with other religions to talk about them. I would like to have a much better grasp on them before I start bashing them.
Even when I was an avid Christian, this was still the one concept I just could never get behind. If you want to be a part of a group that promotes love and acceptance of others, be my guest, but if you’re going to convince yourself that’s what you’re doing, meanwhile you’re telling anybody who doesn’t agree with you that they’re going to burn and suffer for eternity, then we have a problem. And then, if while you’re doing that, you’re telling me that anything I say against what you’re doing is out of line, immoral, rude, inconsiderate, inappropriate, disrespectful, and in some cases, unconstitutional, then we have an even bigger problem, and at that point, I just lose all respect for you.