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Old 06-12-2008, 06:45 PM   #71
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Originally Posted by Vikinor View Post
Those are some very good points you have there.
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Originally Posted by Vikinor View Post
I strongly agree with the not threatening of hell. That's one thing that made me turn away from Christianity. It seems to be based too much on guilt and fear.
Wait, you did say that you are a roman catholic right?

Originally Posted by Vikinor View Post
If you look at it from another perspective, the concept of heaven and hell is too black and white. If God is all knowing and understanding then he would be able to understand why certain people just can't beleive in his existence and why people have broken commandments for a specific cause. Such as a poor man stealing food for his family.
And if god created everything, then that would include hell itself and the rules that send you there, right? There's one to think about.

Originally Posted by Vikinor View Post
I guess what I'll do is teach my children about all of the different religions, beleifs and philosophies and then let them decide for themselves.
That's one way to do it (and possibly even the best way to do it). Another would be not to teach them about any of them (until they are old enough to start asking questions on their own). My 2 cents.

Thanks for your post.
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