How can you threaten someone who doesn't believe in the same things as you do. I just chuckle and tell them okay and then chuckle again.
Being polite is always good but it would be better to stay away from those kind of circles cause they might misinterpret your chucles as an insult
I tell them I lived in Vegas for 20 years to acclimate to the heat.
I tell them that we create heaven and hell right here on earth every moment of our lives, and I let them know in no uncertain terms that their odious, sanctimonious presence was too hellish for me to tolerate---and then I walk away.
Well first I don't get mad, I get even. (joke kinda) I let them know in a very calm voice that if there is a God who created Hell for people who don't believe, if that's true and I'm suffering in Hell for all eternity, then I'll be suffering there knowing I'm more moral than the God who created me. Be careful not to say God sent me or insinuate that in any way because you've just lost your message. They ignore the ramifications of what you said and start talking nonsense about how you sent yourself.
I'm laughing at your example of (i.e. Hell/Jahannam) because when a christian asks me if I'm afraid of going to hell, I ask "but aren't you afraid of being condemned to jahannam?" They typically don't know what it is, so after a brief explanation, their answer is always "well, no I'm not afraid because, I'm not Islamic so I don't believe jahannam exists!" and they've responded to their own threat for me.
I need to use this also. It is such a smart way of backing them into seeing your perspective; well unless...
I ask them how they know the other thousand gods they don't believe in are not the true way. How can they be so sure?
My 6 year old grandson ask me if I believed in god and when I replied that I didn’t believe in something that doesn’t exist he answered “but papa if you don’t believe in god you will go to hell”. The indoctrination of young children pisses me off but there’s not a whole lot I can do about it as that is his parents decision. He hasn’t brought it up in a long time so maybe he’s decided that Papa is ok even though he’s going to hell.
what kills me are the non-believers who send their kids to indoctrination training so that they’ll have a well rounded education when deciding for themselves. WTF?
I just ignore them. Even if it's true, I wouldn't want to be in their version of Heaven, anyway.
It would depend on the religious faith tradition of the person . But generally speaking , in regards to Occam's razor , I would raise the possibility , for the sake of argument , of us both being wrong . Like for instance , if the person were a Christian , I would ask what if there is a god , but it's not the Triune Christian god , and he holds it against you that you equate Jesus with him ? Like if the Muslims are correct then such Christians will be liable to go to hell not in spite of their accepting Jesus as lord and savior , but rather because of it .
You are not God or God can do whatever the heck he wants and it is non of your business
I tell them that I will save them a spot right there next to me if such a place for being a bigot idiot! Cause as long as their attitude of being a bigot, they won't be going to heaven, either. Ha ha ha!
I laugh at them.
"Based on pictures, Hell looks more interesting than that other place anyway."
Not helpful, but the second threats come in to play, it's not really a civil conversation anyway.
I laugh and say I'd rather be someplace with all my fun friends.
Hahahaha, I love this!