Ohhhhhh so wrong in ohhhh so many ways.
Reminds me of George Carlin's famous Religion is BS bit, "if you don't behave you will be tortured in hell until the end of time...but jesus loves you!" Cracked me up and I would laugh if it weren't so pathetically true for the majority of brainwashed followers of any religion.
It's more effective to brainwash people when they're too young to be discerning, and their parents are also brainwashed.
Christianity is part of the Patriarchy, using religious fear of hell to extort money and obedience, and gain sexual access to trusting children and adults.
As Greg Steir tries to rationalize scaring kids into religion his "logic" reverts back to kids being coddled today. Perhaps his mind goes into songs like "Old Time Religion" where these ideas were good enough for our fathers and their fathers. It is only a suggestion. We may never know his thinking before, but you cannot scare people into religion. Believing something for centuries does not make it right nor make it true.
I might try to scare you into not walking in front of a car if there was any valid reason to do so. One difference here in his "logic" is that cars are real and not imaginary. Most people do not deliberately walk in front of moving vehicles. Invalid argument.
So this is how we get a harmonious, peaceful society. Fill it with lots of fearful people. Actually, that's what we have with the huge proliferation of guns and people shooting each other without any justifiable cause. Guns only amplify fear which, in turn, brings on more guns!
Of course they do. They are losing ground so the last resort is to appeal by fear instead of love.
What a fantastic outlook on life. This is Christianity at its most abhorrent.
Give me the jolly old Anglican, ‘come as you are’ approach any day!
If you have to go Christian go C of E!
Teaching this horrible doctrine can backfire on them. It was the doctrine of hell that gave me the most problems when I was a kid. I just could not understand why good people would get sent there just because they did not believe the right things about god and Jesus? Why would a loving god create such a horrible place?
That said, teaching this can, and does, cause great anxiety in children and it really is a form of child abuse.
Christian youth ministers are a class of criminal associated with child abuse.
I have no interest in their opinions or words on any topic.
I just assume it'll be stupid and misinformed, when pushed into actually reading or hearing them they were always as screwed up as I expected if not worse.
These people are failures.