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The death trap

Discussion in 'Exploring Christianity' started by UnderPar, Jul 10, 2017.

  1. Albion

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    I consider that to be a ridiculous approach to take with us. People have wondered about life after death since time immemorial, so to address the matter as all religions do cannot seriously be considered a trick.

    What's more, death itself is a certainty, so it is not as though Christianity invented it in order to scare people who otherwise had never given it a thought.
     
  2. -V-

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    Your point being... ?
     
  3. UnderPar

    UnderPar Life's linchpin

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    The train only hurts you once.
     
  4. -V-

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    Which is relevant... how?
     
  5. UnderPar

    UnderPar Life's linchpin

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    Wouldn't you rather be hit by a train than go to hell?

    Hell and trains are two different types of ouchies.
     
  6. -V-

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    You're not answering the question. What relevance does that have to the topic of the motivation behind people warning you about hell?
     
  7. UnderPar

    UnderPar Life's linchpin

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    The analogies are different.
     
  8. -V-

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    There's only one analogy.
     
  9. Hawkins

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    How so, do you have any actual data supporting your claim here.

    From my own speculation, Christians in majority don't join Christianity by fear. No unbeliever actually fear the 'death' Christianity is talking about. So they won't convert due to fear.

    This is rather an anti Christianity argument without much support.

    That said, and for the sake of argument, if hell is a truth how would you like this truth to be conveyed without the 'fear' you mentioned here?
     
  10. miknik5

    miknik5 "Let not your heart be troubled"

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    Death is not unknown
     
  11. UnderPar

    UnderPar Life's linchpin

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    Yeah ok, that's because you believe in a set of theological ideas that feed you certain information about death.

    Can you demonstrate what death is and the next life, and stuff.
     
  12. miknik5

    miknik5 "Let not your heart be troubled"

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    Death is not unknown.
    Everyone knows they will die

    There is no secret in that

    However...though all will physically die, not all will die
     
  13. miknik5

    miknik5 "Let not your heart be troubled"

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    you do realize that you have two threads out here one discussing GOD, the other discussing Satan

    If you do not believe that there even is a spiritual realm, you would not be discussing GOD or Satan, nor would you be concerned about death at all

    But if you believe there is a spiritual realm and GOD and Satan, what did you think the battle was about
     
  14. miknik5

    miknik5 "Let not your heart be troubled"

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    That's what the battle is about
     
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