As a young teen, a man came to my house and told me because i had not accepted jesus(actually the term he used was "saved") that when i die, i would burn in the fires of hell forever. at the time, we went to an episcopal church that did not ever speak of being saved. i was only 13 at the time and was terrified of the adult condemning me. i to this day refuse to accept any organized religion based on the unreliability of facts..the bible has changed too much for me to believe. i have noticed in the years since, that religious groups use fear as a means to attract members, but i would expect that the good that faith could bring would be a more attractive offer. why do religious groups (for the most part, i see this in chrisitianity but i am sure there are others) use fear as a way to create faith?? is it true commitment if the person just doesn't want something bad to happen? what happened to just plain ol faith??
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Answer by mamma84 at 12:27 PM on Jan. 5, 2009
"Fear" has been a weapon of choice thru-out history wither it's used in politics or religion or in the "name of" .... and people over the yrs have perfected the use of "Fear" and it's sad, but a lot of religions use this to get people into their doors... ( not all ) but unfortunately you see it more than the good making people walk thru church doors...
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