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Why SHOULD one be "punished" for not being your religion?

I'm curious as to why one SHOULD be punished (IE: go to hell) for not believing in the god you claim to be the "One" god?

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sahmamax2

Asked by sahmamax2 at 7:12 PM on Jun. 1, 2011 in Religious Debate

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  • Countdown to persecution/trolling accusations in 3...2....1....
    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 7:13 PM on Jun. 1, 2011

  • Personally I think it is because it fulfills and individual need for power to be able to pretend to command that sort of judgement as to say where someone will end up in the afterlife.
    As for the "biblical" reasons, I couldn't tell you as it woudl seem a rather insecure position for any "god".
    KristiS11384

    Answer by KristiS11384 at 7:15 PM on Jun. 1, 2011

  • – collapse
    It's not being punished for not belonging to a particular religion. It's being punished for sinning against God.
    -Eilish-

    Answer by -Eilish- at 7:18 PM on Jun. 1, 2011 (hidden) + expand

  • Op must be bored!
    SeasideNative

    Answer by SeasideNative at 7:19 PM on Jun. 1, 2011

  • From a doctrinal pov, it is one of the more confusing problems. Following the literal meaning of the original rules of the OT, the people who are meant to worship that deity are restricted to a very specific segment of a very specific regional population. They weren't even supposed to talk to people not of their tribes, let alone discuss religion with them. To then transfer that judgment onto the NT order to convert everyone, even though the original scripture calls for the damning of everyone not of those tribes, they are essentially damning themselves. Baby with the bathwater if they're going to adhere to that particular rule, now isn't it?
    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 7:19 PM on Jun. 1, 2011

  • It's being punished for sinning against God.

    Why? Why should a deity have the authority to damn someone who is not one of their chosen?
    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 7:20 PM on Jun. 1, 2011

  • I believe all religions and non-religions are truly one . . . no punishments or judgements.
    ImaginationMama

    Answer by ImaginationMama at 7:20 PM on Jun. 1, 2011

  • Whichever it is , it is sick . back to the ' enlightened ' days of the Old Testament I suppose
    janet116

    Answer by janet116 at 7:21 PM on Jun. 1, 2011

  • NP - Can you show me the law that states the Jews were not allow to talk to people not in their own tribe?
    -Eilish-

    Answer by -Eilish- at 7:22 PM on Jun. 1, 2011


  • Why? Why should a deity have the authority to damn someone who is not one of their chosen?

    Because he created us, and his Holiness demands righteousness.
    -Eilish-

    Answer by -Eilish- at 7:23 PM on Jun. 1, 2011

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