Actually the bible states that everyone who has ever lived will be perfectly fine eventually, living forever and having a perfect pain free existence forever.
It also states that you don't have to do as christians say accept christ and go to god and what not, it says that no one goes to god ever by choice. And that it's an actual saving thing and not a choice, that's why it's called saving, that's like if you asked someone drowning if they want to drown or be taken out of the water, horrendous.
And it says that the lake of fire is not eternal, and that everybody does it, that god's people are doing it during this life, and then everyone else does it later, and that it's more of a changing or morphing than a literal eternal torturous hell, morphing into what? Perfection. From what? Imperfection.
It also says that god created evil on purpose. And that it is to be made perfect. Probably having to do with teaching the knowledge of good and evil.
Hope that it's true, that would be good for everyone.
Just don't read those fake bibles.
But honestly, who could ever believe such a thing?
And one thing that it says, god can do anything, making all of what it says completely unnecassary, and if it were true he'd never be able to explain why he chose to do things the way that he did.
According to the bible, everything will be made perfect and alive, so I will ask "what was all of that about though?" "I mean, you didn't have to do that."
I told my wife maybe we should start going to church on sunday.
You're right, my dad the theologian always said that the only hell in the bible was a stinky pit of sulphur jesus knew about and used in an analogy, called "ge-henna", no idea on the spelling.
I have something positive to say about fake bibles though, since I'm up for reading from it on sundays.
Pragmatism dude. I'm not going for the philosophical leadership, I like red magic taoist buddhists, myself, for that. But I'm going to church because it's what the local people are in to, and it's the people themselves, their minds and souls, that are of use to help us.
An honorary member of the demon world for my first 45 years, I was into it, motivated by being different. But I found the demon world. They aren't aliens with philosophical wisdom. They aren't a wiser collective unconscious. It is the world of bugs, mites, parasites. They do hate us, we are their prey, they battle us for their own survival and plan our demise in their suprisingly complex and sentient group mind. They offered me honorary membership and I accepted, but I am now severing ties, my "father" in the demon world really WAS trying to kill me, and the "difference" they offer me is not getting me anywhere in the human world (other than your generous nomination for brilliance in insanity).
So I, unlike a religious friend of mine who insists on making saturday, not sunday, the holy day of his brand of christianity, am looking for fellowship, looking to join the human world as I give up my demon world, and if the humans are reading fake bibles on sundays instead of saturdays, it's all good with me, as long as they are using these odd psychoses to raise themselves up, make themselves more perfect, and join in fellowship and spirituality with their neighbors.
Good post though, love the red magic shine in the middle, where good and evil are perfection. Right on.
It was one of those teachings not expected to be taken up seriously by the masses, but rather a way of ascending to an exclusive club slash cult, ,just trying to be weird hippies, they twist the other cheek alright but how many cheeks do they have? And how ineffective is that??