Q: Believe in Jesus, and you will be saved. Do not believe in Jesus,
and the slightest sin on your conscience will get you a one-way
ticket to hell. Is this fair to those who have never heard of Jesus?
(I know lambjamm already asked this, but I thought that it should
be reworded so that we would get a more largely attended debate.)
The example my friend used was a South American boy who has grown
up in a place where the native religeon is animal worship of some
sort. His mommy and daddy worship animals, so he does. Is it fair
to hold him to the same standard as a child who grew up here, was
raised by christians, and believes in Jesus because his mommy and
A: The same standards does not matter here. Christians believe
they have the only truth, and all others are damned. They also harp
upon the "fact" that jesus is the way truth and the life
no man comes unto the save by me. Your south american boy is out
of luck. He is going to hell. Wrong ang right has nothing to do
with it. And as for the claim he does not know right from wrong
in another answer, I say bull.
There is no way we could hold them to the same morals and standards
we hold. Animalism may be wrong to us, but is natural to them, same
with eating of other humans. Self mutalation may be right to them,
but we feel it is wrong.
He is going to hell, and there is nothing any christian can say
about it. The loev of this unconditional loving god, is conditioned,
and that is a fact. Christians try to make the religion feel warm
and fuzzy and seemingly happy happy, to reasn away the injustice
of their god sending a person to hell for not ever hearing about
jesus. They have concocted many "doctrines" to reason
this away, age of accountability being one of them.
OH, and fair? Not in this religion pal. God calls the shots,
and the man be damned.