• @PepeLivesMatter
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    -73 months ago

    Jesus never said you have to follow his rules to the letter in order to avoid hell, just that you have to make a sincere effort. After all, he preached that sins could be forgiven if you repent, didn’t he?

    Meanwhile, the alternative seems to be “just do whatever makes you happy, fuck what anyone else thinks”, but that always inevitably leads to violence and bloodshed. Is that really the world you prefer to live in?

    • Flying Squid
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      133 months ago

      John 3:18

      Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because they have not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son.

      So I guess it’s not “follow the rules or you go to hell,” it’s “believe in Jesus or go to Hell.” In other words, the vast majority of humans who have ever lived are in Hell according to the Bible.

      • @PepeLivesMatter
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        -83 months ago

        Perhaps, but what does that matter? Is that a good enough reason to want to join them?

        • Flying Squid
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          123 months ago

          Seems like it was a good enough reason for Christians to spend the last 2000 years murdering non-believers.

          • @PepeLivesMatter
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            -93 months ago

            So because people have murdered for thousands of years we should just continue murdering people, is that what you’re saying?

            • Flying Squid
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              83 months ago

              Nope, I’m saying Christians have had no problem murdering unbelievers for the last 2000 years, so maybe Christianity isn’t as great as you make it out to be.