Many Christians believe that if one does not worship God in the precise way that they do, that that person is doomed to eternal hell. This thinking raises an interesting question. Aside from the fact that Jesus Christ himself would not have passed muster for these people, what was the fate of those who lived for thousands and thousands of years prior to Christianity? What did God "think" of them? Were they automatically sent to hell because they had yet to find Christ (even though Christ had yet to be born?)? (This sounds "harsh", but many today believe that people should be judged on their "Christianess" whether they have ever been exposed to Christ or not.) Was there some vast pre-Judgment (Purgaotory-like) 'holding pen' that God placed these folks in to then judge based upon the future Christian ethic? Perhaps God judged them on whether these folks would have embraced Christ if they had had a chance? Or, did they just get a pass and go straight to heaven? Did they go straight to hell?