Originally posted by IMMORTAL LOGIC:
That although you hear many voices, calling to you in the form of various religions, there are only two beings calling your name. One is him, and one is a ventriloquist of sorts. Who takes on many voices. And your even given the end results, one is on a hill called "Shamayin"(heaven) and for treason, and and attempting to overthrow the most high, one is on there way to "sheol"(hell).
I can appreciate your metaphorical explanation. It was indeed helpful in providing a synopsis of this discussion. However what Shitphony and others under the influence of Christianity fail to realize is that it is not their responsibility to give a world a religion. Religion is intimately tied to culture and each culture has a different set of spiritual needs and goals. Therefore, to tell someone that because they do not claim Christianity as their religion that they are destined for a Christian hell is ridiculous. Its the mentality of a religious nut. In fact, many of the proverbs and stories that are meant to draw attention to basic principles of morality and wisdom can be found within the belief systems of almost every culture on this planet (i.e., give to the poor, do not steal, do not commit adultery, abstain from violence, etc.) But as far as conversion and proseltyization are concerned, this behavior is unique to Christians. Led by whites, who have proven to be incapable of harmoniously interacting with anyone who is not white, this religion requires its devotees to recruit more Christians and convert the world over into Christianity in attempts to "save" folks their own cultures and identities. Meanwhile, while they claim to be the best examples of morality the world has to offer, the society in which they dwell happens to be the most violent, requiring the most military defense to protect itself compared to any other country on this planet, the most sexually amoral and perverted to say the least, and is the least supportive of its children's education and overall well-being. How they can possibly explain away this degree is hypocrisy is anyone's guess. They have no idea about what it means to be a community, to care for others, or to live wholistically. This is why I become so incensed when I read the religiously self-righteous and arrogant arguments made by people like Shitphony because the people for whom she represents are NOT in the position to make judgements against those they seek to convert, who are often times more trustworthy and spiritually consistent than the average Christian could ever hope to be. Its no wonder they experience so many problems with trying to market their religion to others. The religion has proven to do absolutely nothing in regards to elevating their own decency and spirituality beyond stagnation.