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nataliesteiner asked: As soon as I find more on the 'change His mind' thing, I'll let you know. Though one thing I most certainly CAN defend is how He is LOVING... You said "a loving being would interject to prevent people from suffering for all of eternity." - You're right! and HE DOES! God is merciful before He is just. So unless you reject His mercy, then that's when He has to be the judge! No one falls into hell who hasn't torn themselves out of His arms! I'd also have a hard time believing that too... :/
It seems whenever someone tells me they will get back to me on a particular topic because they are a bit stumped I never hear from them again. If you do come up with an answer, feel free to let me know though. At this point you are simply presenting your own interpretation of what you want god to be, you are not defending the biblical god. It is what a large number of Christians do with their view of god so it is no surprise really but it is something I’m not unfamiliar with.
Yes, yes “god has revealed himself through his only son” or whatever cliche religious line justifies your belief that those who know of and do not accept your god deserve punishment, I have heard it many times. Obviously you know what my feelings are on that subject. There are many religions that have all made that claim and Christianity is just another one, you were basically given one at a young age and have stuck with it.
They say that there is one completely unforgivable and irredeemable sin and that is to deny the “holy spirit”. This is something that I’ve likely done in countless ways, by the standard of your religion that alone is enough to warrant an eternity of punishment. I have ripped myself from the man-forged manacles of religious ignorance and feel liberated to be set free of them. If that is being “torn out of His arms” I can let you know it is the most liberating experience I have ever partaken in and I am happy with my freedom.