Originally Posted by Bump
it's hard to tell in that situation since I've seen/heard at least 5,000 christians threaten people with hell in my experience. Only they were serious every time.
Yes, in this very thread, Killer_Clown is such an example. Personally, I think it's possible to believe in hell without presuming who on an internet message board is going there but rather having a good faith presumption against damnation and instead having a gallows sense of humor about it. But then, I'm sort of a disciple of the Jesuit who wrote this book:
I've gone the rounds of many of these Christians throughout my time on here. I've no illusion that they are anything but decent people for the most time (with the exception of one, who for the most time on here, is not a decent person). I just feel their religious beliefs leave a lot to be desired. I'm sure the feeling is reciprocated, and I'm fine with that.