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Thursday and Gandhi is still in Hell.

DaytonCIM (100144) writes | more than 3 years ago

User Journal 4

I missed Thursday... but, (according to my Evangelical Co-Worker) Gandhi (yes, THAT Gandhi) is basking in the eternal hell-fire glow.

Oh, how I love Orange County.

I missed Thursday... but, (according to my Evangelical Co-Worker) Gandhi (yes, THAT Gandhi) is basking in the eternal hell-fire glow.

Oh, how I love Orange County.

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I've known hard line Catholics to assert the same (1)

Marxist Hacker 42 (638312) | more than 3 years ago | (#35615576)

But never the Church itself- which would grant Ghandi the concept of invincible ignorance. [newadvent.org]

i'll bite (1)

stoolpigeon (454276) | more than 3 years ago | (#35616706)

I'm not sure what you are trying to get at, other than you think that this is not good.

What would be a better view for him to take? That there is no hell? Or if there has to be one that only Hitler, Stalin and other "really bad" people are there?

If he's consistent with his theology then he may just be reaching a conclusion that is unavoidable for him. And I can really understand abhorrence with the idea of hell existing at all but not a view that it's o.k. if it exists but that determination of who goes there must be based on some balance of life actions but no other criteria are acceptable.

To say that Ghandi is just too good to go to hell but that there are some people that do deserve it seems rather simplistic to me. I'm speaking here in terms of being consistent with it's own tenets. I think a lot of evangelical views are rather consistent within themselves, though of course offensive to many. But I think offensive primarily because people don't like what they say, not because they aren't internally consistent.

So it boils down to saying, "You shouldn't believe that because I don't like the conclusions you reach." Which really has nothing to do with whether or not it is true. Religious people make the same mistake all the time I think, arguing that "What we teach is so much more pleasant to accept." It annoys me to no end as I have no use for what is convenient or comfortable. I'm more interested in what is real.

Re:i'll bite (1)

DaytonCIM (100144) | more than 3 years ago | (#35617512)

Was posted without want of philosophical/religious discussion. I was simply posting about a co-workers over-zealous pseudo-rant about a former evangelical minister who was fired by his flock because he agreed with a recent book - by another evangelical minister - that floats the idea of No Hell. I thought "Gandhi is in Hell" is just plain silly... that's all.

It would have read better if I posted:

I missed Thursday... but, (according to my Evangelical Co-Worker) Gandhi (yes, THAT Gandhi) is still basking in the warm glow of eternal hell-fire.

I don't take things too seriously (on /.) as it's just a journal... of course, that could (and will) change if something motivates me, but I have enough serious stuff in the real world...

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Re:i'll bite (1)

stoolpigeon (454276) | more than 3 years ago | (#35621632)

I take everything too seriously, everywhere.

I don't like the idea of anyone going to hell myself. Not even the bad folks.

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