With utmost respect to all religions and their adherents, I compel to think that if these two concepts are excluded from the religious texts, the people find all the religions on the same pedestal and a kind of reciprocity and mutual respect will usher in among the international community. So far I see these two concepts, people indulging in heinous acts create hell on earth itself and people acting in civil and modest way make a kind of heaven here. Do you think so ?
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Your words," the notion is in conflict with a loving God," speaks it all. Some object to the notion that God is everything, yet we can say that without God , there is nothing. Nobody can restrict God to a book only. Love your response, thank you.
peeples, from your insightful response, it is obvious that these concepts do not have much following among all right thinking persons. God also wishes us to worship him out of love and not out of fear. We ourselves create fear of hell for us.
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Aptly described concepts of Heaven and Hell. I think God is a Greater Consciousness and we all are part of it. This being so, everything is in perfect shape and to see difference is to live with an illusion. Thanks a lot for giving a nice response.
JThomp42, I have utmost regard for your firm devotion to Christ who also stressed upon love rather than fear. So, if we inculcate love of God in us as He did it, we receive kingdom of God on earth itself. But then faith is faith or faith is God.