Stray Thoughts #5: Random Observations from an Intellectual Outlaw

“Serial Killer?

Victims
  1. There are 1.2 billion people in India, give or take a few dozen
  2. Most of those people are Hindus & therefore polytheists
  3. The majority of Hindus are decent law-abiding citizens – husbands who love their wives, mothers who love their children
  4. But no matter how good they are, God has doomed them to be tortured in hell for eternity
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Killers
  1. God created the cultural isolation of the Hindus, engineered their loyalty to India’s official religion, endowed them with the pious motivation to teach their (unfortunately, non-Christian) values to their kids – and then he designed the penalty for this ‘wrongful’ behavior?
  2. And yet, the run-of-the-mill serial killer who rapes & tortures children need only come to Jesus on death row, enjoy a final meal of fried chicken – and then he spends eternity in heaven?
What does this vision of life have to do with moral accountability?

polytheism

🙂 🙂 🙂

[“Stray Thoughts” is a weekly opportunity to go skinny dippin’ in muddled puddles of questionable beliefs & crazy ideas. Join me if you dare.]

“A very popular error – having the courage of one’s convictions: Rather it is a matter of having the courage for an attack upon one’s convictions.”

– Nietzsche –

7 Replies to “Stray Thoughts #5: Random Observations from an Intellectual Outlaw”

  1. And therein lies the reason for my leaving fundamentalist Christianity. I was eight, and already baptized, but said to my dad, “If I had been born in India, then, and am a Hindu instead of a Christian, do I go to Hell?” He released me from any obligation I did not wish to fulfill within the little church my mom favored. Made things lots easier.

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    1. I admire you for having the courage to think for yourself at such an early age. I was cowed by Authority for way too many of my early years. 🙂

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      1. Won’t lose me, that’s for certain. I’m so fed up with people who reject you over your not viewing something the way they do. That is stupid, not smart.

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