Friday, May 25, 2007

Whose God is God Anyway

Syzygy Mandaea writes on religious intolerance

Speaking of hell. Later on in my school career, we had emotional sessions in the Chapel once every year. These events, titled 'Challenge Weekends' were not for the faint-hearted. Speakers, loud music, dance and the menacing use of scripture was utilised in ensuring only the most obdurate did not attain salvation and give themselves over to Christ. I was most terrified of one movie that was used to drive home the point that if we did not comply with the threats of hell-fire, we were likely to die any day and be punished for eternity. In the movie, a young man of 20 met a gruesome death in a car accident before descending into the burners, eternally damned.
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