So YOU planted the idea of eternal, unimaginably painful torture in their overly imaginative minds and don't think that instilled just a teeny amount of fear in them?
Even smacking a 6 month old isn't THAT bad.
.. the implication is clear ..<quoted text>
You misunderstand. Again.
I also planted the idea in their heads that a bullet in the brain would be a bad thing.
I guess that means if they put a bullet in their head, it's my fault.
.. a warning is an educational tool that is usually used to instill fear. Warnings of hell have been utilized as a pedagogical tool by clerics to convert infidels for centuries. Plainly, such warnings can spawn horror, especially in the mind of a young person ..
.. if the idea of hell isn't a warning, why tell anyone about the concept ??..