No, I didn't think that at all ~ I thought, when you finally meet GOD you will know the feeling of love and humility that HE gives us, smack bang in the heart.<quoted text>
You know, I think a person in a religion ties themselves to the religion, and anything pointed out about the religion they take very personally, and I understand that.
You've got to keep something in mind. When someone makes a statement such as: "Christianity has a record of being misogynistic!" That is true.
It may not be true in your experience, but it is a component of the religion. The same holds true for any religion. There are many components found in religion(S) that can be identified as detrimental, and to point those components out >whether you see them or not< is not bigotry.
As far as mocking deities, let them ask me for payment for any derision I level at them.
hahaa. I know you're thinking " OH BOY, you'll pay alright!"
That's your belief speaking.
I would be gnashing my teeth already if I didn't know GOD, or I would be dead, because I would not have had the strength, nor the inclination, to have been able to carry on living.
GOD is my happiness ~ and the Blessings HE gives us are our reasons for living. It is my belief though, that hell is not knowing GOD, or worse, knowing GOD and not having the right to be able to communicate with HIM.
But, perhaps, when earth is wrecked according to the depths that man(kind) want to ruin it, earth will be renamed hell, because the way scientists have described it, earth is going to be one hot burning planet. And yet, as arrogance would have it, they are not doing one damned thing to prevent their own disastrous pathway; they are just ploughing through and over everything, demanding that we believe everything they say along the way.
They are just continually proving they are idiots, most of the time, that is.