June VanDerMark:<quoted text>
For all your smooth blather, you totally avoid the subject of why you invest your emotions in an image of a god that according to scripture created evil, and keeps hell open and active for those who offend him.
You will not touch on that subject except to insist that I don't understand heaven and hell!!!
I conclude that for you to keep feeding the monster with your worship, you have to agree with the monster-god of your imagination that offenders DO deserve such extreme punishment.
I couldn't agree less with your conclusion.
Do I get side-tracked, and digress? Sometimes it is better to avoid a direct answer for the sake of the recipient.
Some people have heaven/hell in their thoughts, and it is an either/or situation.
But as short and direct as I can write...,
I tend to look at heaven/hell as a process more than a destination. It is because of free will that both exist. God allows both heaven and hell not for His Pleasure, but for ours.