I just Listened to an hour long recording about a very well known preacher who was deemed a heretic for loosing his belief in hell. He had a congregation of 5,000 and is now about 400. He's lost his position among the evangelical community. He's been cast out as a black sheep. He now believes jesus blood saves everyone atheist, agnostic, gay, taoist, quakers, etc etc a like.
He's story is quit sad. Reverend Carlton Pearson lost everything. It just goes to show how divisive religion is and how friends and co-workers turn into a hungry pack of wolves to drag you to the out skirts on that community simply because they disagree with how you see things. Religion is an odd thing. It divides and unites, conquers and divides at the same time. I see it all that time. And Have experienced it on some level after admitting to friends and family that I was an atheist. But this mind set is still disgusting and mind boggling to me.