With all the honor and respect that must be due to reason, David is correct. However, the point is spot on.
Um...everyone is still going to perish. Perhaps you should choose a different word.
How about:If I believe, as a Christian, 1.5 billion Muslims will burn in hell for eternity. If I believe, as a Muslim, 2.2 billion Christians will perish in hell for eternity. If I do not believe, as an atheist, no one will burn in a mythological hell.
"An encyclopedia or an English textbook would probably give you a god start on understanding what rhetoric is. I can't sum it up here as it is an incredibly large subject."
Don't you mean "a start on understanding the rhetoric of god?" :^ )
I believe neither, but I'm pretty sure everyone is going to die. But at least Hell doesn't play a part in it.
Ron V for the win.
I agree with David. I think it should be retitled ' If Atheists are correct' , and then follow from there.
If Islam is correct, 2.2 Christians will burn in hell for eternity... etc
Just a thought.
And I noticed a space is needed after the first period. The 'If' is noticeably closer to 'eternity' than the 'But' is to 'eternity'. Just sayin :)
Even with "if Christians are correct" it would be false.
Most Christian sects do not teach of a literal, lasting hell. The Catholic church alone (consisting of ~1.2 billion of "Christians") no longer teaches the hell doctrine as you're imagining.
Of the sects which do believe in a literal hell, many debate whether or not it is truly eternal, full of literal fire, just hot, involves other punishments, etc. etc. In addition, most Christians who do believe in hell are not "gracers" (simply being a believing Christian does not mean you will be saved), and many believe that children, people who don't know better, good people who are non-Christians, etc. may be saved as well... some believe that Jesus will later reveal himself to those people that they might choose and believe, and others simply ignore the requirement of a belief.
The 2.2 billion people we categorize as Christians are simply too diverse and polarized in their beliefs to make this kind of blanket statement about "Christians".
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