Great post!You should be a writer as you express yourself well! Now,one of my not so good posts ! The early Christians were not 'persecuted' per se - they were slaughtered/tortured -even whole families-by the millions over hundreds of years. I have researched history and taught this subject many years ago.
My context was in reference to Roman thought -not ages past. These early believers of Jesus were 'without the gods' of Rome.
To me it is 'not reasonable' to use these words found within posts by so many good posters on this fine site to deny something that one has no knowledge of or, in this case, has never experienced. You have not yet died, yet you,like the Christians, are telling what awaits me and the whole world actually,which is nothing!
You are speculating too!!! Never been there never done that ,but you seem as though you have and with deep conviction inform me what awaits one after death!!! Coke Zero I know,but how do you know that you ain't dead yet ? Do you have total proof or some evidence we need to know about relative to this issue?
Or are you taking it on faith ?
Again,good posting. Keep it up sir.Do you write ? Thanks for answering.My work prevents me from engaging on a regular basis ,so I jump in anywhere at any time...