I watched this man, Pastor Mark Driscoll - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XicnbW06fbk&feature=youtube_gdat...
the other night and it made me write this:
I give money to good causes. I'm nice to my friends. I say sorry when I hurt others. I use the talents I have been fortunate enough to posses. I keep my house neat and make nice dinners for my family. I love my family. I love my family more than anything else in the world especially my children. I write nice poetry for people when they've lost friends, feel down, need a laugh. I think and keep trying to learn. I protest when I see injustice. I concede when I'm wrong. I build people up when they're down. I don't judge others but give opinions where I think they are justified. I try to be the best, most considerate, thoughtful, helpful, generous, non-judgemental, intelligent human being I can. Everyday. I try to do that.
But you believe I am going to be burned for all eternity in a pit of fiery hell. You believe my contribution to the human race deserves nothing but punishment once my body dies. No exceptions. No get-out clause.
You believe the only way I can proceed from this life into another of bliss, is to accept Jesus into my life as the one true saviour.
And the reason I need a saviour?
Because of a story about two people who sinned against god a REALLY long time ago.
I'm a good person with good standards and you are a bully.
I was not born 'broken'.
I was not born 'a sinner'.
I owe no cosmic debt.
I AM 'worthy'.
I am everything, I can be, even without 'You'.
I will look to friends, family and those more knowledgable for advice on decisions I can't make myself.
Please stop scaring people who don't have the facility or want of knowledge to make their own minds about their own afterlife.