Every "good" person will get into Heaven.
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Context: I've often heard people justify their involvement in religion to the thought, "If God is real, and I don't believe, then I will go to Hell."
This seems to be missing the point of Christian values, and I believe if anyone, atheist or Christian, is a "good" person, then they will be granted access to Heaven.
Round 1 is for acceptance.
Christianity's values usually involve respecting all people, be humble, be honest, live a moral life, be generous with time and money, practice what you preach, don't be self righteous, don't hold a grudge, and forgive others. These values generally coincide with those of other religions.
These are values that society would usually consider the makings of a "good" person. One does not have to be a Christian to practice these values, and most people on earth will appreciate these doings regardless of the well-doer's faith. If a Muslim were to follow all of these beliefs, and then be eternally damned for believing in a different deity, would that not be unfair?
I would like to base my second argument off of the perceptions of God, being as follows.
1. God loves everyone
2. God forgives all sins
If God truly loves everyone, God would not send a "good" person to Hell for simply not believing in him. It is understandable to God to send someone to hell if that person were, by today's standards, a bad person, but to send a kind, caring, loving, atheist to hell would seem wrong.
If God truly forgives all sins, then why should believing in him be an exception? If a good person were being judged at the pearly gates, people can be forgiven for murder, but not for lack of belief.
This may seem fair from a moral prespective, but it states in the bible that every person who is non christian will burn.
Mark 16:16 The one who believes and is baptized will be saved, but the one who does not believe will be condemned
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Vote Placed by 9spaceking 1 year ago
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Reasons for voting decision: con proves that even a good person, if they don't believe, will be condemned.
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