Christians, should Mahatma Gandhi be eternally tortured just for not being a Christian?

Posted by: triangle.128k

Should someone as great and kind as Mahatma Gandhi be sent to hell for his beliefs?

  • Yes, he is burning in hell right now

  • No, I have tolerance for other religions

35% 8 votes
65% 15 votes
  • Yes. Being good won't get you into heaven. The guilt trip doesn't work with me. What gets you into heaven is a relationship with Jesus Christ. If Gandhi had that, then yes, he's in heaven. If not, he's burning in hell.

  • He wasn't a Christian. His divine attributes have been clearly displayed through the ages so that no man is without excuse.

  • People don't go to heaven by being good. The Way and only Way is Jesus.

  • He was probably reincarnated. I believe your religion affects your afterlife.

  • No. Every human will be judged by God based on the opportunities he have had in his life to know good and bad. Because God is just. And sorry for answering because I'm not christian. But if that's how christians thinks, well, it's not really fair for all the people on earth who don't get the opportunity to know Christianity and thus go to hell. So I think Christianity isn't a fair religion.

    Posted by: fuuma
  • I am a Christian and i don't even believe in non believers going to Hell and i don't even believe in Hell in anywhere close to the traditional sense. If you actually study the theology and mistranslation and the evolution of the texts, modern day fire and brimstone Christianity is way off the mark of what it actually was from a historical perspective.

    Posted by: Stefy
  • There is likely no hell or god this question simply points out the egotisticalism of the Christian god as well as his malevolence

  • Who are we to judge. God knows everything, he knows his life much more than any of us. Let him decide.

  • as christians, we believe that God is infinite in mercy and wisdom. The fact is that Ghandi didnt know any better but he tried to be spiritual and lived his life for his beliefs so in a way he was appealing to god. I dont think that the loving god I know would send someone so great to hell just because he didnt know any better. I dont think all non christians go to hell and I dont think all christians go to heaven.

  • What!? No, he was a good man, better than a lot of people in the world at the moment.

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triangle.128k says2015-04-18T23:18:16.2458575-05:00
@mwesigwa1 So do you support genocide against anybody who isn't Christian? Torturing people on Earth surely can't be as bad as in Hell.
MechVarg says2015-04-18T23:20:20.5384885-05:00
If he is, I will personally eat Yahweh.
triangle.128k says2015-04-18T23:21:00.3235021-05:00
Jesus went to hell, he wasn't Christian. He also didn't have a relationship with himself, I guess I'll meet him in hell.
MechVarg says2015-04-18T23:22:50.3637859-05:00
But Gandhi tho...
Varrack says2015-04-18T23:53:42.2665717-05:00
I don't think you should assume that all Christians believe that non-Christians are going to burn in hell. I'm a Christian and I think that's the most absurd, twisted doctrine anyone has ever invented. What about people who never hear of Christ? Do they burn in hell? So dumb..
triangle.128k says2015-04-18T23:57:20.9942395-05:00
I never said all Christians believed in that. This poll was asking Christians whether they believed that or not.
B0HICA says2015-04-19T00:13:32.4924823-05:00
Varrak. You claim to be a Christian, so you should be able to answer your own question. It's in the Bible.
Mathgeekjoe says2015-04-19T00:15:05.7455535-05:00
B0HICA, you do know what parables are?
Mathgeekjoe says2015-04-19T00:15:34.8565291-05:00
Do also know of interpretations.
B0HICA says2015-04-19T00:18:57.6682288-05:00
The Bible tells us that all men are born with an awareness of a Creator. It also says that God's law, or what's right and wrong, are also written in every heart. So even if someone never heard of Christianity, they can make it to Heaven simply by acknowledgeing the creator, and keeping His laws. Their acts are counted as righteousness. So, you see. No one will have an excuse.
Mathgeekjoe says2015-04-19T00:20:37.3191124-05:00
"Creator. It also says that God's law, or what's right and wrong, are also written in every heart." Shoot, I have been trying to find this verse, where is it exactly?
B0HICA says2015-04-19T00:30:10.0909498-05:00
Here you go. Took me five seconds to find this on Google. Why couldn't you?Http://www.Focusonthefamily.Com/faith/becoming-a-christian/is-christ-the-only-way/what-about-those-who-have-never-heard
B0HICA says2015-04-19T00:32:08.2142257-05:00
Wasn't trying to be rude. Just wondering why you had trouble finding those verses.
missmedic says2015-04-19T10:24:16.7022574-05:00
God is perfectly just, and yet he sentences the imperfect humans he created to infinite suffering in hell for finite sins. If we are to believe the Christians, people will perish in the eternal fire for not believing in Jesus. It does not matter how just, kind, and generous they have been with their fellow humans during their lifetime: if they do not accept the gospel of Jesus, they are condemned. No just God would ever judge a man by his beliefs rather than his actions. The absurd injustice of this infinite punishment is even greater when we consider that the ultimate source of human imperfection is the God who created them. A perfectly just God who sentences his imperfect creation to infinite punishment for finite sins is impossible.
58539672 says2015-04-19T10:37:47.9258128-05:00
Thats a conversation between Gandhi and God to figure out. I have no say in the matter.
Stefy says2015-04-19T13:03:37.7677797-05:00
You do realize not all versions or interpretations of Christianity believe that non Christians go to Hell? It is the belief of several sects, and more and more like that are popping up.
Stefy says2015-04-19T13:04:21.9957952-05:00
Some Christian systems/sects don't even believe in Hell.
triangle.128k says2015-04-20T19:42:40.5180738-05:00
@Texas14 What do you believe happens to non-religious atheists/agnostics when they die?
mwesigwa1 says2015-04-24T23:58:01.2735644-05:00
@triangle.128k it certainly isn't. And Gandhi was exposed to Christianity; so he had no excuse when God judged him.
mwesigwa1 says2015-04-24T23:59:07.7455905-05:00
@triangle.128k ANYONE, whether they claim to be Christian, atheist, agnostic, muslim, or jew, will go to hell if they don't have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Does that answer your question?
triangle.128k says2015-04-27T04:51:21.0225478-05:00
You need mental help if you believe that anybody whom isn't your religion, should be eternally tortured.
mwesigwa1 says2015-04-28T19:49:54.0234410-05:00
@triangle.128k I never said that. Are you next going to say that the execution of murderers over the years is nothing but genocide?
mwesigwa1 says2015-04-28T19:50:58.5614684-05:00
This question is unfair and extremely loaded against Christians. Shame on you, @triangle.128k!!
triangle.128k says2015-05-18T17:23:18.8732613-05:00
@mwesigwa1 (sorry for the late response) Really? You clearly believe that you deserve to be eternally tortured if you're not a Christian. Maybe you should go executing and torturing everybody that disagrees with Christianity? After all, won't that eventually happen to them in hell? This question isn't "unfair" nor "loaded" against Christians, the purpose of the poll was to detect any bigots on this site. Anybody whom voted yes is clearly a bigot. If God is really enough of a bigot to torture people people purely on their religion, it would be necessary to exterminate god in any way we can.
Mathgeekjoe says2015-05-18T20:12:26.8744390-05:00
@Triangle.128k You do understand that hell is eternal because it is spiritual world does not have time. Time is nothing but an aspect of the physical world. Only when the spiritual world affects the spiritual world or vise versa does time ever have an affect. Also it is kind of hard to explain how hell is torturous. All we know is that it is a place without god that you live with your sins for eternity, and we know what it is worse than. We know it is similar to the feeling of burning but fire and heat are aspects of the physical world not the spiritual so we don't know how it feels like burning. Perhaps being without god causes a burning feeling, but in the end we don't know. There was one verse dealing with a rich man in hell asking the poor man in heaven to get him water to cool his tongue. But exactly what is water in the spiritual realm?
triangle.128k says2015-06-01T12:30:34.0732528-05:00
@triangle.128k Yeah but most Christians imagine hell as being a place where you are tortured.

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