Hello everyone, just joined this forum. I’m from England. Anyway, for quite a while I was a vehement aetheist. But after years of slowly mulling the question over I gradually came to believe that there is some kind of God (or Goddess).
About 7 months ago I was working in a staff canteen in Manchester and met a guy called Elroy, who was in for a few days doing relief work. A while after meeting him he says “Do you believe in God my friend?”. I was like “Err…not really. I believe in somthing like that.”. So he starts telling me about how Jesus is the savior and how I should turn to him. After some mild debating the conversation gets to “And if I don’t believe in Jesus?”. Answer: “…then you’re going to hell my friend.” The debate ended. When I looked back at this later I wondered why I hadn’t put this senario to him:
“OK, what would you say if you lived a long and virtuous life and maintained you’re faith in Jesus. After you die you meet God and He says to you “Though you have done some things right, you failed to see Mohammed as My true messanger and see that My name is Allah. Face the fire.” Then a trapdoor opens and you fall into the fiery horrors”
So the question is, if you were a vehement christian with similar views to Elroy, what would you say to God before said fiery horrors ensued? Thanks.