I was looking at this revived thread by @JohnT, Is it possible to lie to oneselves so much that you can get sent to Hell for it?. It’s true that the theoretical question was poorly formed, but accepting the theoretical, dozens of posters gave answers. It’s a bit oversimplified to say that no two answers agreed with one another, but that’s close.
I’m well aware of the history of Christianity and the multiple splits, schisms, and reformations involved, often over matters of seemingly utmost triviality. And the end result for individuals has normally been cherrypicking of a set of beliefs that constitute a sect.
Nevertheless, wouldn’t any outsider come to such a thread with wonder? If you ask a religious question about the consequences of acts that no two believers can give the same answer to, how do you not come to the conclusion that the answers are merely made up and have no true existence anywhere outside peoples’ heads?
Follow up. Isn’t this a major reason why so many people are turning away from formal religious teaching and either becoming atheists or looking at various spiritualist philosophies that offer similar consolations without the bureaucratic apparatus of faith and acts, sin and salvation, heaven and hell, punishments and rewards?