From what I am seeing over at Ray's is this comfy little cabal. They are well engaged in only one thing, and that is their reveling in the belief that they are going to heaven and We am not.
It amuses me to no end to think about sitting around in the formal living room of my home and engaging in conversation with these people. They come over and have pie and coffee, and then we exchange bible verses for the next hour and a half until everybody is bored out of their skulls (wonder why?) so they say "jesus loves us" and they leave the premesis. Do you know what I mean? So, I have observed where some hapless, uninitionated, False Christian, pipes up and says, "hey, I saw in the jounal, "Nature," that scientists have found a new transitional fossil!"
Boom. Dead Meat. "What the hell are you doing? You can't bring up that kinda stuff at a christian get-together! Get the fuck out you miserable scum, the work of Satan!"
To watch that spectacle over there with very few non-theists commenting is like watching................Let's say, "Space Bunny Angels In Love," The epitomy of the Warm fuzzy Feeling.
They choose this because they do not have the wherewithal to cope with the sharp and prickley issues such of what real life is made.
Sorry, I got off track there... ahem.... so............... Fear.
One of my old cronies posted this way back in the day, and every time I run across it, I peruse it, and it seems that I pick up something that I either forgot, or didn't latch onto the first time. Maybe you think it's horseshit, which is OK by me. :>
Here she comes:
"After the prospective Christian has been lured in by hope, they are driven further in by fear. The refined effects of fear finally becomes a trap in which that fear, of damnation, becomes part of the horrid result of questioning one's new faith. Fear is the key that fits the lock on the Christian's heart."
I better get outta here!