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Old 01-04-2010, 10:05 AM   #87
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Originally Posted by SophieLaFontaine View Post
When I was a kid I used to get angry at missionaries because I believed that they were causing more people to go to hell than to heaven. I was raised Protestant so there was no purgatory. My dad told me that people who didn't know anything about Jesus would go to Heaven, but people who knew and rejected him would go to hell. So in my viewpoint I would always think that missionaries were telling people about Jesus, making it possible for them to go to hell now (if they chose not to accept Jesus, which is what I believed the majority would do), whereas otherwise, they would've gone to heaven.

Yes, that means Ghandi spends eternity in hell, as well as Mother Teresa (since she's "Catholic" and therefore not "Christian" according to my Protestant parents).
Sophie! So good to "see" you!

I was raised generic protestant w/o purgatory as well, but the last christian sect I thought I would follow was catholicism, so they are pretty jumbled in my hethen mind now. I thought about including Mother Theresa in my earlier message, but christian is christian in my mind. You are so right about the missionaries, but it bothers me now that some people believe that their faith is the only faith and anyone who believes differently is damned, regardless of what kind of person they are.
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