You know it was the concept of hell, and my determination that it was a ridiculous notion, that really sent me fleeing from Christianity in general. To this day that was perhaps the most hateful thing that anybody had ever said to me, that if I did not embrace THEIR specific religious beliefs I would be punished for all eternity.
Essentially for me, once you have said something that hateful and unnecessarily vicious you can no longer expect me to listen to ANYTHING else you may have to say.
And so I never have.
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