Don't quote to me from that book of fiction!

I read the conversation. I am also having some problems and may "check-out" soon, but the past few years have been really tough. I was raised Catholic. I don't consider myself one because I don't believe in the whole God crap. I know what you are thinking "Now your gona be separted from God in Hell." Well the thing is, there is no Hell, there is no Heaven. Its all a big fairy tale that some pranksters pulled in order to get recognized. I believe in Evolution. Adam and Eve? Divine Creation? PLEASE. Evolution, if anything is what made us able to think abtsractly and think of a "GOD." You say God created the earth. Well I say Evolution created God. And what about different religions around the world? What about Muslims? What about Budists? Are they all going to Hell because they believe in another faith and are separted from God to you? I'm 15 years old. I can see the crap and hypocrasy that my ex-religion has been fooling everyone in the world about for longer than I know. I am infact depressed and I am in trouble, but some imaginary figure that lives in Heaven isn't gona help me. Oh yeah, here is another contradiction. The bible says God made the earth in seven days and was tired. Didn't he take a rest of some sort? Isn't God divine? If GOd was divine, why would he have to rest? I will not excpet this religion just because my Catholic parents raised me to it. I will not except your Bibile or in other words, the best selling book of fiction. I am not a bad person. I do bad thing but i've never killed anyone. I have done drugs. I have stoled stuff. I am pretty idle, I am lazy and basically a piece of s***, but i'm not gona sucumb to your petty "wisdom" of something you have no evidence or proof of. Think about what I said. If you decide to respond, Don't give me any passages from the book of fiction, it will only make me madder. Try thinking in terms of reality. thank you for your time.

My response is in Green:

You know you have more faith than I have. You said I believe in a fairy tale, but you believe in Evolution. I am glad you capitalized it because it is a religion too. You see there is no proof of Evolution at all. Show me some. You can't believe that God made us but you will believe that billions of years ago we came out of some swamp and now I am writing to you on a computer. Wow, now that is faith.

You mentioned the other religions. Okay, what are you trying to say? Are you saying that just because other people believe other things then Christianity can't be right? That defies logic. That is like saying if 2 million people put in lottery numbers and they are all wrong then no one can have the right one. If you look at all the world's religions, you will notice one thing; they can't all be right. That does not mean that they are all wrong, however. In fact all the different religions should show you that there is something inside of mankind which tells them there is a God. Look at ever civilization in recorded history, they all worshiped something or someone. Kind of makes you wonder why doesn't it?

You asked if the people who believe other religions are going to go to hell. The answer is yes. Not because I said so but because God says so: (John 14:6 NIV) Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. I believe that many things including nature speak to a person's heart and tell them there is a God and if they will truly seek Him they will find Him, no matter what religion they were brought up to believe.

You made the statement that the Bible says that God created the earth and everything in six days and then He was tired. I hate to be the one to tell you but it does not say that. It does say that He made everything in six days and on the seventh day He rested from His work, but it does not say He was tired.

I guess I should address something else you said in your message, you told me not to quote from the Bible, well I am going to just like I have already done. Live with it, you knew what I believed when you decided to write me and I won't change for you or anyone else. If you are so smart and you know that the Bible is just fiction, why don't you prove it? Many people have tried and none has been able to so far. In fact most of them came to believe the book they were trying so hard to discredit, so be careful.

I agree with you that there are a lot of hypocrites out there, but don't let them stand between you and God. You know if a hypocrite is between you and God that would mean that they are closer to God than you are. I guess that doesn't mean anything to you, but it should. Secondly don't judge God by what people who claim to know Him say or do, judge Him by what He says and does.

I personally don't agree with a lot of what the Catholic church teaches, but again, don't let that stand between you and God, get His word out and read it for yourself. You say it is just fiction, so read it as a fiction book but read it. Or are you afraid that you might find that there really is a God? That there really is a hell and a heaven? If there is nothing after this life then there is no reason not to kill yourself, what does it matter? But if there is, well that makes everything different. You better be very sure before you make a decision you can't change later. God loves you but His offer of salvation is only good until you take your last breath. (Hebrews 9:27-28 NIV) Just as man is destined to die once, and after that to face judgment, {28} so Christ was sacrificed once to take away the sins of many people; and he will appear a second time, not to bear sin, but to bring salvation to those who are waiting for him. God loved you enough to send Jesus to die in your place, but if you refuse to take that salvation then you will have to serve your sentence yourself. Why take that chance?

Like I said earlier, what is the evidence for Evolution? There is none, you have been lied to! Let me just ask you a couple of questions, you don't have to answer me, but answer them to yourself. When the first mutant crawled out of the ooze who did it mate with? See for evolution to even work once, it would have to work on two mutants at the same time, at the same place and cause one to be male and one to be female and this same thing would have to happen hundreds of thousands of times to get all the different animals. Not only is there no proof of it happening once it is illogical to believe it could have happened at all. The reason they always tell you that this happened over billions of years is because your mind can't fathom that amount of time, so you will believe the lie because anything could happen after billions of years. Let's say you take your watch and separate every piece and place them all in a brown lunch bag and shake it for billions of years will it ever become a working watch again? See billions of years doesn't really change anything.

I am not sure why you wrote me if you don't believe in anything I believe in and don't want to hear anything I have to say. I don't mind talking to you, but I wish you would at least have an open mind. I urge you to check out what you believe for yourself. It appears that you have rejected what your parents believe, fine, but don't swallow what you have been taught in school because it is a religion too. You have to have faith to believe in Evolution just like a person must have faith to believe in a religion. But if you want to prove who God is then go to His word and check it out against history. Let me give you an example. About 2500 years ago it was written in the Bible that in the last days Israel would be the focus of the whole world. Now when that was written it was not too hard to believe, but since 2,000 years ago Israel was scattered throughout the world and was no longer a country. Now this same thing has happened to many countries and peoples, but not one of them has ever come back to being a country in the future. The peoples who are scattered will usually just blend into the other peoples where ever they end up. Usually within several generations you can't find any real evidence of the original peoples. But this did not happen with the Jews, they kept their identity for over 2,000 years. Now during that 2,000 years the Bible looked like it was wrong, there was no Israel to be the focus of the world. Well in 1948 guess what happened? Israel became a country again and all you have to do is read the newspaper, or watch the news and you will see that it is indeed the focus of the whole world. Not too bad for a book full of fiction, wouldn't you say?

You owe it to yourself to check it out for yourself. I will pray for you.



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