A day doesn’t go by when some Christian doesn’t “warns” me about the looming threat of eternal torture which is sure to await me if I continue to 1. Lack a belief in their God and 2. Not worship their God. These are two separate issues and yet Christians only try to address the first of these demands.
Christians often try to prove the existence of their God, but few if any try to make the case for why I should worship their God – especially considering that they make a point to “warn” me about that threat of eternal torture. It seems that most of these Christians seem to think that the threat alone should convince me to worship their God. This prompts me to wonder how these same Christians would respond to threats of torture in the real world.
If some tyrant here in reality were to demand to be worshiped under the threat of physical torture, would these same Christians simply bow their heads and start worshiping? At the risk of invoking Godwin’s Law, I want to point out that in Nazi Germany, Hitler was all-powerful. In Nazi Germany, Hitler was God.
A Christian recently told me that he “sure hopes” that I don’t end up in Hell. This Christian believes that an all-powerful deity very much might allow me to be tortured for all eternity if I don’t worship him. Or worse, that this deity would actively send me to Hell to be eternally tortured. Oddly enough, this Christian knowing that those who refuse to worship this deity will be tortured for all eternity has chosen to worship and praise such a deity. What does that say about the moral character of this Christian? Or any Christian who believes in the concept of Hell? This is why I often tell Christians who “hope” I don’t go to Hell, that I hope that I do go to Hell. If their God exists, it would be more moral to stand up against such an immoral deity than it would to worship such a deity for my eternal reward. Just as I think it wrong to collaborate with Nazis, it would be wrong to collaborate with God.