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I admire the motivation...

...behind what you say; although I could quibble further on these points. Don't want to belabor it (too late, I guess :) ).

As far as having unpopular views, I understand as well. I'm hesitant to tell others I agree with evangelical universalism, as I'm sure many in the circles I am in would want to consider me a heretic and throw me into a pit with Origen and Gregory of Nyssa. :). My hope lies in a God whose love for us never ceases and whose mercy never comes to an end, even if you or I are wrong on this point or that. That's not to say we can't bring down suffering on ourselves, wandering in the wilderness for a while due to the error of our ways. But God will never give up on even the most desparately lost sheep. His justice is merciful and His mercy is just; and I'll rest in that.