Comment: Isn't your immortal soul up for grabs though?

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Isn't your immortal soul up for grabs though?

You claim there is no force and it is all choice, but isn't the threat of eternity in hell quite a chunk of violence and force in the equation? Or the promise of living in the kingdom of god quite something to give or deny?

IMO, that sounds forcey to me. And given God's appetite for destruction and murder in the Old Testament, you'd have to believe He isn't screwing around. He did drown nearly the entire Earth's population at one point.

This is quite a comfort of atheism at least; knowing that this hovering and omni-present threat of the worst violence is all fantasy. The idea of eternal damnation makes nuclear annihilation seem quaint.

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