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Old 02-07-2011, 11:06 AM
 
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Not really, I have seen Christians afraid of God for 40 years now.
I have always been intrigued with the mind of those in life who think they can force someone to love them. We see examples of it all the time. I have never been able to relate to that mindset. How anyone could think that love can be forced or threatened is beyond me. This constant threat of God's wrath would have the opposite effect on me . . . I could never love such an egomaniacal bully and genocidal maniac flexing his almighty power on such puny creatures. That is not how the powerful treat the helpless and defenseless they love.
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Old 02-07-2011, 11:18 AM
 
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I have always been intrigued with the mind of those in life who think they can force someone to love them. We see examples of it all the time. I have never been able to relate to that mindset. How anyone could think that love can be forced or threatened is beyond me. This constant threat of God's wrath would have the opposite effect on me . . . I could never love such an egomaniacal bully and genocidal maniac flexing his almighty power on such puny creatures. That is not how the powerful treat the helpless and defenseless they love.

Exactly. All of these constant threats do nothing but bring more fear into this world, which in turn, bring more anger and more hate. Fear begets hatred, NOT love.
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