When Denzel Chung ( Perfect love, June 17) asserted I had made ‘‘a lot of unfortunate assumptions about Christianity’’, he couldn’t have been more wrong.
I was a so-called ‘born again Christian’ for 15 years, so I am making well-informed assertions, not assumptions, on this subject.
Denzel ineptly paraphrases scripture to suggest that we heathen deserve to be mercilessly tortured forever because of the ‘sins’ we commit throughout our life.
However, the majority of denominations teach the doctrine of ‘Original Sin’. Long story short, God actually created us as sinners.
We are not sinners because we sin – that horse bolted at our birth. So born a sinner = ‘deserve’ punishment (hell).
Denzel considers the possibility of a world sans religion - ‘‘a cruel , random, heartless world with no room for concepts like mercy and grace – where survival of the fittest rules...’’.
Now that explains why my atheist/agnostic friends keep robbing and killing each other. Thanks Denzel.