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Have Fun Burning in Hell, Gandhi by AmericanDreaming Have Fun Burning in Hell, Gandhi by AmericanDreaming
The single most important commandment in Judaism and Christianity is the belief in the one god Yahweh (and in Jesus as his son, for Christians), and to have no other gods. Denying the Holy Spirit (aka not believing in Yahweh) is said to be the one unforgivable sin in Christianity.

So according to Christianity, Mohandas Gandhi is currently being burned and tortured in hell, where he will remain for all of eternity, but if a genocidal tyrant has a deathbed conversion and accepts Jesus into his heart, they go to heaven.

It so happens that there is no good reason or evidence to justify belief in god or religion, souls or the afterlife. But even if it were true, could you really bring yourself to worship such an irrationally evil celestial dictator? If you could, it would be out of fear and terror, not love and respect.



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kasaundra1 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How ironic. Ghandi a good person is in hell, but if a dictaor makes a confession he goes to paradise. A scandal!
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FER-PMD Featured By Owner Edited Feb 16, 2015
But dude, that is why it is called faith. 
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AmericanDreaming Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015
What is "why" it is called faith? I don't quite follow.
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FER-PMD Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015
Faith may not have reason, so reason does not related that well with faith. 
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AmericanDreaming Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015
Just because faith is unreasonable by definition does not immunize it from well-reasoned criticism, nor does it make it a good idea.
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FER-PMD Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015
It's like criticizing an opinion. It may not be a good opinion as well as it may not be a good faith. Although, not all faith is a bad idea in my opinion. Yet, I do agree that some faith may not justify actions people have done in history based on what they believe in.
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AmericanDreaming Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015
What, in your opinion, would be a "good" faith?  In other words, what would be a situation where believing something on insufficient evidence is "good?"
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FER-PMD Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015
Psycological health? I don't know. I have faith that I will wake up tomorrow.
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AmericanDreaming Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015
Come now. Believing you're going to wake up tomorrow - though there isn't 100% proof - is hardly faith, but rather a reasonable expectation. You wouldn't honestly equate the notion of waking up tomorrow with, say, the tenets of Christianity with a straight face, would you?
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JJWsmith Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015
You could also worship out of delusion or egotism
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Limnoria Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014
Gandhi likes nukes too much. 

On a scale of 1 to 10, his likelihood of attempting to stockpile nukes is literally 12. 8(
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lisa-im-laerm Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
And Hitler is in heaven, if he simply regret all he has done and believed! :O_o:
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Horus2299 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014
Hitler probably wouldn't be in Heaven though, because he shot himself and suicide is one sin that you can't repent. His only chance would be salvation through ignorance and serving his time in Purgatory.
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fiskefyren Featured By Owner Edited Aug 30, 2014
1 John 1:9, John 3:16 and other verses of the Bible disagrees with you. They quite clearly explains that you just need to ask for forgiveness and believe in God and you're home free <3 I'm looking forward to spend my time in Hdaven, brofisting Hitler for being such an awesome Christian and for killing God's favoured people; the Jews!
-with love from an Agnostic 
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Horus2299 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014
you just need to ask for forgiveness and believe in God and you're home free

Yes, and asking for forgiveness is the same as repenting. After you're put to judgment it's too late to repent of your sins because you already had your entire life to do it. You can only get "born again" when your soul is still in your physical body.

God's favoured people; the Jews!

I won't even start with the Holocaust, because that's more of a historical topic. If you actually think the Israelis are God's Chosen people, you're either a Jew yourself, or you've failed to understand one of the New Testament's most important messages.
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fiskefyren Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014
Link the verse that says this.

Link the verse that says they aren't.

*gets popcorn* this is too easy.
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Horus2299 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015
It doesn't even a Bible verse to prove that asking God for forgiveness is the same as repenting. Just read a dictionary.

Matthew 23- Jesus condemns the Pharisees as sinful hypocrites who act righteous but never actually repent.

Luke 11:37-54- Alternate version of Matthew 23

Hebrews 9- Explains that the Christian Church is the New Covenant with God, and therefore Jews can no longer claim to be the "Chosen People".

Revelations 3:9- Refers to the Jewish religion, or at least part of it as the "Synagogue of Satan"
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lisa-im-laerm Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah, I expected that argument! But what if his wife Eva shot him, because of that!?! No witnesses alive, as we know :P So, he is in heaven now, if it was the case, especially if hehad  repent all minutes before, than it is officially even sure!?! :O_o:
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Horus2299 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014
Fair point, we don't know with 100% certainty what happened. That's why I always say only God can be sure if a person went to Heaven or not.

Also, we can't know if a person really repented or is just pretending, because we can't read their mind. That's why it's so hard to know the real number of Christians, or people of any religion for that matter. There's a fairly large margin of error.
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lisa-im-laerm Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Not to mention, about the countless people who died, without ever hearing about Christianity at all. those who grew up in mountains, jungles, deserts. Those which never had a chance to believe in an obvious wrong thing :P ephemeral-d.deviantart.com/art… by :iconcorsecagent:

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Horus2299 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014
People who never heard of Christianity would only be responsible for what they know, and anyone can understand the concept of repenting, even if they don't make the connection between that and the sacrifice/resurrection of Jesus.

I'm not really sure what the purpose is for the remainder of your comment, except to quote a legend of Horus, with the added irony that it relates to my username, but it's likely that many cultures around the world were symbolically predicting the life of Jesus with the guidance of higher powers, which would explain the connection the Gospel has to various folk traditions.
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lisa-im-laerm Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
In earlier times, when the church didn't allowed normal people to read the bible, they weren't responsible, probably. F.e. Innocens XI, didn't allowed it and other popes the same, so normal people had to believe what the priests told them, that the king is chosen by god f.e. no matter how cruel he is...
Nowadays that "excuse" doesn't count. it is easy today to find out for most of the people here, what criminal act stands behind that religion!

You've choosen the name, Horus, that had reminded me, that this virgin birth myth is also simply stolen from ancient religions, it is much, much older!

Horus was born of the virgin Isis-Meri on December 25th in a cave/manger, with his birth being announced by a star in the East and attended by three wise men.


My purpose... You would ask me this, when I would have quoted the bible, simply?
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Horus2299 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014
You were referring to people who live in mountains, jungles, and deserts who never heard of Christianity, and such people could easily still be ignorant of the Bible.

Also, I wouldn't say that the Virgin Birth was "stolen" unless God stole the idea. It's also possible that the Gospel is the completion of the earlier myths that does a better job of explaining their meaning.
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AmericanDreaming Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014
And believers say that an atheistic universe is one with no justice... :no:
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lisa-im-laerm Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
And what if it is only a test, that when people agree with that injustice in the name of god, that they come to hell?!? Than heaven would be full of atheists :giggle: Who can know?!? "theology" ;P
How, was it again, Gods ways are...slap 
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CorSecAgent Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That's what you get Gandhi...you heathen...

(cough)(cough)

Sorry, had a little fundie in my throat... ;-)

Yep, hard to think that Hitler would have been allowed in on this one technicality but generations of Australian Aboriginals wouldn't have for the simple 'crime' of lacking knowledge...
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AmericanDreaming Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014
If a genocidal tyrant makes deathbed conversion - heaven

If a peaceful, moral person who spends their life helping others but commits the thought-crime of adhering to another faith, or of not being convinced of something on insufficient evidence - eternal torture.

That makes perfect sense guys!  Right guys? Guys.....?
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CorSecAgent Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolut...er I mean...no... ;-)
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AnyDifference Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Hobbyist
One thing I hate about Christianity is that simple rule that states if you don't believe in God, you go to hell.
Basically that's telling me that someone could be a generous, loving, humble ((insert a bunch of adjectives describing a good person)) person, yet they would burn in hell for eternity and beyond just for not believing in an entity that could be, for all we know, FAKE.
I mean no disrespect to Christians, because God, the bible, The Holy Spirit and such is what they chose to believe in, but some of the rules that they have... they're just so... vile.
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AmericanDreaming Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014
I agree whole heartedly. This is essentially thought crime. It's like Orwell's "1984," except Big Brother is all powerful and all knowing, and the subjugation doesn't stop at death. I'm glad that there's no evidence to support this notion, because it is certainly vile and loathsome.
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AnyDifference Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Hobbyist
Exactly.
It especially surprises me how many Christians say that their God loves all, regardless of what makes us different, yet this 'loving' being feels the need to banish good people just because of the lack of faith.
I wonder when Christians will actually open their eyes and realize what some of the verses are actually telling them.
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AmericanDreaming Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014
If only the Christian God was love, the world would be better off.

For some Christians, actually reading their Bible is like a meat-eater visiting a slaughterhouse. They want to partake in a small, pleasant sliver of the experience, but they don't want the whole thing, because seeing the full picture may just change their minds. Just because they eat the burger doesn't mean they want to meet the cow, and the separation and ignorance allows them to maintain that safe distance which doesn't threaten their beliefs. That's my take, anyway.
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AnyDifference Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Hobbyist
Yeah, I see your point.
It makes sense, but if I were to worship a religion, I would want to know the whole thing, not just take whatever sounds good to me and follow that. Then again, a lot of people seem to just want to read a few verses/sentences instead of the whole book, and if they're going to do that, they might as well just edit out all the parts that they seemingly can't handle.
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AmericanDreaming Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014
I feel the exact same way :nod:. Thomas Jefferson actually did what you say with the New Testament, it's called the "Jefferson Bible." He kept the good morals, and ditched the bad as well as everything supernatural. You won't be surprised that his edited version is drastically shorter than the original. I've read it, and the world would be a better place if Christians lived by it.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jefferso…

People who possess intellectual curiosity and a thirst for knowledge and understanding will tend to find a way out of religion, but you have to understand most people don't possess these qualities. They simply don't care about abstract truths, they only care about their simple littles lives and what will allow them to live them easier.
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Duke-Nidhoggr Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, Gandhi did perform sexual experiments with his great nieces, so I believe that Gandhi is down there smoldering away, regretting his crimes against the British Empire. 
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fiskefyren Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014
Well, I fucked your mother, so does that mean she or I'll be going to Hell? Oh, wait... I'm a man, so only she will. I love the Bible, it treats men like kings and women like shit, no! even less than shit <3
-with love from an Agnostic
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Duke-Nidhoggr Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
If your tiny brain can comprehend such a thing, I was not actually talking about the bible, or religion. I don't know if it's possible for you to think about multiple things at once, but I wasnt talking about the bible or how it deals with women. But I know that no atheist would ever dream of being anti-woman, right?
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fiskefyren Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014
136 in IQ = tiny brain? okay... I'll play along, though I don't really like children ^^
Gandhi was very religious though... and what crimes are you talking about? the British Empire was an empire based on greed, bigotry, racism, cruelty, violence, etc. you're a blind and brainwashed little child.

TJ isn't anti-women... are you stupid? wait! you don't need to reply to that, we already know that you are :I anyway, maybe you should stop listening to all the bullshit you hear from others and go check it yourself? dimwit.
-with love from an Agnostic
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AmericanDreaming Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014
What evidence do you have that such a place exists?
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Duke-Nidhoggr Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's not whether or not it exists, it's whether or not, if there is one, Gandhi is in it. 
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AmericanDreaming Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014
If you search into the life of any historical/public figure looking for dirt, you will never be disappointed.

Regardless, Christianity teaches that one can be forgiven for their sins if they repent and accept Jesus as their lord (let's also not forget that the Bible doesn't have too much of a problem with sleeping with relatives). According to Christianity, Gandhi would be in hell, but not for any real world misdeeds, only because he committed the thought-crime of not believing in their god.
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CarbonWOLF7 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It would sadly actually be due to choosing not to accept salvation, it would just simply be existing apart from GOD...It doesn't sound that bad until you realize it's an existence of never dieing, but always rotting.  Guilt is a hell of a thing, you don't want to be locked in a room with it.  Only JESUS can cleanse the soul and forgive your sins.

He could always be in purgatory, but that place is almost just as bad...alone, just..."existing" floating in the void.

If GOD allows I will check for all of you there myself :)
No father wants to loose a single child and if I can help it  my FATHER shall save a few more!
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AmericanDreaming Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014
What evidence do you have to warrant belief in such a loathsome doctrine? (p.s. The fact that you do not find this fiction loathsome is disturbing to me)
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joeisbadass Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That's old testament. When Jesus was asked of "the single most important commandment" Jesus said to them "love your god and love your fellow man." So yeah
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AmericanDreaming Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014
Jesus also said there is no path to the father but through me. Either way, I am happy you do not subscribe to the narrow belief criticized in this picture.
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joeisbadass Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't but who's to say Jesus wasn't talking about his teachings and not just worship of him? Jesus also said "There's many rooms in my father's house" and "If you can't believe in me believe in the things I do" And just because someone may not go to heaven for this reason does NOT mean they're gonna burn in hell either.
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HA now i can rube it in my christians friends face they im going to burn in hell with Gandhi! <?xml:namespace prefix = da />Awesomeface smiley 

 

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MamaLucia Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Why do you think they call it "The Fear of God?" :shrug:
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stephdumas Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014
I guess Matt Stone and Trey Parker was on something  ;)
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