My answer to Bruce Gerencser’s letter in the Aug. 26 Crescent-News: Our god, our gain — your loss.
I will leave it to the readers of this blog to parse her six word jab at me.
While I have indeed suffered great loss as a result of leaving the Christian religion, what I have found on the other side far outweighs what I have lost.
I am sure Sue Flores is subtly suggesting with her “your loss” that I am going to burn in hell some day for my unbelief, but such threatenings have no power. I am a reprobate with a seared conscience. (according to the Bible) I may fear death but I do not fear what may come next.
Like the Israelites headed for the Promised Land, with the bondage of Egypt in their rearview mirror, I too have found the Promised Land. Why would I ever want to go back to the land of slavery and bondage? To avoid hell? Surely this is the only reason to consider returning to Christianity because I have found life outside Christianity superior in every way.
Since Hell and Heaven, along with the Christian God, are myths, there is no compelling reason for me to spend one moment considering what I would gain by returning to Jesus. I have found freedom, peace, and meaning among the godless. I can think of no rational reason I would ever want to be a Christian a-g-a-i-n.
And if there is a God and a Hell? At least I won’t have to spend eternity with the Sue Flores’s of this world.