This thread is largely directed at Christianity and the Christian God, but could also apply to some of the other mainstream religions. Now, I've never, ever understood how this works, if I'm brutally honest. The Christian faith teaches that* at the Rapture, the faithful will be rewarded and the faithless will go to Hell for all eternity, etc etc. What get's me is this: no-one can choose what they believe. I know for sure that I can't. I have no more control over what my mind believes than I do of my heart beating. My mind accepts what it will, but it does so subconsciously. So how can Christianity damn me for something I have no control over? It's one thing saying I belive in something, and quite another to actually believe totally and unreservedly in something that my logical mind disagrees with. I know for a fact that there is no way that I could believe in something like Christianity without some kind of sign, evidence, anything at all, but there isn't anything. So that's why I've never been able to understand why Christianity can hold so much appeal to people. There were times where I truly wished I could believe in a religion, Christianity or otherwise, but I can't. My mind physically won't let me. :dunno: *Excuse me if it's a little off, I'm not 100% word-perfect at Bible readings.