“How has fear negatively impacted your own faith journey? For me, the faith I grew up with was premised on fear: You’re a sinner headed to hell at the hands of an angry God, but that if you said a prayer the right way, you can accept his son who took a sufficient beating in your place– allowing you to squeak by into heaven, even though you are so depraved that you deserve to be burned alive for eternity. Honestly, I don’t know how you could ever truly experience love in a relationship that starts that way. “

“How has fear negatively impacted your own faith journey? For me, the faith I grew up with was premised on fear: You’re a sinner headed to hell at the hands of an angry God, but that if you said a prayer the right way, you can accept his son who took a sufficient beating in your place– allowing you to squeak by into heaven, even though you are so depraved that you deserve to be burned alive for eternity.

Honestly, I don’t know how you could ever truly experience love in a relationship that starts that way. “
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