Being a Christian, I think it's interesting what people have to say about the Christian faith and particularly organised religion. I've read quite a lot of books on religion, especially on "false Christian teachings." I've done quite a bit of thinking about the faith I follow, and I've done some vigorous reading of the New Testament and the Epistles. You could say I've come to terms with the ugliness of "Christianity" as I was brought up knowing. Instead of being disgusted with it, I think it made me feel better about it. With organised religion, I'd like to say that I am not totally against, but nor am I totally in favour of it. Firstly, I do attend a congregation weekly on Sundays, but from the books I've read on Christian ministry I've come to believe that meeting in public buildings is probably not the best in terms of spiritual experience for Christians and especially recent converts to the faith. Organised religion, public meeting places and meeting in large groups makes the "spiritual experience" impersonal. I think I would much prefer meeting in smaller groups and in so-called "house churches." Everything gets more close and personal. I am not saying the experience I had with my congregation was negative. Actually it's been quite comfortable for me because I was brought up and raised in it. I go to a Baptist church and the thing about Baptist churches is that leadership is local. That means that the leader of your congregation is free to make up his own agenda without having to "answer to a higher authority." I consider myself lucky to be brought up in that kind of environment. With what VirtuousValkyrie said, 'The same ones that said they "love people and care for them like Christ does..," ' I think the problem is that many people think that church is just a public building. Christians often fall for that way of thinking. "Do you go to church?" means do you go to that public building? If you don't it means you're disloyal or uncommitted. They put so much effort into getting people to come into that public building that they don't do anything "personal" outside the public building. My personal view is that "the Church" as in "the True Church," the Kingdom of God and the Body of Christ, includes everything we do in life not just in a public building. I think the other problem (as VirtuousValkyrie said) is when people say that "certain behaviours" are Christian and others "un-Christian." I don't support this view as a Christian. My reading of the NT and Epistles tells me this is not the way of distinguishing between good/bad people and Christian/non-Christian. If you were actually to read the NT/Epistles, the apostles don't talk about so-called "Christian behaviours." They talk about human nature and good and evil instincts. Sin comes from following our evil instincts. A Christian is simply a person who believes that because Adam brought evil into the world by eating from the Forbidden Tree, Christ came to offer us a path back to God. After converting, a Christian lives by faith, hope and love and withdrawing from his evil instincts and strengthening his good instincts. Therefore, there is no such thing as "Christian behaviour" especially to a "true Christian believer." True Christians know there is no such thing as Christian behaviour. It's the exact opposite to what most think!!!! Faith, hope and love are the rungs of the ladder to God. They are the pathway laid down for us by Christ. This faith, hope and love are not about us becoming "powerful spiritual warriors," it's part of the pathway we follow. It's not something superhuman. Christ performed the ritual, and by doing so opened a pathway for us. To stay on that path we have to live by faith, hope and love otherwise we're not true believers. Comprendei? Excuse me, my Spanish is very poor. As for who goes to hell, I can't exactly tell you. The view I have now is that everybody will be judged, believer and unbeliever. The difference is that a believer will judged on how he practiced his faith, hope and love during his spiritual journey. Unbelievers will be judged on their deeds, actions and attitudes. Unbelievers will come from a wide range of realities and walks of life. Of course, I am just stating what I believe as a Christian. I am not arrogant or conceited about my faith and nor do I think we all have that "superiority complex" that many people think Christians have. I think it's the way Christians present their religion and sometimes it puts people off. I don't actually consider my faith "superior." I simply believe it's the True Story of God's Creation. That doesn't make me arrogant, does it? As far as I know, we are just messengers who are trying to tell people the True Story of God's Creation. Not everybody believes us. We don't force people to believe us, so how can that be "spiritual fascism?" Fascism involves force, coercion and domination. An example of what I mean could be that you know that in 24 hours the whole world is going to get blown up but nobody else knows and nobody believes you. Who's going to believe that the world's going to blow up in 24 hours? But what if it's true? It's a bit like what happened in Noah's flood. Anyone ever seen that kind of drama on TV? It's like you know something, but no matter what you tell people they don't believe you. They either think you're crazy or you're just making trouble. If you want to know what I think I reckon the Christian Gospel is in many ways inferior simply because it's "a Gospel" and was never meant to solve all of life's problems. That's not intellectual suicide though, I still think it's the True Story because it's the Truth that matters not practical usefulness in the world we live in. As it says in 1 Peter 2:7, "The stone the builders rejected has become the capstone." In other words, the Christian Gospel, the most inferior and worthless religion in the world, may actually turn out to be most important to human beings in rescuing them from a world of evil. As Jesus said, "my kingdom is not of this world." What if, after all the bad things that have happened in the world, all we had to do was admit that Adam really did eat from the Forbidden Tree and corrupted human nature? It's like we're telling people about an incredible story that couldn't possibly be true. People think we spiritual fascists. Sometimes we are, but when we tell the story for what it was really meant to be, with genuine love and honesty, with no desire for personal glory, I think the fascism disappears. Love is revealed for what it is in times of great trouble. Who knows? Maybe when World War 3 breaks out we will all know who the true believers are. As I Christian I don't see all this as a "superiority complex." It's just what we believe is the Truth about the world. When we try and convert others, we're just doing our job.