Karla - posted on 05/28/2012 ( 105 moms have responded )
I am using a quote from Jodi from another thread, I hope she doesn't mind...
" I'm sure all those religious people don't go around telling everyone they are going to hell in real life either."
My family is NOT very religious, and that's an understatement, so one day my oldest daughter asked the others if they had been told by anyone that they are going to hell.
All 4 of my children have either been told, in person, that they are going to hell, or have had concern expressed that they would go to hell.
My kids are older now, but this has happened to them, anywhere from the age of 5 on up, by friends who go to a churches that tell them that those who believe differently than them will go to hell.
My kids laugh about it now, but I remember counseling my crying 5 year old daughter about why she was told this, what it means, and how the offender knows no such thing.
So, the debate here is: Do you tell people they are going to hell, or have you been told you are going to hell? How do you justify such talk, especially in children? If you want to, feel free to share your response to such accusations. And finally, what country are you in? I'm in the US of A (shocker, I know!)