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A couple things here NH. I definitely see your point. It's like why now, after the train wreck. On one hand I feel regretful for not understanding any better, but on the other hand feeling thankful I think I now know the lesson for the future.
And then there are the scriptures that say move on because we are being moved towards holiness, I gather.
But for me, it's easy to play the blame game, not towards God really, but towards my family, my father especially, for not teaching me any better.
Christianity is an obsessive compulsive disorder for some people. I'm glad you didn't allow yourself to get sucked into that belief system. Some people like you need things to make sense. While others like her and her parents need to have someone think for them. Something good came of all this, though. You learned that some religious people are bonkers. I bet it will be one of your first questions with the next person you date. So, onward and upward!
My hell is hotter than the hell you're talking about. My hell (the bible based one) burns up sinners and destroys them. Sinners will go into oblivion after the executive judgment. Your hell (the unbiblical one) keeps sinners in a barbecue forever; it's eternal torture.