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« Reply #37: January 05, 2008, 04:58:31 pm »

As you study other religious options/philosophies and move more out of the Christian mindset (IF that is where you end up) I think you will lose the fear of eternal damnation.

You have to understand that this is a very difficult midset to overcome, especially when you grow up with it.  This sort of mindset is riddled with guilt that seeps into the mind, heart, and soul...there's a little voice in the back of your head that says "Well, what if it's true"...and that is not including (with some people) the environmental pressures to stay in Christianity (ie, family, pastors, youth groups etc).  So, you must have the courage to say "This is for me.  This is what I want. My faith is strong and there is nothing that you can say to change my mind."  Getting there is the process.

I know this will sound strange, but I feel if you are worried about doing it wrong, then you are doing it wrong.  
 

Again, this is a mental thing.  F'ex, You may feel like what you are doing is stupid, but that doesn't mean it is stupid.  
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