This is pretty funny.
Someone started this Blasphemy Challenge where people post to YouTube saying they deny the existence of the Holy Spirit, damning them to hell, I guess, according to some hack view of the Bible. I think it’s pretty funny. It’s like when I was like 8 years old and my friend Mark used to flip off God.
Spiritual matters aside, I want to draw attention to the potential psychological ramifications of committing such an act as the challenge requires. As long as the person remains an atheist (or at least a non-Christian), I see no problems. However, what if he or she were to come to believe later in life that Christianity is true and that he or she had committed a sin for which no forgiveness can be attained and for which the penalty is eternity in hell?
First of all, it’s pretty funny that they want to “leave spiritual matters aside” while they discuss eternal damnation. I guess he means that the person will be burdened with the knowledge that they are damned to hell no matter what they do.
But what I think is so ridiculous about this is that the very premise is that God is so petty that he would damn a person to hell for all eternity because of some words they said. To me it’s like if my son says “I hate you, Dad” (which he has never said). Do you think I would take my son seriously? Of course not, children say, think and believe dumb things sometime.
If there is a God, and he/she created the entire fucking universe, I am less than a child by comparison. Posting a video to freaking YouTube claiming there is no God would hardly offend such a being, unless, of course, he/she is a complete fuckwit.
The humanization of God is one of the things I object to the most strongly. Just imagine for a second the power necessary to transcend the universe, to create matter and energy, stars and galaxies and to be the master of everything, everywhere, ever. Are you gonna get pissed off at children who post that they don’t like you on the fucking Internet?