QUESTION: As a former Christian, I think you can well understand the difficulties in reconciling the idea [delusion] that a loved-one is â€œdoomed to hellâ€ â€” it is because of this, Iâ€™ve continued to lead my aunts/uncles and cousins to think that Iâ€™m still Christian for over a decade. I still have difficulty with this because itâ€™s intellectually dishonest for me, but as one who used to be part of the â€œdark sideâ€, and you know as well as I do that this allows me to avoid a lot of unnecessary pain and hassle on both sides.
What do you think of this policy? -rob
ANSWER: I well know how saddening it is for a Christian to feel that their loved one is going to hell. It certainly varies from family to family, but if your family is anything like mine, it would cause too much pain for it to be worth the clearing of your conscience. –deletedsoul