The Nazis won’t invade our country of Poland – it would be too unbelievable for them to break our treaty! I choose not to believe that an antagonistic German army exists. Now let’s go sign more treaties.
The tornado that’s headed right for us won’t rip our farm to shreds and fling us a hundred feet in the air – it would be too frightening to fall screaming to our deaths! I choose not to believe that killer tornados exist. Now let’s have that outdoor picnic!
That man with a five-inch knife can’t be a serial rapist and killer about to make me another victim – it would be too cruel to be brutally violated and left to slowly bleed to death! I choose not to believe inhuman criminals exist. Now let’s casually strut down that dark alley!
Smoking, drinking benzene and using an asbestos handkerchief won’t give me cancer – it would be too insufferable to suffer years of agonizing deterioration! I choose not to believe preventable illnesses exist. Now let’s sunbathe next to that exposed nuclear core!
Jumping off a building won’t cause me to plummet to my splattering death – it would be too limiting for us to be subject to the laws of physics! I choose not to believe in so-called scientific fact. Now let’s reject gravity and fly!
Electricity doesn’t affect helpful people who are trying to fix the orphanage’s porch light – it would be too unjust to die when my intentions are so noble and pure! I choose not to believe in electrons and voltage. Now let’s see if conecting these two live wires does the trick…
Big-rig trucks don’t flatten people who dash blindly across the street – it would be too unfair to be killed because of such a small mistake! I choose not to believe in the indiscrimination of random chance. Now let’s play ‘tag’ on the Interstate!
Tropical mosquitos, filthy pond water and food covered in human excrement won’t introduce horrible worms into your body that tunnel into, eat and lay eggs in your very flesh – it would be far, FAR TOO HORRIFIC to even imagine such a nightmarish scenario! I choose not to believe that terrifying endoparasites exist. Now let’s eat raw pork from pigs that were raised in an oxidation pond!
People can’t suffer in hell for all eternity – it would be too unbelievable, frightening, cruel, insufferable, limiting, unjust, unfair, and horrific of God to let that happen. I choose not to believe in hell or such a mean God. Now let’s just carry on gleefully wallowing in our sin.
LESSON TO BE LEARNT: Whether or not you believe in it, whether or not it fits your opinion… According to the Bible, Hell exists. It’s not a matter of what ideally should be, or whether God is fair or unfair, or even what we prefer – It’s a matter of fact. That’s the way it is. It simply is.
If hell is wherever God is not present, and those who reject God obviously do not want to be in His presence… Then what logical result is there but hell?
How we choose to respond to God’s warnings of what awaits us after death is entirely up to ourselves.
And here’s a quote on the a different topic but related nonetheless:
“A lot of people have a mistaken conception of free will,” Rev. Lorenzo Albacete, a priest I got to know during the Reagan years, once told me.
“They think exercising free will means choosing their own reality. Try hard enough, and you can make yourself rich or famous or beautiful — that kind of thing. Well, man, I’m sorry. But it just ain’t so.
Nobody gets to choose his parents. Nobody gets to choose whether he’s good looking or ugly or whether he’s intelligent or stupid. We all have to take reality as it comes to us — presidents, popes, all of us.
“The question is what you choose to do with reality. Reagan never permitted his misfortunes to interfere with his development as a human person. Instead he used them. All his life Reagan exercised his free will by choosing to seek the good in reality as it came to him.