So today while walking in town some christian dude came to me. He asked whether I believed in god and yadayada. Eventually we had a little discussion. Cause I wasn't in a hurry I felt like trying it anyway (and yes, it was worth of it, as I got a good laugh out of it!)
Guy: ''so you don't believe in heaven huh, well what IF there's a heaven. Do you think you'd go there?''
Me ''Well yeah, I'd say so.''
Guy: '''But have you ever lied or sweared to someone?''
Me: ''Yeah sure I did.''
Guy: ''Well you cannot enter heaven if you do those things you know!''
Me: ''Imagine if you kept jews hidden in your house. Later some nazis show up and ask if you keep jews in your home. Would you lie about it? I probably would.''
Guy: <tries to slightly change the subject>
Me: ''No dude, answer the question. Would you or wouldn't you lie?''
Guy: ''Well, I MIGHT lie. But I also have to think about myself, you know?''
Me: ''This scares me. It scares me how you wouldn't lie to safe someone else's life. Now this is quite an extreme example, sure, but stil, I wouldn't like a religion telling me to always speak the truth.''
Guy: ''Well anyway, as long as you don't accept Jesus you won't be welcome to heaven.''
Me: ''So what about hindus and muslims? Won't they go to heaven despite maybe having a good intention anyway?''
Guy: ''But I'm bad too!''
Me: ''What does this mean anyway? Would they go to heaven yes or no?''
Guy: ''Well, no, you see...they must pay for their sins in heaven for a while.
Now this thing really caught my attention.
Me: ''Hmm...I haven't read the bible or anything, but isn't hell going on forever?
Guy: ''Well, the bible says so, but I personally believe that it isn't.
Me: ''Ehh, if the bible is talking about it being eternal and you're not, aren't you not agreeing with what the bible says while you're clearing are suppose to?''
Guy: The greek translated version (what is that suppose to mean anyway?) doesn't say so.
After a while the converastion is about to end. He prays, asks for my name, which I didn't give and I walked on.
Thoughts on this? Should I just ignore these people? How do you handle them?