I am a Catholic. I believe that God loves everyone, and that** only** truly evil people go to Hell (no, I do not believe that missing a mass or being a non-christian equates to being truly evil).
Having said that, it is extremely frustrating to see how many people on this forum insist that Heaven is only for Saints.
I’ve seen someone claim that lying is intrinsically evil … even if you’re lying so as to save another human’s life. I’ve seen someone complaining about “usurping justice with mercy” … as though God wasn’t merciful or forgiving. I’ve seen someone suggest that all homosexuals and non-Catholics are condemned to Hell. I’ve seen several people on many different occasions suggest that you are guilty of sins committed under duress, even if said duress extends to torture or threat of death.
Try suggesting that God doesn’t condemn people to Hell for circumstances outside of their control, or that God cares more about what’s in a person’s heart than whether or not he committed a sin at some point in his life, and people on this forum will start complaining.
Am I the only Catholic here who is sick of the “Fire and Brimstone” sentiment? Who is weary of hearing people claim that what is in a person’s heart has no bearing on where an immortal soul goes? Who is tired of armchair martyrs condemning those who buckled under hardships they themselves have never even had to think about before?
If you are also tired of this “Fire and Brimstone” sentiment, then please share your thoughts.