So the Human experience is the veriety evident in mankind, including in viewpoints. The notion that there is one true religion cannot be right since not everyone will agree. since not everyone will agree, and the bible apparently condemns those who do not agree, the bible is not right.
"So, it seems sort of wierd to send non-conformists to hell when God would seeming already expect that there would be many differeing veiwpoints with regards to such a strict philosophy."
I am in agreement with the portions of TB's post you cited for the most part. and really, God made us 'in his image', so we are very much like him in very many respects, with a little inherited imperfection thrown in. this taint brings out qualities that TB mentioned. so God did make you to like girls, that way his purpose to have a worldwide human family could be realized. But the imperfection you inherited twists the natural desires and turns them against us.
I posted some on this: http://hvac-talk.com/vbb/showthread....143002&page=38 Post #482
In harmony with that post it is not a matter of conformity and non conformity, it is a matter of reality and unreality. That is why god said:
(Isaiah 48:17-18) 17*This is what Jehovah has said, your Repurchaser, the Holy One of Israel: ďI, Jehovah, am your God, the One teaching you to benefit [yourself], the One causing you to tread in the way in which you should walk. 18*O if only you would actually pay attention to my commandments! Then your peace would become just like a river, and your righteousness like the waves of the sea.
It's not 'do it or I'll throw a tantrum and blow you to bits' it's 'You are only hurting yourself if you do otherwise, but it is your choice'
I keep on the blind faith thing since a mark of christianity (according to you???) Is the need to blindly accept what is handed to him. since some people and cultures cannot do so, christianity condemns people for who they are, and that is not right.
I find it helpfull to try and sum up others thoughts to make sur I'm on the same page, please feel free to correct me.