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I don't know. I thought Hellfire and Brimstone preachers were all about right and wrong - what to do and what not to do. I don't know if it's all scripturally based and I know the disagreements among various denominations are legion but the "hippie view" of how Christianity is is not what I really see here in South Carolina. Or what I used to see when I lived around more Catholics.

Well I think christianity has split into many different denominations with different view. I talked to a guy not too long ago that told me that whether I go to heaven or hell is predetermined at birth, and that it's that predetermination that influences my actions and makes me a good or a bad person.
That to me is nothing like what I read in the bible, but a large chunk of people believe it nonetheless.

Atonement though is a big part of christianity (judaism too i think) so you can make up for your sins..at least in catholicsm.
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