I saw that phrase again today, moderately religious. I wonder what that means.
'Yeah, I believe in Jesus 'n Stuff™, but I only pay attention to him on Sundays and holidays.'
'Sure, the salvation of my eternal soul rests on the decisions I make in this fragile mortal life, but I don't like to make a big deal about it.'
'Well, I could be tortured forever in unfathomable agony if I do this, but those 8 seconds of pleasure will be well worth it.'
So, do the fanatics have it right? Because they seem to be the only ones who come close to truly understanding the choices and tasks that theists are charged with making and performing. I submit that if I believed that there were such a thing as an eternal soul or endless, excruciating pain, I would be doing everything I could to become saved, escape hell, etc. It wouldn't just be an important thing to do, another chore to check off my list. It wouldn't be the most important thing to do in life. It would be the ONLY thing to do. But that's just me...