I used to be a Christian until I found a Jewish website that explained how the New Testament contradicts the Old. I now describe myself as agnostic, but I'm still very afraid that there may be a hell. This is stopping me from living my life and while I doubt that I'll become a Christian again, I sometimes wonder if there's any chance the Jewish or Christian faith was right. My own common sense tells me that eternal torment is unfair and absurd, but the god of the Bible clearly doesn't have the same thought processes or values to humans. I get that this might be seen as a good reason to dismiss hell as untrue, but being brought up to accept that god is mysterious has allowed me to believe a lot of things that many people would think are crazy.
Does anyone know if there's any way I might be able to let go of this fear? Maybe some way to make a firm decision on whether or not I should be religious? People have advised me to learn more about religion and the world in general; maybe there's something specific I should look at?
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