Christians - Why don't you just say it?
One thing I can't stand about certain Christians is their inability to own up to a certain belief, specifically the belief about what happens to non-Christians on judgment day or when they die. I was raised in one of the very rare denominations that doesn't actually believe in hellfire (or even an immortal soul for that matter), but even then we believed some pretty nasty things would happen to nonbelievers (and even Christians in other denominations, who we called "false Christians" ).
But it seems like whenever I get involved in a conversation with a Christian who believes in hellfire, and I ask them if they think I'm going to hell because I don't believe in their God, very few of them actually say "yes." They'll hem and haw, and say things like "well, It's not up to me, it's up to God." This, to me, is bullshit cowardice and proof that deep down, they know that their belief system is a house of cards. They won't tell me that I'm going to hell because they KNOW how crazy it sounds, and they KNOW that I will lose respect for them if they say it.
But that is what they believe. If it isn't, then what the hell is their point? Why should I bother becoming a Christian with all the boring rituals, tithing, wasted time and energy when in the end it's just all up to this God person anyway? Look, they're right, if they tell me I'm going to hell because I don't believe in their God, I will lose respect for them...but I will respect them even less if they try to pretend they don't believe something they do, just to avoid saying something they know will counter their agenda.