Statesboro, GA, USA
Why do you think that this question relates to sin? I was actually refering to the fact that Christians in general are blinded to the real world. They seem to exist within themselves and forget that reality is somewhere out there.
You're right that this is a gross over-generalization, as the behavior you describe probably has it's roots in selfishness and individualism, which the Bible itself is very critical of. To what degree Christians or non-Christians are self-absorbed and "blinded to the real world" is debatable, and actually I decline, lest this discussion lapse into childish ad hominem.
If Christians are so eager to help people, pray tell inform me why they believe in a firery eternale hell, for someone who was not Christian?
Why would "helping people" and believing in the doctrine of Hell be antithetical? That doesn't make any logical sense. The question is whether Hell a reality or not. Christians assert that it is, based upon the teaching of Jesus. Presumably part of the Christian responsibility, in addition to humanitarian efforts, is to "help" people escape the reality of hell (on Earth, and in eternity) by preaching the Gospel.
There are several reasons why Christians might believe in Hell ... 1) Biblical teaching, especially the words of Christ. and 2) human conscience and premonition of "Judgement Day". Many many cultures outside of Christian have anticipated and expressed a belief in a day of reckoning. If the Christian teaching that we have "sin" is true, then the human conscience is a testimony of the possibility of hell, since a large segment of humanity has experienced the raging of the conscience in an accusatory tone. Countless sleepless nights of regret, Lady Macbeth's bloody hands, and the gnawing guilt of Dostoyevsky's characters, are just a few examples where the agonies of hell have been (knowingly or unwittingly) anticipated.
I am not trying to insult any specific religion (especially not Christianity) but I am just curious as to why a loving God would send you to such torment.
Believe you me, the teaching is not palatable, nor easily digested, but it is certainly not as simple as thinking "God would send everyone to Heaven if he really loved them".
The kind of teaching we have is that it is our sin, which makes us deserving and destined for such an eternity. It is God who has gone through great pains (remember the Cross of Golgotha) to redeem us, and make sure we know that we don't have to enter that awful state. It's good to think we might be able to decline "Digitalhell's" invitation to "abandon all hope".
You must understand that if salvation only comes through the goodness and mercy of God (who is the author, source, and creator of all good things), then it is absurd to think it could be done without him. It's like wanting your thirst quenched, as long as H20 isn't involved.
I can assure you that the Christian doctrine asserts two things ...
1) God will allow no one to such a fate, lightly or glibly.
2) God has a desire for all men to repent, and believe the truth that they might be saved.
These truths allow us to "trust" God with those who have never heard the Gospel (and so have never consciously rejected it). For though we do not know God's plan with such as them, we can know that he is merciful.