I'm sorry, but when I see a post that reeks of spiritual abuse, I can't keep quiet.
My vote is to completely eliminate the Spirituality Forum.
I sincerely hope i did not write anything that falls under spiritual abuse. Back to the root of the thread; I was just hoping we could rely on each other's beliefs/positions for perspective. For example:
I have a frnd who is dieing of Cancer (soon) and is an abuse survivor. He believes that anyone with adequate "good works" and is "a good person" will go to heaven. I KNOW two Christian sect's positions on this. I have NO idea what (still) what Buddhism thinks comes after death and what determines the results. He leans toward Buddhism but wants to explore the faith he rejected as a kid.
However, I now feel like ANY entry/post in this forum is like smoking around an open pool of gasoline.