To this I say "Bollocks! To believe the earth is not flat and doesn't have corners is unbiblical (Rev. 7:1). To believe that the return of Jesus in glory did not happen 2000 years ago is unbiblical (Luke 9:26-27, I John 2:18, etc.)"
A person is responsible for choosing which Biblical verses they take literally, and which verses they take metaphorically. One can read John 3:18 and choose to say that it means Anne Frank is now being tormented far worse than she was tormented in the German concentration camps. Or one can read John 3:18 and say that it is a metaphor, and that it is people who do not believe and do not follow a good and loving God, people who choose to remain in their evil who are condemned.
If you are so depraved as to believe in the damnation of Anne Frank and of Gandhi, just come out and be honest: You simply are so narrow-minded, bigoted, and full of hate that you want these people to be tortured for having a belief different than your own. Don't blame the Bible for your choice to believe something that is morally reprehensible.
See also: On rationalization - On fundamentalist reasoning - On my faith in God - Everyone has a soapbox - The Rapture - Final 2010 post; NIV update
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