People are so neurotic that they propagate a mercy ration where you’re only eligible for Allaah’s Mercy if you try harder. These types of lies are the most damning and damaging beliefs circulating the planet right now. People are unwittingly making a caricature out of the divine, likening Him to a paternalistic, perfectionistic, hard-nosed figure. This is called anthropopathism where human feelings are projected on a deity. In Islaam it’s called tashbeeh.
If I knew this when I was younger I wouldn’t be driven to suicide. If I knew this when I was younger I wouldn’t be so damn hard on myself. But all I kept hearing was you have to try harder, you have to convince yourself, you won’t be getting help from Allaah by just sitting there.