Friday, October 5, 2012
Who is in hell?
In this section the guy from forpersonalhelp answers imaginary questions. The question presented is "God is VERY merciful. But mustn't He also be just as just?". The given answer is "No. That would leave us all teetering between heaven and hell. It is an official Doctrine of the Church that God's mercy is always, in all cases, greater than His justice. We still have free will, and He still allows us to reject Him. But no good person would do that."!
It's amazing how they can't write a single line without getting something wrong either in their logic or understanding of science or in their own theology. And not only are the consistently wrong but also extremely offensive to other people. We are going to go sentence by sentence and make fun of them.
"No." - That's just wrong!
"That would leave us all teetering between heaven and hell." - Which would actually be consistent with your theology.
"It is an official Doctrine of the Church that God's mercy is always, in all cases, greater than His justice." - I love Doctrine, doctrine means that the fish-hats at the church had a vote on what god's opinion is.
"We still have free will, and He still allows us to reject Him." - We don't really know if we have free will or not. And no, he doesn't allow us to reject him, he sends us to hell if we do.
"But no good person would do that." - As in no good person would reject god. As in you just said that people who don't believe in god are not good people. And we know that it's even worst because people who believe in god but not your god are also in that category. Congrats, you just offended Atheists, Jews, Muslims, Mormons, Hindus, Buddhists and since you are a Catholic you just offended all types of American Neo Christian Evangelical and Old World Protestant Christians. You go girl!
Let's ramp up the objectionable a bit. There are questions about Jews and Hindus and people in ancient India who according to the doctrine will go to hell. And the answer is "But at some time, perhaps in the last instant of your life, God is going to ask you if you want to accept the sacrifice that He made for you. Of course at that point you will have no difficulty saying that of course you will!". Of course I won't! It is possible that god exists, it really is. But the Christian view on god is demonstrably false and proven to be fabricated. Even so if in my last moments I am presented with the opportunity ta accepts his grace, he will get the finger. God as portrayed in the Christian belief is the number one enemy of freedom and morality. Christians believe that he has setup a system, normal people find that system repulsive. I'm not worried about not going to Heaven, God should be worried if Hell will be able to hold all the good people he is sending there. Because if it doesn't, we will set the Kingdom of God on fire!
"Hell is reserved for those who make a conscious and deliberate act of will to reject God. Therefore there are no babies or children in hell."
Who is in hell? I am.