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Posted March 25, 2006
The Case for Eternal Punishment is a poorly made case indeed since it is nothing but, the Bible says so, so that makes it so. So I wonder if the Bible said the moon was made of cheese, then it would be cheese? This is nothing but the authoritarian fallacy combined with petitio principii or begging the question. How do you know it's true? The Bible says so. How do you know the Bible's true? It's God's word. How do you know it's God's word? Either A) I 'feel' that it is. B) It says so internally within the Bible. Basically the case for eternal punishment in Hell being 'justice' is based on the belief that since we have sinned against an infinite being, the punishment merited must also be infinite. Still it's hard to see how God is wronged when I steal candy from a candy store. Maybe the store owner, society..but God..give me a break. Or when I whop my neighbor upside the head. I might need his forgiveness, but why is God butting into the affair? Besides, what justice is in giving people an infinite punishment for a finite amount of sin? What purpose does Hell serve but sadism if Hell does not form a purgative or corrective function. Hell might make sense if those in it were released once they've learned their lessons. Regardless, as things stand now in fundamentalism, Hell is a concept of diseased minds, and could only exist if the Universe was run by a sick, twisted, sadistic monster. I'm betting that it isn't.
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