Last time we discussed Heaven, This time I have twelve questions for the religious regarding life and death.
Would you want to exist eternally on Earth or risk going to Hell when you die?
What is your response to the fact that in the Old Testament, the punishment for sin was death, an afterlife was never mentioned. What happened to all the people who died back then, when Heaven and Hell weren’t even mentioned?
What happens if someone dies without ever knowing Christianity exists? Do they go to Heaven? If so, WHY do you preach and spread the word of your religion if we can get a free pass?! If the answer is that you go to Hell, how is that fair? Nomads in the middle of nowhere, busy surviving, die and go to Hell because nobody told them about Christianity – if God cares about people that much then HE should go about preaching.
If people die and go to heaven, how are humans mortal? Are humans ghosts up in heaven with a zombie Jesus and a God who looks like Santa Claus? Just like when Jesus ‘died’ and was resurrected, how is that a sacrifice?
What happens to animals after death? Also, Heaven must be pretty full if it has been collecting people and animals for about 3.5 billion years.
Do you go to Hell for simply forgetting the Sabbath? And couldn’t God come up with better commandments? After all, he left out rape, slavery and genocide. And the Sumerian laws that came before him covered literally everything, from woman’s rights to tax laws.
Everyone always says that ‘the punishment for sin is death’, but first off, everybody dies, and secondly, why is Hell necessary? Isn’t the so called ‘spiritual death’ enough?
Can people get out of Hell? If not, then your God is a sadistic monster. Punishing people for no good reason without a chance for redemption is hardly a thing that such a loving God would do. But I guess that with that many great people down in Hell, including many scientists, actors and people who changed the world, Hell must be a pretty good place after all.
If your God is so concerned about saving people, why doesn’t he provide better evidence of his existence? And what happens to babies who die before they can be ‘saved’? Do they go to Hell?
Last of all, how is infinite punishment for a finite crime fair? If you commit a crime you are generally given a time in jail, you are not sent there for eternity!
My last ‘questions for Christians’ post got a handful of likes, but no answers! I do genuinely hope that I get some answers to these questions, just to see what different people have to say on the matter.
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