Do you believe your God/Goddess or Creator to be the ultimate parent?
And if so and you believe in an eternal damnation, then how do you reconcile that an ultimate deity would condemn you when (and forgive me if I assume to much) you would not condemn your own children?
I know my DD could commit the most horrid of crimes, and I would not wish an eternal torture upon her. I could not. So how could any God who is the Ultimate Parent?
Answer by pnwmom at 6:10 PM on Oct. 2, 2009
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Answer by witchqueen at 9:18 PM on Oct. 2, 2009
I do not see the gods as our parents, nor do I believe that any force could condemn us to eternal damnation. As to the question, could an all-loving lord allow his beloved subjects to be subjected to eternal pain, I would have to say no that idea doesn't work. If God loves all people, but some people are subjected to an afterlife of everlasting torment that would cause God pain. A sentient being capable of love could only feel pain when a loved one is being tormented. If God were in pain, heaven, where he is said to "be" (as heaven is being in the presence of God) would be tainted with sorrow & pain. So the ideas that God loves all + God is in heaven + heaven is a place of no pain or sorrow + people can condemn themselves to an afterlife or eternal torment simply can't add up.
Answer by nysa00 at 10:06 AM on Oct. 3, 2009