On December 24th my cousin passed away from a massive heart attack at 42 years old. We both worked at the same printing facility for many years. John was loved by everyone. He was the type of guy that would give you the shirt off his back. He always had a smile on his face and would always bring people up when they were down. Here's my question for theists. John was a member of the Roman Catholic Church even though he never attended mass, well at least since he was very young. His parents were members so he was too. Since he died so suddenly and never confessed his sins does that mean his soul is forever burning in hell for sins he never confessed?
Remember that this is a guy who no doubt commited some sins, by christian standards, throughout his life but was one of the nicest guys you could ever meet or hope to have for a friend. So christians, by your rules, your god sent the soul of an incredible caring person to hell to suffer for all eternity because he committed some sins and never had the chance to confess them?
This is my argument against the existence of a god. He willingly sends the soul of someone like John to hell but on the other hand he would let the soul of a murderer, who repents and accepts christ on his death bed, to heaven. Even though I know that heaven and hell are man made inventions I would like to hear believers arguments for justifying god torturing someones soul.
They call us atheists immoral but they are the ones who get their kids to believe in their fairy tale by scaring the shit out of them telling them their souls will burn in hell if they dont believe.
This doesn't appear to be an argument against the existence of god so much as an argument that god is a dick. (Though certainly you're sniffing around the Logical Problem of Evil) And you're unlikely to get many theists to argue with here as they're are only a 2 to 4 posting regularly right now. And that's more than we usually have given that this is an atheist/agnostic community.
I can say a few general types of responses you would get based on my own conversations. I'm not overly impressed by any of them.
Tis true. Most Christians believe that nonsense. I had a best friend from the age of 16 to the age of 35. We ended our friendship because she got religion and told me that my interests were "of the devil" because I was dabbling in new age belief systems at the time.
A couple weeks ago, on her Facebook she put a post that said "Good people don't go to heaven, only saved people go to heaven."
I feel sorry for your friend- this is the type of religious nonsense/propaganda that truly does harden hearts and enslave minds.