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Why is eternal torment in hell fair and just?

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This question is built on four problematic assumptions which are often accepted as reasonable. It is best to start out by spelling them out as they are problematic: 1. What right does god have on humans to ask them to do anything for him and punish them when they don't? 2. If humans reject or associate partners with god this... Show more >>

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Prior to getting into the notion of eternal punishment, let's discuss what 'mercy' actually is. The concept of mercy today - when applied to those who have committed some sort of wrong - has come to be construed as a selfless act of forgiveness towards the wrongdoer, without any necessary reciprocating factor. Meaning, to be... Show more >>

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