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Top 100 Atheist Challenges

If God is love, why would He send anyone to hell?

Hell exists for those whose sin is not covered by the atonement of Christ.  One should note, as per the answer to the earlier question of what makes Jesus’ death significant, that the only ones in Hell will be those who would not consent to having the merit of Christ’s life applied to them....


How can Hell be eternal when people commit only a finite number of sins?

The mistaken assumption here is that a finite number of sins cannot have a (potentially) infinite number of harmful effects.  If I wrong someone, I  by virtue of that act worsen their state; I render them less happy, less well off, than they would otherwise be.  Because of this, they...


I know lots of people who don’t believe in Jesus, and they live good lives. So they're all going to hell, huh?!

The fact that many people live good lives relative to everyone else no more entitles them to salvation than the fact that many inmates live good lives relative to Osama bin Laden entitles them to parole. Because of God’s character, as shown earlier, the wrongdoing of sinners must be recompensed....


Is it really fair for one who does not accept Jesus to suffer in Hell forever?

Several authors, some used by Glenn Miller in his series here, have set the pace for a new look at this question by dismantling the old-fashioned conception of Hell as a place of flesh being seared on sizzling grids, of torture devices and of extreme physical pain. In contrast Miller argues -- even...